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An Application Of Economics & Environmental Planning: The Impacts Of Variable Rate Irrigation Technology On Net Farm Income, Hannah Jones, Zhenghong Tang, Karina Schoengold, Yunwoo Nam, Dana Varner 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

An Application Of Economics & Environmental Planning: The Impacts Of Variable Rate Irrigation Technology On Net Farm Income, Hannah Jones, Zhenghong Tang, Karina Schoengold, Yunwoo Nam, Dana Varner

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Restoring playa wetlands back into predominantly agricultural landscapes has been a pressing issue for decades. The Nebraska Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) and its partners represent a wide variety of private and public groups who are offering solutions to this problem, while helping farmers maximize net farm income. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with the RWBJV on a project to determine how Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) technology would impact the profitability of farm management operations, while allowing the preservation of adjacent wetland areas. This study conducted an economic analysis that compared net farm income for producers that had participated in ...


Commuting And Parking Survey Report For West Chester University, Eric K. Foster 2018 MDF Research, LLC

Commuting And Parking Survey Report For West Chester University, Eric K. Foster

WCU Campus Sustainability Initiatives

A commuter survey was conducted at West Chester University in the spring of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to measure community members’ current commuting and parking habits and to informally investigate their willingness to participate in alternate forms of transportation. These data may be used as baselines to gauge the effectiveness of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate parking and traffic congestion.


The Mass Mobility Of America: A Multimodal Guide, Christian Carroll 2018 Grand Valley State University

The Mass Mobility Of America: A Multimodal Guide, Christian Carroll

Honors Projects

America has a problem-and its root is mobility. With the world everchanging at the hands of technology and social media, other forms of once well-revered technology, such as the combustible engine and coal-powered locomotives, are now at a crossroads. The automobile still dominates the transportation landscape-this is seen through city layouts that have promoted sedentary lifestyles, an increase in infrastructure costs, and a rise in carbon dioxide emissions. All three of these issues are part of a bigger problem in modern society- a lack of affordable and reliable healthcare, a crumbling American transportation infrastructure, and a world facing issues of ...


Design For Social Diversity, Sungduck Lee 2018 Iowa State University

Design For Social Diversity, Sungduck Lee

Sungduck Lee

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James Joyce Run: Nothing Happens In The Public Houses, People Drink, Barry Sheehan 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

James Joyce Run: Nothing Happens In The Public Houses, People Drink, Barry Sheehan

Academic Articles

I write a blog www.jj21k.com which looks at the works of James Joyce, the environment which he wrote about and changes that have taken place since he wrote about them. The blog posts are predominantly about Dublin. As part of discovering Dublin by reading and running, I have written several longer pieces.

This piece creates a running narrative that runs past every pub that is mentioned in Ulysses that is still a pub.

You can see more background information and other posts on www.jj21k.com.


The Honeymoon Is Over: Proposed Bill 68 And Its Implications For Infrastructure Planning In Ontario Municipalities, Elmond Bandauko 2018 Western University

The Honeymoon Is Over: Proposed Bill 68 And Its Implications For Infrastructure Planning In Ontario Municipalities, Elmond Bandauko

Western Research Forum

In November 2016, the Ontario government tabled Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act. This bill, if passed, will introduce a series of reforms to the Municipal Act and the Planning Act which outline the legislative, administrative, and financial responsibilities of Ontarian municipalities. There are 3 major provisions proposed in this Bill. First, municipalities will be required to have a policy pertaining to protection and enhancement of their tree canopy and natural vegetation. Second, the proposed amendments would authorize Cities to pass a by-law respecting the protection or conservation of the environment that requires buildings to be constructed with ...


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

Cartoon Corner

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Theses And Professional Projects: 2016/2017 Ay, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Theses And Professional Projects: 2016/2017 Ay

Focus

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 2016/2017 AY. They are available to download from Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library at http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses.


Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2016/2017 Ay, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2016/2017 Ay

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These are some highlights of the studio projects from both BSCRP and MCRP programs during the 2016-17 academic year. The studios are fundamental in the learn-by-doing pedagogy embraced by the department, and help shaping students into professionals that are fully engaged with their communities.


Conversations With Alumni - Back To Basics: Planning In The Peace Corps, Rwanda, Michael Heater 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Conversations With Alumni - Back To Basics: Planning In The Peace Corps, Rwanda, Michael Heater

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Before studying planning, Michael worked as a professional photographer, primarily in the newspaper industry. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2014-2016 in Rwanda with his wife. He is now working as a Realty Specialist with the General Services Administration. He and his wife currently live in Philadelphia with their adopted Rwandan cat. Check out Michael’s article with Brian Harrington “Creating more than a Snapshot: Photography for Planning and Design”, in FOCUS 9 (2012).


Conversations With Alumni: Nadege Dubuisson, Nadege Dubuisson 2018 Oregon Health Authority

Conversations With Alumni: Nadege Dubuisson, Nadege Dubuisson

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Developing A Resiliency Index For Csu Campuses, William Siembieda 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Developing A Resiliency Index For Csu Campuses, William Siembieda

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Sustainability and resilience have become intrinsic to good planning and are particularly important to Cal Poly's Master Plan. Professor William Siembieda discusses his interdisciplinary elective Hazard Mitigation Planning and Design, and describes the students' efforts in developing an index to measure campus resiliency.


Urban Design Visions For Riverside, Paso Robles, Vicente del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Urban Design Visions For Riverside, Paso Robles, Vicente Del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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Following the CRP Department's tradition of community-oriented projects with real clients, the authors discuss their studio work for the City of Paso Robles Community Development Department. The students explored development scenarios and urban design ideas for the area between the Salinas River and the railroad tracks, including more memorable, walkable and livable spaces, and stronger connections to the downtown and the rest of the city.


Shaping A Vision For Old Town Newark, Hemalata C. Dandekar, David Christie, Gabriel Ward 2018 California State University San Luis Obispo

Shaping A Vision For Old Town Newark, Hemalata C. Dandekar, David Christie, Gabriel Ward

Focus

This article describes the MCRP first-year studio project for Newark's Old Town, considered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as one of the region's Priority Development Areas. In collaboration with the city's Community Development Department, the proposal includes a vision and a development strategy to revitalize Old Town through mixed-use, development opportunities, and vibrant and memorable environments.


Sketching In The Crp Department, Vicente del Rio 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Sketching In The Crp Department, Vicente Del Rio

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In this article, Vicente del Rio reflects on the importance of sketching for planners and urban designers, and reports on an elective offered in the CRP department in 2017. Sketching is understood as a skill and a tool to help observe, analyse, represent, and conceptualize spaces and places, as well as to communicate with other professionals, the clients, and the public.


Successful Planner/Developer Collaborations For “Workforce” Housing In California, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2018 California State University San Luis Obispo

Successful Planner/Developer Collaborations For “Workforce” Housing In California, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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Housing affordability is a significant barrier to social and economic growth in California. In this article, Dr. Hemalata Dandekar reports on her research on successful housing projects for low and moderate-income families by private sector and non-profit developers in collaboration with city and county planning departments. The research was funded by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.


Deconstructing Howard Through The Lens Of Hall: Lessons From The Garden City Reformer, William W. Riggs 2018 University of San Francisco

Deconstructing Howard Through The Lens Of Hall: Lessons From The Garden City Reformer, William W. Riggs

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In this provocative essay, William Riggs discusses the lasting legacy of Ebenezer Howard's and Sir Peter Hall's work and who it challenges us to think our solutions and deal with familiar issues like protecting green belts, equitable jobs and housing. The author notes that the resurgence of a stronger focus on physical design and the sustainability and eco-towns movements will help us move towards a Howard-inspired "Peaceful Path to Real Reform".


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

Between The One And The Other, Aruane Garzedin

Focus

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.


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