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Urban Beach Venues: Vulnerability And Sustainability In The Face Of Climate Change, Michael Raybould, David Anning, Liz Fredline, Dan Ware Mar 2016

Urban Beach Venues: Vulnerability And Sustainability In The Face Of Climate Change, Michael Raybould, David Anning, Liz Fredline, Dan Ware

Michael Raybould

This paper investigates the threats to beach venues posed by climate change and attempts to identify strategies that might be adopted by coastal managers and event managers to ensure that beaches continue to be viable event and recreation venues into the future. Analysis of coastal management research, local council records and tender documents, maps and plans of coastal works identifies six specific strategies for minimising the impacts of climate change on beach venues. These strategies aim to protect existing beach venues, increase the supply of alternative venues, minimise the event tourism impacts of negative media coverage of beach erosion events ...


Planning For The Gold Coast: Processes, Challenges And Opportunities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Daniel O'Hare, Isara Khanjanasthiti Aug 2015

Planning For The Gold Coast: Processes, Challenges And Opportunities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Daniel O'Hare, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Bhishna Bajracharya

Extract: This chapter provides a broad overview of the Gold Coast from an urban planning perspective. What are the social and physical structures of the city? How has the city developed over time? What are some of the key planning challenges and opportunities the Gold Coast is facing? To answer these questions, the chapter provides a brief social profile of the city and examines its current land use patterns and urban form. It then discusses the planning processes and the role of key stakeholders in development of the city. Next, key current planning initiatives for the Gold Coast are outlined ...


Planning For The Gold Coast: Processes, Challenges And Opportunities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Daniel O'Hare, Isara Khanjanasthiti Aug 2015

Planning For The Gold Coast: Processes, Challenges And Opportunities, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Daniel O'Hare, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Daniel O'Hare

Extract: This chapter provides a broad overview of the Gold Coast from an urban planning perspective. What are the social and physical structures of the city? How has the city developed over time? What are some of the key planning challenges and opportunities the Gold Coast is facing? To answer these questions, the chapter provides a brief social profile of the city and examines its current land use patterns and urban form. It then discusses the planning processes and the role of key stakeholders in development of the city. Next, key current planning initiatives for the Gold Coast are outlined ...


The Pink Poodle, Swimming Pavilions And Miami Ice, Lynne Armitage, Shelley Burgin Aug 2015

The Pink Poodle, Swimming Pavilions And Miami Ice, Lynne Armitage, Shelley Burgin

Lynne Armitage

Extract: The 3 km of golden beach that lap the shores of Surfers Paradise have become synonymous with urban beaches worldwide. Its name was invented, in a stroke of marketing genius, by Jim Cavill who proposed the name 'Surfers Paradise' and pipped the previous preferred title of'Sea Glint' for this beachside hideaway. Jim Cavill also built the first hotel in Surfers Paradise, in 1933, and subsequently his Surfers Paradise Zoo. However, it was not until the late 1950s and through the 1960s that the ribbon development of the Gold Coast increased rapidly. Many motels, guesthouses and holiday homes were ...


Sustainable Campus: Engaging The Community In Sustainability, Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya May 2015

Sustainable Campus: Engaging The Community In Sustainability, Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya

Linda Too

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the major factors necessary for engaging university campus community in sustainability. While general awareness in sustainability issues has improved in recent years through mass media coverage, this knowledge is not always translated into actual sustainable practice. Studies have indicated that there are many factors for engaging the community in sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach – A multi-disciplinary literature review is first undertaken to distil the drivers that enhance participation in sustainability programmes by the university community. Next, to illustrate the applicability of the factors identified in the community engagement framework, two case studies ...


Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin Mar 2015

Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin

Michael Regan

Narrowing research and policy, while challenging, is especially important in climate change adaptation work (CCA) due to the high uncertainties involved in planning for climate change. This article aims to seek stakeholders’ opinions regarding how research and policy development can be bridged within the Cambodian water resources and agriculture sectors. The study used institutional ethnography methods with informants from government organizations, local academia, and development partners (DPs). This article identifies a number of challenges, and barriers for narrowing research–policy development gaps, including: limited effectiveness of governmental policies and planning; lack of relevant information required to promote evidence-based planning and ...


Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin Feb 2015

Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin

Bhishna Bajracharya

Narrowing research and policy, while challenging, is especially important in climate change adaptation work (CCA) due to the high uncertainties involved in planning for climate change. This article aims to seek stakeholders’ opinions regarding how research and policy development can be bridged within the Cambodian water resources and agriculture sectors. The study used institutional ethnography methods with informants from government organizations, local academia, and development partners (DPs). This article identifies a number of challenges, and barriers for narrowing research–policy development gaps, including: limited effectiveness of governmental policies and planning; lack of relevant information required to promote evidence-based planning and ...


Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin Feb 2015

Narrowing Gaps Between Research And Policy Development In Climate Change Adaptation Work In The Water Resources And Agriculture Sectors Of Cambodia, Dany Va, Bhishna Bajracharya, Loius Lebel, Michael Regan, Ros Taplin

Dany Va

Narrowing research and policy, while challenging, is especially important in climate change adaptation work (CCA) due to the high uncertainties involved in planning for climate change. This article aims to seek stakeholders’ opinions regarding how research and policy development can be bridged within the Cambodian water resources and agriculture sectors. The study used institutional ethnography methods with informants from government organizations, local academia, and development partners (DPs). This article identifies a number of challenges, and barriers for narrowing research–policy development gaps, including: limited effectiveness of governmental policies and planning; lack of relevant information required to promote evidence-based planning and ...


Measuring Good Architecture: Long Life, Loose Fit, Low Energy, Craig Langston Jan 2015

Measuring Good Architecture: Long Life, Loose Fit, Low Energy, Craig Langston

Craig Langston

Good architecture is something that we all seek, but which is difficult to define. Sir Alexander John Gordon, in his role as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, defined ‘good architecture’ in 1972 as buildings that exhibit ‘long life, loose fit and low energy’. These characteristics, nicknamed by Gordon as the 3L Principle, are measurable. Furthermore, life cycle cost (LCC) provides a method for accessing the economic contribution or burden created by buildings to the society they aim to serve. Yet there is no research available to investigate the connection, if any, between 3L and LCC. It might ...


Sustainable Campus: Engaging The Community In Sustainability, Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya Jan 2015

Sustainable Campus: Engaging The Community In Sustainability, Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya

Bhishna Bajracharya

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the major factors necessary for engaging university campus community in sustainability. While general awareness in sustainability issues has improved in recent years through mass media coverage, this knowledge is not always translated into actual sustainable practice. Studies have indicated that there are many factors for engaging the community in sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach – A multi-disciplinary literature review is first undertaken to distil the drivers that enhance participation in sustainability programmes by the university community. Next, to illustrate the applicability of the factors identified in the community engagement framework, two case studies ...


$100 Lots & Nora Reinvestment In The Lower 9th Ward/Holy Cross, Derreck Blake Deason Nov 2014

$100 Lots & Nora Reinvestment In The Lower 9th Ward/Holy Cross, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

A proposed constitutional change was under consideration to allow the city of New Orleans to sell the empty lots in the Lower 9th Ward (L9W) for $100 and went before voters statewide Nov. 4. It was listed on the ballot as "Proposed Amendment No. 13". A map was created to identify The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) properties and distribute it to State Representative Bishop, Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, and Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association (NENA). The goal was to create a Service Learning project demonstrating the type of research that undergrads at UNO can provide. Next ...


Supporting Active And Healthy Living In Master-Planned Communities: A Case Study, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Isara Khanjanasthiti Jun 2014

Supporting Active And Healthy Living In Master-Planned Communities: A Case Study, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Linda Too

Current research suggests a link between urban design and healthy and active lifestyles. As such, there is a growing emphasis within new master-planned communities to create supportive environments for physical activities. In South-East Queensland such developments provide a range of community facilities and regularly organise events to promote active and healthy living. In the light of this new direction in urban development, the objective of the paper is to examine the role of master-planned communities in supporting active and healthy living, using a case study approach. Based on critical analysis of literature, the paper first proposes a conceptual framework for ...


Supporting Active And Healthy Living In Master-Planned Communities: A Case Study, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Isara Khanjanasthiti Jun 2014

Supporting Active And Healthy Living In Master-Planned Communities: A Case Study, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Bhishna Bajracharya

Current research suggests a link between urban design and healthy and active lifestyles. As such, there is a growing emphasis within new master-planned communities to create supportive environments for physical activities. In South-East Queensland such developments provide a range of community facilities and regularly organise events to promote active and healthy living. In the light of this new direction in urban development, the objective of the paper is to examine the role of master-planned communities in supporting active and healthy living, using a case study approach. Based on critical analysis of literature, the paper first proposes a conceptual framework for ...


Spatial Statistical Analysis And Simulation Of The Urban Heat Island In High-Density Central Cities, Bumseok Chun, Jean-Michel Guldmann Apr 2014

Spatial Statistical Analysis And Simulation Of The Urban Heat Island In High-Density Central Cities, Bumseok Chun, Jean-Michel Guldmann

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


Imagining Possibilities For Healthy Appalachian Communities In An Emerging Postindustrial Landscape, Brian Hoey Jan 2014

Imagining Possibilities For Healthy Appalachian Communities In An Emerging Postindustrial Landscape, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

This paper explores how community might be re-imagined to promote incipient social and economic agendas born increasingly of broad-minded citizen initiatives within the Appalachian region aimed at what is generally understood as “development,” but of a form distinct from the prevailing models of a more industrial age. I would like to ask whether a city like Huntington, West Virginia can emerge as a progressive example of what we might term postindustrial, urban regeneration and perhaps what we might call community healing—specifically through grassroots movement now finding local governmental support in collective attempts to transform this place from one defined ...


Extraction Of Three-Dimensional Hybrid City Model Based On Airborn Lidar And Gis Data For Transportation Noise Mapping, Bumseok Chun Dec 2013

Extraction Of Three-Dimensional Hybrid City Model Based On Airborn Lidar And Gis Data For Transportation Noise Mapping, Bumseok Chun

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


Affordable And Sustainable Housing: An Empirical Study Of Options For Redevelopment In Central Australia, Yvonne Maher, Lynne Armitage Sep 2013

Affordable And Sustainable Housing: An Empirical Study Of Options For Redevelopment In Central Australia, Yvonne Maher, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

There is a huge unmet demand for affordable housing in Australia, and the severe shortage of such accommodation has led to persistent long term homelessness for many families and individuals. Whilst the shortage is nationwide, the situation is particularly severe in regional Australia and, for indigenous people, their plight is even more extreme. Whilst all Australian states and territories have a statutory responsibility for housing provision, the Australian federal government is also adopting a range of strategies to address this critical situation, with indications of successful outcomes providing hope for long term amelioration of this pernicious problem. Within the context ...


Nonconformity And Street Design In West Hollywood, California, Renia Ehrenfeucht Dec 2012

Nonconformity And Street Design In West Hollywood, California, Renia Ehrenfeucht

Renia Ehrenfeucht

No abstract provided.


Engaging Local Communities In Disaster Management: Perspectives From Korea, Taeho Kwon, Shahed Khan, Bhishna Bajracharya Oct 2012

Engaging Local Communities In Disaster Management: Perspectives From Korea, Taeho Kwon, Shahed Khan, Bhishna Bajracharya

Bhishna Bajracharya

In many countries, natural disaster management plans to address events like cyclones, flooding, storm surge and sea level rises have been developed and/ or revised in response to the wider realisation of climate change forecasts over the past few years. Opportunities to learn from overseas initiatives should be availed to search for effective ways of involving local communities in building community resilience and in adapting to natural disasters. The objective of the paper is to examine the evolving disaster management approach in Korea. The paper will analyse the roles of government as well as the ‘citizen corps’ in disaster management ...


Confusion Between Centrality And Remoteness In Cross-Border Regional Planning: An Australian Case Study, Daniel O'Hare Oct 2012

Confusion Between Centrality And Remoteness In Cross-Border Regional Planning: An Australian Case Study, Daniel O'Hare

Daniel O'Hare

Cross-border regional planning raises particular planning issues due to the different planning philosophies and mechanisms used in neighbouring state jurisdictions. This paper explores cross-border regional planning issues emerging in two rapidly urbanising adjacent regions on Australia‟s east coast: South East Queensland (SEQ) and Far North Coast New South Wales (FNC NSW). Using literature review and documentary research, the paper examines contemporary regional planning for these two regions in several contexts, including the rise of regional planning in Australia; conceptions of „central‟ and „remote‟ regions; and international comparison. The paper investigates the limited progress towards coordinated cross-border regional planning in ...


Integrating Regional And Infrastructure Planning: Lessons From South East Queensland, Australia, Michael Regan, Bhishna Bajracharya Feb 2012

Integrating Regional And Infrastructure Planning: Lessons From South East Queensland, Australia, Michael Regan, Bhishna Bajracharya

Michael Regan

Economic and social infrastructure provision presents a conundrum for urban planners, especially in high growth regional economies experiencing strong population growth, increasing demand for infrastructure services and limits to their capacity to sustain long-term investment strategies. This chapter considers the South East Queensland (SEQ) regional economy and the policy decisions taken in recent years to embed and integrate both regional planning and regional infrastructure investment strategies through the statutory SEQ Regional Plan and SEQ Infrastructure Plans and Programs. This case study examines the benefits from this integrated approach as well as the challenges facing the region. Some of the benefits ...


Infrastructure Procurement: Learning From Private - Public Partnership Experiences 'Down Under', Michael Regan, Jim Smith, Peter Love Feb 2012

Infrastructure Procurement: Learning From Private - Public Partnership Experiences 'Down Under', Michael Regan, Jim Smith, Peter Love

Michael Regan

The public - private partnership (PPP) market in Australia is considered to be sophisticated and mature. Yet there have been several major failures that have occurred with economic infrastruc ture projects. Building on the experiences of Australia, we examine the underlying concepts of PPPs and the pertinent issues that have arisen during the procurement of infrastructure projects. Lessons learnt from implementing PPPs with respect to risk allocation, certainty, incentives, intergenerational equity and fiscal sustainability, and the cost of capital are identified and discussed. We conclude by suggesting that future research should focus on examining how PPP delivery can be improved rather ...


Precursors To Planning The Streets Of Los Angeles, California, C 1880-1920, Renia Ehrenfeucht Dec 2011

Precursors To Planning The Streets Of Los Angeles, California, C 1880-1920, Renia Ehrenfeucht

Renia Ehrenfeucht

No abstract provided.


Spatial Analysis Of The Urban Heat Island Using A 3-D City Model, Bumseok Chun Dec 2011

Spatial Analysis Of The Urban Heat Island Using A 3-D City Model, Bumseok Chun

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


Recovery In A Shrinking City: Challenges To ‘Rightsizing’ Post-Katrina New Orleans, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Marla Nelson Dec 2011

Recovery In A Shrinking City: Challenges To ‘Rightsizing’ Post-Katrina New Orleans, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Marla Nelson

Renia Ehrenfeucht

No abstract provided.


Two- And Three-Dimensional Urban Core Determinants Of The Urban Heat Island: A Statistical Approach, Bumseok Chun Dec 2011

Two- And Three-Dimensional Urban Core Determinants Of The Urban Heat Island: A Statistical Approach, Bumseok Chun

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


Young Professionals As Ambivalent Change Agents In New Orleans After The 2005 Hurricanes, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Marla Nelson Dec 2011

Young Professionals As Ambivalent Change Agents In New Orleans After The 2005 Hurricanes, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Marla Nelson

Renia Ehrenfeucht

After the 2005 hurricanes, newcomers arrived in New Orleans to help rebuild the city. The influx of one identifiable group, young professionals and postgraduates, raised hopes and concerns that New Orleans would gentrify. Based on semistructured interviews with 78 young and mid-career professionals, this paper examines how the young professionals approached an ambivalent situation where they were working to rebuild a better city while retaining its distinct cultural qualities, given that their presence itself contributed to the cultural change. They reconciled these tensions with an appreciation for localism that, for newcomers in particular, was expressed through knowing and responding to ...


Two Cheers For Instant Runoff Voting, Michael E. Lewyn Dec 2011

Two Cheers For Instant Runoff Voting, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

In multicandidate elections, an unpopular candidate can often win with a minority of the vote if his or her opponents split their votes among several candidates. To solve this problem, some commentators have endorsed instant runoff voting (IRV). Under IRV, voters rank their choices, and the choices of the weaker candidates would be distributed among the leaders. As a result, a candidate who has a plurality of votes but is opposed by the majority of the electorate would be less likely to prevail. Most law-related scholarship on IRV has either strongly endorsed or strongly opposed IRV. This article, by contrast ...


How Far Do Low-Income Parents Travel To Shop For Food?, Amy Hillier, Carolyn Cannuscio, Allison Karpyn, Jacqueline Mclaughlin, Mariana Chilton, Karen Glanz Jul 2011

How Far Do Low-Income Parents Travel To Shop For Food?, Amy Hillier, Carolyn Cannuscio, Allison Karpyn, Jacqueline Mclaughlin, Mariana Chilton, Karen Glanz

Amy Hillier

Research on the impact of the built environment on obesity and access to healthful foods often fails to incorporate information about how individuals interact with their environment. A sample of 198 low-income WIC recipients from two urban neighborhoods were interviewed about where they do their food shopping and surveys were conducted of food stores in their neighborhoods to assess the availability of healthful foods. Results indicate that participants rarely shop at the closest supermarket, traveling on average 1.58 miles for non-WIC food shopping and 1.07 miles for WIC shopping. Findings suggest that access to healthful foods is not ...


Sprawl In Canada And The United States (Powerpoint), Michael E. Lewyn May 2011

Sprawl In Canada And The United States (Powerpoint), Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

PowerPoints for a speech explaining that sprawl in Canada is (1) less extensive than in the USA and (2) caused partially by government regulation.