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An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French 2010 Iowa State University

An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis attempts to find out why homeowners are so ill-informed to the intricacies of owning a home in a historic district before moving in to one. It investigates through interviews where the information gap exists, and seeks solutions for homeowners so that they can take control and obtain the necessary information they need to be productive homeowners in their historic district as well as enjoy the neighborhood they've moved into. Education about a historic district can come in many different ways, but the obvious avenues

are through real estate agents, neighborhood associations, and involved city agencies. Using interviews ...


Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi 2010 Iowa State University

Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many theories have been proposed to improve urban living conditions, but still they do not manage to solve these urban problems. In order to develop a model that can fill this gap, parameters for urban designs have been formed here using various readings and case studies. These are summarized in the thesis research to develop the design model. After selecting a site in Chicago and conducting analysis programs are proposed taking into account research parameters and the context around the site. These programs are studied and demonstrated in the site in the form of a design model. The design incorporates ...


Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua 2010 Iowa State University

Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research investigates spatial access to the food environment along work travel routes for a sample of office workers in Polk County, IA. It also evaluates Facilitated Volunteered Geographic Information (f-VGI) methodology as a tool for enhancing public participation, and for collecting user-generated spatial data on the food environment, especially along travel routes. Results of pilot testing of the f-VGI methodology demonstrate the importance of accurate and reliable measurement tools and techniques in food environment studies. It also underscores the value of participatory methodologies in accessing data to enable inclusionary decision-making in community planning and design.


Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar 2010 Iowa State University

Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis documents and analyzes a building-type called chawl in Mumbai, India. Typically occupied by middle class residents, chawls provide access to a range of services and, most importantly, a social support-system that makes life easier in contemporary Mumbai. The research examines how chawls developed within the urban context of Mumbai and how they contribute to the social and cultural lives of their residents. Research methods include a literature review of books, journals, newspaper articles as well as pictographic record and interviews with residents living in the two case study chawls. The analysis shows that a dense social-network between the ...


The Basilica Of St. Vincent Depaul: Architecture Of The Catholic Renouveau In Paris, Simone Zurawski, Michael Kiene 2010 DePaul University

The Basilica Of St. Vincent Depaul: Architecture Of The Catholic Renouveau In Paris, Simone Zurawski, Michael Kiene

DePaul Art Museum Publications

No abstract provided.


Creating Community: Mixed Use Development In New Bedford, Ma, Matthew J.B. Cate 2010 Roger Williams University

Creating Community: Mixed Use Development In New Bedford, Ma, Matthew J.B. Cate

Architecture Theses

In creating a new type of community for New Bedford, MA, there was an awareness of both the existing community, context, and people, while realizing a need for change. The design uses the concept of adapting the existing density into two modes. First, merging the existing residential fabric and merging it with a public program including both commercial and retail development. Second, focusing that new typology into a smaller more refi ned space, while creating new public areas for communal enjoyment and development. Creating such an idea of living takes the existing unused exterior spaces allotted to the typical housing ...


Contradiction And Duality Within The City: The House Of Arts And Culture, Andrei Sdrula 2010 Roger Williams University

Contradiction And Duality Within The City: The House Of Arts And Culture, Andrei Sdrula

Architecture Theses

This project aims to apply the concepts of contradiction and duality as described in the manifesto to reinvigorate and reconnect a portion of the city Bucharest: the capital of Romania. This city has a long history of architectural achievements and disasters, and this intervention gets to the heart of that legacy when it confronts the House of Parliament: a massive megalomaniacal building constructed under the Ceausescu regime in the 1980s. The project addresses the parliament, sector, city, country, and people with first: a master plan, and then a civic building within that master plan that is located in front of ...


Community Infrastructure: A Transformation Of The New Orleans Industrial Canal, Nicholas Thornton 2010 Roger Williams University

Community Infrastructure: A Transformation Of The New Orleans Industrial Canal, Nicholas Thornton

Architecture Theses

The city of New Orleans is in need of a symbol of stability and hope. The design proposal is for a New Orleans Water Treatment Facility that focuses on purification, reclamation and desalination processes. The facility will create a pure water supply that will be distributed into public circulation as well as be made readily available during natural disasters. A public works building such as this is important to the growth of the ever rebuilding city. In 2005, New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina causing flooding and destruction to a great majority of the city. Once the hurricane subsided ...


Adaptive Housing: Transformation And Growth In The Urban Environment, Kevin Mowatt 2010 Roger Williams University

Adaptive Housing: Transformation And Growth In The Urban Environment, Kevin Mowatt

Architecture Theses

The proposal for an adaptive housing project and its chosen location arose from two obstacles that all modern cities and the world as a whole, face. The urban environment is revered for its cultural amalgam of people and wide range of demographics; however with this density and diversity comes a shortage of one type or another of commodious housing. Additionally and consequentially, the city must expand and build new buildings, leaving older, unsuitable building vacant. An adaptive architecture would allow families to grow and demographics to shift within the established community, all the while reinvigorating that second obstacle the city ...


Urban [Boxscape], Brad W. Bolte 2010 Roger Williams University

Urban [Boxscape], Brad W. Bolte

Architecture Theses

Urban [BOXSCAPE] is a method of developing upon the existing Big Box Landscape in order to synthesize commercial, environmental, and social components of civic life into an integrated solution. This urban concept is demonstrated through a design vision for a Big Box Center in Seekonk, Massachusetts. However, the guidelines and options used in this exercise are meant to exceed this site’s immediate relevance and provide a model approach for similar sites across the nation.


Redefining The Rural Experience: Change For The People Of The Appalachian Mountains, Magoffin County Crafts, Social, And Health Services Center Gifford, Kentucky, Katelyn Chapin 2010 Roger Williams University

Redefining The Rural Experience: Change For The People Of The Appalachian Mountains, Magoffin County Crafts, Social, And Health Services Center Gifford, Kentucky, Katelyn Chapin

Architecture Theses

As an introductory attempt to develop improvements within economically challenged Magoffin County, Kentucky, and explore the relationship of program to an individual’s life, craft, social, and health initiatives would be introduced to the residents. A community would evolve where locals could receive education, have access to daycare, purchase food at discount prices, engage in indigenous craft making, and visit professional doctors in the health clinic and urgent care center. Done in order to facilitate individual advancement and community growth, this design will support social integration by allowing people to share the resources needed to end the problem of generational ...


Rising Architecture, Erica M. Wiggin 2010 Roger Williams University

Rising Architecture, Erica M. Wiggin

Architecture Theses

Many cities have experienced shrinkage in their city centers, leaving behind abandoned lots and buildings throughout the city streets. The historic city of Providence was split after the construction of I-95, leaving the west side of the city separated and in some cases abandoned from downtown. Creating a couple living communities that work together to live sustainably by producing necessities such as electricity, clean water, food and medicine will be contributing to the quality of the city as well as improving their lives by learning, developing and teaching new means of living to the rest of the community in their ...


Neighborhood Satisfaction, Physical And Perceived Naturalness And Openness, Bumseok Chun 2009 Texas Southern University

Neighborhood Satisfaction, Physical And Perceived Naturalness And Openness, Bumseok Chun

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


The Highway And The American City, Ted Shelton 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Highway And The American City, Ted Shelton

Ted Shelton, FAIA

This book contains papers presented at The Sustainable City 2010 conference, which was the sixth edition of the International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability. That event followed the very successful meetings held previously in Rio (2000), Segovia (2002), Siena (2004), Tallinn (2006) and Skiathos (2008) and proved one more time the necessity of this scientific forum to discuss the challenging situations that the urban areas are confronting nowadays.Innovative tools are required for understanding the high complexity of contemporary cities. It is urgent to promote a more scientific approach to urban studies, inspired by Prigogine’s dissipative structures, and ...


Book Review, Aloisio Antinori, La Magnificenza E L’Utile: Progetto Urbano E Monarchia Papale Nella Roma Del Seicento (Gangemi, 2008), Dorothy Habel 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Book Review, Aloisio Antinori, La Magnificenza E L’Utile: Progetto Urbano E Monarchia Papale Nella Roma Del Seicento (Gangemi, 2008), Dorothy Habel

Dorothy Metzger Habel

No abstract provided.


Writing Restoration In Rome: Inscriptions, Statues, And The Late Antique Preservation Of Buildings, Gregor Kalas 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Writing Restoration In Rome: Inscriptions, Statues, And The Late Antique Preservation Of Buildings, Gregor Kalas

Gregor A. Kalas

Cities, Texts and Social Networks examines the experiences of urban life from late antiquity through the close of the fifteenth century, in regions ranging from late Imperial Rome to Muslim Syria, Iraq and al-Andalus, England, the territories of medieval Francia, Flanders, the Low Countries, Italy and Germany. Together, the volume's contributors move beyond attempts to define 'the city' in purely legal, economic or religious terms. Instead, they focus on modes of organisation, representation and identity formation that shaped the ways urban spaces were called into being, used and perceived. Their interdisciplinary analyses place narrative and archival sources in communication ...


Visualizing Statues In The Late Antique Roman Forum—, Gregor Kalas, Diane Favro, Christopher Johanson 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Visualizing Statues In The Late Antique Roman Forum—, Gregor Kalas, Diane Favro, Christopher Johanson

Gregor A. Kalas

During the fourth and fifth centuries CE, statues populating the open areas of the Roman Forum preserved memories of the individuals represented in portraits. This visualization project contextualizes the now-dispersed statues and their inscribed bases in the public space of the late antique Forum. By following consecutively through the "Statues and Memory," "Ritual Experience," and "Spatial Context" links above, one can navigate through the spaces in which the statues once appeared. The statues are explained through their inscribed statue bases in the "Inscription Database" section and tied to display locations under the "Mapping Statues" heading.


Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, And Destinations, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris 2009 University of New Orleans

Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, And Destinations, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Renia Ehrenfeucht

Sidewalks have become important to diverse planning concerns that range from walking for health and transportation to economic development, recreation and environment improvement. Given their multiple roles in rapidly changing cities, this paper asks ’how should we plan sidewalks?’ We contend that planners can create better cities for more people by reconsidering three facets of sidewalk planning: sidewalks as infrastructure, sidewalks as spaces of everyday life, and sidewalks as leisure destinations. The objective is to build quality infrastructure and more adaptable spaces throughout the city


Genuine, Protean, Ad Hoc Public Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard 2009 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Genuine, Protean, Ad Hoc Public Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard

Sara Khorshidifard

No abstract provided.


Children’S Participation In Educational Projects And Sustainable Design – Comparing The Uk And Nicaraguan Contexts: An Interview With Harry Shier, 17th January 2009, Andrea S. Wheeler 2009 University of Nottingham

Children’S Participation In Educational Projects And Sustainable Design – Comparing The Uk And Nicaraguan Contexts: An Interview With Harry Shier, 17th January 2009, Andrea S. Wheeler

Andrea S. Wheeler

Born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1954, Harry Shier lived and worked in England for 25 years, initially on adventure playgrounds, then in training adults working with children out of school. In 1981 he founded Playtrain, an independent training agency specialising in children’s rights, play and creativity. In the 1990s he worked and wrote extensively on children’s rights and participation, most notably developing the “Article 31 Children’s Consultancy Scheme”, which enables young children to act as specialist consultants to the senior management of diverse cultural institutions, helping them make facilities and programmes more child-friendly. This experience was crystallised ...


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