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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.


An Exploration Of Gentrification Of The Magic City: A Spatial Analysis Of Birmingham, Al, Antionette Fowlkes 2018 Iowa State University

An Exploration Of Gentrification Of The Magic City: A Spatial Analysis Of Birmingham, Al, Antionette Fowlkes

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Birmingham, Alabama, once the most segregated city in the nation, is now experiencing an economic revival linked to capital investments, influx of high-income groups that has caused the displacement of low-income groups as part of social upgrade and landscape change. These changes result in an ongoing gentrification of the city. To study the processes that have led to this change, I analyzed the socioeconomic characteristics and transportation trends from 1980 to 2010, and explored the impacts of changing neighborhoods on access to public transportation. Using a case study approach, I will: (1) provide historical context of the city; (2) spatially ...


Community Perspectives On Neighborhood Characteristics And Home-Buying Decisions, Madhuri Sharma 2018 Univesity of Tennessee

Community Perspectives On Neighborhood Characteristics And Home-Buying Decisions, Madhuri Sharma

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

This paper analyzes households’ perceptions of neighborhoods according to Brown and Chung’s framework of Market-Led Pluralism (M-LP). Using household survey responses from 100 respondents in Columbus, Ohio and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I empirically test MLP’s utility in understanding consumers’ decision making processes on where to live and who to live with. Consumers from all races/ethnicities ranked these attributes similarly, closely aligning with the M-LP. The quality of schools, safety of neighborhoods, price and affordability generally mattered to all consumers. However, African Americans’ perceptions of certain attributes as more valuable than others’ are likely due to their lower socio-economic ...


San Luis Ranch - Design Vision, Maddie Pritchard, MacKenzie Wrage 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Ranch - Design Vision, Maddie Pritchard, Mackenzie Wrage

City and Regional Planning

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