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Interview With Steven Edward Koch, Koch Landscape Architecture, 2006, Steven Edward Koch Dec 2006

Interview With Steven Edward Koch, Koch Landscape Architecture, 2006, Steven Edward Koch

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Steven Edward Koch by Robyn Russnogle on December 4th, 2006.

The interview index is available for download.


Connective Ecology: Reclaiming The Postindustrial Urban Landscape, Thomas Smith Dec 2006

Connective Ecology: Reclaiming The Postindustrial Urban Landscape, Thomas Smith

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis contends that by considering the urban landscape as an evolving interconnected network, much like an ecosystem, architecture can create flexible, accessible public space as part of a larger scale system which affects as well as responds to specific physical and social forces of the contemporary postindustrial city.


Interview With Carol Mayer-Reed, Mayer/Reed, 2006 (Audio), Carol Mayer-Reed Dec 2006

Interview With Carol Mayer-Reed, Mayer/Reed, 2006 (Audio), Carol Mayer-Reed

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Carol Mayer-Reed by Robyn Russnogle at on December 1st, 2006.

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Interview With Michael Zilis, Walker Macy, 2006 (Audio), Michael Zilis Nov 2006

Interview With Michael Zilis, Walker Macy, 2006 (Audio), Michael Zilis

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Michael Zilis by Gerald Bones at Portland, Oregon on November 29th, 2006.

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Interview With Christopher Weaver, Plm, 2006 (Audio), Christopher Weaver Nov 2006

Interview With Christopher Weaver, Plm, 2006 (Audio), Christopher Weaver

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Christopher Weaver by Gerald Bones at Hillsboro, Oregon on November 29th, 2006.

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Interview With Laurel Macdonald-Bonnell, Macdonald Environmental, 2006 (Audio), Laurel Macdonald-Bonnell Nov 2006

Interview With Laurel Macdonald-Bonnell, Macdonald Environmental, 2006 (Audio), Laurel Macdonald-Bonnell

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Laurel McDonald by Chloe Collins at MacDonald Environmental Planning on November 29th, 2006.

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Interview With Jessica Green, Macdonald Environmental Planning, 2006 (Audio), Jessica Green Nov 2006

Interview With Jessica Green, Macdonald Environmental Planning, 2006 (Audio), Jessica Green

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Jessica Green by Cory Angell in SW Portland, Oregon on November 29th, 2006.

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Interview With Chelsea Cochran, Walker Macy, 2006 (Audio), Chelsea Cochran Nov 2006

Interview With Chelsea Cochran, Walker Macy, 2006 (Audio), Chelsea Cochran

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Chelsea Cochran by Cory Angell at Walker Macy, Portland Oregon on November 27th, 2006.

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Ua1b1/7 Wku Centennial Mosaic Dedication, Western Kentucky University Nov 2006

Ua1b1/7 Wku Centennial Mosaic Dedication, Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives Records

Dedication program for the WKU Centennial Mosaic and fountain, includes sky map for Founders Day, November 16, 2006.


Policy Tools For Smart Growth In New England, New England Environmental Finance Center Nov 2006

Policy Tools For Smart Growth In New England, New England Environmental Finance Center

Smart Growth

Across New England communities have been experiencing a rapid outward surge of development away from our community and downtown centers. Effects of sprawl include a loss of wildlife habitat, farm and timber lands; increased costs of community services and higher taxes; auto-dependency, longer commutes, and increased congestion; increases in air and water pollution; a sedentary lifestyle and increased obesity; and losses to one’s sense of place and social ties.

State-level responses to sprawl have surfaced throughout New England in recent years. This report describes 11 examples of these responses, representing all six New England states and a diversity of ...


The Growing Together Guide: A Companion Resource To The New England Environmental Finance Center/Melissa Paly Film, New England Environmental Finance Center Sep 2006

The Growing Together Guide: A Companion Resource To The New England Environmental Finance Center/Melissa Paly Film, New England Environmental Finance Center

Smart Growth

What local leader or public official wants to be faced with an SOS the “same old story” of public discord and confrontation over growth and development in one’s community? That situation has become a problem for efforts to promote smart growth. Investments are needed in the walkable, compact, traditional‐streetscape and mixed use neighborhoods and developments that are more sustainable and healthy than sprawl, for both people and the landscape. Yet attempts at such change all too often end up mired in costly public controversy and stalemate.


Selfish Form, Selfless Nature, Richard K. Sutton Aug 2006

Selfish Form, Selfless Nature, Richard K. Sutton

Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Tension exists between the use of technology and human connection to nature. While architectural design begins in the imitation of nature and attempts to solve human/nature problems, its final forms too often have more to do with technology than with nature. So much so the natural conditions at building sites are too often ignored, minimized or trivialized, The culprit in all this is the human ego a master that must be served an becomes memorialized in built form.


Mansfield Ct: Planning A New Village Center, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer Aug 2006

Mansfield Ct: Planning A New Village Center, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The case follows the development of a plan for a new village center in Storrs, the central village of Mansfield, Connecticut. A process that was transparent and inclusive of the community members yielded a plan that gained the approval of the Town, the landowner (the University of Connecticut), and the citizenry. The process relied on the mending of fences, the leadership of key participants, and an innovative strategy that included development of a nonprofit corporation and creative use of grant money. While zoning changes are still in the works, the first stage of building goes forward.


South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer Aug 2006

South Kingstown Ri: New Zoning For An Historic Mill, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The village of Peace Dale in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, developed around several mills that commenced operations in the 1800s. One mill, known as the Palisades, is still partially active and in excellent condition, but much of its square footage is unutilized. A citizens’ group of artists and business people joined with the mill owners and the town of South Kingstown to develop new zoning regulations to make more flexible the permitted uses for the mill site. The proposed zoning will allow the mill complex to feature a mix of retail, residential, and manufacturing uses, while preserving ...


Mapping Places Of Play And Prey With Denver Kids, Bambi L. Yost Aug 2006

Mapping Places Of Play And Prey With Denver Kids, Bambi L. Yost

Bambi L Yost

In this study, GIS is used to investigate Denver neighborhoods through children's eyes. This community-based research project teaches inner-city children about the power of mapping and voicing preferences and concerns. Using GIS technology, neighborhood surveys, handdrawn maps, photographs, and other methods of exploration, children create maps of schoolgrounds and surrounding neighborhoods, revealing quantitative and qualitative data in a creative and informative way. This research serves to empower students and educate city officials about the benefits and deficits of inner-city living for Denver youth. Special emphasis is placed on places of play and physical activity as well as on places ...


Visualization In Municipal Planning, Andrew C. Galusha May 2006

Visualization In Municipal Planning, Andrew C. Galusha

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

In recent years a variety of groups have been using combinations of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Real Time, Virtual Reality modeling for planning applications, as described by Barnes. For these applications, Virtual Reality modeling was used to show existing conditions as well as the effects proposed planning decisions would have on a community. These models allow users, whether they are planners or community residents, to see these effects and make changes to their planning strategies accordingly (Barnes 2002).

The CommunityViz staff describes how the models being used are generated with real time modeling developed for the gaming and simulation ...


Amherst Ma: A New Village Plan For Atkins Corner, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer May 2006

Amherst Ma: A New Village Plan For Atkins Corner, Maggie Jones, Richard Barringer

Planning

The case study describes a successful smart growth initiative in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, at an intersection known as Atkins Corner. The initiative grew from two motivating factors: the necessity of realigning Route 116, a major north-to-south artery through the town, to decrease traffic accidents at the intersection and improve pedestrian safety; and a desire on the part of Hampshire College and the Town to create a village center at the intersection. Through a consensus-building process involving key town officials, Hampshire College, neighbors, and the design firm of Dodson Associates, agreement on the project was reached with local stakeholders ...


Fundamentals Of Mountain Resort Base Village Design: A Critical Review Of Existing Resort Developments With Recommendations For Future Development Practices, Bryan P. Harding May 2006

Fundamentals Of Mountain Resort Base Village Design: A Critical Review Of Existing Resort Developments With Recommendations For Future Development Practices, Bryan P. Harding

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The North American ski industry has grown over the past century from a small, family-owned and -operated industry, to a multi-billion dollar industry dominated by corporate management organizations. The rise of corporate resort ownership has led to the trend of the construction base village developments at ski resorts around the country to attract guests, and therefore revenue, to their resorts. Though many base villages have been very successful in attracting skiers, examples of poor landscape architectural design practices abound in the industry. This study examines several design elements considered to be the "fundamental elements of designed space," applies these elements ...


Comments On Plan View Visual Assessment, Richard K. Sutton Jan 2006

Comments On Plan View Visual Assessment, Richard K. Sutton

Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

Plan view visual assessments ignore human horizontal orientation to the landscape.


Summary Report On The Condition Of Jewish Cemeteries In Latvia, Samuel Gruber Jan 2006

Summary Report On The Condition Of Jewish Cemeteries In Latvia, Samuel Gruber

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Detailed summary of the results of a survey of the surviving Jewish cemeteries of Latvia carried out by the Riga Jewish Community sponsored by the US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.


Green-Switch: Reducing The Conflict Between The Industrial And The Residential Interface, Archana Sharma Jan 2006

Green-Switch: Reducing The Conflict Between The Industrial And The Residential Interface, Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

The dilemma of co-existence of human-industry has been a constant topic of debate among the realms of landscape planning, many times without being clearly articulated as such. This paper examines the conflict through the study of industrial-residential domain. Natural resources such as water and land are primary reasons of conflict. The paper explores the potential of landscape design to address this conflict. The proposed landscape design strategy green-switch combines the landscape planning concept of “greenways” and applied ecological engineering concept of “constructed wetland” to address the conflict.


Localizing Urban Design Traditions: Gated And Edge Cities In Curitiba, Clara Irazabal Jan 2006

Localizing Urban Design Traditions: Gated And Edge Cities In Curitiba, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Gated communities and edge cities are new forms of space production and consumption that promote changes in the character of public space and citizens' participation in public life. This study unveils the phenomena of their creation as a paradoxical attempt to return to community. Curitiba's examples of gated communities and edge cities show that, despite being internationally showcased as a model of good planning and urban design, this metropolis has not been immune to the global capital pressures and urban design tendencies occurring in many urban areas throughout the world, thus signalling both the currency and trans-nationality of these ...


Promoting Low Impact Development In Your Community, New England Environmental Finance Center Jan 2006

Promoting Low Impact Development In Your Community, New England Environmental Finance Center

Planning

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to stormwater management and site development that is gaining popularity throughout the country. Its attractiveness lies in its potential to lessen off-site stormwater impacts, reduce costs to municipalities and developers, and promote development that is “softer on the land” compared with typical traditional development. The approach, which is applicable to residential, commercial and industrial projects, and in urban, suburban and rural settings, often is linked with efforts by governments and citizens to foster more sustainable communities.


Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante Jan 2006

Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante

Landscape Architecture

No abstract provided.


Green-Switch: Reducing The Conflict Between The Industrial And The Residential Interface, Archana Sharma Jan 2006

Green-Switch: Reducing The Conflict Between The Industrial And The Residential Interface, Archana Sharma

Architecture Publications and Other Works

The dilemma of co-existence of human-industry has been a constant topic of debate among the realms of landscape planning, many times without being clearly articulated as such. This paper examines the conflict through the study of industrial-residential domain. Natural resources such as water and land are primary reasons of conflict. The paper explores the potential of landscape design to address this conflict. The proposed landscape design strategy green-switch combines the landscape planning concept of “greenways” and applied ecological engineering concept of “constructed wetland” to address the conflict.


Insites, 2006, Utah State University Jan 2006

Insites, 2006, Utah State University

inSites

The Annual Newsletter of The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe Jan 2006

A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe

Horticulture Publications

A collaborative project between the Oregon State University Extension Service, and the green industry and allied professional organizations resulted in an educational seminar series for landscape professionals. In 2003 and 2004, the seminar series consisted of seven 3.5-hour sessions covering a range of horticultural topics and capitalized on expertise of extension personnel and green industry professionals. After the 2004 series, a survey was sent to all participants to determine attendance, overall evaluation, usefulness and applicability of information, participant learning, and behavior change as a result of the seminars. The response rate was 31%. Overall, participants gave the seminars a ...


Assessing The Preparedness Of Postsecondary Graduates Entering The Landscape Contracting Industry, Kory Beidler, Jeffery K. Iles, Sarah M. Nusser, Ann Marie Vanderzanden Jan 2006

Assessing The Preparedness Of Postsecondary Graduates Entering The Landscape Contracting Industry, Kory Beidler, Jeffery K. Iles, Sarah M. Nusser, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Industry input can assist postsecondary institutions as they strive to provide relevant knowledge and skill-building exercises for the professional development of their students. Using a mail questionnaire, we invited landscape contracting decision-makers to comment on the efficacy of landscape contracting curricula at colleges and universities. The population of Associated Landscape Contractors of America 2003 online member list (2049 companies) was organized into four strata based on company size. A stratified random sample of 400 companies was selected. We received 137 completed questionnaires (35% response rate). Most of the population was either satisfied or extremely satisfied (52%) with college graduates recently ...


Trees And Ice Storms: The Development Of Ice Storm–Resistant Urban Tree Populations (Second Edition), Richard J. Hauer, Jeffrey O. Dawson, Les P. Werner Jan 2006

Trees And Ice Storms: The Development Of Ice Storm–Resistant Urban Tree Populations (Second Edition), Richard J. Hauer, Jeffrey O. Dawson, Les P. Werner

USDA Forest Service / UNL Faculty Publications

Severe ice storms occur every year in the United States and Canada, particularly in the midwestern and eastern regions of the United States. Along with fires and wind, ice storms are a frequent and major natural disturbance factor in eastern deciduous forests. Likewise ice storms are responsible for deaths and injuries of people and cause dramatic damage and tree loss to urban forests. Ice storms annually result in millions of dollars in loss, and potentially billions of dollars in losses for extreme and widespread ice storms. Damage to electric distribution systems, blocked roadways, and property damage from fallen trees and ...


Mediating ‘Lifestyle’: Producing Spectacular And Mundane Urban Edges Through Landscape Analysis, K. Valentine Cadieux Dec 2005

Mediating ‘Lifestyle’: Producing Spectacular And Mundane Urban Edges Through Landscape Analysis, K. Valentine Cadieux

K. Valentine Cadieux

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