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Sustainable Portland: Implementation Series 3, New England Environmental Finance Center 2010 University of Southern Maine

Sustainable Portland: Implementation Series 3, New England Environmental Finance Center

Climate Change

This report is the third in a series of efforts by students at the Muskie School of Public Service, Community Planning and Development Master’s program, in a core class called “Sustainable Communities.” In this course students seek to understand principles of sustainability and how efforts to implement Sustainability programs can become more successful. The report assembles term papers students completed on particular efforts by municipalities, universities, and other groups to achieve sustainability goals. Students worked on each project in a service learning format with real world clients. They were asked to fashion their papers around lessons learned by other ...


A Survey Of The Ecclesiastical Building Of The J.A. Dempwolf Architecture Firm, York, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Morrish Cybularz 2010 Clemson University

A Survey Of The Ecclesiastical Building Of The J.A. Dempwolf Architecture Firm, York, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Morrish Cybularz

Master of Science in Historic Preservation Terminal Projects

This thesis examines the ecclesiastical buildings of the J.A. Dempwolf architecture firm of York, Pennsylvania. The prolific firm brought architecture to small cities and rural areas of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

During their tenure, the firm designed over six hundred buildings which included houses, churches, public buildings, hospitals, schools, and businesses; of these eighty-nine were ecclesiastical buildings. Included within this thesis are the survey of forty-five of the designed churches in chronological order by date of design and a list of the remaining forty-four. Also included are a history of the firm ...


Funding Sustainable And Humanitarian Architectural Projects, Joslyn R. Olsen 2010 Utah State University

Funding Sustainable And Humanitarian Architectural Projects, Joslyn R. Olsen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project is to identify sources of funding for sustainable building projects and create a catalog of the findings. This study targeted the nonprofit, humanitarian, and private organization sectors with the goal to encourage subsequent projects that may positively impact the quality of life for people in need. It has been predicted that in the next 25 years 75% of America's built environment will be either new or renovated. The downside is that new buildings cause substantial ecological damage due to the extraction of materials and account for as much as 40% of all greenhouse gases ...


Spatial Erasure: Reconstruction Projects In Beirut, Marwan Ghandour, Mona Fawaz 2010 Iowa State University

Spatial Erasure: Reconstruction Projects In Beirut, Marwan Ghandour, Mona Fawaz

Architecture Publications

Often associated with processes of healing, postwar re-construction projects may be less related to the pre-destruction phase than to the actual act of destruction. This, at least, is what the Lebanese case suggests. In this essay, we argue that the spatial erasure initiated by war destruction is consolidated during postwar reconstruction. We developed this argument by analyzing two of the main postwar reconstruction projects that have marked Beirut’s urbanization since the end of its civil war in 1990. The first project, the reconstruction of Beirut’s downtown, was undertaken starting 1994 by a private real-estate company, Solidere [1], extends ...


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Brendan Buhler, Afsha Bawany, Erin O'Donnell 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Brendan Buhler, Afsha Bawany, Erin O'Donnell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Cultura Urbana: ¿Un Asunto De Imaginarios?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Cultura Urbana: ¿Un Asunto De Imaginarios?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Las ciudades se han estudiado desde ámbitos distintos, por ejemplo, desde las estructuras físico-espaciales, propias del urbanismo, desde la perspectiva económica a través de la renta del suelo o localización industrial, o a partir de la estructura social identificando c1ases, grupos, sociedad local. Pero última mente se ha desarrollado una nueva óptica que tiende a llenar un vacío: la perspectiva ciudadana de la ciudad que se concibe, construye y reconstruye desde su cotidianidad, desde el "espíritu de la ciudad" Por otro lado, la cultura ha sido entendida como si proviniera de una trilogía: lo culto (bellas artes), lo popular (folclore ...


La Seguridad Ciudadana Es Un Fracaso, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

La Seguridad Ciudadana Es Un Fracaso, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina existe un incremento de los hechos delictivos y, consecuentemente, de la victimización; este cambio de tendencia se percibe desde mediados de la década de los años ochenta del siglo pasado cuando tres hechos se producen en simultáneo: la globalización, la reforma del Estado y la modernización de la violencia. Según los promedios de las tasas de homicidios en Latinoamérica, se tiene que en 1980 era de 12.5 por cien mil habitantes y en el año 2006 de 25.1. Estos datos muestran que en 25 años los homicidios se han duplicado y lo han hecho en ...


The Risks Of Unbalanced Bidding, David William Cattell, Paul Anthony Bowen, Ammar P. Kaka 2010 Bond University

The Risks Of Unbalanced Bidding, David William Cattell, Paul Anthony Bowen, Ammar P. Kaka

David Cattell

Unbalanced bidding models have largely ignored the risk aspect of item pricing. Many researchers have acknowledged that there are considerable risks associated with unbalancing a bid but little has been done to describe these risks, let alone model them. A new framework is proposed by which all of these risks can be assessed. It identifies that these risks comprise the risk of rejection, the risk of reaction, and the risk of being wrong. It is further proposed that the value-at-risk ('VaR') method of measuring risk is a convenient way by which to combine all of these risks into one composite ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending March 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• Two basic site steward classes were held this quarter adding 36 new cultural site steward volunteers

• CSSP awarded “Preserve America Steward Award”

• CSSP stewards were requested to document BLM sites

• Stewards completed two of four documentation projects for NPS


Río De Janeiro: Un Epicentro, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Río De Janeiro: Un Epicentro, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Del 22 al 24 de Marzo se celebró en Rio de Janeiro el quinto Foro Urbano Mundial, evento que concitó la presencia de alrededor de 18 mil delegados venidos del mundo para debatir los temas centrales de la ciudad actual. Allí –en la sesión inaugural- el presidente de Brasil, Luiz Inácio da Silva (Lula), dio el discurso de apertura ante un auditorio de más de cinco mil personas. Su intervención fue ampliamente reconocida por el público asistente, tanto por lo que dijo como por lo que ha hecho en estos últimos 8 años de la historia del Brasil. El Foro ...


Desenho Urbano E Revitalização Na Área Portuária Do Rio De Janeiro: A Contribuição Do Estudo Da Percepção Ambiental, Vicente del Rio 2010 Universidade de Sao Paulo

Desenho Urbano E Revitalização Na Área Portuária Do Rio De Janeiro: A Contribuição Do Estudo Da Percepção Ambiental, Vicente Del Rio

Vicente del Rio

Contribution on the importance and applicability of the studies of environmental perception for urban design in the revitalization of a city center suffering a process of decline and underutilization of its development potentials. Theoretical support is developed in Part One through conceptualizations on revitalization of city centers, urban design and its role in this process, and the applicability of environmental perception studies. The Port Area of Rio de Janeiro is taken as the case-study and its evolution, developmental aspects and tendencies are considered in the Part Two. The Third and last Part presents an analysis of environmental perception at the ...


Theses Of Thesis, Marc J. Neveu 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Theses Of Thesis, Marc J. Neveu

Architecture

No abstract provided.


Thoughts On The Critical And Strategic Need For Planning In Ghana, Cornelius Nuworsoo 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Thoughts On The Critical And Strategic Need For Planning In Ghana, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Si He De Morir Mañana Que Me Maten De Una Vez, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Si He De Morir Mañana Que Me Maten De Una Vez, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Dos hechos ocurridos recientemente en la frontera de México con los Estados Unidos están produciendo un cambio importante en la opinión pública norteamericana y, por lo tanto, en las políticas frente al narcotráfico en la región transfronteriza: por un lado, los cárteles mexicanos están generando complicidad en las autoridades estadounidenses, al extremo que el FBI considera que los agentes federales ubicados en la frontera con México son una “amenaza real para la seguridad nacional”. Solo el año pasado se realizaron más de 100 detenciones y más de 130 policías estatales y federales fueron procesados por actividades ilícitas en la frontera ...


A Spiritual Journey: Redefining The 21st Century Catholic Church, Kevin R. Correia 2010 Roger Williams University

A Spiritual Journey: Redefining The 21st Century Catholic Church, Kevin R. Correia

Architecture Theses

With an increasing Catholic population and diminishing vocations to the priesthood, Catholic parish communities are rethinking their church buildings, as they are forced to combine with other communities. The design of a Catholic Church and parish center that respects the tradition of the past and embraces the contemporary religious, architectural, and social needs is the vision for the 21st century Catholic Church. Catholic churches must respond to the Second Vatican Council’s amendment to have a greater participation of the laity in the liturgy. The design focuses on the procession, moments of use, and light that guide the spiritual journey ...


Implications Of Adolescents' Perceptions And Values For Planning And Design, Camille Passon, Daniel Levi, Vicente del Rio 2010 Project Design Consultants

Implications Of Adolescents' Perceptions And Values For Planning And Design, Camille Passon, Daniel Levi, Vicente Del Rio

Vicente del Rio

Adults are responsible for selecting and creating the environments where their children and youth live, but it is not clear if these places contain the qualities that young people value. In this study, high school students from three communities were surveyed regarding their perceptions of where they live to determine whether indicators identified by previous research as qualities that youth value are present in those communities and perceived to be important. Although the results suggest the indicators are important to the adolescents, their communities lack a majority of them and this has contributed to low satisfaction ratings. Recommendations for better ...


Material Imagination In Digital Culture, Mark Cabrinha 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Material Imagination In Digital Culture, Mark Cabrinha

Architecture

Only 8 years ago when I began teaching, integrating digital media in the design studio was hampered by institutional politics and lack of hardware accessibility. Now students come to my studio with dual monitors and are multitasking maniacs with a host of distractions and a subtle reluctance to explore and test ideas physically. As design culture becomes more and more a digital culture, perhaps the fact so much digital work looks the same is not only due to a fairly basic understanding of tools and skills, but a lack of material imagination. Digital fabrication in association with the virtual prototype ...


Preserving The Midwestern Barn, Hemalata Dandekar, Eric MacDonald 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Preserving The Midwestern Barn, Hemalata Dandekar, Eric Macdonald

Hemalata C. Dandekar

No abstract provided.


Implementation Of Building Information Modeling In Architectural Firms In India, Aakanksha Luthra 2010 Purdue University - Main Campus

Implementation Of Building Information Modeling In Architectural Firms In India, Aakanksha Luthra

Purdue Polytechnic Directed Projects

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process of generating and managing a building by exploring a digital model before the actual project is constructed and later during its construction, facility operation and maintenance. BIM has been adopted by construction contractors and architects in United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) to improve the planning and management of construction projects. On the contrary, Indian contractors seem to have made a head-start by using BIM in their projects, but the architects in the nation have still not embraced this new thinking and technology as a part of their way of working ...


Demolition Men: Contemporary Britain And The Battle Of Brutalism, Susannah L. Grossman 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Demolition Men: Contemporary Britain And The Battle Of Brutalism, Susannah L. Grossman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This thesis examines the contentious legacy of brutalist architecture in Britain. Once the lingua franca of post-war architecture in the UK--demonstrating the principles of modernism advocated by high-profile European architects like Le Corbusier as well as socialist ethics--brutalist architecture's legacy in Britain today is both reviled and revered. The paper, by surveying three major buildings that are classified as "brutalist": Alison and Peter Smithson's Hunstanton Secondary Modern School, Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, and Denys Lasdun's National Theatre, intends to demonstrate the enduring importance of brutalist architecture in Britain. By examining the difference between architectural history and ...


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