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Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques Jul 3013

Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques

Gaetan Jacques

In February of 2012, alternative rock band OK Go released a music video for their song “Needing/Getting”. The video explores a creative way of playing music, by driving a car through a constructed, choreographed environment. A driving track was set up as a large musical instrument which was “played” by a car. Architects, musicians, and artist are looking for innovative ways to develop active relationships between people, music, and architecture. The traditional passive relationship of these three is static, a design that does not promote interaction or participation. If we consider, behind a performance, there is a great deal ...


Transformaciones En La Vivienda Histórica En La Zona De Monumentos De Santiago De Querétaro (Historic Housing Transformations In The Monuments' Zone Of Santiago De Queretaro), Yanet Lezama-López Dec 2102

Transformaciones En La Vivienda Histórica En La Zona De Monumentos De Santiago De Querétaro (Historic Housing Transformations In The Monuments' Zone Of Santiago De Queretaro), Yanet Lezama-López

Yanet Lezama-López

El capítulo se enfoca en las transformaciones ocurridas durante el siglo XX en la vivienda histórica dentro de la Zona de Monumentos Históricos de la capital del estado de Querétaro, entendida ésta como aquella que se ubica en inmuebles considerados monumentos históricos por determinación de la Ley Federal sobre Monumentos y Zonas Arqueológicos, Artísticos e Históricos. Se presenta la metodología y los resultados de investigación que tuvieron como objetivo identificar cómo se transformaron las viviendas de una manera histórica y evolutiva, al tiempo de identificar las posibilidades para futuras intervenciones.

The Chapter focuses on the transformations on the housing in ...


Glassman, Paul. The User Perspective: A Paradigm For Facilities Design And Space Planning, Digital Repository Felician College Jan 2015

Glassman, Paul. The User Perspective: A Paradigm For Facilities Design And Space Planning, Digital Repository Felician College

Felician College Digital Repository

No abstract provided.


Low-Impact Infrastructure: Development And Design Potential For Surface Application Alternatives For Subsurface Infrastructure In Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin, Michael R. Pace Dec 2014

Low-Impact Infrastructure: Development And Design Potential For Surface Application Alternatives For Subsurface Infrastructure In Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin, Michael R. Pace

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In sensitive and iconic landscapes, such as Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin, construction and expansion of visitor services is hindered, and often blocked, by the potential for environmental damage that could occur during the installation of subsurface utilities. These utilities, crucial to the success of development, require an alternative method of installation when placed in locations requiring special consideration and protection.

Yellowstone, in particular, is faced with the responsibility of protecting limited hydrothermal resources while also providing access to the general public. Sub-surface utilities threaten this responsibility due to the unknown nature of much of the subsurface

geology ...


The Productivity Puzzle: Is It Just About The Data?, Rick Best Nov 2014

The Productivity Puzzle: Is It Just About The Data?, Rick Best

Mirvac School of Sustainable Development

Measuring construction industry productivity at any level above that of site activities such as bricklaying or plastering remains a vexed question. A variety of methods have been developed and tested but results are often far from consistent with different methods that appear equally valid in theory producing quite different results. A recent study conducted in Australia demonstrated the application of different methods that produced some similar results but with some care required in the analysis of the outcomes. Another example showed large variations in results following the application of a similar method to different yet apparently equally valid datasets. Analysis ...


Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, Jonathan P. Bell Nov 2014

Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, Jonathan P. Bell

Jonathan P. Bell, M.A.

UrbDeZine, November 12, 2014. In this follow up article on informal housing in Los Angeles, I respond to comments and take on critics who devalue housing code enforcement. I argue that unpermitted housing is inherently unsafe, and unsafe housing is not a viable housing option. I call for all sides of the informal housing debate to come together to look for solutions. URL: http://losangeles.urbdezine.com/2014/11/12/response-to-comments-the-informal-housing-debate-remains-open/


Review Of “The Teacher’S Guide To Media Literacy: Critical Thinking In A Multimedia World” By Cyndy Scheibe And Faith Rogow, Julie Smith Nov 2014

Review Of “The Teacher’S Guide To Media Literacy: Critical Thinking In A Multimedia World” By Cyndy Scheibe And Faith Rogow, Julie Smith

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This article reviews “The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World” by Cyndy Scheibe and Faith Rogow


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou Oct 2014

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


A Proposed Master Plan For The City Of St. Petersburg, Florida, City Of St. Petersburg Planning Board Oct 2014

A Proposed Master Plan For The City Of St. Petersburg, Florida, City Of St. Petersburg Planning Board

City and Regional Planning—Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida

A proposed master plan for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Submitted by the City Planning Board. Chapter VII - Schools and recreational facilities. [St. Petersburg, Fla. : City of St. Petersburg Planning Board, 194-?]


Designing And Planning Beach Precincts, Nigel Cartlidge Oct 2014

Designing And Planning Beach Precincts, Nigel Cartlidge

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

Urban design and planning theory and practice reflects the different cultural contexts, locations, historical origins and political intents within which they are produced. This paper has emerged from a mixed methods case study of the urban design of three different beach precincts on the Gold Coast, Australia. The intent of the research was to understand how people value, use and relate to urban beach precincts so that their design, planning and development may functionally reflect the role that they play in people’s lives.

The author’s case study research of three Gold Coast beach precincts found that the governance ...


Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong Oct 2014

Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

On Jeju Island, there are many freshwater springs because it is a volcanic island with abundant precipitation and rainwater. While springs were once plentiful in the island, due to depletion and urbanization pressures, many of the traditional wood and rock structures and spaces surrounding springs have become severely deteriorated. Until the 1970s springs served as vital community resources for water provisioning for drinking and household use, agriculture and livestock. However, after most springs fell into disuse, hydraulic engineers have maintained Jeju’s springs with a concern for springs with strong flow and good water quality but disregarding human activities such ...


From Progressive Planning To Progressive Urbanism: Planning's Progressive Future And The Legacies Of Fragmentation, Stephen Atkinson, Joshua Jorgensen Oct 2014

From Progressive Planning To Progressive Urbanism: Planning's Progressive Future And The Legacies Of Fragmentation, Stephen Atkinson, Joshua Jorgensen

Conflux

Since the 1980’s numerous urban scholars have taken to proclaiming one city or another as being ‘progressive.’ Planning websites like American Planning Association, Planetizen or Progressive Planning Magazine are inundated with examples of progressive planning in action. The examples of touted progressive cities are many: Burlington, Berkeley, Cleveland, Boston, L.A., Chicago, Cincinnati, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, Denver, and Seattle have all been championed as progressive cities. Most of them come with brackets: Boston was progressive [under Mayor Flynn]; Chicago was progressive [under Mayor Washington]; Burlington was progressive [under Mayor Sanders]. There is also no shortage of descriptors about what ...


Lesson For Puget Sound? The City-Region And The Politics Of Scale In Cape Town, Yonn Dierwechter Oct 2014

Lesson For Puget Sound? The City-Region And The Politics Of Scale In Cape Town, Yonn Dierwechter

Conflux

No abstract provided.


Urban (R)Evolutions: Museums, Spectacle, And Development In Reform Era China, Hope St. John Oct 2014

Urban (R)Evolutions: Museums, Spectacle, And Development In Reform Era China, Hope St. John

Conflux

Over the past thirty years, China’s museum sector has experienced exponential growth with the expansion of thousands of new museums, both public and private. This paper seeks to understand this growth as an urban phenomenon that is simultaneously reconfiguring urban space and citizen subjectivities by framing the emergence of new and increasingly spectacular exhibitory institutions in China within the context of political, economic, and cultural policy shifts. Through the examination of the evolution of the museum in China and its symbolic relevance from its origins in an era of semi-colonialism into the contemporary period and recent trends of property-led ...


Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean Oct 2014

Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland's Historic Landmark, Barney Taxel, Laura Taxel Oct 2014

The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland's Historic Landmark, Barney Taxel, Laura Taxel

University Press Publications

The Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869, was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. Over 107,000 individuals are interred on the sprawling 285 acre expanse that is located four and one-half miles from Cleveland's Public Square. According to a Plain Dealer report in 1870, the cemetery was designed to combine all the attractive features that "nature and true art can produce" to harmonize nature's alphabet-"stone, earth, wood and water." The landscape was laid out with broad avenues and shady walks "near the fountains in view of many a rustic pile [edifice ...


The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage Sep 2014

The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

This paper arises out of a doctoral case study that sought to understand how people value, use and relate to urban beach precincts so that the development of seaside places may functionally reflect the role they play in people’s lives. The case study examined the complex relationships between the urban design attributes and spatial arrangement of beach precincts and public access to activity, amenity and facility in a case study of three different Gold Coast beach precincts.


Exurban Residents’ Perceptions Of Naturally Returning Predators: Connecticut Case Study, Margaret E. Sackrider, Susan G. Clark, Isaac M. Ortega Sep 2014

Exurban Residents’ Perceptions Of Naturally Returning Predators: Connecticut Case Study, Margaret E. Sackrider, Susan G. Clark, Isaac M. Ortega

Yale Day of Data

As a result of reforestation, growth of exurban areas and wildlife adaptation, it is believed that the public is currently encountering more human-wildlife conflicts than ever before. The key to balancing wildlife conservation and human development is understanding the dynamic relationship between humans and carnivores. Specifically, gaining insight into the complexity of this relationship will aide in the creation of more effective conservation policy and outreach.

Reforestation throughout Connecticut has supported a tremendous population growth of pray species and subsequently the growth of predator populations including coyotes, Canis latrans, and black bears, Ursus americanus. According to some biologists, the state ...


[Full Program] Interior Design Symposium 2013: Well + Being, Interior Architecture, Florida International University Sep 2014

[Full Program] Interior Design Symposium 2013: Well + Being, Interior Architecture, Florida International University

Interior Design Symposium: Fostering Identity, Diversity, & Connectivity

The full program of the 2013 Interior Design Symposium. Includes schedule, invited speaker bios, and a list of invited presenters.


Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2860. A home furnishings project completed for a high school home economics class by Alvira LaPlant. Using “The Michigan” bungalow as a prototype, she includes pictures of selected furniture, fixtures, and decorative items for the home accompanied with prices, and floor plans.


La Presidencia: De Carondelet Al Epiclachima, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Sep 2014

La Presidencia: De Carondelet Al Epiclachima, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El Gobierno ha decidido reorganizar la implantación espacial de sus ministerios y órganos administrativos más importantes en la capital. La justificación va en el sentido de concentrar los servicios públicos para mejorar la coordinación y la atención al público. Serán cinco plataformas gubernamentales, dos en el sur y tres en el norte. A ellas habrá que sumar la sede de Unasur en la Mitad del Mundo y el complejo legislativo en construcción. Quito, que está constituida a partir de un hipercentro, pasará a configurarse desde un conjunto de centralidades dispuestas de norte a sur a lo largo de la ciudad ...


Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson Sep 2014

Historic Former Asylum In A Perilous State, Sylvia Thompson

Media

It is in a perilous state of dereliction with only the southern end of the building remaining standing. The linking arcades on the wings of the building are long gone. The roof has collapsed inwards. The windows have all been broken and are either boarded up or covered with gratings. It is surrounded by overgrown vegetation and in some places, there are trees rooted into the walls.


Compliance A Central Issue For Any New Rea In Construction Sector, Ruairi Hayden Sep 2014

Compliance A Central Issue For Any New Rea In Construction Sector, Ruairi Hayden

Articles

No abstract provided.


Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold Sep 2014

Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold

Ronald Bujold

For nearly a century, once prosperous mill communities throughout New England have struggled to adapt to ever-changing societal, cultural, and economic conditions. This project explores an architectural intervention for Fitchburg’s Rollstone Hill neighborhood, which seeks to reverse this trend by deploying a design strategy that begins with re-purposing a 60,000 square foot mill. This strategy focuses on utilizing the fundamental and existing components of these planned communities—people, infrastructure, and economics—to cultivate the design and the relationships necessary to reconnect this neighborhood to the modern world.


Educational Programmes For Spatial Information Sciences In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, William Prendergast, Eamonn Donnelly, Audrey A. Martin, Avril Behan Sep 2014

Educational Programmes For Spatial Information Sciences In The Dublin Institute Of Technology, William Prendergast, Eamonn Donnelly, Audrey A. Martin, Avril Behan

Conference Papers

The ever increasing spatial information needs of society, the rapid development of new surveying technologies, and the global demand for appropriately qualified surveyors, have triggered a radical re-evaluation of geomatics education worldwide. Significant enhancements have been made to the educational programmes in the spatial information science discipline in the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) during the last decade including the provision of a BSc in Geomatics and various masters’ programmes to cater for the increasingly specialised needs of the Geographic Information sector in Ireland.


Designs Of David Ziskind '61, David Mckay Wilson Sep 2014

Designs Of David Ziskind '61, David Mckay Wilson

Colby Magazine

David Ziskind is changing the way we consider jails- and inmates.


Children's Playscapes: Risk, Safety, And Creativity, Ngoc Doan Sep 2014

Children's Playscapes: Risk, Safety, And Creativity, Ngoc Doan

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project focuses on urban playgrounds in the Boston metropolitan area in Massachusetts. Since 1995, renovations implemented through the Boston Schoolyards Initiative (BSI) have transformed school playgrounds into more vibrant environments for children. Nonetheless, these playgrounds may provide further opportunities for innovative designs that help promote creativity.

In the twenty-first century, children seem to be more interested in exploring the world of digital technology rather than spending time outdoors. However, the outdoor environment provides a great medium for children to explore and learn along with other children, which cannot be experienced via technology. One of the challenges that prevents children ...


Community Gardens To Fight Urban Youth Crime And Stabilize Neighborhoods, Art Mccabe Sep 2014

Community Gardens To Fight Urban Youth Crime And Stabilize Neighborhoods, Art Mccabe

Education Faculty Publications

Chronic poor health within inner cities is usually the result of prolonged exposure to a multitude of health disparities. These disparities, are exacerbated by poverty, high unemployment, crime and youth violence. In many cases, these factors increase neighborhood instability and civic disengagement. Community garden programs can strengthen civic engagement and foster neighborhood stability, while simultaneously cutting down on youth violence. Community garden programs address the accumulation of health challenges in many ways and provide curative building blocks to deal with poor nutrition, obesity, diabetes, psychological disorders, and deficient growth of infants, substance abuse, civic detachment and suicide rate. Urban agriculture ...


Luchas Urbanas Alrededor Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., María José Rodríguez Sep 2014

Luchas Urbanas Alrededor Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., María José Rodríguez

Fernando Carrión Mena

Esperamos, que esta obra invite a reflexionar sobre la relación entre ciudad y fútbol, evidenciando las prioridades en la gestión de los Gobiernos nacionales y locales cuando se encuentran ante eventos de magnitud internacional y que lleven a evaluar si el modo de gestión de ciertas ciudades contempla las necesidades colectivas o responden a intereses predominantemente privados.


Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh Aug 2014

Wind-Induced Pressures In Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems In Regions Of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis is concerned with the wind-induced pressure distribution acting on air permeable, double-layer roof systems placed on low-rise buildings. Because of the pressure transmission into the cavity between layers, the pressure difference in the double-layer systems differs significantly from that in a single layer. The interior pressures (in the cavity between layers) are highly correlated with external pressures at the openings on the external surface of the outer layer and thereby, the net wind load for the design of the outer layer is considerably reduced by the pressure equalization between the external and internal surfaces of the outer layer ...