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City Of Concord Complete Streets Study, William W. Riggs, Charlie Coles, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson Aug 2014

City Of Concord Complete Streets Study, William W. Riggs, Charlie Coles, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson

City and Regional Planning

The purpose of this report is to summarize the data collected as a part of the Concord Complete Streets Study and to provide the City with preliminary support in the progress to construct a safer, more bike and pedestrian friendly Concord. The developments and visions found in this document provide a platform for continued discussion on creating a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment that encourages other forms of transportation and provides alternatives to dependency on automobiles.


Greta Place As A Historic District, William Riggs Jul 2014

Greta Place As A Historic District, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

This report, forwarded to the City of San Luis Obispo's Cultural Heritage Commission proposes Greta Place as a mid-century modern historic district. Greta is a small street located centrally in San Luis Obispo, CA (See Figure 1). It has a unique and distinct mid-century presence that is both a well-preserved and concentrated example of a collection of Mid-century single-family homes produced in San Luis Obispo as the City began to expand in the 1950s. It specifically called out in the City’s Historic Context Statement when it describes the street as “a cohesive collection of one-story Mid-century Modern houses ...


Reflections On Campus Planning: Lessons For Practice, William Riggs Dec 2013

Reflections On Campus Planning: Lessons For Practice, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

Planning is a diverse field with many different areas of professional practice. Campus planning, as opposed to traditional city planning, is one of these areas—different than traditional municipal, and having a unique requirements that are framed by jurisdictional, environmental, and physical planning needs of the respective institution.

Based on my experience in this role, planners need a flexible skillset that moves beyond the traditional role of processing permits and crafting zoning codes. They need to be deep thinkers and leaders who can adapt to changing situations and understand nuanced bureaucracy. By taking advantage of it, as well as other ...


Local Policy Scan On Climate Change Adaptation, Adrienne I. Greve, Michael R. Boswell Jan 2013

Local Policy Scan On Climate Change Adaptation, Adrienne I. Greve, Michael R. Boswell

City and Regional Planning

The Climate Change Adaptation Policy Scan provides a snapshot of the current state of community-level activities in the United States and Canada for addressing climate change impacts on public health. The report was developed using a combination of literature review, expert interviews, and case studies to identify best practices, common challenges, and keys to success. This report is intended to be useful to public health officials and community organizations; city and county public agencies, especially those involved in city planning and sustainability; and scholars in these fields. The information provided for the emerging area of climate adaptation policy development is ...


Inclusive Excellence: Compilation Of Information, David Conn Oct 2012

Inclusive Excellence: Compilation Of Information, David Conn

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Integration Of Bicycling And Walking Facilities Into The Infrastructure Of Urban Communities, Cornelius Nuworsoo, Erin Cooper, Katherine Cushing, Eugene Jud Feb 2012

Integration Of Bicycling And Walking Facilities Into The Infrastructure Of Urban Communities, Cornelius Nuworsoo, Erin Cooper, Katherine Cushing, Eugene Jud

City and Regional Planning

Several manuals, handbooks and web resources exist to provide varied guidance on planning for and designing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, yet there are no specific indications about which of the varied treatments in these guides work well for users. This project highlights best practices and identifies program characteristics associated with high levels of non-motorized travel, with an emphasis on bicyclists and pedestrians. It highlights practices in the California communities of Davis, Palo Alto and San Luis Obispo. The case studies are used to illustrate how urban communities have integrated non-motorized transportation modes into the physical infrastructure and worked to educate ...


Lisbon: Between History And Modernity, Vicente Del Rio, Jenna Hahn, William Kavadas, Derrick Rinauro, Nathan Tonnemacher Jan 2012

Lisbon: Between History And Modernity, Vicente Del Rio, Jenna Hahn, William Kavadas, Derrick Rinauro, Nathan Tonnemacher

City and Regional Planning

This book showcases a selection of work from the 2011 Urban Design Summer Program in Lisbon offered by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the Universidade Lusófona.

Este livro apresenta uma seleção dos trabalhos do Programa de Verão em Desenho Urbano de 2011 em Lisboa, oferecido pela Cal Poly San Luis Obispo e a Universidade Lusófona.


Review Of Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, And Richard J. Jackson, Making Healthy Places: Designing And Building For Health, Well-Being, And Sustainability, William Riggs Jan 2012

Review Of Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, And Richard J. Jackson, Making Healthy Places: Designing And Building For Health, Well-Being, And Sustainability, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Shelter And Development, Hemalata C. Dandekar Jan 2012

Shelter And Development, Hemalata C. Dandekar

City and Regional Planning

The importance of a house in enabling individuals and families to attain physical shelter from inclement weather, provide security, a ‘grounded’ attachment to place, and enhance the quality of life of residents is an idea that has universal acceptance. Particularly since the Second World War, it has become an integral part of the popular imagination. The almost iconic status of what a house represents to upwardly mobile, nuclear, families is reflected in the great expansion of industries involved in real estate and housing development. This expansion includes the production for, and growth of, a formalized building and construction industry, and ...


Urban Design Projects, Vicente Del Rio Jan 2012

Urban Design Projects, Vicente Del Rio

City and Regional Planning

Images of main planning and urban design projects and book covers, such as: Urban design concept plan for Fells Point, Baltimore; Rio Cidade Project, Rio de Janeiro; Lagoa dos Ingleses and Porto Jacuhi new communities; Runner-up for riverfront ecological park in Uberlandia, Brazil; Runner-up proposal for the 2016 Rio Olympics Park Master Plan; Park Marina Riverfront Urban Design Plan, Redding CA; Avenue 12 Corridor Urban Design Plan, Madera County CA.


Guidelines For Transit Bus Stop Spacing: Improving Accessibility And Performance, Cornelius Nuworsoo Jun 2011

Guidelines For Transit Bus Stop Spacing: Improving Accessibility And Performance, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan: Policy Document, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Jun 2011

City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan: Policy Document, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

The City of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan was prepared by a group of 15 Graduate Students and one professor in the City and Regional Planning Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, between September 2010 and March 2011. The Plan, which embodies seven months of research on the existing conditions and future direction for the City of San Joaquin, California, was completed as a component of the graduate degree requirements to obtain a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University. The plan represents a collaboration between the City and University.

The students would like ...


City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan: Background Report, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Jun 2011

City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan: Background Report, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

The City of San Joaquin General Plan Update Background Report was prepared by second-year graduate students and a professor in the City and Regional Planning Department at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Under an agreement between the City and the Department, this report is the first deliverable in a two-phase Graduate Community and Regional Planning Studio project to prepare a General Plan Update for the City. This project partially fulfills the requirements necessary to obtain a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University. This document represents 12 weeks of research regarding existing conditions and ...


City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan, Volume I: Background Report, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Jun 2011

City Of San Joaquin 2040 Community Plan, Volume I: Background Report, City Of San Joaquin, California, Graduate Community And Regional Planning Studio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Smart Dial-A-Ride For Demand-Responsive Transit Operations: Research And Development Of A Concept Of Operations, Cornelius Nuworsoo May 2011

Smart Dial-A-Ride For Demand-Responsive Transit Operations: Research And Development Of A Concept Of Operations, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Integration Of Bicycling And Walking Facilities Into The Infrastructure Of Urban Communities [Draft], Cornelius Nuworsoo, Erin Cooper, Eugene Jud, Katherine Cushing Apr 2011

Integration Of Bicycling And Walking Facilities Into The Infrastructure Of Urban Communities [Draft], Cornelius Nuworsoo, Erin Cooper, Eugene Jud, Katherine Cushing

City and Regional Planning

Several manuals, handbooks and web resources exist to provide varied guidance on planning for and designing bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Yet there are no specific indications about which of the varied treatments in these guides work well for users. This project highlights best practices and identifies program characteristics associated with high levels of non-motorized travel, with an emphasis on bicyclists and pedestrians, in the selected Californian urban case study communities of Davis, Palo Alto and San Luis Obispo. The case studies are used to illustrate how urban communities can better integrate non-motorized transportation modes into the physical infrastructure and the ...


Assessment Of Public Perception Of User-Based Fees And Tolls To Finance Transportation Infrastructure Improvements, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Apr 2011

Assessment Of Public Perception Of User-Based Fees And Tolls To Finance Transportation Infrastructure Improvements, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Review Of Sarah Garland, Gangs In Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation, And Youth Violence Are Changing America’S Suburbs, William Riggs Jan 2011

Review Of Sarah Garland, Gangs In Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation, And Youth Violence Are Changing America’S Suburbs, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

Enthnoburbs; immigrant enclaves in suburban ghettos; suburban balkanization; these are not new topics, but they are new to the “garden city” Long Island suburbs described by Sarah Garland in her book Gangs in the Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation and Youth Violence are Changing America’s Suburbs. In a tone that echoes Françoise Gaspard’s description of extremely polarized, segregated suburbs around Paris (Gaspard 1995), Garland grapples not only with the inner workings of “one of the world’s most dangerous gangs” but also with cultural divides that are fracturing families and communities.


Toward An Enhanced Concept Of Disaster Resilience: A Commentary On Behalf Of The Editorial Committee, Ken C. Topping, Haruo Hayashi, William Siembieda, Michael Boswell Oct 2010

Toward An Enhanced Concept Of Disaster Resilience: A Commentary On Behalf Of The Editorial Committee, Ken C. Topping, Haruo Hayashi, William Siembieda, Michael Boswell

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Avenue 12 Enhancement Study: Transportation Plan (Final Report), California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Sep 2010

Avenue 12 Enhancement Study: Transportation Plan (Final Report), California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Avenue 12 Enhancement Study: Transportation Plan (Final Report), California Polytechnic State University Sep 2010

Avenue 12 Enhancement Study: Transportation Plan (Final Report), California Polytechnic State University

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


An Assessement Of The Link Between Greenhouse Gass Emissions Inventories And Climate Action Plans, Michael R. Boswell, Adrienne Greve, Tammy L. Seale Aug 2010

An Assessement Of The Link Between Greenhouse Gass Emissions Inventories And Climate Action Plans, Michael R. Boswell, Adrienne Greve, Tammy L. Seale

City and Regional Planning

In this article, we review local climate action plans and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories from 30 U.S cities in order to assess the degree to which climate action plans are informed by such inventories and to identify choices and assumptions the inventories require that may influence climate action plan policies and proposed actions. We hope this will help planners preparing climate action plans make informed, clear, and defensible choices, as well as optimize policy development and implementation in their communities. In addition, we hope that this research will contribute to refining future GHG emissions inventory protocols ...


Thoughts On The Critical And Strategic Need For Planning In Ghana, Cornelius Nuworsoo Mar 2010

Thoughts On The Critical And Strategic Need For Planning In Ghana, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Review Essay: Planned One-Company Towns And Unplanned Allegiances, Hemalata C. Dandekar Feb 2010

Review Essay: Planned One-Company Towns And Unplanned Allegiances, Hemalata C. Dandekar

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Going Home Again, William Riggs Jan 2010

Going Home Again, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

In Thomas Wolfe’s 1940 novel You Can’t Go Home Again, the main character, George Webber, writes a novel that depicts his hometown is part of his home community. More than simply a case of vigilante exclusion, Webber's severed connection with his hometown is part of his exploration of a changing America, about the relationship between city and country and the tensions that surround a rapidly urbanizing country. This nostalgic disconnect has entered our lexicon to refer to the line between those who have moved to the “sophisticated” metropolis from the rural backwater (or perhaps now the bucolic ...


Nourishing Urbanism: A Case For A New Urban Paradigm, Lewis Knight, William Riggs Jan 2010

Nourishing Urbanism: A Case For A New Urban Paradigm, Lewis Knight, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

True sustainability demands that we seek to more than ‘prop up’ traditional approaches to our environment; rather, it requires that we redress current shortcomings in the planning and design of our urban environment at both bio-regional and local scales. Nourishing Urbanism proposes a shift in the urban and non-urban paradigm relating to energy, water and food; all face significant climate-related challenges—and are united by land-use policy, planning and design. We need a renewed planning and design framework for cities and regions that allows the retrofitting of today's urbanity, and prepares our cities for a new tomorrow. Nourishing Urbanism ...


Post-Disaster Assessment Of The Performance Of Hazard Mitigation Projects: The California Smart Approach, Michael R. Boswell, William Siembieda, Kenneth Topping Jan 2010

Post-Disaster Assessment Of The Performance Of Hazard Mitigation Projects: The California Smart Approach, Michael R. Boswell, William Siembieda, Kenneth Topping

City and Regional Planning

California's SMART (State Mitigation Assessment Review Team) program for assessing natural hazard mitigation project performance after a disaster is a method of integrating multiple state agencies' expertise into a working tool for assessing the value of public investments in risk reduction. The intent of the SMART program is to provide the California Emergency Management Agency with information about the performance of publicly financed mitigation projects so that it can better allocate future funding and improve the overall safety of California. A key aspect of the program is the mobilization of California State University faculty and staff from across the ...


Analyzing Equity Impacts Of Transit Fare Changes: Case Study Of Alameda–Contra Costa Transit, California, Cornelius Nuworsoo, Aaron Golub, Elizabeth Deakin Nov 2009

Analyzing Equity Impacts Of Transit Fare Changes: Case Study Of Alameda–Contra Costa Transit, California, Cornelius Nuworsoo, Aaron Golub, Elizabeth Deakin

City and Regional Planning

Many public transit agencies consider increasing fares when faced with budget shortfalls. This paper analyzes the Alameda–Contra Costa (AC) Transit District's five alternative fare proposals introduced for public discussion in March 2005. The proposals combined fare hikes, base fare reductions, eliminations of free transfers, and discontinuation of periodic passes. Using the agency's 2002 on-board survey data, the study assessed the impacts of individual fare proposals on different subsets of riders and evaluated if they were equitable; and estimated potential fare revenues, using alternative price elasticities to estimate changes in ridership due to changes in price. The analysis ...


Providing Senior Citizen Mobility At Minimum Public Cost, Cornelius Nuworsoo Sep 2009

Providing Senior Citizen Mobility At Minimum Public Cost, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Preliminaries To A Feasibility Analysis Of The Maglev Proposal Of The Southern California Association Of Governments For The Region, Cornelius Nuworsoo Aug 2009

Preliminaries To A Feasibility Analysis Of The Maglev Proposal Of The Southern California Association Of Governments For The Region, Cornelius Nuworsoo

City and Regional Planning

This is a seed grant study to perform a preliminary investigation of the system components and generalized costs of the magnetic levitation type of high speed rail system that is proposed for the Southern California Region, TGV‐based high speed rail, and urban rapid transit with special focus on bus rapid transit (BRT). This technology overview summarizes the key aspects of these transit technologies and provides comparative cost information to feed a more comprehensive feasibility analysis.