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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2008

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2008, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• The Cultural Site Stewardship Program reports the first decrease in reported cultural site impacts since program inception.

• Total cultural site stewards trained is 382 for 2008 calendar-year-end.

• Two new Regional Coordinators assigned to Sloan and Eldorado Valley.


Policentralidad: Esencia De La Ciudad Plural, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Policentralidad: Esencia De La Ciudad Plural, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Este segundo número de la Revista Centro-h está dirigido al tratamiento y debate de una pregunta crucial dentro del campo teórico y técnico de los centros históricos latinoamericanos: ¿La ciudad es unicentral o policentral?

Generalmente las corrientes conservacionistas plantean que las ciudades tienen un solo centro histórico y que éste nace en el momento y lugar fundacional de la ciudad; con lo cual, por un lado, la historia de la ciudad comienza y termina en la época colonial, congelándose en su origen, y por otro, concibiendo que los cambios urbanos se producen por “fuera” de la zona considerada histórica.

Esta ...


A Simplified Unbalanced Bidding Model, David William Cattell, Paul Anthony Bowen, Ammar P. Kaka Dec 2008

A Simplified Unbalanced Bidding Model, David William Cattell, Paul Anthony Bowen, Ammar P. Kaka

David Cattell

Much research effort to date has focused on the development and use of bidding models in optimizing contractors' bid prices in competitive tendering environments. Unbalanced bidding models, in particular, have the objective of maximizing a project's prospective profits by using techniques of applying differentiated mark-ups to all of a project's items of work. It is shown here that these unbalanced bidding models have been unnecessarily complicated by incorporating consideration of a project's item costs. Bidding models can be significantly simplified by having the objective of maximizing a project's top-line revenue rather than maximizing bottom-line profit. A ...


Liga: Tiempo Y Espacio, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Liga: Tiempo Y Espacio, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Nunca más cierto que ahora esas estrofas nacidas en la Universidad Central del Ecuador: “en el tiempo y en el espacio, tu nombre sonará…

El Ecuador ha esperado una centuria para que un equipo ecuatoriano de fútbol llegue a una final de un mundial de clubes. Para ello se necesitó romper con el determinismo geográfico que nos enclaustró en América del Sur: los torneos de clubes como las copas Sudamericana y Libertadores, y de selecciones con la Copa América y las eliminatorias a los mundiales fueron el ámbito de competencia. Este enclaustramiento se fracturó con las dos presencias de la ...


Centro Histórico: La Polisemia Del Espacio Público, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Centro Histórico: La Polisemia Del Espacio Público, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El centro histórico es concebido como un espacio que abarca fenómenos diversos y que, en la actualidad, constituye una forma de comunicación e intercambio de información. Opera como un espacio simbiótico en donde confluyen percepciones distintas a partir de símbolos construidos en varias etapas de la historia. En el presente artículo se analiza el centro histórico a partir del espacio público, del color, de la nomenclatura y del arte público urbano.


Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La ciudad es el espacio donde se desenvuelven múltiples acciones sociales y bajo la cual también se desarrollan variadas y nuevas formas de violencia. Este ha sido un tema importante en las dos últimas décadas, que se ha sumado a factores que afectan especialmente a Latinoamérica. Pese a eso no ha sido considerado como temática incorporada a las nuevas formas de vida urbana, por lo que requiere de políticas urbanas innovadoras que se relacionen directamente con la realidad. Se analiza la violencia enfocada en la causalidad tipos de violencia, la urbe como escenario de la violencia, los efectos producidos por ...


Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2008

Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Durante los últimos 20 años la violencia se ha convertido en uno de los temas más importantes de la ciudad latinoamericana, debido al cambio en sus formas (un grado mayor de violencia), a los impactos (sociales, econó- micos), al incremento de su magnitud (se duplica) y al aparecimiento de nuevos tipos (secuestro express, violencia en los estadios).

Las violencias se han extendido por todos los países y ciudades de la región con peculiaridades y ritmos propios provocando cambios: en la lógica del urbanismo (amurallamiento de la ciudad, nuevas formas de segregación residencial), en los comportamientos de la población (angustia, desamparo ...


The Feasibility Of Incorporating Sustainable Materials In The Design Of Habitat For Humanity Homes, Meaghan Collins, '09 Dec 2008

The Feasibility Of Incorporating Sustainable Materials In The Design Of Habitat For Humanity Homes, Meaghan Collins, '09

Outstanding Senior Seminar Papers

The concept of sustainable design has been one of increasing interest with regards to both personal choices and desire to reduce human impacts on the environment. This paper looks at the concept of sustainable housing design and why it is important. Particularly, it focuses on sustainable housing designs and materials that the McLean County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity can incorporate into the construction of its homes. This paper investigates three types of sustainable construction materials, flooring, cabinetry, and paints that Habitat for Humanity could incorporate into its homes.


Atmospheres Of Space: The Development Of Alvar Aalto's Free-Flow Section As A Climate Device, Ulrike Passe Dec 2008

Atmospheres Of Space: The Development Of Alvar Aalto's Free-Flow Section As A Climate Device, Ulrike Passe

Architecture Publications

This paper is part of a broader research agenda, which aims at an environmental re-reading of selected icons of Modern Architecture that share one characteristic, the development of a free-flow open section. The complex relationship between spatial composition and thermal and climatic conditions within buildings is explored both qualitatively, using analytic drawing, and quantitatively, using simulations with computational fluid dynamics. I am seeking patterns common to both and the work has become an investigation of the concept of architectural space at the intersection between art, technology, climate and perception. Most architects of the Modern Movement addressed this relationship in one ...


Guide To The Horner Architectural Photography Collection, C. 1920s, Denise Fourie Dec 2008

Guide To The Horner Architectural Photography Collection, C. 1920s, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

The Horner Architectural Photography Collection contains 307 vintage, black and white mounted photographs taken by Benjamin Bean Horner (1893-1971), an architect who practiced in Southern California, primarily Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The photographs are from the 1920s; the majority of the images are of historic structures in England and California.


Beyond The Fringe Of Speech: The Spirituality Of Evelyn Underhill And Art, Marie Therese Crowley Dec 2008

Beyond The Fringe Of Speech: The Spirituality Of Evelyn Underhill And Art, Marie Therese Crowley

Theses

The written works of the English religious writer, spiritual director and exponent of Christian spirituality, Evelyn Underhill (1875 - 1941), contain numerous references to visual art and church architecture. This thesis explores the influence of art on her spirituality by examining her interpretation and understanding of various works of religious art, cathedrals, churches and chapels. The controlling methodology of the thesis is within the discipline of spirituality. This hermeneutical approach, which seeks to investigate and understand the phenomena of the Christian spiritual life as experience, is structured on three processes: observation and description of the phenomena under investigation, critical analysis of ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell Dec 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Getting Started With Dnr Garmin: Saving Data From Gps Devices, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen Dec 2008

Getting Started With Dnr Garmin: Saving Data From Gps Devices, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen

Extension and Outreach Publications

Welcome to the Essential ArcGIS Task Sheet Series. This series supplements the Iowa State University GIS Geospatial Technology Training Program short course series, “Essential ArcGIS Tutorial Series.” These task sheets are designed to provide quick, easy instructions for performing specific tasks in GIS.


Getting Started With Arcgis Explorer: Opening Arcgis Explorer And Adding Map Data, Christopher J. Seeger, Alen Jensen Dec 2008

Getting Started With Arcgis Explorer: Opening Arcgis Explorer And Adding Map Data, Christopher J. Seeger, Alen Jensen

Extension and Outreach Publications

Welcome to the Essential ArcGIS Task Sheet Series. This series supplements the Iowa State University GIS Geospatial Technology Training Program short course series, “Essential ArcGIS Tutorial Series.” The task sheets are designed to provide quick, easy instructions for performing specific tasks in GIS.


Considering The Reach Of Phelps, Thomas G. Field Jr. Dec 2008

Considering The Reach Of Phelps, Thomas G. Field Jr.

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “As the Supreme Court recently confirmed in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., patent and copyright owners have limited rights following voluntary transfers of protected goods. Moreover, as discussed at length by the Second Circuit in Platt & Munk Co. v. Republic Graphics, Inc., patent owners‟ rights have long been similarly affected by involuntary transfers. Platt & Munk finds the lack of equivalent copyright rulings remarkable, but does not allow lack of direct precedent to stand in the way of finding that involuntary transferees of copyright-protected goods have the same rights as voluntary transferees.

Initially, the Fourth Circuit, in Christopher ...


Guide To The Ezra Stoller Collection, 1947, 1987, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon Dec 2008

Guide To The Ezra Stoller Collection, 1947, 1987, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon

Special Collections Finding Aids

Collection contains 9 mounted vintage images by famed architectural photographer Ezra Stoller of the Clark residence in Lake Placid, New York, taken in 1947.


Design Guidelines For The Historic Downtown Of The City Of St. George, Utah, Bronson Ron Tatton Dec 2008

Design Guidelines For The Historic Downtown Of The City Of St. George, Utah, Bronson Ron Tatton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This document proposes historic preservation guidelines for the downtown area of the City of St. George, Utah. It grew from a summer internship with the city where I took inventory of the streetscape in the Historic Downtown and prepared recommendations in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation that was given to the city council. This paper summarizes the summer internship and introduces a more appropriate approach based on reflection of the internship. The new approach involves a thorough inventory of the historic character, in-depth research of the historic elements that contribute to the historic character, development of design guidelines and ...


A Paradigm Shift In Planning: Dealing With Climate Change And The Ever-Increasing Human Footprint, William W. Riggs Nov 2008

A Paradigm Shift In Planning: Dealing With Climate Change And The Ever-Increasing Human Footprint, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

So begins the preamble to the "Ahwahnee Principles," written by some of the world's leading planners at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park in 1991. These principles emphasized the challenges facing planners who design cities, and worked to establish a "new urbanism" that could guide planning in the future. The truth and breadth of these thoughts are now of increasing importance as the human race considers the impacts of cities on our very existence. Statesmen and authors such as Al Gore and George Monbiot have brought to light the huge issues facing the globe in regard to ...


Expanding Planning’S Public Sphere: Street Magazine, Activist Planning And Community Development In Brooklyn, Ny 1971-75, Laura Wolf-Powers Nov 2008

Expanding Planning’S Public Sphere: Street Magazine, Activist Planning And Community Development In Brooklyn, Ny 1971-75, Laura Wolf-Powers

Laura Wolf-Powers

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a paradigm of activist planning or critical city planning became a new “tributary” feeding the stream of the planning profession. STREET Magazine, published from 1971 to 1975 by the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development in Brooklyn, NY, offers a lens through which to examine the expansion of the profession to encompass a range of ideas associated with this paradigm. This article, drawing on an extensive review of STREET magazine’s content within the historical context in which it was produced, as well as interviews with people involved with the publication ...


An Overview On Sustainability In Higher Education In The World For Starting In Malaysia, Omidreza Saadatian Nov 2008

An Overview On Sustainability In Higher Education In The World For Starting In Malaysia, Omidreza Saadatian


No abstract provided.


Centros Culturales Como Motor De Desarrollo Local, Sylvie Duran Nov 2008

Centros Culturales Como Motor De Desarrollo Local, Sylvie Duran

Sylvie E. Duran Mrs.

Presentation on cultural centers: how was the concept born and how it has evolved. Challenges for designing clearly and implementing "cultural centers" following cultural rights, sustainability and participation concerns.


Correlating Off-Axis Tension Tests To Shear Modulus Of Wood-Based Panels, Edmond P. Saliklis, Robert H. Falk Nov 2008

Correlating Off-Axis Tension Tests To Shear Modulus Of Wood-Based Panels, Edmond P. Saliklis, Robert H. Falk

Edmond P. Saliklis

The weakness of existing relationships correlating off-axis modulus of elasticity E to shear modulus G12 for wood composite panels is demonstrated through presentation of extensive experimental data. A new relationship is proposed that performs better than existing equations found in the literature. This relationship can be manipulated to calculate the shear modulus G12 of orthotropic specimens such as wood-based panels solely from off-axis tension (or compression) tests. The proposed relationship reduces to classical theory for the isotropic case. In all cases tested, the newly proposed relationship is a better fit to the data than the traditional orthotropic elasticity equation.


Simplicity, Scale, And Surprise: Evaluating Structural Form, Edmond P. Saliklis, Michael Bauer, David P. Billington Nov 2008

Simplicity, Scale, And Surprise: Evaluating Structural Form, Edmond P. Saliklis, Michael Bauer, David P. Billington

Edmond P. Saliklis

Aesthetic and ethical issues of building design are presented here to encourage meaningful discussion among today’s architectural engineering students and practitioners. The evaluative aesthetic ideas of scale, simplicity, and surprise are applied to two important structures designed by Fazlur R. Khan. Khan’s profound understanding of load flow in his buildings influenced his aesthetic ideas. Furthermore, his aesthetic ideas were intimately intertwined with his ethical ideas about structural logic and the role of structure in architecture. We explore these ideas and present new insights as well. Our goal is to encourage a public discourse within our profession on the ...


Cambio De Época, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Cambio De Época, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Estos últimos años hemos sido testigos de singulares y vertiginosos cambios que se producen a nivel mundial. El signo de los tiempos es la volatilidad y la transformación. Nada dura el tiempo que duraba antes; la vida se hace líquida, en términos de Bahuman. Las películas de cine duran tan solo el tiempo para que aparezca otra; las computadoras tienen una vida efímera de no mas de tres años, las marcas deportivas caen una tras otra; el alumno que se gradúa se encuentra obsoleto frente al que ingresa; la familia como símbolo de la tradición y estabilidad se hace añicos ...


Improving Concept Learning In Green Building By Addressing Students' Learning Styles And Prior Knowledge, Sreelatha Chunduri Nov 2008

Improving Concept Learning In Green Building By Addressing Students' Learning Styles And Prior Knowledge, Sreelatha Chunduri

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In green building there is a requirement for the collaboration of students from different disciplines in order to solve challenging problems. Successful collaboration depends on the establishment of a common understanding of the subject matter among those involved. To gain common understanding concept learning is critical. A concept learning process may be improved when factors affecting it are addressed. Prior knowledge and learning styles of the students may influence the way they learn concepts. This thesis is focused on studying the relationship between a concept learning process and prior knowledge and learning styles of students. An experiment was conducted by ...


Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez Nov 2008

Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Anthony Vidler is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. His books include Histories of the Immediate Present, The Architectural Uncanny, Warped Space, and The Writing of the Walls.


Impunidad, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Impunidad, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Según el diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua, la impunidad es definida como la falta o ausencia de castigo frente a un hecho delictivo. Una concepción de este tipo ubica la problemática dentro de la lógica punitiva y, por tanto, dentro del funcionamiento del proceso penal (administración de la justicia). En términos empíricos la impunidad se mide mediante la diferencia que existe entre el número de delitos denunciados respecto de los casos que terminan con una sanción en firme.

Si la impunidad es alta quiere decir que la administración de la justicia y el sistema penal en su ...


The Sustainability Implications Of Building Adaptive Reuse, Craig Langston Nov 2008

The Sustainability Implications Of Building Adaptive Reuse, Craig Langston

Mirvac School of Sustainable Development

Building adaptive reuse is an important global topic. In the context of sustainable development and the effects of climate change caused by previous disregard for our environment, adaptive reuse has significant implications. This paper aims to examine how the construction industry can reposition itself to increase focus on the revitalization of existing buildings as an alternative to demolition and replacement. The paper reports on current research undertaken in Australia as part of a nationally-funded program in collaboration with industry, proposes a new model for early identification of adaptive reuse potential, tests this model with case study data, and looks at ...


The Sustainability Implications Of Building Adaptive Reuse, Craig A. Langston Nov 2008

The Sustainability Implications Of Building Adaptive Reuse, Craig A. Langston

Craig Langston

Building adaptive reuse is an important global topic. In the context of sustainable development and the effects of climate change caused by previous disregard for our environment, adaptive reuse has significant implications. This paper aims to examine how the construction industry can reposition itself to increase focus on the revitalization of existing buildings as an alternative to demolition and replacement. The paper reports on current research undertaken in Australia as part of a nationally-funded program in collaboration with industry, proposes a new model for early identification of adaptive reuse potential, tests this model with case study data, and looks at ...


Los Bienes Robados, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Los Bienes Robados, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El delito de mayor ocurrencia en el país es el del robo de bienes; sin embargo, está invisibilizado por el peso que tiene la cooperación internacional en un doble sentido: por un lado, por que los recursos y las estrategias están dirigidas a la persecución del narcotráfico, el terrorismo y el coyoterismo y, por otro lado, por el peso que ha adquirido –también por razones internacionales- la persecución focalizada de los homicidios. Este énfasis en estos delitos lleva a políticas altamente represivas, cuando la realidad podría ser enfrentada desde otras perspectivas y con resultados mucho más positivos para la reducción ...