Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, 2014 SelectedWorks
Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, Jonathan P. Bell
Jonathan P. Bell, M.A.
UrbDeZine, November 12, 2014. In this follow up article on informal housing in Los Angeles, I respond to comments and take on critics who devalue housing code enforcement. I argue that unpermitted housing is inherently unsafe, and unsafe housing is not a viable housing option. I call for all sides of the informal housing debate to come together to look for solutions. URL: http://losangeles.urbdezine.com/2014/11/12/response-to-comments-the-informal-housing-debate-remains-open/
A Proposed Master Plan For The City Of St. Petersburg, Florida, 2014 University of North Florida
A Proposed Master Plan For The City Of St. Petersburg, Florida, City Of St. Petersburg Planning Board
City and Regional Planning—Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida
A proposed master plan for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Submitted by the City Planning Board. Chapter VII - Schools and recreational facilities. [St. Petersburg, Fla. : City of St. Petersburg Planning Board, 194-?]
Designing And Planning Beach Precincts, 2014 Bond University
Designing And Planning Beach Precincts, Nigel Cartlidge
Faculty of Society and Design Publications
Urban design and planning theory and practice reflects the different cultural contexts, locations, historical origins and political intents within which they are produced. This paper has emerged from a mixed methods case study of the urban design of three different beach precincts on the Gold Coast, Australia. The intent of the research was to understand how people value, use and relate to urban beach precincts so that their design, planning and development may functionally reflect the role that they play in people’s lives.
The author’s case study research of three Gold Coast beach precincts found that the governance ...
From Progressive Planning To Progressive Urbanism: Planning's Progressive Future And The Legacies Of Fragmentation, 2014 University of Washington Tacoma
From Progressive Planning To Progressive Urbanism: Planning's Progressive Future And The Legacies Of Fragmentation, Stephen Atkinson, Joshua Jorgensen
Since the 1980’s numerous urban scholars have taken to proclaiming one city or another as being ‘progressive.’ Planning websites like American Planning Association, Planetizen or Progressive Planning Magazine are inundated with examples of progressive planning in action. The examples of touted progressive cities are many: Burlington, Berkeley, Cleveland, Boston, L.A., Chicago, Cincinnati, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, Denver, and Seattle have all been championed as progressive cities. Most of them come with brackets: Boston was progressive [under Mayor Flynn]; Chicago was progressive [under Mayor Washington]; Burlington was progressive [under Mayor Sanders]. There is also no shortage of descriptors about what ...
Lesson For Puget Sound? The City-Region And The Politics Of Scale In Cape Town, 2014 University of Washington Tacoma
Lesson For Puget Sound? The City-Region And The Politics Of Scale In Cape Town, Yonn Dierwechter
No abstract provided.
Urban (R)Evolutions: Museums, Spectacle, And Development In Reform Era China, 2014 University of Washington Tacoma
Urban (R)Evolutions: Museums, Spectacle, And Development In Reform Era China, Hope St. John
Over the past thirty years, China’s museum sector has experienced exponential growth with the expansion of thousands of new museums, both public and private. This paper seeks to understand this growth as an urban phenomenon that is simultaneously reconfiguring urban space and citizen subjectivities by framing the emergence of new and increasingly spectacular exhibitory institutions in China within the context of political, economic, and cultural policy shifts. Through the examination of the evolution of the museum in China and its symbolic relevance from its origins in an era of semi-colonialism into the contemporary period and recent trends of property-led ...
The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, 2014 Bond University
The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage
Faculty of Society and Design Publications
This paper arises out of a doctoral case study that sought to understand how people value, use and relate to urban beach precincts so that the development of seaside places may functionally reflect the role they play in people’s lives. The case study examined the complex relationships between the urban design attributes and spatial arrangement of beach precincts and public access to activity, amenity and facility in a case study of three different Gold Coast beach precincts.
Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson
It is in a perilous state of dereliction with only the southern end of the building remaining standing. The linking arcades on the wings of the building are long gone. The roof has collapsed inwards. The windows have all been broken and are either boarded up or covered with gratings. It is surrounded by overgrown vegetation and in some places, there are trees rooted into the walls.
Community Gardens To Fight Urban Youth Crime And Stabilize Neighborhoods, 2014 Merrimack College
Community Gardens To Fight Urban Youth Crime And Stabilize Neighborhoods, Art Mccabe
Education Faculty Publications
Chronic poor health within inner cities is usually the result of prolonged exposure to a multitude of health disparities. These disparities, are exacerbated by poverty, high unemployment, crime and youth violence. In many cases, these factors increase neighborhood instability and civic disengagement. Community garden programs can strengthen civic engagement and foster neighborhood stability, while simultaneously cutting down on youth violence. Community garden programs address the accumulation of health challenges in many ways and provide curative building blocks to deal with poor nutrition, obesity, diabetes, psychological disorders, and deficient growth of infants, substance abuse, civic detachment and suicide rate. Urban agriculture ...
City Of Concord Complete Streets Study, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
City Of Concord Complete Streets Study, William W. Riggs, Charlie Coles, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson
William W. Riggs
The purpose of this report is to summarize the data collected as a part of the Concord Complete Streets Study and to provide the City with preliminary support in the progress to construct a safer, more bike and pedestrian friendly Concord. The developments and visions found in this document provide a platform for continued discussion on creating a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment that encourages other forms of transportation and provides alternatives to dependency on automobiles.
Measuring The Adoption Of Development Management Policies As An Instrument Of Disaster Mitigation Toward Resilient Coastal Communities In Florida, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Measuring The Adoption Of Development Management Policies As An Instrument Of Disaster Mitigation Toward Resilient Coastal Communities In Florida, Asmaul Husna
Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses
Coastal hazards have been known as the scariest group of hazards, monsters that threaten 39% of the nation population and in less than 10 years. With the current population growth, the monsters will harm almost half of the nation’s population (45% to be exact) and uncountable properties placed at only 17% of land area of the country. The threat of coastal hazards has never been low, but it keeps rising because no human being in this world can prevent, stop, contain or avoid the hazards from happening. But, there always are ways to lower the risk and the loss ...
An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward
Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects
Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.
The purpose of this project ...
Urban Economics Of The Ideal City, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Urban Economics Of The Ideal City, William Taylor Brantley
Infrastructure influences both depictions of the ideal city and economic models predicting urban growth. As the common variable, infrastructure investments could promote ideal city values within free market economies.
To preserve the countryside and natural lands infrastructure investments must encourage concentrated growth in cities. The city and countryside are codependent. An abstraction between the two zones will lead to the demise of both the city and the countryside. New urban infrastructure should relate to public spaces creating economic, cultural, and social value in dense development. This value is achieved by generating a multiplicity of connections, program, and places within the ...
Recapturing Urban Space: An Inhabited Bridge In Nashville, Tennessee, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Recapturing Urban Space: An Inhabited Bridge In Nashville, Tennessee, Benjamin Smith Culbertson
Density. A word used in the description of many large cities. It is how so many people can fit into a relatively compact area and still operate efficiently. Density, used as a tool to craft cities can generate spectacular moments. Several centuries ago, one of these moments was the inhabited bridge. It provided the continuity of the urban fabric by linking areas that were separated by rivers and other natural boundaries. They were nodes in the city that housed commerce, social activity, and residences. However, as cities grew to be more globally connected hubs, the needs of the pedestrian fell ...
Breaking The Eviction Cycle: Rethinking Design In An Urban Homeless Campsite, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Breaking The Eviction Cycle: Rethinking Design In An Urban Homeless Campsite, Lauren R. Dunn
In Knoxville, TN, in an area of decaying rail-based industry close to a cluster of homeless services, people experiencing homelessness, who cannot or will not use the shelter system, generate outdoor campsites. Every 6 or 8 months, local authorities evict the campers due to complaints of trash accumulation or disturbances. The homeless campers then move to new locations, and the cycle begins anew. Homeless service providers and policy makers discuss what to do about the perceived problem, but they do not condone the urban campsites or ask the campers what they need to improve their situations.
This is a “wicked ...
Deep Surface: Engaging The Terra Viscus, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Deep Surface: Engaging The Terra Viscus, Amanda Nicole Gann
Two hundred and forty-six acres along the eastern edge of downtown Memphis are labeled as “Shaded Zone X” on FEMA flood insurance maps. This is an area “protected by the levees” but subject to flood during large storm events. Unprepared for the potential flood, the people within this area feel safe behind the static levee wall. If storms worsen as predicted and settlement continues to sprawl increasing impervious surfaces of the Mississippi River Basin, the area within Shaded Zone X and the people who occupy it will be in danger.
Historically, storm water In Zone X drained into the Gayoso ...
Emergent Opportunities: Urban Design In Small Town Appalachia, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Emergent Opportunities: Urban Design In Small Town Appalachia, Phillip Geiman
This thesis looks at urban design within small town Appalachia and its role in low density and low resource communities.
Small towns are facing a critical juncture in this point in their history. As most areas transition from a heavy depend acne on industrial based economy to an uncertain post-industrial, they face challenges unique to rural areas. Specifically, this thesis looks at “urban design” in distinctly non-urban areas and seeks to answer the question of what is the function and what is the role of design at such a large (urban) scale.
The idea is that what distinguishes small towns ...
Refocusing Roles ...A Look At Refocusing Programmatic Emphasis From Living Units To Amenity Spaces In Apartment Living, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Refocusing Roles ...A Look At Refocusing Programmatic Emphasis From Living Units To Amenity Spaces In Apartment Living, Laura Mae Kneebone
As growth within cities increase, so does the demand for living options within the city context. A cultural shift is drawing more individuals and families back into the heart of cities instead of fleeing to the outskirts of surrounding highway towns.
This increase in desire for city living has raised issues surrounding the lack of living options within the city that may accommodate those needing and/or seeking affordable living options. Micro-unit apartment housing has become the trending answer to this need, providing compact affordable living spaces within the core of a city. Micro-unit apartments can be currently found in ...
Working At The Water's Edge: Reconnecting The People Of Charleston With The Water, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Working At The Water's Edge: Reconnecting The People Of Charleston With The Water, Maria Ann Fox
Water is a chemical compound fundamental to life. When many people first think of water, it is the water used for everyday activities and drinking that may come to mind. What is frequently overlooked is the fact that 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and 96.5% of Earth’s water is found in oceans and seas (U.S. Geological Survey). What may not be as clear is the importance of these bodies of water to the surrounding towns and cities.
Since it’s founding in 1670, Charleston, South Carolina has always had a strong relationship ...
Block 271, Reviving An Industrial Artifact, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Block 271, Reviving An Industrial Artifact, Jared Thomas Pohl
Vacant industrial sites are scattered throughout our cities all across the country. These sites, these remnants of industry, are occupied by a very interesting category of buildings. They are artifacts from an industrial era that served very unique and specific functions. These service buildings suffered programmatic failure and have lost their vitality. They have entered a form of hibernation, waiting for the post-industrial epoch to wake them up.
The building stock under investigation makes up a large portion of the city’s structures. Identifiable by their heroic scale, clean articulated lines and tendency to be vacant, these service buildings raise ...