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Climbing The Adaptation Planning Ladder: Barriers And Enablers In Municipal Planning, Elisabeth M. Hamin, Nicole Gurran 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Climbing The Adaptation Planning Ladder: Barriers And Enablers In Municipal Planning, Elisabeth M. Hamin, Nicole Gurran

Elisabeth M. Hamin

Local municipal governments have a crucial role in helping communities adapt to climate change. Recognizing different levels of climate preparedness, this chapter analyzes what steps communities tend to follow when they move forward on climate adaptation, including prerequisites for planning and the selection of policies. Drawing on content analyses of local climate adaptation plans from the United States (US) and Australia, as well as interviews with municipal planners in both nations, the chapter explores the adaptation policy choices communities are making and explains the range of strategies local governments have used to move forward on a ‘ladder’ of climate adaptation ...


Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D. 2015 Texas Southern University

Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D.

Anthony M Rodriguez Ph.D.

The poster present the foundation of a study in progress that demonstrates and maps the urban forest values. Using ARCGIS the paper will model social change and the potential for expanding or not the natural environment focusing on the values and the projected change based on the sectors position in reference to the sustainability and more specifically the urban forest. With ArcGIS the paper will demonstrate values and social change potential by analyzing and relating community survey responses to the spatial change.


Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Ecosystems and human beings are inter-related. People receive benefits from ecosystems named Ecosystem Services such as provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural services. Aesthetic value from cultural services is the interaction of people with the environment related to natural beauty. Over the time, traditional approaches for evaluating aesthetic value have been developed.

The main goal of this thesis was to evaluate the aesthetic value in Nebraska by using social media data from Panoramio and Flickr since they became a huge source of information available for multiple uses. We analyzed the clusters of pictures with the location of potential areas of aesthetic ...


Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Accessory dwelling units have long been utilized as an alternative strategy of homeowners within single-family neighborhoods of the United States in response to changing needs in living arrangements. The American Planning Association defines an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) as either a self-contained living area located within the walls of an existing home or a freestanding structure on the same lot as the principal dwelling unit. While it is difficult to accurately identify all of the municipalities that allow the creation of ADUs in single-family neighborhoods, their presence was long established prior to the enactment of zoning regulations in cities across ...


Energy Planning In Nebraska: Evaluating Energy Elements Of Local Comprehensive Plans In Nebraska, Phillip Luebbert 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Energy Planning In Nebraska: Evaluating Energy Elements Of Local Comprehensive Plans In Nebraska, Phillip Luebbert

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

In 2010, Nebraska Legislature passed LB 997 requiring all Nebraska cities and counties to include an energy element within their local comprehensive plan by January 2015. For many communities, this is the first time energy has been addressed within their comprehensive plan. Energy planning literature and the requirements of LB 997 were used to create components of an ideal energy plan. Eighteen energy elements were selected by electronic availability and examined for components of an ideal energy plan. The results of this study show that energy elements of local comprehensive plans in Nebraska are lacking the components of an ideal ...


Improving Active Transportation Data In Hias With Automated Counters: Lessons From Ca, William W. Riggs 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Improving Active Transportation Data In Hias With Automated Counters: Lessons From Ca, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

Quantifying the active transportation by biking and walking through counts is an important part of developing policy and intervention to mitigate risk and encourage active lifestyles. Numerous studies have evaluated the different methods of counting bicycles and pedestrians, but very little work has evaluated actual cases of how they fit into active transportation programs and health impact assessments (HIAs).

The purpose of this study was to study validates the results of those studies looking at the reliability of results gathered as a part of two California projects and how they fit into existing planning and health assessment programs. Automated counters ...


City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox

City & Regional Planning Studios, Projects and White Papers

The City of San Luis Obispo (SLO) has eleven official public open spaces. Managing these places presents a challenge in providing top-tier environmental stewardship, while also accommodating passive recreational use and access, in an era of fiscal limitations and competing priorities. Given that reality and the changing population dynamics in the US, providing equal access to these facilities is of increasing importance, whether by car, bike, on foot or via public transit. These open spaces provide value (environmental, economic and social) primarily to residents, as well as visitors, and gaining a data-driven understanding of that value was a primary goal ...


More Than One Way To Think About Urban Streets, John I. Gilderbloom, William W. Riggs 2015 University of Louisville

More Than One Way To Think About Urban Streets, John I. Gilderbloom, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

This op-ed discusses research into the differences between one-way and two-way street design, and how two-way streets are associated with fewer traffic accidents, less crime and abandonments, and increased housing prices.


Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer 2015 URS Corporation

Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer

Purdue Road School

The new IndyGo Downtown Transit Center will transform transit in downtown Indianapolis and offers lessons in transit planning, traffic planning, intermodal connectivity, public engagement, and pedestrian access. This presentation will give an overview of the facility and then focus on attributes of the facility and of the design process that might offer useful lessons to other transit projects, including those of a smaller scale


Ciudades En Construcción Permanente ¿Destino De Casas Para Todos?, Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa Arq., Teolinda Bolívar Arq., Marcelo Rodríguez Mancilla Psic. 2015 El Colegio de México, A.C. (Colmex)

Ciudades En Construcción Permanente ¿Destino De Casas Para Todos?, Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa Arq., Teolinda Bolívar Arq., Marcelo Rodríguez Mancilla Psic.

Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa

Es un placer presentar el Volumen II de la Colección Ciudades de la Gente titulado "Ciudades en construcción permanente ¿Destino de casas para todos?". Esta Colección nace de la convicción y la necesidad de guardar la memoria de un proceso de trabajo sobre dos temas de importancia para América Latina y El Caribe como son el hábitat popular y la inclusión social; tópicos con nombres tan propios en cada lugar de nuestra región –favelas, villas miseria, pueblos jóvenes, etc.- pero con disfunciones y sobreposiciones tan generales que nos fuerzan a verlos iguales; y es que la visión que de ellos ...


The Impact Of Cargo Bikes On Travel Patterns: Survey Report, William W. Riggs, Jana E. Schwartz 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Impact Of Cargo Bikes On Travel Patterns: Survey Report, William W. Riggs, Jana E. Schwartz

William W. Riggs

Cargo bikes are becoming increasingly available in the United States with vendors such as Yuba, Trek, XtraCycle, and Marin all offering platforms. While a large body of research has continued to investigate traditional bike transportation, cargo bikes offer the potential to capture trips for those that might otherwise be made by car. To investigate this, a survey was conducted querying how use and travel characteristics changed upon cargo bike ownership (N = 299; 95% Confidence Interval +/-6%).


The Impact Of Cargo Bikes On Travel Patterns: Survey Report, William W. Riggs, Jana E. Schwartz 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Impact Of Cargo Bikes On Travel Patterns: Survey Report, William W. Riggs, Jana E. Schwartz

City & Regional Planning Studios, Projects and White Papers

Cargo bikes are becoming increasingly available in the United States with vendors such as Yuba, Trek, XtraCycle, and Marin all offering platforms. While a large body of research has continued to investigate traditional bike transportation, cargo bikes offer the potential to capture trips for those that might otherwise be made by car. To investigate this, a survey was conducted querying how use and travel characteristics changed upon cargo bike ownership (N = 299; 95% Confidence Interval +/-6%).


Recent Demographic Growth In Ireland: Implications For Future Spatial Planning And Housing Provision., Brian Hughes 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Recent Demographic Growth In Ireland: Implications For Future Spatial Planning And Housing Provision., Brian Hughes

Other Resources

The recent publication of Ireland’s Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s ‘non-statutory’ Planning Policy Statement (PPS) of end January 2015, heralds the prospect of the replacement of the National Spatial Strategy (2002-2020) with a National Planning Framework (NPF). The PPS emphasises that future Planning Strategy should be both evidence-based and plan-led. As a contribution to such aspirations, this Paper presents a demographic approach applied to the spatial context for current housing needs and points to compelling reasons for developing Ireland’s cities whilst curtailing the ongoing proliferation of villages, small towns and one-off housing, and for ...


The Cost Versus Price For Parking Spaces At Major Employment Centers: Findings From Uc Berkeley, Tudela-Rivadeneyra, Manish Shirgaokar, Elizabeth Deakin Aldo, Manish Shirgoakar, Elizabeth A. Deakin, William W. Riggs 2015 University of California - Berkeley

The Cost Versus Price For Parking Spaces At Major Employment Centers: Findings From Uc Berkeley, Tudela-Rivadeneyra, Manish Shirgaokar, Elizabeth Deakin Aldo, Manish Shirgoakar, Elizabeth A. Deakin, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

In dense urban areas, surface parking often poses an opportunity cost, and reuse of the land for urban development with parking relocated to a multistory structure may be an attractive option. This paper analyzes the cost of replacing surface parking with a parking structure and finds that it may be equally cost effective to pursue travel demand management strategies. The paper analyzes what it costs to build a parking space in a multi-story structure (garage) using US average data as well as data from a substantially higher-cost case, the University of California, Berkeley. The Berkeley case illustrates how replacement of ...


The Relevance Of A Coproductive Capacity Framework To Climate Change Adaptation: Investigating The Health And Water Sectors In Cambodia, Kathryn Bowen, Fiona Miller, Dany Va, Sonia Graham 2015 Australian National University

The Relevance Of A Coproductive Capacity Framework To Climate Change Adaptation: Investigating The Health And Water Sectors In Cambodia, Kathryn Bowen, Fiona Miller, Dany Va, Sonia Graham

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

Multiple active partnerships in the health and water sectors in Cambodia exist to address climate change adaptation, operating beyond typical sectoral and organizational divides. Decisions around national adaptation policy are made predominantly by the relevant lead ministry, contrasting with where funding originates from (i.e., major donors, multilaterals, United Nation agencies). Adaptation policy is thus the result of a process of coproduction by state and nonstate actors. The research we present sought to understand the relationships that exist between knowledge- and decision-makers with respect to climate change adaptation in the health and water sectors in Cambodia, and the factors that ...


Ridazz, Wrenches, And Wonks: A Revolution On Two Wheels Rolls Into Los Angeles, Donald Parker Strauss 2015 Antioch University - New England

Ridazz, Wrenches, And Wonks: A Revolution On Two Wheels Rolls Into Los Angeles, Donald Parker Strauss

Dissertations & Theses

How can we make cities more livable? Los Angeles, in particular, is a notably challenging place to live. For many, it is hard to see Los Angeles—city or county—as anything other than a huge, sprawling, and some would say placeless place. Los Angeles is known by many as the place that tore up more than 1,000 miles of streetcar lines to make way for millions of cars and hundreds of miles of freeways. Because of this, Los Angeles is also known for its poor air quality and jammed freeways. Those who live in Los Angeles know that ...


Why Balanced Regional Development Should Be Replaced By Urban Agglomeration Initiatives In Ireland’S Reconfigured National Spatial And Economic Strategy, Brian Hughes 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Why Balanced Regional Development Should Be Replaced By Urban Agglomeration Initiatives In Ireland’S Reconfigured National Spatial And Economic Strategy, Brian Hughes

Other Resources

In 2003, Eoin O Leary of NUIC published the first in what has since become an extensive literature criticising the 2002-2020 National Spatial Strategy’s core ‘distributive’ strategy, that of Balanced Regional Development (BRD). It is therefore disturbing, despite the strategy’s obvious failures and the government’s 2013 withdrawn of this discredited NSS, that some Opposition politicians continue to persist in articulating BRD in a politically opportunistically way, such as was emphasised a number of times by Eamon O’Cuiv T.D. on the Claire Byrne TV Show on RTE 1, Monday 9th March. That programme with its Live ...


Creating Healthy Community In The Postindustrial City, Brian A. Hoey 2015 Marshall University

Creating Healthy Community In The Postindustrial City, Brian A. Hoey

Brian A Hoey

This chapter explores how community might be reimagined for the benefit of public health as well as to promote incipient social or economic agendas born of progressive citizen action aimed at what is commonly characterized as development or, perhaps, even more broadly as “growth.” Can a city like Huntington, West Virginia, emerge as a positive example of what we might term postindustrial urban regeneration and perhaps even community healing? Can this happen specifically through a grassroots movement now finding local governmental support in a collective attempt to transform this place from one defined primarily by the productive capacity of factories ...


Gentrification In The Neoliberal World Order: A Study Of Urban Change In The River North District Of Denver, Colorado, Laura Conway 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

Gentrification In The Neoliberal World Order: A Study Of Urban Change In The River North District Of Denver, Colorado, Laura Conway

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The River North Arts district in Denver, Colorado has undergone a rapid transformation in the previous two years. I claim that the transformations are not the normal development of a thriving city but instead a neoliberal reimagining of the cityscape. The literature of gentrification was studied in this thesis to synthesize an understanding of gentrification as a neoliberal urban strategy. Subsequently I connected the locality of River North to the larger processes of neoliberal place making through an aesthetic reading, study of maps, and quantitative study of tax assessment data.


A Comparative Analysis Of Bicycle Cultures In The United States And The Netherlands, Sydney Stephenson 2015 Claremont McKenna College

A Comparative Analysis Of Bicycle Cultures In The United States And The Netherlands, Sydney Stephenson

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis examines the bicycle cultures found in the United States and the Netherlands. The cities of Claremont, California, San Luis Obispo, California, and Groeningen, Netherlands are used as case studies to compare bicycle policies and infrastructure. Bicycle-friendly cities require bicycle master plans that address accessibility, education and promotion, safe infrastructure, and parking. A successful bicycle culture improves a city’s environmental sustainability, health, equity, and access. Most importantly, a safe and convenient bicycle environment builds community interaction.


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