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Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu 2010 University of Oregon

Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu

Helen Y. Chu

Learning space design has not changed – at least not in its goal. We aspire to provide facilities and resources that support instruction and research. We want to engage and motivate our students. But our students have changed. Their needs and expectations have changed. Our students – and faculty – work and think differently. We need to redefine what “learning spaces” are. We need to re-engineer our formal and informal learning spaces. Come see the surprising and non-traditional learning spaces that the University of Oregon has transformed in hopes of inspiring a new generation of thinkers, leaders, and innovators.


El Futuro De Quito: ¿Cómo Pensar Su Desarrollo Local?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

El Futuro De Quito: ¿Cómo Pensar Su Desarrollo Local?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Ponencia presentada en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Pichincha, el 26 de mayo de 2010


Centralidad Y Plazas, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Centralidad Y Plazas, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En estos últimos diez años hemos visto transformarse tres “plazas” importantes de la ciudad, ubicadas cada una de ellas al interior de tres tipos de centralidades urbanas y en tres lugares emblemáticos de la ciudad. Allí están los incrementos de los precios del suelo, el cambio en las construcciones y la transformación de las actividades que se desarrollan. Se trata de dos centralidades que se despliegan al interior de la ciudad de Quito: el Centro Histórico y La Mariscal Sucre; y, la tercera en uno de los Valles: la parroquia de Cumbayá, ubicada en una de las zonas de mayor ...


Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Landscape Urbanism For The Highway City Of Springfield North End, Piyawut Inthasorn 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Landscape Urbanism For The Highway City Of Springfield North End, Piyawut Inthasorn

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Honors Projects

The expansions of the transportation and roadway have made many cities in the United States having the interstates or highways cut through the city center. Springfield’s North End is one of them. The Interstate highway I-91 from Chicopee to South Spring has separated three North End neighborhoods into two sides; Liberty Height, Memorial Square, and Brightwood. The separation has not only changed community relation but also created many dramatic problems and consequences to the neighborhoods such as having disconnected access to the Connecticut River or the Van Horn Park, creating some pollution in water, air, sound, and other health ...


La Violencia Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

La Violencia Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El conflicto es consustancial al fútbol, porque encarna una disputa que lleva a la victoria frente a un contendiente. Inicialmente el fútbol fue considerado como un mecanismo para batir y aniquilar al enemigo; ese era el sentido de la victoria; tan es así que en Inglaterra, la primera “pelota” utilizada para jugar fútbol fue la cabeza de un soldado romano muerto en batalla. Tan brutal y sangrienta era esta práctica que fue prohibida que fue prohibido en varios momentos y lugares.

Según García Candau “en 1888 hubo 23 jugadores muertos, 30 piernas fracturadas, 9 brazos rotos, 11 clavículas partidas y ...


Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng

Elizabeth Brabec

Climate change means two things for local stormwater managers – that storm events will become more severe, and rainfall will, in many instances, become more erratic, causing enhanced periods of drought and flood. Two approaches are needed to deal with the eventualities: mitigation and adaptation.

While urbanization increases stormwater runoff and decreases the lag time of stormwater discharge, there is also a resulting lack of infiltration and reduction in evapotranspiration (Brunke and Gonser 1997). Stormwater detention, retention and infiltration have attempted to compensate, resulting in the concentrated point location infiltration of stormwater, which replenishes groundwater and baseflow. Equally important to local ...


Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec

Elizabeth Brabec

Understanding culture and its attitudes and values towards space, place and nature is a critical aspect in determining appropriate approaches to a wide variety of planning actions. Actions such as gaining support for protected areas, designing new developments, and integrating tourism facilities in existing communities all depend on an understanding of cultural norms and values for their success. But understanding the relationship between cultural attitudes and culturally defined space can be difficult, falling prey to the observer’s own cultural norms and biases. This project uses a method based on individual interviews and expert observation of physical traces, to develop ...


Pluzina: The Issues Of Documenting A Vernacular Landscape, Elizabeth Brabec, Kristina Molnarova 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Pluzina: The Issues Of Documenting A Vernacular Landscape, Elizabeth Brabec, Kristina Molnarova

Elizabeth Brabec

This paper studies the remnants of medieval pluzina, a historical Central European field pattern dating to the 13th or 14th century A.D. In medieval Czech, pluzina meant the crop fields, meadows, pastures and roads belonging to one village. Today, pluzinas are visible as patterns of long, narrow fields defined by hedgerows. Due to the hedgerows making the pattern visible, pluzinas are attractive parts of farming landscapes, similar to bocage landscapes found in Northern England, Scotland or Brittany. During the last 150 years, the majority of these landscape structures have vanished, owing either to the intensification of agriculture, or abandonment ...


Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Departmental Papers (SPP)

This paper explores the current opportunity for policy reform of the Emergency Assistance (EA) system in Massachusetts. Recent initiatives by the state are described that have provided a context for systems change. Some of the challenges posed by the current program are discussed, particularly the lack of cost containment, and the resulting fact that significant public resources are spent supporting long-term stays in shelters and motels, which are not good for families or children. After an exploration of funding and resource issues, the paper concludes by establishing the foundation for changing the current system into one that would be outcome ...


Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Dennis P. Culhane

This paper explores the current opportunity for policy reform of the Emergency Assistance (EA) system in Massachusetts. Recent initiatives by the state are described that have provided a context for systems change. Some of the challenges posed by the current program are discussed, particularly the lack of cost containment, and the resulting fact that significant public resources are spent supporting long-term stays in shelters and motels, which are not good for families or children. After an exploration of funding and resource issues, the paper concludes by establishing the foundation for changing the current system into one that would be outcome ...


University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon M. Chance 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon M. Chance

Shannon M. Chance

No abstract provided.


Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan

Honors Scholar Theses

The study of architecture within archaeology has not had a direct, well-defined history nor a singular academic pursuit. Yet over time, four branches have developed; they examine: 1) the object itself; structures as artifacts, 2) activity areas within a structure, 3) the specific way in which a building confines space, and 4) the relationship between human behavior and architecture.

This investigation surveys domestic space in the Bronze Age Mesopotamian urban centers of Tell Asmar, Nippur, and Ur. The analysis uses methods from the study of space, such as space syntax, access analysis, and visibility angles, to demonstrate the probability of ...


Piece To The Puzzle: Sustainable Elements Fitting Together, Heather C. Nelson 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Piece To The Puzzle: Sustainable Elements Fitting Together, Heather C. Nelson

Theses from the Architecture Program

Sustainability, green, and eco-friendly are very popular topics right now. Those words and many like them are being used in almost every industry. But it’s not just a trend, it’s a necessary movement. Using green building elements as a starting point for design, just as site, typology, and clients’ request are used, is how a sustainable building is created. These elements must be adjusted for every site because local materials, climate and community all play a role.

Deep investigation of the projects context is important. There are many factors of the site to consider. Physical aspects while important ...


Future Bionic, Ryan J. Huber 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Future Bionic, Ryan J. Huber

Theses from the Architecture Program

Future Bionic is a study into how biological processes can be reinterpreted and applied to revolutionize the idea of performance in buildings. The term bionic refers to the combining of a natural system and a mechanical system or technology [bionics]. Biomimicry refers to the copying or imitation of a natural systems processes [biomimicry]. Future Bionic is a hybrid of both concepts, in which I am looking at how principles of bionics and biomimicry can be used to design a built environment that begins to blur the edges between the natural and man-made world. Both bionics and biomimicry can be used ...


Hot Rod Theory, Ryan D. Henrickson 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Hot Rod Theory, Ryan D. Henrickson

Theses from the Architecture Program

This thesis investigation will focus on the cultivation of a new design theory as a third option focusing on the area amongst the existing strategies of Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Preemptively before the theory can be developed, an understanding of the term Hot Rod must be clearly understood to fully realize the merits it may hold for architecture. The link between Hot Rod and Architecture as a generative exploration, from which architecture can relate specifically, brings out their historical significance. Both of which have individually shared and lost within a subculture to mainstream cultural transition.

Understandably, with the usage ...


Economy Obsolete, Ashley K. Byars 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Economy Obsolete, Ashley K. Byars

Theses from the Architecture Program

NAS Alameda_Economy Obsolete:

Obsolescence: a decline in the value of equipment or of a product brought about by an introduction of new technology or by changes in demand.

Obsolescence is a term of growing importance in the global economy today due to advancements in technology, changing economic conditions and evolving cultural and social desires. One does not have to search the city, the web, or even one’s immediate neighborhood very thoroughly before running across discarded cell phones, microwaves, and other common household goods. Once an object is outdated, it is replaced with its successor and abandoned. Personal consumer items ...


Drivethru 2050, Thomas W. Weingarten Jr. 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Drivethru 2050, Thomas W. Weingarten Jr.

Theses from the Architecture Program

This thesis explores the architectural ramifications brought about by increased integration of our changing personal vehicles and the emerging business model of locally incorporated drive-thru/online shopping.

Site 27th & Capital Parkway, Lincoln, NE

Goals Building Integrated Vehicular Shopping

Short Term Create an architectural system for retail development that is more conscious of the personal vehicle and associated vehicular land uses (i.e. parking)

Long Term Reduce the need for under-utilized parking “dead-space” at retail destination centers


Aim - Austin Intermodal Transit Center, Nathan E. Bicak 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Aim - Austin Intermodal Transit Center, Nathan E. Bicak

Theses from the Architecture Program

This project will propose a new intermodal/multimodal center for the city of Austin, Texas that will serve both transit needs as well as social functions. Through research and programming it will become evident what types of spaces are necessary to carry out the latter.

Austin is currently in the process of researching and engineering a mass transit system for its ever-growing transportation needs, specifically a light-rail system. In the late 1960s Austin’s population was roughly what Lincoln’s is today, about 250,000 people. The greater Austin area now totals more than two million people. Through the course ...


Dwellevator, Jacob A. Slobodnik 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Dwellevator, Jacob A. Slobodnik

Theses from the Architecture Program

dwellevator (dwel-uh-vey-ter) -noun 1. a rehabilitative response to homelessness 2. the rehabilitation of derelict grain elevators

rehabilitate (ree-hu-bil-i-teyt) -verb 1. to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.

It is estimated that there are over 3 million homeless individuals in the United States at any given time. Today’s homeless are far different than those of the past. History would have it that many of the past homeless were vagabonds looking to escape the rigid constraints of society, in search of a life with no rules, no restrictions, and most importantly, no responsibilities. The ...


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