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The Future Of The History Of Design, Patrick Lucas, Helen Turner, Trey Conatser Feb 2019

The Future Of The History Of Design, Patrick Lucas, Helen Turner, Trey Conatser

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

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Exploration Of Housing Evolution In Tirana During The Years 1929-1943, Oketa Hoxha, Florian Nepravishta, Ani Tola(Panariti) Feb 2019

Exploration Of Housing Evolution In Tirana During The Years 1929-1943, Oketa Hoxha, Florian Nepravishta, Ani Tola(Panariti)

International Journal of Business and Technology

This paper traces the evolution of housing typologies, focusing in Tirana, Albania. The study reviews the fundamentals of housing throughout the two historical periods, 1929-1932 and 1939-1943. The housing projects analysed are designed mostly by Austrian and Italian architects. The methodological approach is based on reviewing a number of case studies starting from one-family house to multi-family housing typology. The main purpose of this paper is to identify the process of transformation and development of housing based on the typologies, functionality, and occupancy. Also, particular elements of asthetics are analyzed and compared. This study highlights that the improvement of living ...


Monuments, Protection And Rehabilitation Zones Of Vienna. Genesis And Status In Legislation And Administration, Caroline Jaeger-Klein Feb 2019

Monuments, Protection And Rehabilitation Zones Of Vienna. Genesis And Status In Legislation And Administration, Caroline Jaeger-Klein

International Journal of Business and Technology

Austria has a very long tradition in monument protection. Already in 1853, the central commission to research and preserve the built historic monuments started to operate. The current law on monument protection is from the year 1923. Hence, the most successful steps to secure the country’s built cultural heritage date back to a new provincial legislation, administration and finance system implemented in the early 70ies of the 19th century based on so-called Old-City Preservation Acts. By this sensitive approach, Austria safeguarded the most important historic city centers of Austria like Salzburg, Graz and Vienna vividly in their traditional characteristics ...


Characteristics Of Urban/Architectural Developments In Tirana And Prishtina, During The Last Decade, Binak Beqaj, Armand Vokshi Feb 2019

Characteristics Of Urban/Architectural Developments In Tirana And Prishtina, During The Last Decade, Binak Beqaj, Armand Vokshi

International Journal of Business and Technology

Rapid urbanization as a process of societal transformation and intensive architectural developments in urban areas in Tirana and Prishtina, as capital cities of Countries in transition in sense of achievements for community living there and their urban qualitative life. Considering the planning process and role of different partners towards urban prosperity, the urban developments during the last ten years in both capital cities, based on research done and presented in this paper, using comparison methodology on some contextual bases:

  • Policy context
  • Physical space context
  • Site landscape context

With analyses aiming to explain which are effects of three-dimensional mentioned above “contexts ...


Cultural Spaces Research On Architecture And Identity, Ulrike Herbig Feb 2019

Cultural Spaces Research On Architecture And Identity, Ulrike Herbig

International Journal of Business and Technology

Architecture is the result of a multilayered process influenced by numerous factors. Thus, comprehensive architectural research can only be achieved through a holistic approach and in collaboration with experts from different disciplines. Although interdisciplinary research is a common framework for architectural studies and should be an integral part of the education for future architects, yet, this is not usually the case. With its module entitled “Cultural Spaces – Research on Architecture and Identity” at the TU Wien, a set of courses has been developed to arouse the interest of students of architecture in setting up their own research project. This paper ...


Unesco World Heritage And Kosovo Towards A Tentative List For Kosovo, Caroline Jaeger Klein Feb 2019

Unesco World Heritage And Kosovo Towards A Tentative List For Kosovo, Caroline Jaeger Klein

International Journal of Business and Technology

In 2015, Kosovo tried to join UNESCO and failed by three quotes. Is Kosovo ready for its UNESCO membership? At least for its national architectural heritage, this question is to answer with no. The intensively discussed issue of the medieval monuments of Kosovo inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage by Serbia and Montenegro before the declaration of independency in 2008 and their further management through Kosovo is just one aspect. More troubling is that the rather young state not yet could establish sufficient structures to gain a systematic inventory of its monuments, sites and historic ensembles, nor to extract a tentative ...


Can A New Railway Track Be Used To Foster Smart Urban And Regional Development?, Thomas Dillinger, Markus Neuhaus Feb 2019

Can A New Railway Track Be Used To Foster Smart Urban And Regional Development?, Thomas Dillinger, Markus Neuhaus

International Journal of Business and Technology

The future Smart City Ebreichsdorf (SMCE) is a fast growing municipality in the area of the metropolitan region of Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland. The expansion to a double track railroad of the „Pottendorfer Linie“and the thereby even better connexion to Ebreichsdorf will strengthen this growing process even more. A new train station is built, located on a greenfield site, between the city districts Ebreichsdorf and Unterwaltersdorf. The existing railway track is going to be abandoned. In spatial planning approaches, it’s goal leading to locate future growth in the area of the new train station. Action options, how ...


People, Politics, And Plazas: A Comparative Analysis Of Dallas (City Hall Plaza) And Copenhagen (Rådhuspladsen), Ashley Hong Feb 2019

People, Politics, And Plazas: A Comparative Analysis Of Dallas (City Hall Plaza) And Copenhagen (Rådhuspladsen), Ashley Hong

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

Public plazas are an integral part of urban life and they generally take familiar forms. Yet not all public spaces function as intended and, ultimately, not all are successful. The following comparative analysis of Dallas City Hall Plaza and Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen explores what makes public plazas “work.” More specifically, while, both plazas are architecturally similar, City Hall Plaza remains largely unused and desolate while Rådhuspladsen is bustling and lively. This multi-method project begins by exploring the historical development of public space in Dallas and Copenhagen and continues with an ethnographic study of each plaza. Findings suggest that ...


Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback Feb 2019

Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback

Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs

This paper seeks to explore how a shifting economic model and an increasing influx of U.S. tourism, customs, and products will impact consumerism and waste in Cuba. The paper begins by charting the rise of an unwitting conservationist culture among Cubans, built out of necessity as a response to Castro-era economic hardships. Next, a discussion of recent Cuban economic reforms and the rise of tourism, private enterprise and material luxury in Cuba. For the emerging autonomous economic class who have shouldered decades of scarcity, the social and economic values of consumerism far outweigh any perceived environmental cost. Finally, an ...


Finding Teaching Inspiration From Gorgias: Mathematics Lessons From A Sophist, Ann L. Von Mehren Jan 2019

Finding Teaching Inspiration From Gorgias: Mathematics Lessons From A Sophist, Ann L. Von Mehren

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The logos or rational language of the fifth-century BCE teacher, Gorgias, as contained in the fragment On the Nonexistent, challenges a reader to understand the relationship between the existent and the nonexistent; yet the text also offers an accessible idea of logos. Inspired by William M. Priestley's approach to the study of logos through ratios, and by Ivor Grattan-Guinness's recommendation to broaden the study of historical texts in the history of mathematics and mathematics education, and pursue their significance in a heritage sense, this article suggests that this ancient non-mathematics text by Gorgias may inspire and refresh elementary ...


Back Cover Jan 2019

Back Cover

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Cartoon Corner, Blaze Skyra, Eduardo (Dedé) Rocha Jan 2019

Cartoon Corner, Blaze Skyra, Eduardo (Dedé) Rocha

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Theses And Professional Projects: 2017/2018 Ay Jan 2019

Theses And Professional Projects: 2017/2018 Ay

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For fulfilment of the MCRP degree at Cal Poly’s CRP department, the student may choose between developing a thesis or a professional project, or a specific individual project in a final planning studio. The following abstracts are from master’s theses and projects defended in the 2017/2018 AY. They are available upon request. Most can be download from Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library at http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses


Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2017/2018 Ay Jan 2019

Learning From California: Highlights From Crp Studios 2017/2018 Ay

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Conversations With Alumni: Kevin Valente, Kevin Valente Jan 2019

Conversations With Alumni: Kevin Valente, Kevin Valente

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Conversations With Alumni: Ray Hashimoto, Ray Hashimoto Jan 2019

Conversations With Alumni: Ray Hashimoto, Ray Hashimoto

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Urban Design Workshop In Lisbon - Summer 2018, Vicente Del Rio, Diogo Mateus Jan 2019

Urban Design Workshop In Lisbon - Summer 2018, Vicente Del Rio, Diogo Mateus

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The CRP Department has a long established relationship with the Departamento de Urbanismo at the Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon, and over the years there has been various short-term programs between the institutions. In the Summer 2018, the authors coordinated a two-week-long urban design workshop that included study visits to Lisbon neighborhoods and the development of urban design ideas for an area in the Alvalade neighborhood.


Studying Urbanism In Copenhagen, Laura Traffenstedt, Justin Wong Jan 2019

Studying Urbanism In Copenhagen, Laura Traffenstedt, Justin Wong

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Travelling and learning from other places, cultures, and experiences is a fundamental aspect of education. Copenhagen, Denmark's progressive capital and one of Europe's most livable cities, has long been a laboratory for sustainable planning and design ideas. Seniors Laura Traffenstedt and Justin Wong comment on their experiences studying urbanism in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad - DIS.


Envisioning A Future For Dinuba: Revitalizing Downtown And The Railroad Corridor, Vicente Del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar Jan 2019

Envisioning A Future For Dinuba: Revitalizing Downtown And The Railroad Corridor, Vicente Del Rio, Hemalata C. Dandekar

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During the Spring Quarter 2018, a graduate and an undergraduate studio run by Hemalata Dandekar and Vicente del Rio, respectively, collaborated with Dinuba, a small town in California's Central Valley. Responding to a request from the city manager, the students were charged with envisioning how to redesign and revitalize the city's downtown and the abutting under-developed and under-utilized railroad corridor.


Planning For Sea Level Rise: Redevelopment Concepts For San Francisco's Embarcadero, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente Del Rio Jan 2019

Planning For Sea Level Rise: Redevelopment Concepts For San Francisco's Embarcadero, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente Del Rio

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In the Fall Quarter 2017, the third-year urban design studio run by the authors collaborated with San Francisco's Port Authority in developing ideas for how the city's Embarcadero waterfront could be redeveloped to its full potential, enhancing livability and preparing for sea-level rise. The thirty-two students, organized into six teams, developed plans and ideas for different sectors, as highlighted in these pages.


Urban Water Scarcity In Sana'a, Yemen, Aliza Herzberg Jan 2019

Urban Water Scarcity In Sana'a, Yemen, Aliza Herzberg

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This essay is based on Aliza Herberg's final paper for the CRP Department's Cities in a Global World taught by Dr. Laura Tate in the Winter quarter of 2018. Open to all majors, the class explores the social and economic implications of urbanization and the international political economy on global cities, such as authenticity, gentrification, migration, social and environmental justice, and urban security. Students also assess global challenges through specific case studies, such as the one discussed by Aliza in this essay.


Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, Erik Anderson, Miles Barker, Kent Harrison, Edgar Hernandez, Sarah Howland, Madilyn Jacobsen, Justin Klaparda, Erin Kraft, Cara Meche, Mark Pasanen, Leeza Segal, Dustin Stiffler, Elizabeth Yee, Qijun Zeng Jan 2019

Designing For A Driverless Future In Downtown San Luis Obispo, Amir Hajrasouliha, Erik Anderson, Miles Barker, Kent Harrison, Edgar Hernandez, Sarah Howland, Madilyn Jacobsen, Justin Klaparda, Erin Kraft, Cara Meche, Mark Pasanen, Leeza Segal, Dustin Stiffler, Elizabeth Yee, Qijun Zeng

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The graduate class CRP 512 Introduction to Visual Communication and GIS, focuses on skill development in visual communications and GIS through a planning exercise. In the Winter quarter of 2018, the class was assigned the re-design of two blocks in downtown San Luis Obispo. The students focused on developing visions and design ideas for a future with autonomous vehicles.


Variations On City Form, Carlos Almeida Jan 2019

Variations On City Form, Carlos Almeida

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Carlos Almeida is a Portuguese-American architect licensed and accredited in the European Union with more than 30 years of experience in four continents. FOCUS publishes a series of his line-drawings that represent his poetic explorations of urban forms. An accomplished graphic artist, Carlos collaborates constantly with the Urban Sketchers group (see his work at http://carlos-almeida.com/en).


Some Thoughts On Urban Sketching, Filipa O. Antunes Jan 2019

Some Thoughts On Urban Sketching, Filipa O. Antunes

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The CRP department recognizes the importance of sketching as graphic thinking and a means to learn from what we see. Filipa Antunes, a renowned urban sketcher and artist who recently exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, presents some thoughts on how she approaches sketching as both a rational and an emotional process. All illustrations in this article are by the author. Follow Filipa's work at https://www.facebook.com/DesenhoFilipaOliveiraAntunes/


Lost Spaces As Hidden Assets: A Reflection On A Current Design Issue, Torina Wilson, Amir Hajrasouliha Jan 2019

Lost Spaces As Hidden Assets: A Reflection On A Current Design Issue, Torina Wilson, Amir Hajrasouliha

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University campuses face two common problems: lack of facilities for the expanding enrolment numbers, and inadequate spaces for the changing education and recreational needs. Based on his expertise and research, Amir Hajrasouliha discusses the potential of adapting left-over campus open spaces to respond to these needs, adapting their physical and technological capabilities to encourage multiple academic and non-academic functions.


Streets Are Not Enough: The Introverted Block As A Neglected Type, Ivor Samuels, Anna A. Kantarek Jan 2019

Streets Are Not Enough: The Introverted Block As A Neglected Type, Ivor Samuels, Anna A. Kantarek

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Modernism in planning and urban design led to the erosion of the traditional city's morphology. Samuels and Kantarek use the plan for Nowa Huta, a 1949 new town near Krakow, to point out the problems related to the introvert block, particularly walkability, connectivity, and the lack of direct entrances to the residences from the street. The introvert block type evolved into present-day gated communities.


Attitudes Toward Preservation And Management Of Historic Religious Sites: A Study Of Three Missions In California, Daniel Levi, Vicente Del Rio Jan 2019

Attitudes Toward Preservation And Management Of Historic Religious Sites: A Study Of Three Missions In California, Daniel Levi, Vicente Del Rio

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The public meaning and the appropriate social uses of historical sites are fundamental for their preservation. Levi and del Rio discuss the results of an attitude survey of three California Missions. The respondents' perception their authenticity, the appropriateness of their uses, and the acceptance of modifications have important implications for planning and management.


From Food Consumption To Eating Awareness, Barbara Ribeiro Jan 2019

From Food Consumption To Eating Awareness, Barbara Ribeiro

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Working on her research towards a doctorate, Barbara Ribeiro discusses the importance of introducing sustainable and inclusive food processes in cities. A methodology for planning and designing urban food forestry in public spaces is explored through proposals for two parks in the city of Auckland.


Form-Based Design Standards For Smaller Communities, Randall Arendt Jan 2019

Form-Based Design Standards For Smaller Communities, Randall Arendt

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An active professional and prolific author, Randall Arendt has just produced an all-new and greatly expanded edition of his best-selling book Rural by Design - Planning for Town and Country, first published by the APA and now available through Routledge. The book's updated edition includes 80 percent new material, nearly 900 images, and was written to be relevant to large towns, small cities, and rural communities.


Connecting The Dots: Campus Form, Student Perceptions, And Academic Performance, Amir Hajrasouliha Jan 2019

Connecting The Dots: Campus Form, Student Perceptions, And Academic Performance, Amir Hajrasouliha

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The influence of the built environment on people's behavior and performance is a traditional study topic in urban design. In this article, Amir Hajrasouliha discusses the role of the campus physical environment in student perceptions and in their performance and graduation rates through an investigation of 23 CSU campuses and a survey of 446 students. The author demonstrates that both objective and perceived measures are significantly associated with student academic performance.