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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 ...


Kentucky Rural Development, Patrick J. Hooks Nov 2016

Kentucky Rural Development, Patrick J. Hooks

Scholars Week

The main objective of this study is to examine the development of rural areas to more urbanized ones within Kentucky. Landsat images were used to show the urban land cover change over a 10 year span, from 2001 to 2011. The study shows specifically how the city of Louisville has expanded because it was one of the most changed cities in Kentucky during the period of the study. Maps were created from these Landsat images. Studying these developments can help to predict the amount of change that might happen in certain areas in the future. Using geographic information systems (GIS ...


Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs. Oct 2016

Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This research aims to find architectural and urban design related solutions to enhance the living conditions of refugees and to lessen the pressure on the hosting communities' resources.


Dark Site Observatory, Aaron W. Uhe Oct 2016

Dark Site Observatory, Aaron W. Uhe

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project for our Architecture Studio was completed in collaboration with the Physics Department to create possible concepts for an observatory for the Solar Eclipses in 2017 and 2024.


Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner Oct 2016

Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

In the city of Centralia, Illinois, several issues govern the city’s future, all stemming from the same major problem: the economy. To intervene, this community center proposal aims to encourage economic development and growth in the city, assisting small businesses with starting and expanding in the region.


Revitalizing Downtown Carbondale, Jacob Petty 8384880 Oct 2016

Revitalizing Downtown Carbondale, Jacob Petty 8384880

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This abstract outlines the strategies developed for a new community arts center in Carbondale, Illinois, to help alleviate the multifaceted set of issues that are leading to the abandonment by residents and lack of new development in the city’s downtown.


Revitalizing Downtown Springfield Illinois, Adam R. Tregoning Mr. Oct 2016

Revitalizing Downtown Springfield Illinois, Adam R. Tregoning Mr.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Looking to revitalize the downtown Springfield area, this abstract outlines the benefits of an urban park as a catalyst for housing and commercial development. In order to combat the issues presented in the capitol city, Springfield hopes bringing people back to its core will restore the area.


The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman Oct 2016

The Concept Of Happy: Bartonville, Illinois, Kelsey D. Kauffman

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

While working to solve the underlying multiplicity of issues, Bartonville will need to focus on being HAPPY; that is the residents will need to actively engage in Health, Advancement, Purpose, Preservation, and Youth. The concepts of HAPPY are proposed to be expressed architecturally in the form of a community center.


Vincennes Rehabilitation Center, Callahan H. Jordan Oct 2016

Vincennes Rehabilitation Center, Callahan H. Jordan

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project proposes the Vincennes Rehabilitation Center which will provide adequate therapy for people with alcohol and substance abuse in Vincennes, Indiana. Each person handles recovering from an addiction differently. As such, this facility will include both active and passive rehabilitation techniques. Support by counselors and community volunteers helps promote a socially encouraging environment, and a drug and alcohol free future.


Du Quoin Youth Center: A Strategy For Preventing Underage Substance Abuse, Storm A. Clarry Oct 2016

Du Quoin Youth Center: A Strategy For Preventing Underage Substance Abuse, Storm A. Clarry

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This project purposes a new Youth Center for Du Quoin Illinois, which will help combat underage drinking and other issues through engagement with the community.The center will provide entertainment not only for the youth but for the community as a whole by hosting local artist, bands, poets, comics, and allowing any youth members to preform and help bring the community together.


Multicultural Student Center: Measuring A Transformative Campus Experience, La Barbara James Wigfall Ms, Mirta Chavez Ms, Denise Torres Miss, Hector Martinez-Rosales Mr Oct 2016

Multicultural Student Center: Measuring A Transformative Campus Experience, La Barbara James Wigfall Ms, Mirta Chavez Ms, Denise Torres Miss, Hector Martinez-Rosales Mr

Institute for Student Learning Assessment

This poster will illustrate the student engaged experience utilized by Kansas State University for its Multicultural Student Center. It will delineate the campus "community" partnership and the empowerment process initiated by the multicultural student organizations that led to the preliminary building design and fundraising strategies by the University. It will also address how multiple communities in a university can engage in a creative, collaborative process that not only fosters inclusion but also student learning. Ultimately, it shows how student collaboration with University Administration can result in both intended and unexpected outcomes for all involved, especially impacts for beyond stated expectations.


Designing Sustainable Communities For Automated Transit Networks, Shannon S. Mcdonald Oct 2016

Designing Sustainable Communities For Automated Transit Networks, Shannon S. Mcdonald

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Automated Transit Networks have the potential of changing the design of communities. Transportation is one of the key aspects for structuring our built environment. Now that Automated Transit Networks are being re-examined, early studies integrating them into the built environment can provide insight into their potential applications.


Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs. Oct 2016

Rethinking The Design Models Of Refugee Camps, Ruba Bdair Mrs.

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

This research aims to find architectural and urban design related solutions to enhance the living conditions of refugees, and to lessen the burden on the refugee hosting communities.


Sustainable Mobility For Rural Small University Towns, Shannon S. Mcdonald, Stanley Young, Sam Chung, Michael Behrmann, Shelby Orr, Ralph Tate Oct 2016

Sustainable Mobility For Rural Small University Towns, Shannon S. Mcdonald, Stanley Young, Sam Chung, Michael Behrmann, Shelby Orr, Ralph Tate

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

How can all of the emerging changes in transportation affect a small rural University town? This panel will discuss the opportunities and the drawbacks to automated vehicles, shared vehicles, electric, and solar powered vehicles. The panel will be comprised of various academics and professionals involved with these new transportation changes.


New Kansas Roots For Students: Building Cultural Competency Through The Nicodemus Project, La Barbara James Wigfall Assoc Prof, Katie Kingery-Page Assoc Prof, Jonathan E. Knight Gta, Lauren Garrott Partnership Coord, Johnella Holmes Phd Aug 2016

New Kansas Roots For Students: Building Cultural Competency Through The Nicodemus Project, La Barbara James Wigfall Assoc Prof, Katie Kingery-Page Assoc Prof, Jonathan E. Knight Gta, Lauren Garrott Partnership Coord, Johnella Holmes Phd

Institute for Student Learning Assessment

Five-member panel (two faculty members representing two supporting professional disciplines; Nicodemus resident and on campus resource; a MLA graduate student; and a graduate planner) recapping how the Parks for the People/Nicodemus project transformed students and community members. Short segments of video demonstrating student learning outcomes associated with diversity and collaboration will be introduced. This project won the CECD Engagement Award from Kansas State University in 2013. (270-word abstract uploaded)


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 ...


Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp Apr 2016

Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


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 ...