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Hearst Lecture: Andrea Johnson - New York City (Steady) State, Andrea Johnson Jun 2016

Hearst Lecture: Andrea Johnson - New York City (Steady) State, Andrea Johnson

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A Note From The Department Head, Michael R. Boswell Jun 2016

A Note From The Department Head, Michael R. Boswell

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A Planner's Perspective: Liars And Slanderers, Chris Clark Jun 2016

A Planner's Perspective: Liars And Slanderers, Chris Clark

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Eulogy For David Dubbink Jun 2016

Eulogy For David Dubbink

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Form-Based Codes: An Overview Of The Literature, Evan Evangelopoulos, Cornelius Nuworsoo Jun 2016

Form-Based Codes: An Overview Of The Literature, Evan Evangelopoulos, Cornelius Nuworsoo

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Urban form, sustainability, community vision, place specificity, code document clarity, and efficiency of the development process are identified as the essential themes behind form-based codes by Evan Evangelopoulos and Cornelius Nurworsoo. The authors note the need to develop measurable parameters to better study these themes and understand the impact of form-based codes in their effort to reform US cities and move them away from Euclidian zoning.


A Wellness District For The City Of Ventura, Vicente Del Rio, Amir Hajrasouliha Jun 2016

A Wellness District For The City Of Ventura, Vicente Del Rio, Amir Hajrasouliha

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This article describes the work by a graduate urban design studio from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s CRP Department during the Spring Quarter, 2016. Under a contract with the City of Ventura’s, the students explored the notion of a wellness district anchored by two major hospitals, and developed an urban design concept plan that is consistent with the General Plan and the city’s economic strategy.


Streetplan: Hacking Streetmix For Community-Based Outreach On The Future Of Streets, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Ryder Ross Jun 2016

Streetplan: Hacking Streetmix For Community-Based Outreach On The Future Of Streets, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Ryder Ross

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Riggs, Boswell and Ross describe their pilot street design project deploying Streetplan, a version of the opensource tool Streetmix. As part of the City of San Luis Obispo downtown revisioning project, their efforts inform the process, currently underway, of revising the Downtown Vision Concept Plan. The project was presented at the 2016 Code for America Summit.


Editor's Overview, Vicente Del Rio Jun 2016

Editor's Overview, Vicente Del Rio

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Focus: The Journal Of Planning Practice And Education | Journal Of The City And Regional Planning Department | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo | Volume 13 Jun 2016

Focus: The Journal Of Planning Practice And Education | Journal Of The City And Regional Planning Department | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo | Volume 13

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Cover Jun 2016

Cover

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New Nature: A Photographic Essay, Gary C. Dwyer Jun 2016

New Nature: A Photographic Essay, Gary C. Dwyer

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Gary Dwyer is an internationally accomplished educator, landscape architect and artist in a variety of landscape, sculpture and photographic genres. His photographic assignments have sent him worldwide, including climbing expeditions in the Himalayas and a UNESCO assignment to photograph World Heritage Sites in Vietnam. He was a Resident Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2005. In this contribution to FOCUS, Gary’s images provoke us to think about the collisions between environmental and cultural values.


Highlights Of The Crp Summer 2016 Field Trip To San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente Del Rio, Alex Chapman, Audrey Ogden, Kara Tobin, Melissa Smith, Tara Ash-Reynolds Jun 2016

Highlights Of The Crp Summer 2016 Field Trip To San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente Del Rio, Alex Chapman, Audrey Ogden, Kara Tobin, Melissa Smith, Tara Ash-Reynolds

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From August 15 to 27, 2016, CRP professors Hemalata Dandekar and Vicente del Rio led a group of five CRP undergraduate students in a field trip to Mexico. Based in Los Arcos, an educational facility in San Miguel de Allende, the group studied the city’s planning and urban design, visited other cities and places of interest, and interviewed with local planners and architects.


Transportation Policy For Campus Climate Action Planning: Process And Policy Implications, Curran K. Lord-Farmer, William W. Riggs, Adrienne Greve Jun 2016

Transportation Policy For Campus Climate Action Planning: Process And Policy Implications, Curran K. Lord-Farmer, William W. Riggs, Adrienne Greve

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This article discusses the innovative methods used to complete the transportation components of Cal Poly’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). The campus's CAP was completed by a BSCRP studio during the fall and winter quarters (2015-2016AY) in collaboration with Facilities Planning and Capital Projects. Professors William Riggs and Adrienne Greve (instructors for the studio along with Chris Clark) developed the methods discussed here, and C. Kai Lord-Farmer was the graduate assistant who assisted in completing the technical analysis.


Theses And Professional Projects Abstracts Jun 2016

Theses And Professional Projects Abstracts

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For fulfilment of the MCRP degree, the CRP department offers the student a choice between a final comprehensive planning studio, a thesis, or a professional project. The following abstracts represent master’s theses and projects approved during the 2015/2016 academic year. They are all available from Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library at http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses.


The Connection Between Neighborhood Walkability And Life Longevity In A Midsized City, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom Jun 2016

The Connection Between Neighborhood Walkability And Life Longevity In A Midsized City, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom

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Riggs and Gilderbloom discuss a study for Louisville, KY that confirms the relationship between walkability and health, offering lessons for similar urban areas. Investigating years of projected life lost as it relates to neighborhood walkability, they found that more walkable areas are predictors of longevity. The study suggests that the trend toward longer lifespan may be connected to gentrification-related displacement and racial homogenization in walkable neighborhoods. The findings can help shape urban design policies and interventions that support physical activity.


The Invisibility Of Code Enforcement In Planning Praxis: The Case Of Informal Housing In Southern California, Jake Wegmann, Jonathan P. Bell Jun 2016

The Invisibility Of Code Enforcement In Planning Praxis: The Case Of Informal Housing In Southern California, Jake Wegmann, Jonathan P. Bell

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In this article, Jake Wegmann and Jonathan Pacheco Bell argue that more and better engagement with working class neighborhoods and communities of color are urgent imperatives for the planning profession. Drawing on a survey, interviews, and their professional experiences with the informal housing market in Southern California, they show that, although much of this work is managed by code enforcement officers, the planning profession largely holds code enforcement at arms’ length. Wegmann and Bell show that ending the estrangement between code enforcement and planning would offer numerous benefits including inculcating cultural competence in planners, addressing vexing issues such as housing ...


From Downtown To The Inner Harbor: Baltimore's Sustainable Revitalization, Vicente Del Rio Jun 2016

From Downtown To The Inner Harbor: Baltimore's Sustainable Revitalization, Vicente Del Rio

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The revitalization of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and waterfront is internationally recognized as a planning and urban design model. This successful story started in the late 1950s with the Charles Center redevelopment plan for the core of the Central Business Distric and its positive effects on the city's economy. In the first of a twopart article, Vicente del Rio writes about this early plan and its role in Baltimore's efforts towards a sustainable revitalization. Next FOCUS will feature his account of the plan for the Inner Harbor and beyond.


Coversations With Alumni: Spotlight On Norm Allinder Jun 2016

Coversations With Alumni: Spotlight On Norm Allinder

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Earning A Livelihood From One's Home: The Castillo Ladies Of San Miguel De Allende, Hemalata C. Dandekar Jun 2016

Earning A Livelihood From One's Home: The Castillo Ladies Of San Miguel De Allende, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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The CRP Field Trip to San Miguel Allende in August 2016 revealed several facets of Mexican urbanism, including social histories that helped to reveal the city’s development. In this article, Professor Hemalata Dandekar describes one such enriching experiences, noting its implications for planning.


Urbanismo In Mexico, Ana Padilla Jun 2016

Urbanismo In Mexico, Ana Padilla

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In the summer of 2016, BSCRP junior Ana Padilla joined a group of Cal Poly architecture colleagues for a two-month study program in Mexico. Led by instructor Humberto Norton, the program was based at Los Arcos, an educational facility run by local architect Rafael Franco in San Miguel de Allende. Ana writes about her many learning experiences which made her realize how important travelling is for a planner’s education.


Table Of Contents Jun 2016

Table Of Contents

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Conversations With Alumni: Spotlight On Jimmy Ochoa And Orchid Monroy-Ochoa Jun 2016

Conversations With Alumni: Spotlight On Jimmy Ochoa And Orchid Monroy-Ochoa

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"Toward An Urban Design Manifesto" Revisited, Ivor Samuels Jun 2016

"Toward An Urban Design Manifesto" Revisited, Ivor Samuels

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“Toward an Urban Design Manifesto”, co-authored by Donald Appleyard and Allan Jacobs in the early 1980s, was highly influential in how we understand urbanism in the XXI century. Like other seminal documents, it represented the paradigm shift from modernism to contemporary planning and urban design. Professor Ivor Samuels, an international expert on urban morphology and urban design who often contributes to FOCUS, discusses the Manifesto’s continuing revelance to European and wider contexts.


Learning From California: Highlights Of Crp Studios 2015/2016 Ay, Hemalata C. Dandekar Jun 2016

Learning From California: Highlights Of Crp Studios 2015/2016 Ay, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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Dr. Hemalata Dandekar highlights the studio projects from both BSCRP and MCRP programs during the 2015-16 academic year. The studios are fundamental in the learn-by-doing pedagogy embraced by the department, and they help shape students into professionals that are fully engaged with their communities.


Back Cover Jun 2016

Back Cover

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Editorial Board Jun 2016

Editorial Board

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Learning From New Zealand: Disaster Risk And Emergency Management, Augustina E. Remedios, Justin Sauder Jun 2016

Learning From New Zealand: Disaster Risk And Emergency Management, Augustina E. Remedios, Justin Sauder

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Augustina Remedios and Justin Sauder, juniors at Cal Poly’s BSCRP program, had the opportunity to participate in a program on disaster risk and emergency management at New Zealand’s Massey University in the summer of 2016. Constantly affected by severe earthquakes types of natural disasters and other types of emergency, New Zealand and its governmental agencies offered our students a great learning opportunity in this fundamental field of city and regional planning. In this article, Augustina and Justin share their thoughts with us.


Global Changes, Local Impacts: California's Adaptation Tools Help Its Cities Address Climate Change, Michael R. Boswell, Christopher Read Jun 2016

Global Changes, Local Impacts: California's Adaptation Tools Help Its Cities Address Climate Change, Michael R. Boswell, Christopher Read

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The State of California has been changing state-level policies and legislation to prepare for and minimize the impacts of climate change. But how can local governments integrate climate adaptation planning into local policy and practice? Through three-case studies, Boswell and Read discuss how state agencies and the robust set of tools and guidance in the California Adaptation Planning Guide have been helping California communities in climate action planning.


Hearst Lecture: Planning For Bhutan, Christopher Benninger Jun 2016

Hearst Lecture: Planning For Bhutan, Christopher Benninger

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Cartoon Corner Jun 2016

Cartoon Corner

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