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Help In Time: An Evaluation Of Philadelphia's Community-Based Homelessness Prevention Program, Yin-Ling I. Wong, Meg Koppel, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, David E. Eldridge, Amy Hillier, Helen R. Lee Dec 1999

Help In Time: An Evaluation Of Philadelphia's Community-Based Homelessness Prevention Program, Yin-Ling I. Wong, Meg Koppel, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, David E. Eldridge, Amy Hillier, Helen R. Lee

Departmental Papers (SPP)

This report provides an evaluation of Philadelphia's neighborhood-based homelessness prevention initiative. Results indicate that nearly all households served do not become homeless. But it is unclear if households would have become homeless had they not been served. Recommendations are made for targeting prevention interventions to families requesting shelter.


Roosevelt Island: Completing An Urban Community, Karin M. Kilgore Dec 1999

Roosevelt Island: Completing An Urban Community, Karin M. Kilgore

Architecture Senior Theses

The thesis became an architectural exploration of what makes neighborhood and community at two scales: at the scale of the city (macrocosm), represented by the urban plan; and at the scale of the individual (microcosm), represented by the concept of the house and housing. At these two contrasting scales, the main focus of the study was to explore how an urban design can shape community and to explore the role that housing plays in the making of urban fabric/neighborhood. These two main issues of urban planning and housing prototypes, and the set of questions they generated, became the framework ...


A Methodology For Natural Resources Analysis Appropriate For County Level Planning, Jeffrey Carl Pfitzer Dec 1999

A Methodology For Natural Resources Analysis Appropriate For County Level Planning, Jeffrey Carl Pfitzer

Masters Theses

In this thesis a methodology for developing an integrated cumulative analysis of sensitive natural resources was developed. Themes of natural resources-waterways, wetlands, forested lands, prime agricultural soils, and steep slopes-were brought together in a GIS system, in a grid format, in a manner so that each cell of the grid accumulated value according to the increasing presence of resource themes. For example, an area (30 meter x 30 meter grid cell) containing only one of the above themes is given a value of "l," whereas an area containing slopes, streams, and forests might, after weighting factors, have a value of ...


Help In Time: An Evaluation Of Philadelphia's Community-Based Homelessness Prevention Program, Yin-Ling I. Wong, Meg Koppel, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, David E. Eldridge, Amy Hillier, Helen R. Lee Nov 1999

Help In Time: An Evaluation Of Philadelphia's Community-Based Homelessness Prevention Program, Yin-Ling I. Wong, Meg Koppel, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, David E. Eldridge, Amy Hillier, Helen R. Lee

Dennis P. Culhane

This report provides an evaluation of Philadelphia's neighborhood-based homelessness prevention initiative. Results indicate that nearly all households served do not become homeless. But it is unclear if households would have become homeless had they not been served. Recommendations are made for targeting prevention interventions to families requesting shelter.


"Problems Of Sprawl, Urban Decay Tough But Fixable", Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Nov 1999

"Problems Of Sprawl, Urban Decay Tough But Fixable", Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Thesis Awards 1998-1999, Syracuse University Oct 1999

Thesis Awards 1998-1999, Syracuse University

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

This small publication is a record of the noteable thesis projects from 1998-1999.


The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, Gregory S. Palermo Sep 1999

The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, Gregory S. Palermo

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

There they are, every Tuesday and Thursday -- two hundred minds seeking perspective on the means by which to access architecture: to think about it, look at it and analyze it, engage in discussions about it, and experience it. Student interests and capabilities are varied because in addition to being required for pre-architecture students, this is a university general studies course -- a threshold into the adventure of architecture! This paper addresses the content and methods of introducing architectural frames of reference to the beginning student of design in the challenging large lecture learning environment. Canon and skepticism. Five frames of reference ...


Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty & Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 1999

Ua3/9/5 Opening Faculty & Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the fall convocation. He discusses freshman orientation, change, Challenging the Spirit strategic plan, budget and funding model, tuition, new buildings, technology, parking, curriculum, dormitories, Diddle Arena renovations, University Senate and employee benefits.


Pigeon Forge Pedestrian Study, Dawn M. Foster Aug 1999

Pigeon Forge Pedestrian Study, Dawn M. Foster

Masters Theses

Since the development of the National Park Service in 1916, communities near national parks have experienced more than just their share of tourists in the area. Overtime, these gateway communities have taken on their share of economic development to meet the growing needs of vacationers. Tourism has since become a major industry that promotes economic growth and vitality to particular communities connected with nearby attractions. Many communities have become successful tourism sites, although continuing success depends on more economic development and improvement in areas where the city needs enhancement.

Located in East Tennessee's Sevier County, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is ...


Nueva Concepción De Universidad Refleja Holograma, Fernando Carrión Mena Jun 1999

Nueva Concepción De Universidad Refleja Holograma, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Tiene un contenido, yo diría, de mucha actualidad, de mucha coyuntura pero que no se queda en la coyuntura. Hay una reflexión estructural de la coyuntura, además una reflexión teórica. Creo que aquí habría que establecer una discusión para definir el carácter de la revista. Si es que este mismo quiere ser o, en su defecto, quiere especializarse en uno de estos campos.


1999-06-11; Letter; Resolution For Brother Aron Davis, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Jun 1999

1999-06-11; Letter; Resolution For Brother Aron Davis, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Letters

No abstract provided.


La Descentralización En El Ecuador De Hoy: Sus Alternativas, Fernando Carrión Mena May 1999

La Descentralización En El Ecuador De Hoy: Sus Alternativas, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El resurgimiento de la cuestión local en Ecuador tiene lugar a fines de la década del setenta y principios del ochenta. Serán la descentralización y la modernización las que pongan al orden del día, el debate sobre la reforma del Estado en el que está inscripto el terna de lo local.

De aquella época para acá, se pueden percibir dos etapas en el proceso de descentralización. Una primera, que se la podría caracterizar como la vía municipal de fortalecimiento de lo local, a partir de la transferencia de recursos y competencias, así como de la ampliación de su base social ...


An Analysis Of Urban Sprawl In American Cities, M. Robert Holland May 1999

An Analysis Of Urban Sprawl In American Cities, M. Robert Holland

All-College Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


The Architecture Of Argostoli: A Venetian Colonial New Town, Nicholas Patricios Apr 1999

The Architecture Of Argostoli: A Venetian Colonial New Town, Nicholas Patricios

Nicholas Patricios

Argostóli, a Venetian new town on the Ionian Island of Kefallinía, provides an example of how architecture is shaped by cultural factors. Relevant factors in the context of the Venetian occupation of Kefallinía are the political, economic, social, and ecclesiastical ones. From 1500until 1797, Kefallinía and the other Ionian Islands remained a Venetian colony. During these three centuries the Islands formed the boundary between the eastern and western worlds. While most of Greece fell under Turkish rule, the Ionian Islands were exposed to western culture through Venice. Argostóli became the new capital in 1757. The new colonial capital had no ...


Comunidad Andina, Fernando Carrión Mena Apr 1999

Comunidad Andina, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina, hay que señalar que el proceso de descentralización se inicia a finales de la década del 70, principios del 80, cuando el proceso de redemocratización se afianza en la región, aunque empieza a tener sus resultados a fines de la década de los 80. Este proceso se caracteriza básicamente por tener dos fases. Una primera, que pone énfasis en los municipios como eje y fin de la descentralización, Este enfoque, a mi manera de ver y de otros investigadores que han estado trabajando el tema, produjo algunos problemas en la propia estructura del Estado Nacional. Por ejemplo ...


Community Design Center 1998-2000, Syracuse University Apr 1999

Community Design Center 1998-2000, Syracuse University

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

This short publication documents a community development project within Syracuse that involved the School of Architecture students from 1998 - 2000


La Descentralizaci6n En El Ecuador De Hoy: Sus Alternativas, Fernando Carrión Mena Apr 1999

La Descentralizaci6n En El Ecuador De Hoy: Sus Alternativas, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La descentralización implica una readecuación de las relaciones entre el Estado y la sociedad civil que se expresa en la transferencia de competencias, de un orden central a otro de carácter provincial o cantonal.

El resurgimiento de la cuestión de lo local en el Ecuador tiene lugar a fines de la década del setenta y principios de ochenta, en el contexto de la redemocratización que vive el país. Serán la descentralización y la modernización las que pongan al orden del día el debate sobre la reforma del Estado, en el que está inscrito el tema de lo local.

De aquella ...


A Quantitative Method For Estimating Probable Public Costs Of Hurricanes, Michael R. Boswell, Robert E. Deyle, Richard A. Smith, E. Jay Baker Apr 1999

A Quantitative Method For Estimating Probable Public Costs Of Hurricanes, Michael R. Boswell, Robert E. Deyle, Richard A. Smith, E. Jay Baker

City and Regional Planning

A method is presented for estimating probable public costs resulting from damage caused by hurricanes, measured as local government expenditures approved for reimbursement under the Stafford Act Section 406 Public Assistance Program. The method employs a multivariate model developed through multiple regression analysis of an array of independent variables that measure meteorological, socioeconomic, and physical conditions related to the landfall of hurricanes within a local government jurisdiction. From the regression analysis we chose a log–log (base 10) model that explains 74% of the variance in the expenditure data using population and wind speed as predictors. We illustrate application of ...


Ua1b3/6 The Five Year Plan: Summary Of Recommendations, Wku Parking & Traffic Committee Mar 1999

Ua1b3/6 The Five Year Plan: Summary Of Recommendations, Wku Parking & Traffic Committee

WKU Archives Records

Summary of recommendations made by the WKU Parking & Traffic Committee for period 1988 through 1999 and a five year plan for improvements in parking for Western Kentucky University.


Field Station Under Threat, Paul Faulstich Mar 1999

Field Station Under Threat, Paul Faulstich

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

As reported in the last issue of The Other Side, The Bernard Biological Field Station of the Colleges is slated to be the site of the Keck Graduate Institute, the newest (but yet unbuilt) addition to the Claremont Consortium. With Pitzer casting the sole dissenting vote, the Claremont Colleges approved construction of the Keck Institute on eleven acres of the 85 acre Field Station.


Institutional Controls For Contaminated Sites: Help Or Hazard, Mary R. English, Robert B. Inerfeld Mar 1999

Institutional Controls For Contaminated Sites: Help Or Hazard, Mary R. English, Robert B. Inerfeld

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

The authors discuss the different institutional controls available to control long term site remediation of hazardous waste to prevent exposure to residual contamination.


Land Development And Biotechnology At The Claremont Colleges, Paul Faulstich Feb 1999

Land Development And Biotechnology At The Claremont Colleges, Paul Faulstich

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

Founded on the Oxford model of a cluster of institutions, the Claremont Colleges has periodically established a new school. In the Spring of 1997, the Board of Fellows of the Claremont University Center charged with policy-making for the consortium-voted to establish a seventh college; the Keck Graduate Institute of applied life sciences. or bioengineering. Despite other landholdings, including a golf course and a non-operational gravel quarry, the Board of Fellows voted to site the New Venture on a portion-approximately eleven acres--of the Bernard Biological Field Station. (Pitzer's vote was cast against building on the Field Station.)


Behind The Scenes In Wonderland: Re-Assessing Curitiba's Planning Model, Clara Irazabal Jan 1999

Behind The Scenes In Wonderland: Re-Assessing Curitiba's Planning Model, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Curitiba, Brazil, a metropolis of 2.4 million inhabitants in the southern state of Parana, has demonstrated a rapid improvement in urban quality over the last thirty-five years. The city has drawn worldwide recognition for its achievements and today is regarded by many as a model of urban planning and management. Yet, while some of Curitiba's successful strategies have received well-deserved attention, this ecological "wonderland" still faces some major challenges. A critical reassessment of the city is due, specificallY with regard to the characteristics of the planning model it offers and the role that citizens have played as this ...


La Ciudad, Escenario De Comunicación, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 1999

La Ciudad, Escenario De Comunicación, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En septiembre de 1998, FLACSO y la Fundacion Friedrich Ebert organizaron el seminario "Ciudad, comunicación v construcción de ciudadanía", cuya finalidad fue examinar el entrelazado juego de relaciones que distintos actores despliegan sobre un escenario común: la ciudad.

Los temas, interpretaciones y debates surgidos en este seminario son los que ahora se recogen en esta compilación.

Las contribuciones incorporadas en esta obra, ilustran algunos de los temas que preocupan y que, a nuestro juicio deberían preocupar a los investigadores de la cultura urbana, de la comunicación y de la ciudadanía. No hemos pretendido presentar una muestra exhaustiva ni plenamente representativa ...


Moving Toward The Millennium With Open Space In Huntington, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1999

Moving Toward The Millennium With Open Space In Huntington, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report includes presentation and examination of community, environmental and conservation/recreation issues. The information is then analyzed according to the needs of the town and incorporated into recommendations for future action.


Laying The Groundwork: Preparing For A Master Plan In Deerfield, Ma, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1999

Laying The Groundwork: Preparing For A Master Plan In Deerfield, Ma, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

In April of 1998 a Master Plan Committee was established to start work toward the first Master Plan for Deerfield, Massachusetts. A major catalyst for this decision was chronic septic failure throughout much of Deerfield. This failure raised the question of whether or not Deerfield should expand its public sewer. Expanding the system would solve the immediate problem of septic failure, but could potentially encourage unwanted development and create a new cycle of problems.


Roosevelt Island: Completing An Urban Community, Karin M. Kilgore Jan 1999

Roosevelt Island: Completing An Urban Community, Karin M. Kilgore

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The thesis became an architectural exploration of what makes neighborhoods and community at two scales: at the scale of the city (macrocosm), represented by the urban plan; and at the scale of the individual (microcosm), represented by the concept of house and housing. At these two contrasting scales, the main focus of the study was:

To explore how an urban design can shape community; To explore the role housing plays in the making of urban fabric/neighborhood."


Housing Policies In Maine: A Historical Overview, Frank O’Hara Jan 1999

Housing Policies In Maine: A Historical Overview, Frank O’Hara

Maine Policy Review

Frank O’Hara traces the evolution of Maine’s housing policies from Maine’s settlement after the Revolutionary War to the current era, where concerns about sprawl and the preservation of communities have come to the fore. In doing so, O’Hara points out that the approach to housing has always reflected more than a desire to ensure every person has adequate shelter. Rather, it reflects core values and beliefs about society, our sense of beauty, and our relationship to the environment and one another. O’Hara urges policymakers to keep these broader constructs in mind when addressing Maine’s ...


Community Land Trusts: Permanently Affordable, Resident-Controlled Housing, Fred Stocking Jan 1999

Community Land Trusts: Permanently Affordable, Resident-Controlled Housing, Fred Stocking

Maine Policy Review

Since 1997 Maine has enjoyed one of the highest levels of home ownership in the country. As Fred Stocking points out, homeownership contributes to community stability and provides a sense of security to families. Yet not all of Maine families are able to achieve their dream of homeownership. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) represent an attempt to build community and solve an affordable housing problem for Maine’s low-income residents. CLTs are non-profit organizations that require the joint involvement of residents and non-residents in the housing development and management, and resale price restrictions that keep the housing affordable indefinitely. In this ...


Town Of Boxford, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1999

Town Of Boxford, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report explores the town of Boxford, Massachusetts. Boxford is a unique rural community in the Merrimack Valley and the Boston metropolitan area. It has no traffic lights, sidewalks or signs, and very few streetlights, or commercial or industrial activity. Because of its 50-year old 2-acre zoning and close proximity to Boston, which contribute to its high housing costs, this community is out of reach for most Massachusetts residents.