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Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service 2, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Nov 2001

Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service 2, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Pamphlets

No abstract provided.


Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn Oct 2001

Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

This article discusses a variety of state, federal and local policies which have reduced transit ridership, such as unfunded mandates, anti-transit zoning policies, and highway funding policies that shifted development to areas with minimal or nonexistent transit service.


Vorhizomeid: Nodes Of Community Services Connecting Albany, Ny, Andrew Watkins Oct 2001

Vorhizomeid: Nodes Of Community Services Connecting Albany, Ny, Andrew Watkins

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The contention is to reposition terrain vague into the urban fabric recreating a continuum of the urban system while attempting to detract neither from the scale of the infrastructural system, nor that of the human body. Terrain vague muse be approached in a different manner than that of the traditional urban city. Establishing community through terrain vague should be done by measure of the forces, flows, and rhythms of space."


Urban Impoverishment And Multiple Modes Of Livelihood In Ghana, Francis Y. Owusu Oct 2001

Urban Impoverishment And Multiple Modes Of Livelihood In Ghana, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

Many African countries experienced economic crisis in the 1970s and are currently restructuring their economies under the tutelage of the World Bank and the IMF. The restructuring process has had pervasive effects on the livelihood strategies of many people, as their established means of income generation have been disrupted. While survival of the urban poor has been studied, little is known of strategies of other social groups. Using Ghana as a case study, I argue that although urban poverty predates the implementation of structural adjustment program (SAP), the policies have created a favorable environment for the intensification of multiple livelihood ...


Perceptions Of The Quality Of Life Among Residents Of Crete, Nebraska, James Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winston Yan, Steven Larrick, Blanca E. Ramirez, Heather Keele Oct 2001

Perceptions Of The Quality Of Life Among Residents Of Crete, Nebraska, James Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winston Yan, Steven Larrick, Blanca E. Ramirez, Heather Keele

Community and Regional Planning Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Crete, Nebraska, (population 6,028) is on the cutting edge of a global economy in which people are migrating to places that offer jobs and a better quality oflife. In the year 2001, when this study was conducted, Crete's local Farmland pork processing plant was expecting to increase its workforce from 1,200 to 1,650. In today's economy, these 450 new jobs are likely to attract workers from around the world. In recent years, for example, workers have come to Crete from Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Croatia, Serbia, Iraq, and from countries throughout Latin America.

Demographic changes like ...


The Performance Of Urban Form In The Construction Of A Place: Quality Of Design In A 1930'S Residential Area In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Vicente Del Rio Sep 2001

The Performance Of Urban Form In The Construction Of A Place: Quality Of Design In A 1930'S Residential Area In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Vicente Del Rio

City and Regional Planning

How much of the original urban design of an area leads to its perceived qualities, to its public image, and to its recognition as a special place by its users? In this paper we present the preliminary results of a comparative study of residential areas in the city of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil that are highly regarded as special places by both their communities and the population at large. Our research tries to understand which aspects of the original design of these places still remain today and may be held responsible for their popular success, and which design fundamentals are ...


Wku Capital Construction Update, Wku Board Of Regents Aug 2001

Wku Capital Construction Update, Wku Board Of Regents

Board of Regents Documents

Presentation booklet regarding capital construction projects with photographs. Projects included:

  • Glasgow Regional Postsecondary Education Center
  • Elizabethtown Regional Postsecondary Education Center
  • Media & Technology Center / Guthrie Tower & Plaza
  • Science & Engineering Building
  • Downing University Center Renovations
  • University Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge


Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2001

Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Un nuevo actor mundial se suma a los estados nacionales y al mercado mundial: las ciudades globales (Sassen, 1998). En el contexto de la globalización y de los procesos de descentralización las ciudades redefinen las funciones y adquieren mayor protagonismo (Barja, 1994). Pero también la reforma estatal, en la que se inscriben los procesos de descentralización, tiende a revalorizar los gobiernos locales.

Las economías urbanas adquieren mayar peso, el poder local se incrementa, las expresiones culturales se multiplican, y las relaciones interurbanas se intensifican por encima de las relaciones multinacionales, en un momento en que "el nuevo siglo se inicia ...


A Comparison Of Residential Markets For Chain Retail Stores In The Central Business District Of Knoxville With Residential Markets For Chain Retail Stores In The Central Business Districts Of Birmingham, Lexington, And Greenville, Jennifer Robin Hassell Aug 2001

A Comparison Of Residential Markets For Chain Retail Stores In The Central Business District Of Knoxville With Residential Markets For Chain Retail Stores In The Central Business Districts Of Birmingham, Lexington, And Greenville, Jennifer Robin Hassell

Masters Theses

(Need for Study)

A potential solution for the problem of high vacancy of retail space in the central business district of Knoxville may be revitalization of the retail role of the central business district. The role may not be equal to the once vital historical role. In other words, the role may not be as a regional center but rather a center to serve the needs of the community within and surrounding the central business district. This new role may be secondarily supported by the cultural opportunities of the central business district. These opportunities are the focus of tourism from ...


La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena Jul 2001

La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Veo una gran resistencia en la descentralización, provocada por el modo de encararla, así, los actores responsables la enfocan como una descentralización del Estado, como principio y fin y no como una relación entre Estado y sociedad.

Se plantea la descentralización como un tema local y no como un tema nacional, como un tema global. Es necesario que quienes estamos de acuerdo con la descentralización tengamos un sólo proyecto para impulsarlo con visión de país, con visión de América Latina y del mundo.


Review Of Rainforest Cities: Urbanization Development, And Globalization Of The Brazilian Amazon By John O. Browder And Brian J. Godfrey. Review Of Traditional And Modern Natural Resource Management In Latin America By Francisco J. Pichon, Jorge E. Uquillas, And John Frechione, Hemalata C. Dandekar Jul 2001

Review Of Rainforest Cities: Urbanization Development, And Globalization Of The Brazilian Amazon By John O. Browder And Brian J. Godfrey. Review Of Traditional And Modern Natural Resource Management In Latin America By Francisco J. Pichon, Jorge E. Uquillas, And John Frechione, Hemalata C. Dandekar

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


"Thou Shalt Not Put A Stumbling Block Before The Blind": The Americans With Disabilities Act And Public Transit For The Disabled, Michael E Lewyn Jun 2001

"Thou Shalt Not Put A Stumbling Block Before The Blind": The Americans With Disabilities Act And Public Transit For The Disabled, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ordered local governments to make bus and train systems more accessible to the disabled. The ADA imposed costly requirements upon local public transit systems but did not give local governments funds with which to satisfy this mandate. By reducing the funds available to transit systems, the ADA has sometimes forced cutbacks in transit service for everyone (including, ironically, the disabled to the extent that disabled people were able to use public transit before the ADA's enactment). Thus, the ADA has occasionally been counterproductive.

The root cause of the ADA's inadequacy is that ...


Kefallinia: The Imperial Legacy Of Britain's Greek Empire, Nicholas Patricios May 2001

Kefallinia: The Imperial Legacy Of Britain's Greek Empire, Nicholas Patricios

Nicholas Patricios

Kefallinía is the largest of the seven Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece. These Islands were for over five decades in the first half of the nineteenth century an independent state under British protection and known as the United States of the Ionian Islands. British imperial legacy in Kefallinía included an island road network that forms the basis of transport today, lighthouses, bridges, a quay, a customs house, courts of justice, a prison, a hospital, and public squares. Three men were responsible for the remarkable physical transformation of Kefallinía in the form of major civic projects and public ...


Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Mar 2001

Undated; Pamphlet; An Ordination Service, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Pamphlets

No abstract provided.


Msrdc And Mumbai-Pune Expressway: A Sustainable Model For Privatising Construction Of Physical Infrastructure?, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Sulakshana Mahajan Feb 2001

Msrdc And Mumbai-Pune Expressway: A Sustainable Model For Privatising Construction Of Physical Infrastructure?, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Sulakshana Mahajan

City and Regional Planning

This case study of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway points out that delivery of infrastructure like road and highways, especially mega projects, totally through the private sector is currently difficult. In the absence of such private sector capacity to take on this responsibility, the role has been creatively shouldered by the Maharashtra government by forming and supporting a road development corporation - carved out of its public works department in its primary mission, the building of essential projects in a timely fashion. The experience of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway indicates that the public sector, freed of political intervention and outdated organisational structure and given ...


Jersey Bridges Falling Down?: Report On New Jersey's Bridges And An Evaluation Of The Bridge Bond Act, Teresa Ann Brode Jan 2001

Jersey Bridges Falling Down?: Report On New Jersey's Bridges And An Evaluation Of The Bridge Bond Act, Teresa Ann Brode

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Lagging Behind: Fayetteville’S Historic Architecture, Jennifer Taylor, Jennifer Webb Jan 2001

Lagging Behind: Fayetteville’S Historic Architecture, Jennifer Taylor, Jennifer Webb

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Architecture is a reflection of what is happening in the larger cultural, economic, and artistic scene. Therefore, understanding regional variations in trend adoption is significant to understanding the relationship of Fayetteville, Ark., to the larger national context. Local architecture is a reflection of the citizens of Fayetteville as consumers of popular culture. Simultaneous adoption theory was used as the framework of this study. The project objectives were to 1) document significant architectural styles within designated historical districts and nearby areas, and 2) compare local stylistic trends with national trends to determine fit. Findings indicate that Fayetteville lagged behind the national ...


Agglomeration, Enterprise Size, And Productivity, Edward J. Feser Jan 2001

Agglomeration, Enterprise Size, And Productivity, Edward J. Feser

Edward J Feser

Much research on agglomeration economies, and particularly recent work that builds on Marshall's concept of the industrial district, postulates that benefits derived from proximity between businesses are strongest for small enterprises. This paper investigates this hypothesis, examining the degree to which local business externalities differ in magnitude and type among large and small enterprises in two U.S. manufacturing sectors. A four factor micro-level production function with oft-cited sources of agglomeration economies (local input supply, labor pools, knowledge spillovers) modeled as technology parameters and dummy variables representing varying definitions of plant size (and type, i.e., single or multi ...


De La Violencia Urbana A La Convivencia Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

De La Violencia Urbana A La Convivencia Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Este artículo presenta las principales características de la violencia urbana en América Latina así como los factores que han influido en su tendencia de crecimiento en las últimas décadas. En este sentido. el articulo repasa los rasgos centrales de la relación entre Yio1cncia y ciudad. el rol de las espacios de socialización como la escuela y la familia. y el protagonismo de la juventud en esta problemática. De esta manera. se concluye que la situación actual caracterizada por la crisis económica. las políticas de ajuste. las violencias urbanas y al deterioro ambiental. han generalizado la inseguridad social y económica y ...


Centros Históricos De América Latina Y El Caribe, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

Centros Históricos De América Latina Y El Caribe, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina hay una tradición de más de 50 años de intervención en los centros históricos. Largo recorrido en que, por un lado, existen resultados importantes en calidad y cantidad -marcando un cierto optimismo por el camino recorrido- y, por otro, se presenta e! momento propicio para repensar los centros históricos como objeto de conocimiento y actuación.

Con este trabajo se busca realizar un recuento crítico del proceso de rehabilitación de los centros históricos en América Latina durante este medio siglo, así como caracterizar e! momento en que nos encontramos para trazar algunas directrices generales y retos hacia e ...


La Ciudad Construida. Urbanismo En América Latina, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

La Ciudad Construida. Urbanismo En América Latina, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La ciudad es uno de los productos más extraordinarios que ha construido la humanidad. Por definición es multifuncional, concentra la diversidad y está en permanente construcción-reconstrucción, porque nunca se acaba; se trata de un "producto social" en proceso de cambio constante que tiene historia.

En las ciudades se puede reconocer, históricamente, los momentos por los que han atravesado. De allí que, en este último siglo, en América Latina es factible encontrar dos etapas claramente definidas:

- Una primera, que se define a partir de la segunda postguerra, cuando se inicia una nueva lógica de urbanización en América Latina basada en la ...


The Economic Impact Of Housing Investment Through The Community Preservation Act In Boston, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 2001

The Economic Impact Of Housing Investment Through The Community Preservation Act In Boston, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report attempts to look at the need for affordable housing and economic impacts of housing in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Its premise is that the economic impact of housing is significant and involves a multitude of factors, from the monetary effects of the construction process to the impact of personal income on the local economy.


Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy For Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 2001

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy For Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to establish the goals and objectives that would guide the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. These goals and objects were the result of deliberations of the countywide CEDs Coordinating Committee.


Building Law: A Critical Reading Of The Lebanese Case, Marwan Ghandour Jan 2001

Building Law: A Critical Reading Of The Lebanese Case, Marwan Ghandour

Marwan Ghandour

No abstract provided.


"The Little City In Itself": Middle-Class Aspirations In Bangor, Maine, 1880-1920, Sara K. Martin Jan 2001

"The Little City In Itself": Middle-Class Aspirations In Bangor, Maine, 1880-1920, Sara K. Martin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the inception and growth of "the Little City in Itself," a residential neighborhood in Bangor, Maine, as a case study of middle-class suburbanization and domestic life in small cities around the turn of the twentieth century. The development of Little City is the story of builders' and residents' efforts to shape a middle-class neighborhood in a small American city, a place distinct from the crowded downtown neighborhoods of immigrants and the elegant mansions of the wealthy. The purpose of this study is to explore builders' response to the aspirations of the neighborhood's residents for home and ...


Connecticut River Economic Adjustment Project, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 2001

Connecticut River Economic Adjustment Project, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this study was to inventory various environmental and economic criteria for the region. In the second phase the data was analyzed for implications for development potential. In phase three the Net Available Land Analysis methodology will be allied on the town level to two towns that meet one or more of the three Economic Development Administration criteria. The region chosen was Enfield, Connecticut and Holyoke, Massachusetts.


Economic Development And Planning Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 2001

Economic Development And Planning Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report identifies the planning and economic development needs of the tristate region between the Blackstone River Valley and Quinebaug-Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridors in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.


A Place In The Hills: Fiscal Impact And Social Analysis Of Suburbanization In The Loess Hills Counties Of Iowa, Jeffrey Donald Benson Jan 2001

A Place In The Hills: Fiscal Impact And Social Analysis Of Suburbanization In The Loess Hills Counties Of Iowa, Jeffrey Donald Benson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Rural residential development presents many economic, environmental, fiscal, social and political issues to rural places. This thesis examined development pattern and fiscal and social impact as they relate to residential, non-farm development outside of incorporated towns in the Loess Hills region in seven counties in western Iowa from 1995 through 1999. The first part of this work analyzed the physical pattern and county planning regulations of this development and resulting fiscal impacts. Development was found to have increased rapidly in some areas, with a slight majority of the development located on estate lots outside of subdivisions. Using an average costs ...


The Effectiveness Of Urban Revitalization As A Growth Management Tool: A Case Study On Dubuque, Iowa, Karen Sue Hanson Jan 2001

The Effectiveness Of Urban Revitalization As A Growth Management Tool: A Case Study On Dubuque, Iowa, Karen Sue Hanson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

With the increasing awareness on the importance of growth management and the need for cities to revive their downtowns many people are beginning to see urban revitalization as an effective tool for growth management. Cases such as Portland, Oregon are being used as examples of cases in which urban revitalization is effective as a growth management tool. However, Portland, Oregon also implements a stringent urban growth boundary. What happens in cities that do not have urban growth boundaries or urban services boundaries, yet also have successful urban revitalization programs? Can urban revitalization cause or contribute to fringe growth or even ...


Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson Jan 2001

Analyzing The Green Roof: A Critical Dialogue , Sandra Lynn Peterson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Landscape architecture is the domain that lies at the crossroads of many disciplines. Perhaps the most apparent of those disciplines are art and science. A successful landscape architect is one who understands this intersection and consciously designs to enhance the function of both aesthetics and the environment. The green roof is an example of a landscape architectural design that can incorporate both aesthetic and environmental function. The green roof also has potential social and economic benefits within the urban context. The structure and technology of the green roof is well understood, however an extensive literature search on the green roof ...