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Community Perspectives On Neighborhood Characteristics And Home-Buying Decisions, Madhuri Sharma Mar 2018

Community Perspectives On Neighborhood Characteristics And Home-Buying Decisions, Madhuri Sharma

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

This paper analyzes households’ perceptions of neighborhoods according to Brown and Chung’s framework of Market-Led Pluralism (M-LP). Using household survey responses from 100 respondents in Columbus, Ohio and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I empirically test MLP’s utility in understanding consumers’ decision making processes on where to live and who to live with. Consumers from all races/ethnicities ranked these attributes similarly, closely aligning with the M-LP. The quality of schools, safety of neighborhoods, price and affordability generally mattered to all consumers. However, African Americans’ perceptions of certain attributes as more valuable than others’ are likely due to their lower socio-economic ...


Architecture Of Social Learning And Knowing: Using Social Learning And Knowing Perspectives And Design Thinking To Frame And Create Change In A Workplace Redesign Project, Amin Mojtahedi Dec 2017

Architecture Of Social Learning And Knowing: Using Social Learning And Knowing Perspectives And Design Thinking To Frame And Create Change In A Workplace Redesign Project, Amin Mojtahedi

Theses and Dissertations

There is a consensus among many architectural, learning, and organizational theorists and practitioners that the ability to orchestrate learning and knowledge practices in workplaces creates potential for new and valuable ideas to emerge. However, due to the ever-changing nature of the learning and knowing landscape in the knowledge economy, the role of the physical space pertaining to learning and knowing practices needs to be constantly evaluated. To do so, and to make learning and knowledge theories relevant to the physical space, this study uses a strand of theories and perspectives emerged in the past 30 years that frame learning and ...


Walkability And Accessibility: Users' Perspectives Of A Planned Neighborhood, Nancy S. Chu May 2017

Walkability And Accessibility: Users' Perspectives Of A Planned Neighborhood, Nancy S. Chu

Theses and Dissertations

The transformation of the Westlawn Housing Development, one of the largest housing projects in Wisconsin, has led to this research. The old development, which was modeled after the military barracks style for its uniformity and practicality, is in extreme contrast to the new design influenced by the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND). TND was well received by the middle class as an alternative to the suburban sprawl sweeping the nation in the 1980s. However, research suggests that most TND’s are premised on upper-middle-class preference and do not focus on the housing needs of the general population.

This research will explore ...


Reducing The Environmental Impacts Of Building Materials: Embodied Energy Analysis Of A High-Performance Building, Layla Qarout May 2017

Reducing The Environmental Impacts Of Building Materials: Embodied Energy Analysis Of A High-Performance Building, Layla Qarout

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to assess the embodied energy and carbon emissions of structural building materials, and determine environmental savings associated with construction. In common architectural practice, the analysis of the environmental cost of materials is typically not taken into account. This can be attributed to the lack of available data, loyalty to conventional construction methods, and complexity of embodied energy calculations. Although efforts are made to ensure accuracy of the information contained in energy databases, they are based on public domain sources and the “best” energy and carbon coefficients, with no guarantee to accuracy. Therefore, it is ...


Housing Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Elderly Immigrants Residing In Affordable Housing: The Cultural Aspects Of Residential Experiences, Myounghee Jorn May 2017

Housing Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Elderly Immigrants Residing In Affordable Housing: The Cultural Aspects Of Residential Experiences, Myounghee Jorn

Theses and Dissertations

The present study is an explorative study that employs mixed methods for examining the daily life patterns and housing adjustment behaviors of low-income elderly Korean immigrants residing in public housing in the Chicago metropolitan area. It particularly focuses on identifying the cultural practices of research participants and the influence of those cultural practices on using residential features, evaluating them, and developing coping responses to satisfy dwelling needs.

The study develops upon Canter’s theories of place (1977; 1991; 1997) and Weisman’s model of place (2001), and integrates Rapoport’s concepts of culture (1980; 2008) for exploring the residential experiences ...


The Architecture Of Place: Amaranth Bakery And Café, Biwer Bella Jan 2017

The Architecture Of Place: Amaranth Bakery And Café, Biwer Bella

Architecture Student Research

The goal of this essay is to show that Amaranth Bakery and Café in Washington Park, Milwaukee better represents its community than other buildings in the area. The aspects I chose to discuss are the building’s physical character, its unique setting and the work of its dedicated owners, David Boucher and Stephanie Shipley. This essay discusses these three facets of the business and how they allow for a very successful bakery in the struggling neighborhood of Washington Park. Some of the aspects discussed are the building’s front-back morphology, the way the community utilizes the bakery and the collaborative ...


Regional Perspective Of Recuay Mortuary Practices: A View From The Hinterlands, Callejón De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Manuel Ponte Dec 2015

Regional Perspective Of Recuay Mortuary Practices: A View From The Hinterlands, Callejón De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Manuel Ponte

Theses and Dissertations

Archaeological investigations of burial chambers in the north-central highlands of Peru constitute the corpus of this thesis. Most of the stone structures correspond chronologically and culturally to the Recuay Tradition, a time span of 100 to 800 CE. The study area is located in the Cordillera Negra of the Callejón de Huaylas basin (Ancash Department). CRM projects developed in the impact zone of the Pierina mine have contributed valuable information on the mortuary practices of a Recuay agro-pastoral community. This thesis relied on grave goods inventories, osteological analysis, and types of stone architecture in the burial chamber. Data from this ...


Place Experience Of Nursing Home Courtyards: A Holistic Approach To Understanding Institutional Outdoor Environments, Chia Jung Shih Dec 2015

Place Experience Of Nursing Home Courtyards: A Holistic Approach To Understanding Institutional Outdoor Environments, Chia Jung Shih

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation research investigates place experience of three nursing home courtyards. Based on systemic place theories, each nursing home courtyard is conceptualized as place or a system consisting of three major subsystems: physical settings, people and rules of place uses. Place experience as the center of conceptualization is the result of interactions between them. Place experience is thus characterized by objective, subjective and consensual qualities of people-environment relationships. The research design follows the premises of pragmatic case study methodology; a mixed research method is employed that includes archival research of floor plans, photo documentation, a physical setting checklist and instrumented ...


Enacting Place: A Comparative Case Study, Anna Grosch Aug 2015

Enacting Place: A Comparative Case Study, Anna Grosch

Theses and Dissertations

As a community-based art educator, I advocate for an arts-based educational environment that embraces postmodern tenets and encourages individuals to reflect on self and society in relation to the places in which they dwell and learn. This thesis is a dialogue on emplaced community-based art education. Issues of urban education, social justice, and critical pedagogy are considered in relation to participants’ enactments of place within two distinct community-based educational settings. In order to investigate the connections between a culture of place, place-based education, and the community-based programs of each site, the role of art and artifacts was carefully considered in ...


Crisis 2030: Aging At Risk, Guadalupe Aguilera Corona May 2015

Crisis 2030: Aging At Risk, Guadalupe Aguilera Corona

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis analyzes critical issues affecting the older adult population of the United States in the year 2030 and recommends policies needed to remedy them. In the first chapter, the thesis addresses the upcoming aging crisis of the baby boomer population, both in numbers and affordability. The second chapter further describes and analyzes the major problems affecting the baby boomer population. The third chapter examines how technology can provide a universal and friendly design for older adult users. Chapters four through seven illustrate four distinctive case studies of Baby Boomers living in the

year 2030. The case studies provide resolutions ...


Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen Jan 2015

Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen

Architecture Faculty Books

The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures collaborative project at UW Milwaukee and Madison introduces an interdisciplinary research track concentrating on the examination of the physical, cultural, and social aspects of our built environment. The program serves students enrolled in the UW Milwaukee and Madison campuses respectively. It involves faculty members on both campuses with diverse research and teaching interests, including urban and architectural history, cultural landscapes, urban and rural vernacular architecture, public history, and environmental history. The 2015 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school examines a complex urban edge where a bucolic Olmstedian park meets the residential neighborhood of Martin Drive and a 19th Century industrial corridor ...


Restraining Order: An Urban Monastery For Capuchin Friars, Brian Johnsen, Sebastian Schmaling Jan 2015

Restraining Order: An Urban Monastery For Capuchin Friars, Brian Johnsen, Sebastian Schmaling

Architecture Faculty Books

The work included in this book was produced in the fall of 2014 by graduate architecture students at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee enrolled in ARCH 815 - Studies in Architectural Technology and Theory: “Restraining Order: An Urban Monastery for Capuchin Friars,” a design studio organized and instructed by Sebastian Schmaling and Brian Johnsen, Visiting Professors in Practice.


Leveraging The Arena: Transforming Downtown With Development And Public Spaces, Carolyn Esswein, James Piwoni Jan 2015

Leveraging The Arena: Transforming Downtown With Development And Public Spaces, Carolyn Esswein, James Piwoni

Architecture Faculty Books

The work included in this book was produced in the spring of 2015 by graduate and undergraduate architecture and joint architecture and urban planning students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee enrolled in Urban Design Community Redevelopment, a design studio organized and instructed by Carolyn Esswein, AICP, CNU-A and Jim Piwoni, RA.


Geometry Of Faith: A Stereotomic Reconstruction Of Sainte-Anne-La-Royale In Paris, Giuseppe Mazzone Dec 2014

Geometry Of Faith: A Stereotomic Reconstruction Of Sainte-Anne-La-Royale In Paris, Giuseppe Mazzone

Theses and Dissertations

Planned during the XVIIth century by the Italian architect Guarino Guarini, the church of Sainte-Anne-la-Royale was supposed to be built in Paris to honor the French Queen Anne of Austria. In an unfortunate twist of fate the church was only partially realized and later destroyed. Present history's only memory comes in three engravings by Guarino Guarini himself: a plan, a transversal section, and the main elevation.

An example of Italian Baroque Architecture, the building shines for its intriguing plan and complex system of vaults. Its execution was supposed to be realized according to the refined techniques of French stereotomy ...


Subdivided Windows With Mixed Shading Devices: A Daylighting Solution For Effective Integration Of Occupants Into The Building Environmental Control, Leyla Sanati Dec 2014

Subdivided Windows With Mixed Shading Devices: A Daylighting Solution For Effective Integration Of Occupants Into The Building Environmental Control, Leyla Sanati

Theses and Dissertations

Daylighting is one of the most challenging aspects of an ecological building design. The dynamic nature of daylight along with a wide range of individual preferences makes it a complex design issue. The art of daylighting relies on fine-tuning a delicate balance between admitting sufficient daylight for occupant well being and task performance and preventing glare and over heating. These goals are rarely achieved in buildings where fenestration design is reduced to an opening with an interior blind due to occupants' infrequent shade operation. To address this problem, a number of automatic shading devices have been developed to be integrated ...


Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong Oct 2014

Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

On Jeju Island, there are many freshwater springs because it is a volcanic island with abundant precipitation and rainwater. While springs were once plentiful in the island, due to depletion and urbanization pressures, many of the traditional wood and rock structures and spaces surrounding springs have become severely deteriorated. Until the 1970s springs served as vital community resources for water provisioning for drinking and household use, agriculture and livestock. However, after most springs fell into disuse, hydraulic engineers have maintained Jeju’s springs with a concern for springs with strong flow and good water quality but disregarding human activities such ...


The Cape Verde Project: Teaching Ecologically Sensitive And Socially Responsive Design, N Jonathan Unaka Aug 2014

The Cape Verde Project: Teaching Ecologically Sensitive And Socially Responsive Design, N Jonathan Unaka

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation chronicles an evolving teaching philosophy. It was an attempt to develop a way to teach ecological design in architecture informed by ethical responses to ecological devastation and social injustice. The world faces numerous social and ecological challenges at global scales. Recent Industrialization has brought about improved life expectancies and human comforts, coinciding with expanded civic rights and personal freedom, and increased wealth and opportunities. Unfortunately, industrialization also caused wide-scale pollution, mass extinctions and anthropogenic global climate change. Industrialization also reduced the earth's capacity to meet human resource demands - demands that are ever increasing due to population growth ...


Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard May 2014

Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard

Theses and Dissertations

As a recent citizen I noticed Tehran's urge for new kinds of public spaces. So, I initiated a dissertation that outlined a call for "protean space." Cities need protean spaces as a means to empower people, places that offer social interaction and support--spaces that are safe, accessible, and intriguing. Protean spaces empower people to create places for personal and interpersonal relationships, make social connections, gain information, and build trust across varied networks.

My dissertation examined how planning and design practices can enhance the possibility of protean spaces and therefore increase their number. While my research concerns Tehran, all cities ...


Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, 2014, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen Jan 2014

Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park Neighborhood, 2014, Jared Schmitz, Arijit Sen

Architecture Faculty Books

The summer 2014 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school spent five weeks measuring homes and businesses, conducting oral histories with new and long-term residents and producing documentaries based on their fieldwork. It's the first of a three-year program exploring the neighborhood of Washington Park


New Urbanism As Redevelopment Scheme: New Urbanism's Role In Revitalization Of Downtown Milwaukee, Leila Saboori Aug 2013

New Urbanism As Redevelopment Scheme: New Urbanism's Role In Revitalization Of Downtown Milwaukee, Leila Saboori

Theses and Dissertations

By the turn of the twentieth century persisting decay of many large American urban centers signaled the failure of redevelopment efforts to solve inner city problems and to stop destructive patterns of suburban sprawl. This serious concern persuaded many urban specialists to study the history of urban redevelopment in the United States in order to examine the urban problems and to discuss alternative solutions to the demise of U.S. cities. The past two decades have seen a growing turn toward New Urbanism in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods; as an alternative to conventional suburban development and social and environmental ...


Facility Location Selection For Global Manufacturing, Amir Hossein Kalantari Aug 2013

Facility Location Selection For Global Manufacturing, Amir Hossein Kalantari

Theses and Dissertations

The selection of a facility location for operations is an important decision in strategic planning of manufacturing corporations. As globalization is transcending national borders, the whole world is becoming the domain of site selection problem. This, in turn, significantly changes the nature of facility location problem. The change is, particularly, paramount in the consideration of attributes impacting the selection decision. Many recent studies have considered the global dimensions of manufacturing site selections and have cited economic, social, and political factors impacting manufacturing operations. The complexity of facility location problem combined with the emerging global factors impacting site selection for manufacturing ...


The Neoliberal City And The Neighborhood: The Case Of The Lindsay Heights Redevelopment Project, Rodney E. Ranken Aug 2013

The Neoliberal City And The Neighborhood: The Case Of The Lindsay Heights Redevelopment Project, Rodney E. Ranken

Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

THE NEOLIBERAL CITY AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

THE CASE OF THE LINDSAY HEIGHTS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

by

Rodney Ranken

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Under the Supervision of Professor Anne Bonds

A 1994 Fannie Mae report on poverty in America identified 20 census tracts in the city of Milwaukee that had the third fastest rate of growth in poverty in the nation, behind only areas in Detroit and Los Angeles. This prompted The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to initiate a redevelopment program that came to be known as Lindsay Heights. This study will ascertain what the impetus was ...


Picturing Milwaukee: Historic Water Tower Neighborhood, Maia Stack, Arijit Sen Jan 2013

Picturing Milwaukee: Historic Water Tower Neighborhood, Maia Stack, Arijit Sen

Architecture Faculty Books

The summer 2013 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school examined practices of historic preservation, stewardship and ecological conservation by exploring, documenting and examining historic buildings and cultural landscapes in the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Has The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act Worked?: An Architect’S Perspective, Robert Greenstreet Oct 2012

Has The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act Worked?: An Architect’S Perspective, Robert Greenstreet

Architecture Faculty Articles

Attorneys can help their designer clients by recommending that all architectural work, however modest in design aspiration, be systematically copyrighted to protect against not only unauthorized use but also the threat of ownership challenges by competitors.


Building Bridges, Blurring Boundaries: The Milwaukee School In Environment-Behavior Studies, Sherry Ahrentzen, Carole Després, Brian Schermer Oct 2012

Building Bridges, Blurring Boundaries: The Milwaukee School In Environment-Behavior Studies, Sherry Ahrentzen, Carole Després, Brian Schermer

Architecture Faculty Books

Along with the 40th anniversary of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the 30th anniversary of our Ph.D. Program in Architecture represents another important benchmark in educational excellence. As one of the pioneering PhD programs in architecture dedicated to understanding the relationship between people and place, its influence has been considerable. Its 51 (and counting) graduates teach in architectural design and allied fields at major institutes and practice throughout the world. Their intellectual contributions, and those of the faculty, continue to shape Environment-Behavior Studies and the discipline of architecture as a whole. This ...


Project: Picturing Milwaukee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study, Cynthia Anderson, Nathan Waddell, Chelsea Wait, Arijit Sen Jan 2012

Project: Picturing Milwaukee: Thurston Woods Pilot Study, Cynthia Anderson, Nathan Waddell, Chelsea Wait, Arijit Sen

Architecture Faculty Books

In the summer of 2012, students, scholars and affiliates of Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, worked with residents and community organizations from the Thurston Woods neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order to explore, document and examine historic buildings and cultural landscapes of this area.


Built Work With Hga Architects, James W. Shields, Sebastian Schmaling, Robert Greenstreet Jan 2012

Built Work With Hga Architects, James W. Shields, Sebastian Schmaling, Robert Greenstreet

Architecture Faculty Books

In some schools, faculty, who have to meet the academic requirement of the institution to achieve tenure and promotion, can be effectively supplemented with highly skilled local practitioners who are dealing on a daily basis with design and construction issues. In some happy instances, there are individuals who can straddle the two worlds and bring a balanced view of design excellence. Such an individual is Jim Shields. His classes and studios are models of clarity and insight and are highly sought by his students. His undisputed role as one of the most talented architects in the Midwest, as evidenced by ...


Choosing An Expert Witness In Construction Cases, Robert Greenstreet Jul 2011

Choosing An Expert Witness In Construction Cases, Robert Greenstreet

Architecture Faculty Articles

This article outlines a guide for attorneys to reach out to potential expert witnesses. By asking certain questions and requesting specific information, they can eliminate less appropriate individuals and become reasonably assured that the individuals finally selected will be effective players in the presentation of each case.


The Architect As Expert Witness: A Survival Guide, Robert Greenstreet Jan 2010

The Architect As Expert Witness: A Survival Guide, Robert Greenstreet

Architecture Faculty Articles

Despite the challenges of deposition and courtroom pressures, expert witness work is both professionally interesting and financially rewarding, and many architects excel in the field. Being an expert does take you into the field of law, however, so it is advisable to sharpen up your skills of communication and presentation and thereby enhance your credibility and ultimate success.


The Myth Of Originality, Robert Greenstreet Jan 2007

The Myth Of Originality, Robert Greenstreet

Architecture Faculty Articles

The concept of originality has always been a sensitive one in architectural design. Architects are hired for ideas and services provided to clients via architectural drawings and are the foundation of professional viability. Has the 1990 enactment of The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act improved the overall lot of architects with regard to protection of their ideas and, by extension, their livelihood? Or, have the implications of the Act provided as many problems for architects as relief?