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Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2005

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Coulter, Amber. Campus Becomes More Pedestrian-friendly
  • McNamara, Andrew. Student Robbed at Knifepoint; Investigation Ongoing – Stacy Sturgeon
  • Brandenburg, Katie. Students Abusing ADHD Meds
  • Fontana, Alex. Student Government Association Approves Less Legislation This Semester
  • Caudle, Leah. Activities to Ease Final Exam Anxiety
  • It’s GIFT Time . . .
  • Hopkins, Shawntaye. The Herald is Revenue Independent from Western; Staff Screens All Ads
  • Paul, Corey. Program Teaches Kwanzaa to Students
  • Fontana, Alex. Jeanne Johnson Elected New Speaker of the Senate – Student Government Association
  • Richardson, Kelly. Hurricane Katrina Victims to Return Home ...


Achieving Sustainable Designs Within Master Planned Communities, Ned Wales, Elspeth Mead Dec 2005

Achieving Sustainable Designs Within Master Planned Communities, Ned Wales, Elspeth Mead

Ned Wales

Under rapid technological advancement within the urban development industry, fuelled by booming economic conditions, a fertile environment is flourishing for the uptake of sustainable development practices. However, this gives rise to the question: Then, why is there a considerable lag in the implementation of sustainable practices aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and human waste? This paper expands on initial findings of localised research into the adoption of ecological sustainable development practices within the land development industry. Through this research and further investigation a number of issues are exposed; the lack of regulatory direction, training of industry players and a ...


Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner Dec 2005

Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner

Architecture Senior Theses

The urban environment historically fosters anonymity among urbanites denying individual expression, user flexibility, and family adaptability. The result is the draw to the suburban house model which inherently concedes ones' expression of individual identity. The urban landscape has historically formed with the core and periphery. Over the last sixty years the periphery has harbored the creation of suburbia. Traditionally, the urban landscape has, and continues to suppress individualism and flexibility to create uniformity and homogeneity[...] Arguably by default, suburbia creates a basic template which the end-user can customize. On the contrary, the urban environment does not foster the ability to ...


Student Preferences For Career Mentoring In Property And Construction, Liz Everist, Valerie Francis, Lynne Armitage Nov 2005

Student Preferences For Career Mentoring In Property And Construction, Liz Everist, Valerie Francis, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

Although career mentoring is well established across many professional areas, its application in the field of property and construction is at an emergent stage. As part of ongoing quality review aimed at enhancing student engagement with their educational program, a survey was undertaken among first and second year students enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning's Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction). The study investigated student preferences regarding involvement in a career mentoring program including mentoring program options and mentoring style preferences. Several differences emerged between property and construction student cohorts and in particular between ...


La Internacionalización De Los Centros Históricos, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2005

La Internacionalización De Los Centros Históricos, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El presente artículo busca desarrollar la idea de que los centros históricos sólo pueden entenderse en el marco de ciertas relaciones particulares, una de las cuales se define en el ámbito internacional. Y si llega a esta condición por el grado de las funciones de centralidad que tiene, Se parte de la premisa que el concepto centro es relativo, en el sentido que para ser tal debe definirse en un ámbito específico de relaciones: siempre se es centro de algo que lo contiene. En el caso que nos ocupa, el ámbito de la centralidad se define según el intensidad de ...


Translating Research Into Homelessness Policy And Practice: One Perspective From The United States, Dennis P. Culhane Oct 2005

Translating Research Into Homelessness Policy And Practice: One Perspective From The United States, Dennis P. Culhane

Dennis P. Culhane

Like social scientists everywhere, homelessness researchers in the US are usually ignored. Good science that identifies what causes homelessness, sound evaluations which document that certain programs will never work, and even evidence that promising solutions deserve broad replication, are often disregarded. Such wanton indifference for science would constitute malpractice in the field of medicine, but it sometimes passes as acceptable policy in the field of social welfare. Ideology, politics and preservation of the status quo usually prevail. So, what’s a well intentioned researcher to do? Persevere and become more tactical. After all, policy failures can’t be ignored forever ...


Beyond Brasilia - Contemporary Urban Design In Brazil, Vicente Del Rio Oct 2005

Beyond Brasilia - Contemporary Urban Design In Brazil, Vicente Del Rio

City and Regional Planning

This paper is a brief discussion of a recent research on how Brazilian cities have been shaped from the late 1980s to the early 2000s through several case studies in different cities. After the disruption of the modernist paradigm, the demythification of Brasilia, and the redemocratization of the country in the 1980s, architecture and urbanism in Brazil were eager for new models with which to face urban development. On one side globalization and market forces dragged society towards an “entrepreneurial” and fragmented city of shopping centers, gated communities, private enclaves, and trendy and irrelevant architectural imagery. On the other side ...


The Void: Urban By Association, Brian Kessler Oct 2005

The Void: Urban By Association, Brian Kessler

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I contend that a regional and now increasingly global scale dictates the development of the city. At this super-urban scale the specificity of architecture is impractical and too expensive, yet the city adn architecture still persist, because of the fundamental human desire for intimate social interaction. Architecture, stripped of its unobtainable utopian ideals, still maintains its significance as the literal and symbolic framework of the urban condition; the space of intense, physical interaction, leading to the literal procreation of humanity and limitless possibilities for new unforeseen activity."


Fertile Fragments: An Improvisational Urbanism For The Evolving Urban Edge, Matthew Duggan Oct 2005

Fertile Fragments: An Improvisational Urbanism For The Evolving Urban Edge, Matthew Duggan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Often cities are developed and designed on a parcel by parcel basis without an overall master plan. Urban actors (architecture, planners, developers, municipalities, engineers, artists, etc.) are responsible for what happens on their land alone. While this can result in a series of discrete separate enclaves it is also possible to graft new developments into/onto existing ones. This thesis contends that fragments of urban form can be guiding catalysts for subsequent urban growth and transformation. It intends to explore the possibilities opened up when urban actors leave behind partial or fragmentary works for others to elaborate upon."


Analysis Of Per Capita Expenditures Of Suburbanizing Communities In Maine, New England Environmental Finance Center Sep 2005

Analysis Of Per Capita Expenditures Of Suburbanizing Communities In Maine, New England Environmental Finance Center

Economics and Finance

This study analyzes per capita expenditure trends among selected fast-growing Maine towns from 1970-2004. The ten communities studied are termed as “suburbanizing” towns. This term is used to describe towns that over the past 30-40 years have been in the process of transition from rural to suburban – in terms of their population and housing densities, their forms of government, and the services they provide, as well as other characteristics.1 Such towns are of particular interest because they have been absorbing a healthy percentage of the state’s population growth during this time period, often at the expense of Maine ...


Barriers To Building Partnerships Between Major Stakeholders In Affordable Housing Investment In Queensland, Connie Susilawati, Lynne Armitage Aug 2005

Barriers To Building Partnerships Between Major Stakeholders In Affordable Housing Investment In Queensland, Connie Susilawati, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

The recent housing boom experienced across Australian metropolitan markets has attracted many new investors and resulted in increasing prices across the full range of residential sub-markets for both owner-occupation and investment categories. Of particular concern from a social perspective is the consequential pressure generated in the affordable housing rental market. This paper reports the results of a survey of affordable housing providers drawn from a range of backgrounds. Using in-depth interviews, it compares the opinions of these supply side groups regarding their experiences of the barriers to entry to affordable housing partnerships. The findings show agreement across the sector that ...


Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2005

Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina, los años ochenta, en términos socioeconómicos, fueron definidos como la "década perdida". Las políticas de ajuste estructural dirigidas a solventar las llamadas variables macroeconómicas dejan -a estas alturas-una considerable deuda social que, en lugar de reducirse con el paso del tiempo, se incrementa considerablemente. Según el Banco Mundial, América Latina es la región del mundo con mayor grado de desigualdad social, lo cual hace que la pobreza sea impermeable al crecimiento económico y al gasto social.

Si bien la pobreza no es un fenómeno nuevo, sí se puede afirmar que durante los últimos años creció, se transformó ...


Question Of The Eruv In Early Modern Europe, David Katz Aug 2005

Question Of The Eruv In Early Modern Europe, David Katz

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

Both the responsum of Rabbi Aboab and that of Hakham Zvi Ashkenazi reflect a feature of pre-modern kehillah life almost never dealt with in scholarly literature, namely, the urban eruv, a physical boundary delineating space in which one is permitted to carry items on Sabbath, erected by the kehillah.

This presentation is for the following text(s), available in the PDF file:

  • Samuel Aboab's Responsum 257
  • Hakham Zvi Ashkenazi's Responsum, She'elot u'Teshuvot Hakham Zvi no. 6 (1699)

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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships In Affordable Rental Housing: An Investigation Using Soft Systems Framework, Connie Susilawati, Martin Skitmore, Lynne Armitage Aug 2005

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships In Affordable Rental Housing: An Investigation Using Soft Systems Framework, Connie Susilawati, Martin Skitmore, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

Queensland Department of Housing has proposed partnerships as one possible option to deliver affordable housing. Although this initiative is supported by other stakeholders, many constraints have impeded its implementation for real projects. It might be applicable for mixed housing projects with some relaxation on tax and/or planning requirements. In general, affordable housing has not been seen as a valuable investment. Moreover, the partnerships require stakeholders to work across boundaries and outside their comfort zones.

This initial study examines the use of Soft System Framework to explore stakeholders’ views of multi-stakeholder partnerships in affordable rental housing. A series of in-depth ...


Hacia Una Definición De Políticas De Conservación De Áreas Históricas Mexicanas: La Conservación Integrada Y La Rehabilitación De Las Zonas De Monumentos Históricos En El Estado De Querétaro / Towards A Definition Of Conservation Policies Of Historic Areas: The Integrated Conservation Of Historical Mouments' Zones In The State Of Queretaro, Yanet Lezama-López Aug 2005

Hacia Una Definición De Políticas De Conservación De Áreas Históricas Mexicanas: La Conservación Integrada Y La Rehabilitación De Las Zonas De Monumentos Históricos En El Estado De Querétaro / Towards A Definition Of Conservation Policies Of Historic Areas: The Integrated Conservation Of Historical Mouments' Zones In The State Of Queretaro, Yanet Lezama-López

Yanet Lezama-López

Tomando como base dos de los paradigmas presentes en la práctica de la conservación (Ashworth, 1994), la preservación y el heritage, el artículo presenta, desde la perspectiva del diseño urbano contemporáneo, los principios de la conservación integrada de paisajes históricos construidos propuestos por la autora para el contexto mexicano. El estudio de caso, el centro histórico de la ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro, en México, permite presentar algunas recomendaciones que pueden ser aplicadas en los planes de manejo o gestión en otros sitios mexicanos inscritos en la lista del Patrimonio Mundial, a fin de contribuir constructivamente en la práctica de ...


Urban And Regional Planning: A Review Of Three Rational Planning Processes, Mark Joseph Taylor Aug 2005

Urban And Regional Planning: A Review Of Three Rational Planning Processes, Mark Joseph Taylor

Masters Theses

The rational planning process is a widely accepted method to guide the profession of Urban and Regional Planning. After a literature review, limited and incomplete information was found concerning the rational planning process.

A comparison was conducted among three documented rational planning processes. A common labeling system identifying all the concepts within each process was developed in order to examine the steps within each process for similarities and variations. The three areas focused on are the sequential ordering, labeling and defining of steps within the processes.

The inconsistent sequential ordering, labeling and defining of steps detailing the rational planning model ...


Time-Series Analysis Of Clusters In City Size Distributions, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen, K. Michael Bessey Aug 2005

Time-Series Analysis Of Clusters In City Size Distributions, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen, K. Michael Bessey

Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit -- Staff Publications

Complex systems, such as urban systems, emerge unpredictably without the influence of central control as a result of adaptive behavior by their component, interacting agents. This paper analyses city size distributions, by decade, from the south-western region of the United States for the years 1890–1990. It determines if the distributions were clustered and documents changes in the pattern of clusters over time. Clusters were determined utilizing a kernel density estimator and cluster analysis. The data were clustered as determined by both methods. The analyses identified 4–7 clusters of cities in each of the decades analysed. Cities cluster into ...


Ua1b2/1/8 Oral History Part I, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson Jul 2005

Ua1b2/1/8 Oral History Part I, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson

WKU Archives Records

Part I of an interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.


Ua1b2/1/9 Oral History Part Ii, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson Jul 2005

Ua1b2/1/9 Oral History Part Ii, Paula Trafton, Owen Lawson

WKU Archives Records

Part II of an interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.


Residential Security Maps And Neighborhood Appraisals. The Homeowners' Loan Corporation And The Case Of Philadelphia, Amy E. Hillier Jul 2005

Residential Security Maps And Neighborhood Appraisals. The Homeowners' Loan Corporation And The Case Of Philadelphia, Amy E. Hillier

Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)

At the request of the Home Loan Bank Board, the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) created color-coded maps for cities across the country between 1935 and 1940 that indicated risk levels for long-term real estate investment. Involvement in this City Survey Program marked a departure from the original mission of HOLC to provide new mortgages on an emergency basis to homeowners at risk of losing their homes during the Depression. This article considers why HOLC made these maps, how HOLC created them, and what the basis was for the grades on the maps. Geographic information systems and spatial regression models ...


La Inseguridad Ciudadana En La Comunidad Andina, Fernando Carrión Mena Jul 2005

La Inseguridad Ciudadana En La Comunidad Andina, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Durante los últimos años la violencia urbana se ha convertido en uno de los temas más importantes de la ciudad andina, debido a las nuevas formas que asume, a los impactos sociales y económicos y al incremento de su magnitud. Las violencias se han extendido en todos los países y ciudades de la región con peculiaridades y ritmos propios, provocando cambios en las urbes. Allí las transformaciones en el urbanismo (amurallamiento de la ciudad, nuevas formas de segregación residencial), en los comportamientos de la población (angustia, desamparo), en la interacción social (reducción de la ciudadanía, nuevas formas de socialización) y ...


A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski Jun 2005

A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

This guide is exclusively dedicated to the housing production of the UDC, both planned and projected during its short life from 1968 - 1975. The guide is organized in three parts: a map that locates projects throughout New York State and New York City, detailed descriptions of selected projects, and a database that lists most, if not all of the UDC housing projects, including those not represented by image and text in the project summaries.

It is the intent of this guide to provide basic statistical information and to locate housing projects so that anyone may visit the projects and compare ...


Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko May 2005

Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study reviews Clark County's non-conforming zone change process from 1990 to 2002. A non-conforming zone change, sometimes known as a non-conforming zone boundary amendment is a proposed request that is not within the range of residential densities and/or non-residential intensities indicated on the applicable land use plan map, master plan, or concept plan. This research explores and examines two questions raised by the Clark County's new implementation plan, which was approved in April 2003 to amend the non-conforming zone change process. 1) Clark County assumed there was a public perception that non-conforming zone changes were being ...


Quito Imaginado, Fernando Carrión Mena, Milagros Aguirre A., Eduardo Kingman G. Apr 2005

Quito Imaginado, Fernando Carrión Mena, Milagros Aguirre A., Eduardo Kingman G.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Apreciado lector, investigador, viajero, habitante de estas urbes: en las páginas siguientes encontrará usted uno de los resultados más sugestivos de la que también es una de las investigaciones más originales e interesantes generadas en América Latina sobre las formas y maneras de ser habitante de una ciudad iberoamericana; labor realizada por numerosos especialistas que nos aportaron miradas locales, de conjunto y comparativas. Este trabajo fue realizado con el auspicio del Convenio Andrés Bello y el aporte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y de múltiples instituciones académicas, oficiales y de la sociedad civil en todo el continente y España ...


Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Apr 2005

Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

When a sudden on-set emergency or disaster affects a region or the whole country, communities and neighborhoods should plan for the possibility that emergency and other civic services will be disrupted and unavailable (District of Columbia 2003a, 2003b, 2004; Doyle 2004; Siskiyou County Public Health/NorCalBT.com 2004). The event may be severe enough that the routine public health surveillance and monitoring system will be disrupted or the system will not be able to provide data quickly enough to support state and local decisionmaking. A temporary post-disaster system should be planned for and implemented. The epidemiologist supporting the local decision ...


The Architect's Work: David Adjaye Interview, David Adjaye, Scott Ruff Apr 2005

The Architect's Work: David Adjaye Interview, David Adjaye, Scott Ruff

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

The Syracuse University School of Architecture: The Architect's Work Series | April 18 - May 27 2005. Interview of David Adjaye by Scott Ruff.


Livelihood Strategies And Performance Of Ghana’S Health And Education Sectors: Exploring The Connections, Francis Owusu Apr 2005

Livelihood Strategies And Performance Of Ghana’S Health And Education Sectors: Exploring The Connections, Francis Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

The public sector in Africa is riddled with widespread ineffectiveness. Although some countries have implemented various reform programmes with the support of international development agencies, the results so far have been disappointing. One reason for the failure is that the policies have focussed more on achieving macroeconomic stability than making the organisations effective. This article explores a fundamental problem of the policies—the need to focus on the human component of organisational performance. Using education and health organisations in Ghana as examples, the article advances a hypothesis that the livelihood strategies of public sector employees and the performance of their ...


Reactive Architecture : Urban Recreational Center, Michael Figueredo Apr 2005

Reactive Architecture : Urban Recreational Center, Michael Figueredo

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores how architecture can be designed to react to changing conditions. In the design I address how the occupants of a building may change the exterior façade based on a change of events or on group size. This creates an architectural language on the façade for pedestrians and motorists to read those activities that are occurring.

The design project is a hybrid recreational center and plaza that is designed for the use of small groups and can be adapted for larger groups. By manipulating the ground plane I create spaces where the spectator becomes the display and the ...


Hosting An International Conference On Women And Shelter: Pedagogic And Logistical Insights, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Sujata Shetty Apr 2005

Hosting An International Conference On Women And Shelter: Pedagogic And Logistical Insights, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Sujata Shetty

City and Regional Planning

The experience of hosting an international conference at the University of Michigan on the topic of shelter, women, and development provided the authors of this paper with two kinds of insights. First, there was useful substantive information which broadened our delineation of the subject area addressed. Second, we developed a heightened awareness of university and institutional administration and the logistical issues that must be attended to if faculty/student initiatives are to succeed. This paper extracts some elements of this experience in the areas of substantive inquiry, logistical arrangements, and implications for pedagogy, which may be useful to other academics ...


Village Homes, Davis, California: A Learning Lab For Future Planners, Paul Wack Apr 2005

Village Homes, Davis, California: A Learning Lab For Future Planners, Paul Wack

City and Regional Planning

Built in the 1970s, Village Homes is an extremely successful housing development in Davis, California, and considered a model of sustainable community design. Energy-conscious houses are organized around a system of pedestrian-friendly streets and open spaces, with community facilities, shared gardens, orchards, and vineyards, all managed by residents. Professor Paul Wack, a founder of the Sustainable Environments minor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, has been adopting it as a case-study for his classes for several years.