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Full Report- Re-Thinking The Future Of Cleveland's Neighborhood Developers: Interim Report, Norman Krumholz, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Full Report- Re-Thinking The Future Of Cleveland's Neighborhood Developers: Interim Report, Norman Krumholz, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Dennis Swinford Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Dennis Swinford

Ludmilla D Pavlova

The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012 summarizes the principles and goals of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012 and presents a map of the future campus with a list of proposed building site development options, as described in the main document.


University Of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Master Plan, Shirley Dugdale, Gerald Schafer, Bryan Harvey, James Cahill, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Leslie Button, Theresa Warner, Pam Rooney, John Cunningham Oct 2015

University Of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Master Plan, Shirley Dugdale, Gerald Schafer, Bryan Harvey, James Cahill, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Leslie Button, Theresa Warner, Pam Rooney, John Cunningham

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Amherst Libraries, which is on the edge of significant change moving into a new era serving scholars, researchers and learners in the 21st Century. Over the last decade the Library has been a leader in many initiatives: increasing development of digital resources; collaborating with the Five Colleges Consortium, which was one of the first in the country to develop a shared book depository; developing a highly successful Learning Commons that engages partners in providing a broad range, of services and settings for learners; providing services through partners welcomed into library facilities, such the peer learning activities of the Learning Resources ...


The Handbook Of Manufacturing Industries In The World Economy May 2015

The Handbook Of Manufacturing Industries In The World Economy

Jennifer Clark

Much of the literature and debate over the last decade has been on understanding service-based economies, neglecting manufacturing and its effects on the economy. The current financial crisis has been associated with political debates that revolve around the ‘real’ economy and a call for rebalancing regional and national economies. Over the last decade or so, manufacturing has been transformed but academic understanding has not kept pace with these alterations. Many of these alterations revolve around the development of new forms of expertise-driven manufacturing, new geographies of production, jobless growth and new forms of financialisation applied to manufacturing. These on-going transformations ...


Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Derreck Blake Deason Apr 2015

Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

Recent advancements in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in planning theory and practice are in direct response to a growing awareness among planners for the need to increase public participation in the processes involved in neighborhood and community planning. (NCGIS, 1996) Public Participation Geographic Information System (PPGIS) focuses on the social implications of how people, space, and environment are represented in GIS (Seiber, 2006). The use of PPGIS has shifted with improved community access to tools and talent which were, along with funding, significant barriers to implementation. In 2009, WhoData.org was created to meet the needs of ...


Financing Asean Connectivity, Fauziah Zen, Michael Regan Mar 2015

Financing Asean Connectivity, Fauziah Zen, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

In line with the globalisation trend, it becomes inevitable for the South East Asian economies to prepare themselves to move towards the path of a more border-less and well-connected world. Evidence has shown that countries can gain a lot from internationalisation, especially from trade, knowledge and information exchanges, and flows of people and goods. One of the key targets of ASEAN in achieving a dynamic, vibrant, globally connected and strong region is to fully realise ASEAN Connectivity which consists of three pillars, namely, physical connectivity, people-to-people connectivity, and institutional connectivity. Physical connectivity is especially important because it is not only ...


Identifying Key Variables And Interactions In Statistical Models Of Building Energy Consumption Using Regularization, David Hsu Mar 2015

Identifying Key Variables And Interactions In Statistical Models Of Building Energy Consumption Using Regularization, David Hsu

David Hsu

Statistical models can only be as good as the data put into them. Data about energy consumption continues to grow, particularly its non-technical aspects, but these variables are often interpreted differently among disciplines, datasets, and contexts. Selecting key variables and interactions is therefore an important step in achieving more accurate predictions, better interpretation, and identification of key subgroups for further analysis.

This paper therefore makes two main contributions to the modeling and analysis of energy consumption of buildings. First, it introduces regularization, also known as penalized regression, for principled selection of variables and interactions. Second, this approach is demonstrated by ...


Review Of Assessment Tools For Baseline And Follow-Up Measurement Of Age-Friendliness, Michelle Dellamora, Aleksandra Zecevic, Donna Baxter, Anita Cramp, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Marita Kloseck Feb 2015

Review Of Assessment Tools For Baseline And Follow-Up Measurement Of Age-Friendliness, Michelle Dellamora, Aleksandra Zecevic, Donna Baxter, Anita Cramp, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Marita Kloseck

Deborah A Fitzsimmons

The World Health Organization (WHO) concept of an Age-Friendly Community (AFC) has emerged as a response to demographic aging and increased urbanization. Although the WHO is in the process of establishing indicators of age-friendliness, currently, no tool has been identified as optimal to measure the age-friendliness of a community on a large scale. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify and examine currently available surveys and questionnaires that can be used to conduct large-scale, quantitative assessments of the age-friendliness in a community. In addition to a literature review, assessment tools were gathered through personal communications. Results indicate that ...


College Of Liberal Arts Lunch And Learn, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

College Of Liberal Arts Lunch And Learn, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Whodata As A Collaborative Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

Evaluating Whodata As A Collaborative Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Collaboration For A Changing City, Keynote Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

Collaboration For A Changing City, Keynote Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Urisa Digest Archives | January 21, 2015 Digest Jan 2015

Urisa Digest Archives | January 21, 2015 Digest

Derreck Blake Deason

Welcome the Next Generation of URISA Leaders URISA is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 members of the Vanguard Cabinet: Daniel Behnke, GISP - Orlando, Florida Yuriy Czoli - Toronto, Ontario Canada Derreck Deason - New Orleans, Louisiana Carey-Lee Dixon - Kingston, Jamaica Damian Graham, GISP - Chicago, Illinois Kitty Hurley, GISP - Saint Paul, Minnesota


Postindustrial Societies, Brian Hoey Dec 2014

Postindustrial Societies, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

The term postindustrial society presupposes categorizing society based on an economic means of classification. Its use rests on assessing the relative status of manufacturing industry as an economic sector. Significant adjustment in sectoral location and nature of employment precipitated by late-twentieth-century deindustrialization in the developed world led many social theorists and critics to predict broad changes throughout domains of everyday life. Some began to speak not only of sectoral transformation but also of an emergent ‘ postindustrial society. ’ Following earlier agrarian and industrial ‘ revolutions, ’ postindustrialism suggested yet another revolution that would again transform how societies were organized.


Challenges And Opportunities To Develop A Smart City: A Case Study Of Gold Coast, Australia, Bhishna Bajracharya, David Cattell, Isara Khanjanasthiti Jun 2014

Challenges And Opportunities To Develop A Smart City: A Case Study Of Gold Coast, Australia, Bhishna Bajracharya, David Cattell, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Bhishna Bajracharya

With the rapid growth of information and communication technologies, there is a growing interest in developing smart cities with a focus on the knowledge economy, use of sensors and mobile technologies to plan and manage cities. The proponents argue that these emerging technologies have potential application in efficiently managing the environment and infrastructure, promoting economic development and actively engaging the public, thus contributing to building safe, healthy, sustainable and resilient cities. However, are there other important elements in addition to technologies which can contribute to the creation of smart cities? What are some of the challenges and opportunities for developing ...


Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey Jun 2014

Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

This chapter is an empirically-informed discussion of relevant social theory for examining the phenomenon of lifestyle migration in the United States in both rural and urban settings. Specifically, the chapter explores key explanatory models born of research into so-called non-economic migration occurring since the early twentieth century—models that may be characterized as primarily either production or consumption oriented in their emphasis—as a context for outlining an integrated approach. The author then highlights changes in how some Americans appear to calculate personal and collective quality of life as engendered by an emerging economic order—based on principles of flexibility ...


Infrastructure, Economic Growth And Development, Michael Regan May 2014

Infrastructure, Economic Growth And Development, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

No abstract provided.


The Death And Life Of Urban Design: Jane Jacobs,The Rockefeller Foundation And The New Research In Urbanism, 1955–1965, Peter Laurence Feb 2014

The Death And Life Of Urban Design: Jane Jacobs,The Rockefeller Foundation And The New Research In Urbanism, 1955–1965, Peter Laurence

Peter L. Laurence

Between 1955 and 1965, the Rockefeller Foundation responded to the urban crises created by the pre- and post-war housing shortage and heavy-handed urban renewa lstrategies by sponsoring urban design research projects by Kevin Lynch, Jane Jacobs, E. A.Gutkind, Ian McHarg, Christopher Tunnard, Ian Nairn, Edmund Bacon, Christopher Alexander and others. Drawing on documents from the Rockefeller Foundation Archives,this paper considers the state of urban design theory after World War II and outlines the major sponsored research projects. The work of Jane Jacobs, who was closely involved with the Foundation’s urban design research programme, is examined in greater ...


Uno Team Plots Lots As Land Use Debate Unfurls In Treme, Derreck Blake Deason Dec 2013

Uno Team Plots Lots As Land Use Debate Unfurls In Treme, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

Advocates for rejuvenating the Treme now have a blueprint to work from. A team with the University of New Orleans mapped out almost every parcel in the historic neighborhood to show which blocks are flourishing and which could use some extra TLC. The report, released Monday, lays out the groundwork for the Historic Faubourg Treme Association to point to as it pushes back against city-sanctioned demolitions of decaying houses or should it advocate for the removal of Interstate 10 above Claiborne Avenue. "We can use this data to help make our community a better place for residents and property owners ...


Art, Public Spaces And Private Property Along The Streets In New Orleans, Renia Ehrenfeucht Dec 2013

Art, Public Spaces And Private Property Along The Streets In New Orleans, Renia Ehrenfeucht

Renia Ehrenfeucht

In this article, I investigate how and why a street art controversy that emerged in post- Katrina New Orleans was transformed from a dispute over property transgressions to a broader struggle over the meanings of art amidst the city’s devastated condition. The controversy began when a street art initiative by the New Orleans artist Rex Dingler invoked a backlash of anti-graffiti activism. In response, local artists began painting on the walls. When the locals were joined by artists from different cities, the discussion intensified about the merits of street art as well as commentary on and reflection of a ...


Rethinking Atlanta's Regional Resilience In An Age Of Uncertainty: Still The Economic Engine Of The New South?, Jennifer Clark Dec 2013

Rethinking Atlanta's Regional Resilience In An Age Of Uncertainty: Still The Economic Engine Of The New South?, Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark

One of the great challenges facing large, diverse metropolitan economies is how to build and maintain sustainable and resilient cities. For several years now, people have recognized the critical and expanding role of “global cities.” Although Saskia Sassen’s initial conceptualization focused on leading financial centers---London, New York, and Tokyo---the notion has developed to encompass broader ideas about how diverse metropolitan economies serve as regional nodes in a global network (Sassen 2001) . These global cities serve as the engines behind national and regional economic growth. Increasingly, academics and policy advocates have argued that global cities constitute the most important interconnected ...


Climate Change Adaptation Through Land Use Planning And Disaster Management: Local Government Perspectives From Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings Oct 2012

Climate Change Adaptation Through Land Use Planning And Disaster Management: Local Government Perspectives From Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings

Bhishna Bajracharya

Climate change will manifest in altered regimes of natural hazard occurrence, and therefore can be conceptualised as a disaster management issue. Strategic land use planning is a critical tool to mitigate and adapt to hazardous events. Local governments in Queensland have the responsibility for aspects of disaster management and land use planning as core functions of the council. Together they form part of the Prevention Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR) framework for disaster management. In many local governments, however, there seems to be divergence between land use planning and disaster management due to the lack of integration between different functions ...


Building Active And Healthy Communities: An Analysis Of Council Initiatives, Bhishna Bajracharya, Shahed Khan Oct 2012

Building Active And Healthy Communities: An Analysis Of Council Initiatives, Bhishna Bajracharya, Shahed Khan

Bhishna Bajracharya

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Historically, Town Planning has been concerned with protecting public health and safety. Indeed, earliest town planning legislation in the UK grew out of public health legislation. Over time planning broadened its focus and the role of planners by adding new areas within its scope of concerns. Meanwhile, public health organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) expanded their focus from extension of health services into the rural areas to also include urban areas. This has resulted in the Healthy Cities Movement in the 1990s.


Role Of Local Government In Disaster Management: Findings From Regional Towns In Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings Oct 2012

Role Of Local Government In Disaster Management: Findings From Regional Towns In Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings

Bhishna Bajracharya

This paper reports selected results from a survey of Queensland local governments, conducted in late 2009, that investigated their adoption of state-level disaster management policies and guidelines. The survey comprised an online questionnaire distributed to all Queensland local governments, augmented by focus groups held in the regional coastal and inland administrative centres of Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald, Charleville and the Gold Coast. The paper identifies and analyses the issues and strategies of local governments in adopting state government disaster management policies and guidelines, and engaging their communities in disaster management.


Climate Change Adaption Through Land Use Planning And Disaster Management: Local Government Perspectives From Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings Oct 2012

Climate Change Adaption Through Land Use Planning And Disaster Management: Local Government Perspectives From Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings

Bhishna Bajracharya

Climate change will manifest in altered regimes of natural hazard occurrence, and therefore can be conceptualised as a disaster management issue. Strategic land use planning is a critical tool to mitigate and adapt to hazardous events. Local governments in Queensland have the responsibility for aspects of disaster management and land use planning as core functions of the council. Together they form part of the Prevention Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR) framework for disaster management. In many local governments, however, there seems to be divergence between land use planning and disaster management due to the lack of integration between different functions ...


Subtropical Transit Oriented Development In The Emerging South East Queensland City Region: How Well Are We Doing?, Daniel O'Hare Oct 2012

Subtropical Transit Oriented Development In The Emerging South East Queensland City Region: How Well Are We Doing?, Daniel O'Hare

Daniel O'Hare

Subtropical design and transport oriented development (TOD) are key policies of the South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP).1 TOD has slowly gained ground in South East Queensland (SEQ) since the mid-1990's and is now achieving acceptance in debate and decisions surrounding infrastructure investment and urban development. Since the late 1990s, subtropical design has been actively promoted by the Urban Design Alliance Queensland (UDAL/Q) and the Centre for Subtropical Design (CSD) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), assuming greater prominence since being incorporated in the first SEQP in 2005.

The effectiveness of subtropical design in TOD is yet ...


The Development Of Knowledge Nodes And Health Hubs As Key Structuring Elements Of The Sustainable City Region, Daniel O'Hare Oct 2012

The Development Of Knowledge Nodes And Health Hubs As Key Structuring Elements Of The Sustainable City Region, Daniel O'Hare

Daniel O'Hare

Universities and hospitals are recognised as key infrastructure in the social and economic life of the city. These facilities can make a major contribution to urban sustainability by virtue of their locations, their interrelationships, and their coordination with transport infrastructure investments. The strategic placement and development of universities, hospitals and associated facilities can focus urban development in a way that mitigates climate change pressures and underpins the social and economic sustainability of the developing city region. This paper reviews several case studies in the development of knowledge nodes and health hubs in the emerging city region of South East Queensland ...


Public Infrastructure Procurement: A Comparative Analysis Of Adversarial And Non-Adversarial Contracting Arrangments, Michael Regan Jul 2012

Public Infrastructure Procurement: A Comparative Analysis Of Adversarial And Non-Adversarial Contracting Arrangments, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Most public infrastructure is provided by traditional procurement methods generally based on quantitative selection techniques and adversarial contracting principles. International evidence suggests that this method of contracting is inefficient, is often delivered late, and is often over-budget. Further, the adversarial nature of these contracts means that disputes over variations, changes to specification or renegotiation may lead to lengthy and costly ex post negotiations or civil action. The introduction of alternative procurement methods (APM) in the early 1990s introduced a less adversarial contracting approach in which ownership (of decision-making) and responsibility for design and operation of the service-producing asset passed to ...


Building Marvelous Miami: An Architectural & Urban History, Nicholas Patricios Dec 2011

Building Marvelous Miami: An Architectural & Urban History, Nicholas Patricios

Nicholas Patricios

Part I of the book chronicles the emergence of Greater Miami as an international city, growing from a Tequesta camp site to a colonial settlement of the Spanish and British and homesteaded by pioneer settlers by the end of the 19th century. After the city of Miami was founded in 1896 many others followed until they merged to become a metropolitan area in the late 20th century and eventually a cosmopolis. The foundation and development of over twenty cities is described and outlined are the factors that enabled Greater Miami to grow – fresh water, the tropical climate, the railroad, drainage ...


Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan, Sustainability Reports & Plans, Dennis Swinford, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Alexander Stepanov, Lukasz Czarniecki, Niels La Cour, Simon Raine Dec 2011

Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan, Sustainability Reports & Plans, Dennis Swinford, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Alexander Stepanov, Lukasz Czarniecki, Niels La Cour, Simon Raine

Ludmilla D Pavlova

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a long tradition of campus planning that dates back to 1866 and the first plan for the campus by Frederick Law Olmsted. Successive planning efforts in the modern era have documented strategies for continued development of the campus. Despite this long tradition of planning, development of the campus has at times diverged from the recommendations of successive master plans. The last plan was adopted in 1993 and updated in 2007. The campus is once again growing: UMass is in the midst of a ten-year, billion-dollar capital improvement program that started in 2004. The University ...


Introduction To The Special Issue On Manufacturing, Jennifer Clark, Pierre Clavel Dec 2011

Introduction To The Special Issue On Manufacturing, Jennifer Clark, Pierre Clavel

Jennifer Clark

Manufacturing has long been the focus for progressive reforms. But these reforms, pushed by labor in the 1930s and 1940s, did not particularly involve city planners, and the idea of “progressive planning” that emerged in the 1960s focused on community and neighborhood struggles over urban renewal, highway clearances and the depredations of real estate developers—not necessarily manufacturing. The question now is whether, with changes in manufacturing, and new initiatives from the Obama administration, progressives can make a contribution through the manufacturing sector, and whether professional planners can play a role at all.We asked a group of geographers and ...