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Alternative Futures For Dalton Wells, Mary Oliver 2019 Utah State University

Alternative Futures For Dalton Wells, Mary Oliver

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Visitation to the Moab region has increased significantly in recent years, causing campgrounds near town to be consistently full. The Dalton Wells area, a recreation area off Highway 191 just north of Moab, has become an especially popular place for dispersed camping, as it is free and in close proximity to town. Dalton Wells does not have the infrastructure or management necessary to support the current number of visitors, straining the site’s fragile desert ecosystem. The site also hosts a dinosaur quarry and the foundations of a historic CCC camp. These resources are unmaintained and at risk of pillaging ...


Not Parking Lots But Parks: A Joint Association Of Parks And Transit Stations With Travel Behavior, Keunhyun Park, Dong-Ah Choi, Guang Tian, Reid Ewing 2019 Utah State University

Not Parking Lots But Parks: A Joint Association Of Parks And Transit Stations With Travel Behavior, Keunhyun Park, Dong-Ah Choi, Guang Tian, Reid Ewing

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

Urban design literature says that public open space in a station area could promote walking and other types of physical activity, enhance place attractiveness, and increase property values. In the context of station areas, however, there is a lack of empirical studies on the relationship between the presence of parks and sustainable travel behavior, which is one of the primary goals of transit-oriented developments (TODs). This study examined the impact of park provision on transit users’ mode choice in three U.S. regions: Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA), and Portland (OR). This study utilized multilevel multinomial logistic regression to account for ...


People, Politics, And Plazas: A Comparative Analysis Of Dallas (City Hall Plaza) And Copenhagen (Rådhuspladsen), Ashley Hong 2019 Southern Methodist University

People, Politics, And Plazas: A Comparative Analysis Of Dallas (City Hall Plaza) And Copenhagen (Rådhuspladsen), Ashley Hong

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

Public plazas are an integral part of urban life and they generally take familiar forms. Yet not all public spaces function as intended and, ultimately, not all are successful. The following comparative analysis of Dallas City Hall Plaza and Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen explores what makes public plazas “work.” More specifically, while, both plazas are architecturally similar, City Hall Plaza remains largely unused and desolate while Rådhuspladsen is bustling and lively. This multi-method project begins by exploring the historical development of public space in Dallas and Copenhagen and continues with an ethnographic study of each plaza. Findings suggest that ...


Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback 2019 Portland State University

Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback

Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs

This paper seeks to explore how a shifting economic model and an increasing influx of U.S. tourism, customs, and products will impact consumerism and waste in Cuba. The paper begins by charting the rise of an unwitting conservationist culture among Cubans, built out of necessity as a response to Castro-era economic hardships. This is followed by a discussion of recent Cuban economic reforms and the rise of tourism, private enterprise and material luxury in Cuba. For the emerging autonomous economic class who have shouldered decades of scarcity, the social and economic values of consumerism far outweigh any perceived environmental ...


Lost Spaces As Hidden Assets: A Refection On A Current Campus Design Issue, Torina Wilson, Amir Hajrasouliha 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Lost Spaces As Hidden Assets: A Refection On A Current Campus Design Issue, Torina Wilson, Amir Hajrasouliha

Amir Hajrasouliha

University campuses face two common problems: lack of facilities for the expanding enrollment numbers, and inadequate spaces for the changing education and recreational needs. Wilson and Hajrasouliha discuss the potential of adapting left-over campus open spaces to respond to these needs, adapting their physical and technological capabilities to encourage multiple academic and non-academic functions.


Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, CRP 512 Students 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, Crp 512 Students

Amir Hajrasouliha

The graduate class CRP 512 Introduction to Visual Communication and GIS, focuses on skill development in visual communications and GIS through a planning exercise. In the Winter quarter of 2018, the class was assigned the re-design of two blocks in downtown San Luis Obispo. The students focused on developing visions and design ideas for a future with autonomous vehicles.


Back Cover, 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Back Cover

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Cartoon Corner, Blaze Skyra, Eduardo (Dedé) Rocha 2019 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cartoon Corner, Blaze Skyra, Eduardo (Dedé) Rocha

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Theses And Professional Projects: 2017/2018 Ay, 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Theses And Professional Projects: 2017/2018 Ay

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For fulfilment of the MCRP degree at Cal Poly’s CRP department, the student may choose between developing a thesis or a professional project, or a specific individual project in a final planning studio. The following abstracts are from master’s theses and projects defended in the 2017/2018 AY. They are available upon request. Most can be download from Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library at http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses


Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2017/2018 Ay, 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2017/2018 Ay

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Conversations With Alumni: Kevin Valente, Kevin Valente 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Conversations With Alumni: Kevin Valente, Kevin Valente

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Conversations With Alumni: Ray Hashimoto, Ray Hashimoto 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Conversations With Alumni: Ray Hashimoto, Ray Hashimoto

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Urban Design Workshop In Lisbon - Summer 2018, Vicente del Rio, Diogo Mateus 2019 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Urban Design Workshop In Lisbon - Summer 2018, Vicente Del Rio, Diogo Mateus

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The CRP Department has a long established relationship with the Departamento de Urbanismo at the Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon, and over the years there has been various short-term programs between the institutions. In the Summer 2018, the authors coordinated a two-week-long urban design workshop that included study visits to Lisbon neighborhoods and the development of urban design ideas for an area in the Alvalade neighborhood.


Studying Urbanism In Copenhagen, Laura Traffenstedt, Justin Wong 2019 Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Studying Urbanism In Copenhagen, Laura Traffenstedt, Justin Wong

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Travelling and learning from other places, cultures, and experiences is a fundamental aspect of education. Copenhagen, Denmark's progressive capital and one of Europe's most livable cities, has long been a laboratory for sustainable planning and design ideas. Seniors Laura Traffenstedt and Justin Wong comment on their experiences studying urbanism in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad - DIS.


Envisioning A Future For Dinuba: Revitalizing Downtown And The Railroad Corridor, Vicente del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2019 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Envisioning A Future For Dinuba: Revitalizing Downtown And The Railroad Corridor, Vicente Del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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During the Spring Quarter 2018, a graduate and an undergraduate studio run by Hemalata Dandekar and Vicente del Rio, respectively, collaborated with Dinuba, a small town in California's Central Valley. Responding to a request from the city manager, the students were charged with envisioning how to redesign and revitalize the city's downtown and the abutting under-developed and under-utilized railroad corridor.


Planning For Sea Level Rise: Redevelopment Concepts For San Francisco's Embarcadero, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente del Rio 2019 California State University San Luis Obispo

Planning For Sea Level Rise: Redevelopment Concepts For San Francisco's Embarcadero, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente Del Rio

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In the Fall Quarter 2017, the third-year urban design studio run by the authors collaborated with San Francisco's Port Authority in developing ideas for how the city's Embarcadero waterfront could be redeveloped to its full potential, enhancing livability and preparing for sea-level rise. The thirty-two students, organized into six teams, developed plans and ideas for different sectors, as highlighted in these pages.


Urban Water Scarcity In Sana'a, Yemen, Aliza Herzberg 2019 Student, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Urban Water Scarcity In Sana'a, Yemen, Aliza Herzberg

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This essay is based on Aliza Herberg's final paper for the CRP Department's Cities in a Global World taught by Dr. Laura Tate in the Winter quarter of 2018. Open to all majors, the class explores the social and economic implications of urbanization and the international political economy on global cities, such as authenticity, gentrification, migration, social and environmental justice, and urban security. Students also assess global challenges through specific case studies, such as the one discussed by Aliza in this essay.


Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, Erik Anderson, Miles Barker, Kent Harrison, Edgar Hernandez, Sarah Howland, Madilyn Jacobsen, Justin Klaparda, Erin Kraft, Cara Meche, Mark Pasanen, Leeza Segal, Dustin Stiffler, Elizabeth Yee, Qijun Zeng 2019 Cal Poly

Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, Erik Anderson, Miles Barker, Kent Harrison, Edgar Hernandez, Sarah Howland, Madilyn Jacobsen, Justin Klaparda, Erin Kraft, Cara Meche, Mark Pasanen, Leeza Segal, Dustin Stiffler, Elizabeth Yee, Qijun Zeng

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The graduate class CRP 512 Introduction to Visual Communication and GIS, focuses on skill development in visual communications and GIS through a planning exercise. In the Winter quarter of 2018, the class was assigned the re-design of two blocks in downtown San Luis Obispo. The students focused on developing visions and design ideas for a future with autonomous vehicles.


Variations On City Form, Carlos Almeida 2019 AECOM, Baltimore and Hunt Valley studios

Variations On City Form, Carlos Almeida

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Carlos Almeida is a Portuguese-American architect licensed and accredited in the European Union with more than 30 years of experience in four continents. FOCUS publishes a series of his line-drawings that represent his poetic explorations of urban forms. An accomplished graphic artist, Carlos collaborates constantly with the Urban Sketchers group (see his work at http://carlos-almeida.com/en).


Some Thoughts On Urban Sketching, Filipa O. Antunes 2019 Universidade Lusofona de Lisboa, Portugal

Some Thoughts On Urban Sketching, Filipa O. Antunes

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The CRP department recognizes the importance of sketching as graphic thinking and a means to learn from what we see. Filipa Antunes, a renowned urban sketcher and artist who recently exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, presents some thoughts on how she approaches sketching as both a rational and an emotional process. All illustrations in this article are by the author. Follow Filipa's work at https://www.facebook.com/DesenhoFilipaOliveiraAntunes/


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