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

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 ...


Examining The Complexities Of Urban Water And Sanitation In Latin America, Kelly Naumann Dec 2017

Examining The Complexities Of Urban Water And Sanitation In Latin America, Kelly Naumann

Honors Projects and Posters

Climate change continues to exacerbate water and sanitation issues in Latin America, as water scarcity and natural disasters threaten water supply and infrastructure. My research explores the role that gender dimension plays in urban water and sanitation projects in Latin America, and examines strategies used to improve urban water and sanitation for low-income dwellers in Lima, Peru and Cochabamba, Bolivia. Both objectives were accomplished based on an extensive literature review. I argue that gender specific data is vital to collect, in that women face significant disparities in treatment and exclusion from policy. I also examined the sustainable solutions introduced by ...


Where Should Students Live? A Student Housing Site Suitability Analysis In Ames, Iowa, Laurelin Haas Dec 2016

Where Should Students Live? A Student Housing Site Suitability Analysis In Ames, Iowa, Laurelin Haas

Honors Projects and Posters

In Ames, Iowa, the growing student population has placed new demands on the city’s housing, and urban planners are challenged to meet the needs of the current student population while also planning for the continued demand for student housing in the future. In order to determine appropriate locations for further student housing development, a site suitability analysis based on five spatial criteria was conducted using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial statistics. Specifically spatial criteria included clusters of student population, zoning, public transportation, bikeways, and flood hazard. Three scenarios of development were explored, including an equal weight scenario, a ...


Spatial Expansion On Lima's Costa Verde, Brandon V. Scheuring Apr 2016

Spatial Expansion On Lima's Costa Verde, Brandon V. Scheuring

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

This project examines spatial growth and allocation in Lima Peru’s Costa Verde. The region is governed by the six autonomous municipalities that comprise it, each with their own visions for the region. The Costa Verde is characterized by cliffs topped with high-rises, plunging abruptly into the Pacific Ocean. Along the ocean below the cliffs is a narrow strip of land that has become the focus of municipal developers and of this project. There have been many phases of expanding the coastal shelf to make new real estate. Because of the strong Humboldt Current, being situated on the Pacific Ring ...


Public Transit & Accessibility Who Is Being Left Behind, Ronnie Shelly Apr 2016

Public Transit & Accessibility Who Is Being Left Behind, Ronnie Shelly

Honors Projects and Posters

This project investigates how well the Escambia County Area Transit in the Pensacola area of Northwest Florida serves people who cannot obtain access to an automobile. The relevance of the study area is that Pensacola is a typical U.S. city of about 50,000 people, and will allow for an easier and more accurate comparison to other U.S. cities. In particular, this project focuses on single woman head of households with children present, and does not have an automobile. The importance of this population is its low rate of car ownership and high rates of poverty. Phase I ...