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Tax Increment Financing: A Tool For Growth In Grapevine, Texas, Nathaniel C. Chadwick 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tax Increment Financing: A Tool For Growth In Grapevine, Texas, Nathaniel C. Chadwick

Political Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has become an increasingly popular tool for economic development used by state and local governments. The legislation enabling TIF and its consequences vary greatly between states, causing some controversy. Through a case study based in the City of Grapevine, Texas, this research analyzes factors influencing TIF districts and their effectiveness in achieving their respective goals.


Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp 2016 Georgia State University

Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

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Claiming Market Place, Michael J. Abate, Alex Hentnik, Cameron J. Roach, Christopher M. Rucinski, Taylor Shulda, Nicholas McMenamin, Andrew Woodward 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Claiming Market Place, Michael J. Abate, Alex Hentnik, Cameron J. Roach, Christopher M. Rucinski, Taylor Shulda, Nicholas Mcmenamin, Andrew Woodward

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

CLAIMING MARKET PLACE UMass Amherst Design Center in Springfield

Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

The Senior Urban Design Studio developed a tangible vision for the revitalization of downtown Springfield through creating ideas for the underutilized Market Place block and reconnect it to the urban fabric. We carried out small-scale, temporary urban design installations as wayfinding interventions in the spirit of “tactical urbanism”. These interventions had a real target: the students’ work supported the opening of the Holiday Market in the Market Street block from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The interventions were taken one step further with the development of phased ...


Urban Beach Venues: Vulnerability And Sustainability In The Face Of Climate Change, Michael Raybould, David Anning, Liz Fredline, Dan Ware 2016 Bond University

Urban Beach Venues: Vulnerability And Sustainability In The Face Of Climate Change, Michael Raybould, David Anning, Liz Fredline, Dan Ware

Michael Raybould

This paper investigates the threats to beach venues posed by climate change and attempts to identify strategies that might be adopted by coastal managers and event managers to ensure that beaches continue to be viable event and recreation venues into the future. Analysis of coastal management research, local council records and tender documents, maps and plans of coastal works identifies six specific strategies for minimising the impacts of climate change on beach venues. These strategies aim to protect existing beach venues, increase the supply of alternative venues, minimise the event tourism impacts of negative media coverage of beach erosion events ...


No Business As Usual In An Autonomous Vehicle Future, William Riggs, Michael Boswell 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

No Business As Usual In An Autonomous Vehicle Future, William Riggs, Michael Boswell

William W. Riggs

Among the reasons to reconsider new investments in expanded roadway capacity: the impending revolution in transportation that will arrive when cars start driving themselves.


Learning By Teaching In Rwanda: Alumnus Michael Heater Takes Planning Knowledge To A Rural Village, Paul Donegan 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Learning By Teaching In Rwanda: Alumnus Michael Heater Takes Planning Knowledge To A Rural Village, Paul Donegan

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MCRP Alumnus Michael Heater is exemplary in combining CRP’s practical community-oriented approach with the planning profession’s noble mission of helping populations in need. For the last couple of years, Michael and his wife GraceAnne have been working as Peace Corps volunteers, making sure that they make a difference in a small village in Rwanda.


The Unique And Combined Effects Of Homelessness And School Mobility On The Educational Outcomes Of Young Children, John Fantuzzo, Whitney LeBoeuf, Chin-Chih Chen, Heather Rouse, Dennis Culhane 2016 University of Pennsylvania

The Unique And Combined Effects Of Homelessness And School Mobility On The Educational Outcomes Of Young Children, John Fantuzzo, Whitney Leboeuf, Chin-Chih Chen, Heather Rouse, Dennis Culhane

Heather Rouse

This study examined the unique and combined associations of homelessness and school mobility with educational well-being indicators, as well as the mediating effect of absenteeism, for an entire cohort of third-grade students in Philadelphia. Using integrated archival administrative data from the public school district and the municipal Office of Supportive Housing, multilevel linear models were estimated to test these associations while adjusting for nesting of students within schools. Findings demonstrated that homelessness had a unique association with problems in classroom engagement, school mobility was uniquely related to both academic achievement and problems in classroom engagement, and experiencing both homelessness and ...


Exploring Transit Ridership Using Census, Routing & Scheduling, And Stop Characteristic Data, Douglas Harvey Moody 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Exploring Transit Ridership Using Census, Routing & Scheduling, And Stop Characteristic Data, Douglas Harvey Moody

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This study develops, analyzes, and a­­­­­pplies transit-system-specific regression tree models that identify and prioritize transit system improvements through analysis and application of ridership, Census, routing and scheduling, and transit stop characteristic data. Regression trees identify and rank independent variables that split dependent variable datasets into meaningful subsets according to significant relationships with independent variable datasets, and regression tree models can be used to identify and prioritize transit system improvements. In this study, ridership datatypes are the dependent variables (i.e., boardings and alightings) and Census, routing and scheduling, and transit stop characteristic datatypes are the independent variables. Data associated ...


Automated Vehicles: A Guide For Planners And Policymakers, Charlie Coles 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Automated Vehicles: A Guide For Planners And Policymakers, Charlie Coles

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Automated vehicles are those which are capable of sensing their environments in order to perform at least some aspects of the safety-critical control (like steering, throttling, or braking) without direct human input. As a guide for planners and policymakers, the objective of this thesis is to develop a strong foundation for anticipating the potential impacts resulting from advancements in vehicle automation. To establish the foundation, this thesis uses a robust qualitative methodology, coupling a review of literature on the potential advantages and disadvantages of vehicle automation and lessons from past innovations in transportation, with recent trends of the Millennial Generation ...


Cover, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cover

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Table Of Contents, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Table Of Contents

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Editorial Board, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Editorial Board

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Focus: The Journal Of Planning Practice And Education | Journal Of The City And Regional Planning Department | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo | Volume 12, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Focus: The Journal Of Planning Practice And Education | Journal Of The City And Regional Planning Department | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo | Volume 12

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A Note From The Crp Department Head, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2016 California State University San Luis Obispo

A Note From The Crp Department Head, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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Editor's Overview, Vicente del Rio 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Editor's Overview, Vicente Del Rio

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The Practicing Planner: Can Digital Tools Foster Better Practice?, William W. Riggs, Chris Clark 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Practicing Planner: Can Digital Tools Foster Better Practice?, William W. Riggs, Chris Clark

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In this commentary, CRP professors William (Billy) Riggs and Chris Clark discuss different approaches to technology in public agency management, and how it may be changing planning practice. In the structure of a traditional debate, Professor Riggs first provides his perspectice, which is then followed by a counterpoint by Professor Clark Professor Riggs then pro􀁙ides a rebuttal and conclusion on the topic􀀑


2015 California Climate Action Planning Conference Keynote Address, Salud Carbajal 2016 Santa Barbara County

2015 California Climate Action Planning Conference Keynote Address, Salud Carbajal

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In August 2015, Cal Poly’s CRP Department hosted the second Climate Action Planning Conference to discuss local, state, national and international climate issues. The keynote address was provided by then Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal􀀑. His words framed the action􀀐-oriented vision for the conference, and define much of what the CRP family continues to focus on as a part of their teaching and scholarship.


John Gilderbloom’S Thought-Provoking Strategies About Regeneration And The Language Of Planning, Jana E. Schwartz 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

John Gilderbloom’S Thought-Provoking Strategies About Regeneration And The Language Of Planning, Jana E. Schwartz

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Planning is a 'jargon􀀐-y' field with terminology that oftens distract from the purpose of a project or idea. During a luncheon seminar at Cal Poly, Dr. John I. Gilderbloom, a professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, addressed this challenge through his own work, case studies and personal antidotes. He discussed the intricacies of planning and the role played by language in the implementation of projects and community understanding.


Identity And Urban Design: The Path To Meaningfulness In The City Of Concepción., Laura Yazmin Rodriguez 2016 Universidad Austral de Chile

Identity And Urban Design: The Path To Meaningfulness In The City Of Concepción., Laura Yazmin Rodriguez

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In her research leading to this article, Laura Rodriguez studied the urban design and place making qualities of the University of Concepción campus in Chile. Based on interviews with a select group of experts and field observations, the results indicate that the campus' strong meaning within the city image is partly due to its original conception as an overall consistent project and as part of the city grid and life.


Evolution Of Park Planning In The City Of Vancouver, Stephen Appiah Takyi Mr 2016 University of Northern British Columbia

Evolution Of Park Planning In The City Of Vancouver, Stephen Appiah Takyi Mr

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The study of park history serves as an important basis for assessing how rapid growth of cities affects the availability, management and use of parks over time. The data used for this study was collected from a variety of documentary sources including Parks Board records, old newspapers and archival records. The development of parks in the City of Vancouver has been approached from a multi-stakeholder perspective since the 19th century. There has been an increase in the number of physical structures and area of hard landscaping on the parks. This is as a result of the continuous increase in ...


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