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Between The One And The Other, Aruane Garzedin 2018 Federal University of Bahia

Between The One And The Other, Aruane Garzedin

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The contemporary city is a polarized environment with increasingly strong divides between the public and the private realms. Public space has lost quality and does not stimulate new social practices; there is little surprise and diversity in the landscape. Aruane Garzedin has been using art interventions to provoke new urban perceptions and public engagement, encouraging a different city poetic.


The Culture Of Windows, Ivor Samuels 2018 School of Geography University of Birmingham

The Culture Of Windows, Ivor Samuels

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Windows are a fundamental element for both architecture and urban design. Ivor Samuels discusses the impact of daylight on housing practice, particularly in the United Kingdom. He claims that while the focus of research and regulations seem to be on sustainability and energy conservation, cultural context, privacy, and surveillance are equally important in planning and urban design. He calls for more interdisciplinary work in the study of the relationships between daylight, architecture and urban form.


Home Sharing: An Important Housing Option For Us Cities, Anne Wyatt 2018 HomeShare SLO

Home Sharing: An Important Housing Option For Us Cities, Anne Wyatt

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The housing crisis in the US is fundamentally an affordability crisis, particularly in larger cities and in expensive real estate markets. Planner Anne Wyatt has been a strong advocate for affordable housing in San Luis Obispo for many years. In this article, she discusses the importance of home sharing in helping to tackle the affordability crisis, its advantages, the problems that may rise, and the need to include it as a formal option in the General Plan's Housing Element and in affordable housing action plans.


The Rio Games Legacy In Mobility: Challenges Beyond Infrastructure, Simone C.R. Silva, Carlos E.G. Maiolino, Jacqueline A. Torres 2018 City of Rio de Janeiro

The Rio Games Legacy In Mobility: Challenges Beyond Infrastructure, Simone C.R. Silva, Carlos E.G. Maiolino, Jacqueline A. Torres

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The City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city of 6.5 million inhabitants, had several years to plan, invest, and prepare for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A significant part of these efforts were in mobility infrastructure and operations, as they would become a fundamental legacy for the city. Silva, Maiolino and Torres, who were involved in these efforts in various capacities, discuss this experience and some of the challenges that go beyond investments in infrastructure such as behavior and operational changes.


From Downtown To The Inner Harbor: Baltimore's Sustainable Revitalization - Part 2: The Inner Harbor Plan (1967 To 2005), Vicente del Rio 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

From Downtown To The Inner Harbor: Baltimore's Sustainable Revitalization - Part 2: The Inner Harbor Plan (1967 To 2005), Vicente Del Rio

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Baltimore's effective revitalization efforts are internationally recognized in planning and urban design. After the successful Charles Center redevelopment plan in the late 1950s, Baltimore's efforts expanded to its Inner Harbor and waterfront. In this sequel to a two-part article that started in FOCUS 13, Vicente del Rio discusses these later efforts, and how Baltimore ensured a process for sustainable economic, social, and cultural revitalization.


Urban Economics By Design: Thinking From Down Under, Kobus Mentz, Susannah Goble 2018 University of Auckland

Urban Economics By Design: Thinking From Down Under, Kobus Mentz, Susannah Goble

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Based on their experience in Australasia, Kobus Mentz and Susannah Goble discuss how, by considering urban economics, urban design, and local governance concurrently, greater efficiency, prosperity and social equity can be delivered at differing levels of city scale. The authors are, respectively, director and planner of Urbanismplus, one of New Zealand's most respected and awarded planning and urban design private firms.


Broadband Applications For Digitally Based Public Transportation In The Smart City, Evandro C. Santos 2018 Jackson State University

Broadband Applications For Digitally Based Public Transportation In The Smart City, Evandro C. Santos

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Inevitably, cities are becoming more interconnected and dependent on smart wireless computer systems and networks. In this paper, Evandro Santos discusses broadband applications in generating Big Data, and the role of technology and communication in the efficiency of urban functions and services. He argues that digital and mobile technologies are making the connections between transportation service providers and users tighter, faster, and more personal to greater collective and individual b enefits.


Active Transportation And Perceptions Of Safety: A Case Study Of A Regional Trail And A Transit Corridor In Salt Lake City, Utah., Ivis Garcia Zambrana, Shabnam Khan 2018 University of Utah

Active Transportation And Perceptions Of Safety: A Case Study Of A Regional Trail And A Transit Corridor In Salt Lake City, Utah., Ivis Garcia Zambrana, Shabnam Khan

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In this article, Garcia and Ara Khan discuss their study on the relationship between perceptions of safety from crime and active transportation with a regional bike and pedestrian trail system in Salt Lake City. Based on community surveys and focus group discussions, the study concludes on important suggestions on how to increase the perception of safety in low-income neighborhoods that go beyond streetscape improvements.


The Conversable Scale Of Cities, Lineu Castello 2018 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The Conversable Scale Of Cities, Lineu Castello

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One of the usual criticisms of the contemporary metropolis is that it is fragmented by mega-projects run by private sector interests. In this provocative article, Castello notes the positive outcomes of this phenomenon as long as the fragments result in places of a type and scale appropriate for public engagement and social conversation.


Cartoon Corner, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cartoon Corner

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3rd California Climate Action Planning Conference, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

3rd California Climate Action Planning Conference

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Eulogy For W. David Conn, William Siembieda 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Eulogy For W. David Conn, William Siembieda

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A Note From The Editor, Vicente del Rio 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Note From The Editor, Vicente Del Rio

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A Note From The Department Head, Michael R. Boswell 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Note From The Department Head, Michael R. Boswell

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Editorial Board, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Editorial Board

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Table Of Contents, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Table Of Contents

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Cover, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cover

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Autonomous Vehicles And The City:, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Shivani Shukla, Matthew Kawashima, Therese Perez 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Autonomous Vehicles And The City:, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Shivani Shukla, Matthew Kawashima, Therese Perez

William W. Riggs

Development of the autonomous vehicles (AVs) offers, perhaps, the most groundbreaking and revolutionary change in the way cities are built and function since the advent of the car. AVs present new opportunities to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips... .. there are also undeniable risks regarding the design and land use, social, and economic implications associated with their expansion... To begin to address these challenges, in November 2017, a panel of policy makers, planners, designers, developers, and other industry experts gathered at the University of San Francisco to discuss the role AVs will ...


Accessible Bike Share For The Midsized City, Caitlin Stevens, Zach Dripps 2018 Michiana Area Council of Governments

Accessible Bike Share For The Midsized City, Caitlin Stevens, Zach Dripps

Purdue Road School

Bike share programs inevitably start in central business districts but often don’t reach neighborhood and core service destinations. How can bike share programs better serve communities? Michiana Area Council of Governments, partnering with the City of South Bend, launched a new dockless bike share program in July 2017 that aims to create a truly accessible network of bikes. Learn about the progress of the system and future plans for a complete regional system.


Where Does Public Land Come From? Municipalization And Privatization Debates, Oksana Mironova, Samuel Stein 2018 CUNY Graduate Center

Where Does Public Land Come From? Municipalization And Privatization Debates, Oksana Mironova, Samuel Stein

Publications and Research

This article illuminates contemporary land-use and disposition struggles in New York City by tracing the history of land’s passage between the private and public realms. The authors contend that government and community-controlled nonprofit organizations should govern the disposition of the city’s remaining public land supply, deliberately deploying this scarce resource to promote the well-being of the people and neighborhoods most at risk in a speculation-fueled real-estate environment.


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