Swivel Seating In Large Lecture Theaters And Its Impact On Student Discussions And Learning, 2017 Iowa State University
Swivel Seating In Large Lecture Theaters And Its Impact On Student Discussions And Learning, Craig Ogilvie
Well-designed university buildings and physical environments have a documented positive impact on student participation, engagement, and feelings of support and belonging. These factors are known to improve learning; however, it is hard to document the direct impact architecture has on student learning outcomes. Information on how specific design choices impact student learning would be tremendously beneficial to the development of new projects, and outcome data from prior remodeling projects could be used to inform the myriad choices architects and universities must make for new designs. This paper compares two different designs of remodeled, large lecture-theater designs: one with traditional tiered ...
Implementation Of 3d Integration Model For Project Delivery Success: Case Study, 2017 Iran University of Science and Technology
Implementation Of 3d Integration Model For Project Delivery Success: Case Study, Amir Naser Ghanbaripour, Craig Langston, Ariyan Yousefi
The means for assessing what constitutes successful project delivery is a controversial topic in the literature, with many approaches and frameworks in play. This paper extends an existing three-dimensional (3D) integration model to include an assessment of triple-bottom-line (TBL) performance and applies it, for the first time, to a real-life case study. A subway station megaproject in Tehran, Iran, one of the busiest cities in the world, is retrospectively tested to evaluate its success. The new subway system is an important infrastructure project in Iran, and no research to date has evaluated its delivery from a project-management perspective. This paper ...
A Management Maturity Model (Mmm) For Project-Based Organisational Performance Assessment, Craig Langston, Amir Ghanbaripour
Common sense suggests that organisations are more likely to deliver successful projects if they have systems in place that reflect a mature project environment based on a culture of continuous improvement. This paper develops and discusses a Management Maturity Model (MMM) to assess the maturity of project management organisations through a customisable, systematic, strategic and practical methodology inspired from the seminal work of Darwin, Deming, Drucker and Daniel. The model presented is relevant to organisations, such as construction and engineering companies, that prefer to use the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™ Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI ...
Khám Phá Trò Chơi Slot Game Trực Tuyến Cực Hấp Dẫn Zany Zebra, 2017 Selected Works
Khám Phá Trò Chơi Slot Game Trực Tuyến Cực Hấp Dẫn Zany Zebra, Dang Huydu
Decent Work And Social Protection In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2017 Iowa State University
Decent Work And Social Protection In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monica A. Haddad, Joshua Hellyer
This paper examines how beneficiaries of Brazil’s Bolsa Família (BFP) conditional cash transfer program find employment in a Brazilian municipality, and assesses their participation in decent work. Using Belo Horizonte as a case study, researchers conducted a survey of BFP recipients. The paper compares responses of informally and formally employed workers to assess how their employment meets the criteria of the decent work agenda. Results indicate no significant difference between perceptions of formal and informal employees concerning discrimination and poor working conditions. Findings lead to recommendations about formalization of employment, coordination with existing job training programs, childcare, and transportation.
Review: A Framework For Geodesign: Changing Geography By Design, 2017 Iowa State University
Review: A Framework For Geodesign: Changing Geography By Design, Monica A. Haddad
Geodesign has become a buzzword in the past four years although its main origin goes back to the late 1960s, with the publication of McHarg’s book Design with Nature (1969). Steinitz’ s book A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design comes at a prime time since scholars, designers, and geographic information systems (GIS) professionals have been intrigued to understand and explore this “new” trend. Geodesign is such a hot topic these days that ESRI, the leading worldwide company in the GIS industry and publisher of this book, has been organizing annual Geodesign Summit meetings since 2012
Public Spending And Quality Of Education In Brazil., 2017 Iowa State University
Public Spending And Quality Of Education In Brazil., Monica A. Haddad, Ricardo Freguglia, Claudia Gomes
We examined whether Brazil’s educational spending on public primary schools resulted in better quality of education, 2003-2009. Our hypothesis was municipalities that received higher government spending on primary education had higher students’ tests scores. We used a panel analysis with fixed effects, including a simulated instrumental variable to control for endogeneity. Even though the magnitude of all significant estimated coefficients increased, when controlling for endogeneity, they were still very small. Findings proved that the relationship between quality of education and educational spending was not optimal, weakly contributing to the increase in test scores.
Cores And Peripheries: Spatial Analysis Of Hcv Voucher Distribution In The San Francisco, 2017 Iowa State University
Cores And Peripheries: Spatial Analysis Of Hcv Voucher Distribution In The San Francisco, Jane M. Rongerude, Monica A. Haddad
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is touted as a mechanism for providing low income households with mobility, and through that mobility, access to higher opportunity neighborhoods (HUD, 2006; McClure, 2014; Winnick, 1995). However, the success of the voucher program requires an existing supply of available housing units with landlords who are willing to participate in the program. Tight housing markets, where households are most in need of rent subsidies, are typically also the most difficult markets to find available units and willing landlords, resulting in limited choices for HCV households (Basolo and Nguyen, 2005; Khadduri, 2005). In these conditions ...
Rethinking Native Learning Environments, 2017 Mithun architects + designers + planners
Rethinking Native Learning Environments, Bob Mohr, Brodie Bain, Lynn Paxson
This symposium will present three projects and three explorations into creating learning environments for Native communities. The projects range from a high school that· drew Native students from many tribal nations across the country, to a tribal (2-year) college that serves primarily one Native nation but is open to students from tribes from around the Pacific Northwest, to one of the oldest tribal universities ( 4-year) in the country which serves students from multiple Native nations. All three of these institutions have dealt in different ways with the idea of helping their students "walk in two worlds" or function in two ...
Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), 2017 Iowa State University
Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Rubén Martinez
On September 21, 2004 after more than a decade of planning, preparation and design, marked along the way with a number of very public conflicts, the Smithsonian NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian) opened its doors. While the opening was perhaps not as marked by conflict as it might have been - it did generate a certain amount of controversy, some of which is ongoing. The story of the events and process(s) that led to this point an interesting and instructive.
Approaching Community: Design As A Relational Endeavor Symposium, 2017 Iowa State University
Approaching Community: Design As A Relational Endeavor Symposium, Nadia Anderson, Peter P. Goché, Ferruccio Trabalzi, Keihly Moore, Lynn Paxson
In this symposium we will examine ways in which designers working with community-based issues can and should look beyond spatial and physical conditions to generate strategies for the future. The underlying premise of this session is that spatial design is an instrumental practice that can shape and potentially transform reality. To do so effectively, however, requires not only dealing with instrumental tools such as function and materiality but also understanding the broader context of social, economic, and political relationships over time.
Beyond Conflict In Participatory Community Research & Design, 2017 University of Washington
Beyond Conflict In Participatory Community Research & Design, Lynne Manzo, Patsy Eubanks Owens, Nancy Rottle, Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Lynn Paxson
This workshop will explore whether, how, and in what contexts participatory research and design strategies may be employed for positive community change. In particular we will examine the dynamics, strengths and unique dilemmas of citizen participation in a multicultural context.
Diverse Participation And Participation In Diversity, 2017 Iowa State University
Diverse Participation And Participation In Diversity, Lynn Paxson, Caitlin Cahill, Patsy Eubanks Owens, Baldev Lamba
This Participation Network sponsored working group creates a venue to consider a number of current participatory design and research projects and continues similar sessions held at past edra conferences. In conjunction with other, topic or user group sessions which include a participatory focus this session allows the work of edra members to be critically discussed and debated from many points of view while still in progress.
Exploring Diverse Land Ethics, 2017 University of Colorado Boulder
Exploring Diverse Land Ethics, Joseph B. Juhasz, Lynn Paxson, Rubén Martinez
Different cultures do not share the same relationship( s) with the land, the natural environment, and the cosmos. For some cultures in fact these three labels are all synonymous, while for others clear distinctions are understood through their use/invocation. In addition the role or relationship ofhumans with the land, the natural environment, and the cosmos varies among different groups and cultures. These multiple value systems and epistemologies have shaped cultures and impacted the relations between these many groups. Some might argue that these differences, or this diversity is one of the major reasons that different cultures in contact often ...
Negoiated Stories In Public Space, 2017 Iowa State University
Negoiated Stories In Public Space, Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Heidi Hohmann, Ashley Kyber, Clare Robinson
Design professionals and environmental social scientists understand the human modified environment as a material production of cultures. As a result, we also support the idea of spaces as communicative. The contextually defined relations between objects, places, and people communicate the values, decisions, and choices made throughout a broadly defined process of placemaking. Places have meanings, they tell stories. Thus "narrating" is one aspect or part of deCerteau's conception of spatial practices (de Certeau, 1984, xiv). Yet because values differ, the same place may tell different stories to different people.
The Queen Anne Style In Houses Of Boone, Iowa: A Social And Economic Interpretation, 2017 Iowa State University
The Queen Anne Style In Houses Of Boone, Iowa: A Social And Economic Interpretation, Lori Osmus Kappmeyer
Lori O. Kappmeyer
One of the premises of this thesis was that the way in which the Queen Anne style was manifested in Boone, Iowa was a reflection of the social and economic characteristics of that town in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Queen Anne style was the dominant style used for American houses built between 1880 and 1900, when Boone experienced its greatest building boom. While it would be reasonable to expect that many of the houses in Boone would be in the Queen Anne style, surprisingly few houses in Boone are full expressions of that style. A popular ...
A Framework For Urban Environmental Planning In Brazil, 2017 Iowa State University
A Framework For Urban Environmental Planning In Brazil, Monica A. Haddad
Brazil faces numerous environmental challenges despite having many laws and policies in place. The implementation process of such laws and policies does not exist a majority of the time, affecting the quality of environmental governance in the country. Within the urban planning context, the City Statute law enacted in 2001 included the environmental dimension of urbanization; however, the wording of this inclusion was vague and broad. For instance, two environmental assessment planning tools of the law are not mandatory at the federal level and are without a defined scope. In this Exploration, a new framework focusing on the environmental dimension ...
Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, 2017 Iowa State University
Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, Kimberly E. Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
In this history of New Belgrade, historian Brigitte Le Normand writes one of the first comprehensive municipal-level case studies of a postwar socialist urban planning project. The book chronicles the development of a new urban district within the capital city of Belgrade from the first modernist plans for the area just after World War II through several stages of stop-and-go development that finally accelerated in the late 1960s with the construction of both official housing blocks and informal settlements. The text highlights the difficulties encountered by urban planners, residents, and the local government to agree on the project's goals ...
Socialist Neighborhoods After Socialism The Past, Present, And Future Of Postwar Housing In The Czech Republic, 2017 Iowa State University
Socialist Neighborhoods After Socialism The Past, Present, And Future Of Postwar Housing In The Czech Republic, Kimberly Elman Zarecor
Kimberly E. Zarecor
The Czech Republic’s socialist-era neighborhoods are largely intact twenty years after the end of Communist Party rule. These buildings will be rehabilitated, but not replaced, because of financial and logistical constraints. In the context of the country’s accession to the European Union in 2004 and the recent global economic crisis, this essay questions what can and should be done in an effort to make these neighborhoods better places to live in the present and the future. It starts with a brief history of postwar housing construction and socialist-era design methodologies, exploring postwar architectural practice and innovations in construction ...
Czech Paneláks Are Disappearing, But The Housing Estates Remain / České Paneláky Miznú, Ale Sídliská Zostávajú, 2017 Iowa State University
Czech Paneláks Are Disappearing, But The Housing Estates Remain / České Paneláky Miznú, Ale Sídliská Zostávajú, Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Eva Špačková
Kimberly E. Zarecor
A common lament about the legacy of communism in Europe is the damage that it did to the built environment. Particular ire is directed at the concrete prefabricated housing blocks, known in Czech and Slovak as paneláks (structural panel buildings), groups of which were arranged in housing estates (sídliště in Czech and sídlisko in Slovak) to create the region’s characteristic postwar districts. Paneláks were not only signs of the increased production of new housing, but also indicated the acceleration of urbanization in the region as residents moved from rural areas to towns and cities for work. According to United ...