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Computer-Assisted Learning Based On Universal Design, Multimodal Presentation And Textual Linkage, Leyla Zhuhadar Mar 2016

Computer-Assisted Learning Based On Universal Design, Multimodal Presentation And Textual Linkage, Leyla Zhuhadar

Leyla Zhuhadar

Abstract Refining city services is gradually being placed in the hands of the citizens,
or, as in the case of IBM’s initiative, Blet’s build a planet of smarter cities (https://
www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/35573.wss), at their fingertips. By reducing
cost and gaining control in building smart transportation management systems, IBM
provided a grant to the city of Chicago to reinvigorate Chicago’s K-12 schools and city
college. Similarly, Catherine Bracy (https://www.codeforamerica.org/people/catherinebracy/)
and her team at Code for America are using technology to Bbuild governments
for the people and ...


In Pa., Church Property Subject To Historic Designation, John Nivala Feb 2016

In Pa., Church Property Subject To Historic Designation, John Nivala

John F. Nivala

Historic preservation ordinances such as Philadelphia's are neutral laws of general application that do not, on their face, impose a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion. Nor do they in application, given a process for relief if designation imposes a substantial burden. It is the church's obligation to establish that designation would prevent it from carrying out its mission.


Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz Dec 2015

Stained Glass Windows Of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio, Produced By Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Michael Tevesz

Michael J. Tevesz

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has over forty large stained glass windows that range in age from the 15 to the 20th Century. The medieval windows were produced in England and Germany, while the more contemporary windows were produced by such prominent studios as those directed by Willet, Connick, Tiffany, Heaton, Young, and Burnham. The more contemporary windows are of considerable artistic and historical interest, but there is very little information available about them. This monograph specifically focuses on the windows of Trinity Cathedral produced by the Wilbur H. Burnham Studios. The Burnham Studios windows are the most accessible windows within the ...


Full Report- Re-Thinking The Future Of Cleveland's Neighborhood Developers: Interim Report, Norman Krumholz, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Full Report- Re-Thinking The Future Of Cleveland's Neighborhood Developers: Interim Report, Norman Krumholz, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Performative Design: Investigating Form In The Natural And Capitalist Environment, John Santoro Dec 2015

Performative Design: Investigating Form In The Natural And Capitalist Environment, John Santoro

John Santoro MD

"Rethinking the design process from conception and allowing natural forces, such as wind, solar exposure, and rainfall to drive the initial design will generate a structurally and environmentally efficient form."


A Social Network Based Framework For Assessing Risks And Vulnerability In Built Environment, Hemanta Doloi, Robert Crawford, Craig Langston, Low Pheng Nov 2015

A Social Network Based Framework For Assessing Risks And Vulnerability In Built Environment, Hemanta Doloi, Robert Crawford, Craig Langston, Low Pheng

Craig Langston

Our built environment comprises large interdependent infrastructure networks. When we add a new piece of infrastructure or a new building into the mix, we rather increase the complexity further in relation operations and management of such infrastructure network. Ensuring appropriate functionality of these networks is absolutely crucial for supporting the community residing within the built environment. Functioning of a society depends on numerous infrastructure functions offered by the range of infrastructure network collectively. If any part of the infrastructure network becomes obsolete due to any external or internal disturbances, the impact will be eventually felt within the community. Whether such ...


Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Dennis Swinford Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Dennis Swinford

Ludmilla D Pavlova

The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012 summarizes the principles and goals of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012 and presents a map of the future campus with a list of proposed building site development options, as described in the main document.


University Of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Master Plan, Shirley Dugdale, Gerald Schafer, Bryan Harvey, James Cahill, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Leslie Button, Theresa Warner, Pam Rooney, John Cunningham Oct 2015

University Of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Master Plan, Shirley Dugdale, Gerald Schafer, Bryan Harvey, James Cahill, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Leslie Button, Theresa Warner, Pam Rooney, John Cunningham

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Amherst Libraries, which is on the edge of significant change moving into a new era serving scholars, researchers and learners in the 21st Century. Over the last decade the Library has been a leader in many initiatives: increasing development of digital resources; collaborating with the Five Colleges Consortium, which was one of the first in the country to develop a shared book depository; developing a highly successful Learning Commons that engages partners in providing a broad range, of services and settings for learners; providing services through partners welcomed into library facilities, such the peer learning activities of the Learning Resources ...


Planning For Campus Collections 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Elizabeth Dumont, Dennis Swinford Oct 2015

Planning For Campus Collections 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Elizabeth Dumont, Dennis Swinford

Ludmilla D Pavlova

During the Campus Master Planning effort the need to better understand and plan for the UMass Amherst collections was identified and an ad-hoc committee was created to help advance a better understanding of the existing collections and how best to plan for the future. The committee was comprised of Directors/ curators of campus academic collections, Campus Planning staff and other related campus professionals. The first task of the committee was to develop a basis for creating a planning framework for the academic collections. The Committee defined existing collections and set a framework and common language that enabled the classification and ...


Traditional Heritage Management: The Case Of Australia And Tanzania, Johari Hussein, Lynne Armitage Aug 2015

Traditional Heritage Management: The Case Of Australia And Tanzania, Johari Hussein, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

Much has been written within and outside the heritage sector about traditional knowledge and practice. It is often characterised as an established movement that has contributed significantly to the local, national and international practice in conservation. Yet, the emergence of conservation practice has caused tremendous changes and a neglect of traditional knowledge that was critical for the survival of the Indigenous cultural heritage that exists today. The objective of this paper is to explore diverse approaches to traditional knowledge and practice that Indigenous peoples have employed to achieve management of their cultural landscape in Australia and Tanzania. The paper also ...


Testing Personalized Outreach As An Effective Tdm Measure, William W. Riggs Jul 2015

Testing Personalized Outreach As An Effective Tdm Measure, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

Urban college campuses often face challenges providing maximum transportation accessibility. Many believe strategies to ‘push’ and ‘pull’ individuals out of private automobiles will reduce emissions and mitigate the need for parking. This study focuses on UC Berkeley’s evaluation of a program that conducts targeted outreach to encourage shifts away from driving. The program provides customized information on commute alternatives, and is evaluated using descriptive as well as inferential statistics, focusing on effectiveness. Although the sample size is small, the findings show that a large component of program participants (8%) changed modes. Interviews with commuters evaluated potential barriers, including the ...


City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener Jul 2015

City Of Felt And Concrete: Negotiating Cultural Hybridity In Mongolia's Capital Of Ulaanbaatar, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener

Joshua Hagen

Capital cities play an integral role in the construction of national identity. This is particularly true when the capital is the country's only major urban center. Over the course of its history, Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar has been periodically reshaped to reflect competing trajectories of national culture. This article examines the evolving symbolism of architecture, urban design, and public space in Ulaanbaatar as a means of exploring Mongolia's complex negotiation between its traditional culture (mobile pastoralism and Shamanism/Buddhism), its socialist legacy, and globalization. Amidst the rampant social change of the last two decades, rather ambiguous national ...


From Socialist To Post-Socialist Cities: Narrating The Nation Through Urban Space, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener Jul 2015

From Socialist To Post-Socialist Cities: Narrating The Nation Through Urban Space, Joshua Hagen, Alexander Diener

Joshua Hagen

The development of post-socialist cities has emerged as a major field of study among critical theorists from across the social sciences. Originally constructed under the dictates of central planners and designed to serve the demands of command economies, post-socialist urban centers currently develop at the nexus of varied and often competing economic, cultural, and political forces. Among these, nationalist aspirations, previously simmering beneath the official rhetoric of communist fraternity and veneer of architectural conformity, have emerged as dominant factors shaping the urban landscape. This article examines patterns, processes, and practices concerning the cultural politics of architecture, urban planning, and identity ...


The Handbook Of Manufacturing Industries In The World Economy May 2015

The Handbook Of Manufacturing Industries In The World Economy

Jennifer Clark

Much of the literature and debate over the last decade has been on understanding service-based economies, neglecting manufacturing and its effects on the economy. The current financial crisis has been associated with political debates that revolve around the ‘real’ economy and a call for rebalancing regional and national economies. Over the last decade or so, manufacturing has been transformed but academic understanding has not kept pace with these alterations. Many of these alterations revolve around the development of new forms of expertise-driven manufacturing, new geographies of production, jobless growth and new forms of financialisation applied to manufacturing. These on-going transformations ...


Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Derreck Blake Deason Apr 2015

Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

Recent advancements in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in planning theory and practice are in direct response to a growing awareness among planners for the need to increase public participation in the processes involved in neighborhood and community planning. (NCGIS, 1996) Public Participation Geographic Information System (PPGIS) focuses on the social implications of how people, space, and environment are represented in GIS (Seiber, 2006). The use of PPGIS has shifted with improved community access to tools and talent which were, along with funding, significant barriers to implementation. In 2009, WhoData.org was created to meet the needs of ...


Financing Asean Connectivity, Fauziah Zen, Michael Regan Mar 2015

Financing Asean Connectivity, Fauziah Zen, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

In line with the globalisation trend, it becomes inevitable for the South East Asian economies to prepare themselves to move towards the path of a more border-less and well-connected world. Evidence has shown that countries can gain a lot from internationalisation, especially from trade, knowledge and information exchanges, and flows of people and goods. One of the key targets of ASEAN in achieving a dynamic, vibrant, globally connected and strong region is to fully realise ASEAN Connectivity which consists of three pillars, namely, physical connectivity, people-to-people connectivity, and institutional connectivity. Physical connectivity is especially important because it is not only ...


Identifying Key Variables And Interactions In Statistical Models Of Building Energy Consumption Using Regularization, David Hsu Mar 2015

Identifying Key Variables And Interactions In Statistical Models Of Building Energy Consumption Using Regularization, David Hsu

David Hsu

Statistical models can only be as good as the data put into them. Data about energy consumption continues to grow, particularly its non-technical aspects, but these variables are often interpreted differently among disciplines, datasets, and contexts. Selecting key variables and interactions is therefore an important step in achieving more accurate predictions, better interpretation, and identification of key subgroups for further analysis.

This paper therefore makes two main contributions to the modeling and analysis of energy consumption of buildings. First, it introduces regularization, also known as penalized regression, for principled selection of variables and interactions. Second, this approach is demonstrated by ...


Arts & Crafts Architecture: History And Heritage In New England, Courtenay Mcleland Feb 2015

Arts & Crafts Architecture: History And Heritage In New England, Courtenay Mcleland

Courtenay McLeland

Book review


Review Of Assessment Tools For Baseline And Follow-Up Measurement Of Age-Friendliness, Michelle Dellamora, Aleksandra Zecevic, Donna Baxter, Anita Cramp, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Marita Kloseck Feb 2015

Review Of Assessment Tools For Baseline And Follow-Up Measurement Of Age-Friendliness, Michelle Dellamora, Aleksandra Zecevic, Donna Baxter, Anita Cramp, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Marita Kloseck

Deborah A Fitzsimmons

The World Health Organization (WHO) concept of an Age-Friendly Community (AFC) has emerged as a response to demographic aging and increased urbanization. Although the WHO is in the process of establishing indicators of age-friendliness, currently, no tool has been identified as optimal to measure the age-friendliness of a community on a large scale. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify and examine currently available surveys and questionnaires that can be used to conduct large-scale, quantitative assessments of the age-friendliness in a community. In addition to a literature review, assessment tools were gathered through personal communications. Results indicate that ...


College Of Liberal Arts Lunch And Learn, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

College Of Liberal Arts Lunch And Learn, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Whodata As A Collaborative Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

Evaluating Whodata As A Collaborative Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Collaboration For A Changing City, Keynote Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason Jan 2015

Collaboration For A Changing City, Keynote Presentation, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

No abstract provided.


Urisa Digest Archives | January 21, 2015 Digest Jan 2015

Urisa Digest Archives | January 21, 2015 Digest

Derreck Blake Deason

Welcome the Next Generation of URISA Leaders URISA is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 members of the Vanguard Cabinet: Daniel Behnke, GISP - Orlando, Florida Yuriy Czoli - Toronto, Ontario Canada Derreck Deason - New Orleans, Louisiana Carey-Lee Dixon - Kingston, Jamaica Damian Graham, GISP - Chicago, Illinois Kitty Hurley, GISP - Saint Paul, Minnesota


Exploring The Nature Of Space For Human Behavior In Ordinary Structured Environments, Molly Cannon Jan 2015

Exploring The Nature Of Space For Human Behavior In Ordinary Structured Environments, Molly Cannon

Molly S Cannon

What is the nature of the built environment? Built environments are the settings within which people carry out activities and emerge from the specific combining of spatial conditions with specific social content for the setting. The social content and the spatial conditions form a core-defining relationship that serves to distinguish one structured setting from another. A core-defining relationship such as this refers to the essence of the built environment. What are the implications for human behavior that emerge from conceptualizing built environments in this manner? I argue that space, through its essential relationship with the contexts of daily living (i ...


Mosque Design, Akel Kahera Jan 2015

Mosque Design, Akel Kahera

Akel Kahera

Over the last five decades more than 100 mosques have been established in Texas to serve the estimated 150,000 Muslims living mostly in its largest cities. The urban mosque, also known as an Islamic center, represents the heart of the Muslim community and provides the most visual expression of Muslim religious identity. The mosque (masjid in Arabic) is where the faithful gather to engage in communal worship, spiritual retreat, matrimony, education, and social activities.


God’S Dominion: Omar Ibn Said Use Of Arabic Literacy As Opposition To Slavery, Akel Kahera Jan 2015

God’S Dominion: Omar Ibn Said Use Of Arabic Literacy As Opposition To Slavery, Akel Kahera

Akel Kahera

Omar ibn Said’s Th e Life of Omar Ibn Said, Written by Himself (1831) occupies a unique position within the slave narrative tradition. As the only surviving Arabic autobiography written by a slave from the United States, the Life juxtaposes a religious exegesis based on the textual authority of the Qur’an with a first-person account of Omar’s life. Only recently rediscovered, having been found in a trunk in a Virginia at-tic in 1995 and sold to a private collector after being lost since 1920, the manuscript has sparked renewed interest in writings by enslaved Muslims in America ...


Negotiating Work And Family: Lifestyle Migration, Potential Selves And The Role Of Second Homes As Potential Spaces, Brian Hoey Dec 2014

Negotiating Work And Family: Lifestyle Migration, Potential Selves And The Role Of Second Homes As Potential Spaces, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

This article is based on ethnographic research conducted in the USA with migrants who use an act of relocation as a means of deliberately constructing identity as well as seeking greater ‘balance’ and ‘control’ in their lives. Specifically, it examines how ‘second’ homes can serve as a transitional or ‘potential space’ in the lives of these migrants not only between different geographic places but also what are taken to be distinct identities and ideals associated with these places and the lives lived in them. Such behaviour is not simply about coping and adapting to a new environment; rather, it is ...


Postindustrial Societies, Brian Hoey Dec 2014

Postindustrial Societies, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

The term postindustrial society presupposes categorizing society based on an economic means of classification. Its use rests on assessing the relative status of manufacturing industry as an economic sector. Significant adjustment in sectoral location and nature of employment precipitated by late-twentieth-century deindustrialization in the developed world led many social theorists and critics to predict broad changes throughout domains of everyday life. Some began to speak not only of sectoral transformation but also of an emergent ‘ postindustrial society. ’ Following earlier agrarian and industrial ‘ revolutions, ’ postindustrialism suggested yet another revolution that would again transform how societies were organized.


Challenges And Opportunities To Develop A Smart City: A Case Study Of Gold Coast, Australia, Bhishna Bajracharya, David Cattell, Isara Khanjanasthiti Jun 2014

Challenges And Opportunities To Develop A Smart City: A Case Study Of Gold Coast, Australia, Bhishna Bajracharya, David Cattell, Isara Khanjanasthiti

Bhishna Bajracharya

With the rapid growth of information and communication technologies, there is a growing interest in developing smart cities with a focus on the knowledge economy, use of sensors and mobile technologies to plan and manage cities. The proponents argue that these emerging technologies have potential application in efficiently managing the environment and infrastructure, promoting economic development and actively engaging the public, thus contributing to building safe, healthy, sustainable and resilient cities. However, are there other important elements in addition to technologies which can contribute to the creation of smart cities? What are some of the challenges and opportunities for developing ...


Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey Jun 2014

Theorising The ‘Fifth Migration’ In The United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration From An Integrated Approach, Brian Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

This chapter is an empirically-informed discussion of relevant social theory for examining the phenomenon of lifestyle migration in the United States in both rural and urban settings. Specifically, the chapter explores key explanatory models born of research into so-called non-economic migration occurring since the early twentieth century—models that may be characterized as primarily either production or consumption oriented in their emphasis—as a context for outlining an integrated approach. The author then highlights changes in how some Americans appear to calculate personal and collective quality of life as engendered by an emerging economic order—based on principles of flexibility ...