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Safe Haven Infant Protection : Incidence Of Use And Characteristics Of Surrendered Infants And Relinquishing Users, Sallie Anne Porter Dec 2009

Safe Haven Infant Protection : Incidence Of Use And Characteristics Of Surrendered Infants And Relinquishing Users, Sallie Anne Porter

Dissertations

Background: Safe Haven Infant Protection (SHIP) laws are variously-titled state-level laws that permit infants to be surrendered to designated persons and/or places in a generally anonymous fashion with prescribed limits on prosecution.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the number of infants surrendered under SHIP laws in the United States, detail the characteristics of surrendered Safe Haven (SH) infants and relinquishing users, and directly compare the SH infant/relinquishing user population and the discarded infant/discarding mother populations.

Methods: Non-profit reports and communications, government documents and communications, and media reports provided the basis of the national ...


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2009

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2009, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • A total of 25 stewards initiate Abandoned Mines survey for NP
  • CSSP stewards record Grapevine Canyon near Laughlin
  • CSSP recognition event draws 103 participants


A Methodology For The Documentation And Analysis Of Urban Historic Resources, Nicholas L. Stapp Dec 2009

A Methodology For The Documentation And Analysis Of Urban Historic Resources, Nicholas L. Stapp

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The incorporation of historical data, issues and perspectives into the theory and practice of urban planning has yet to be fully embraced by the planning profession. Though scholars, practitioners and professional associations have long attempted to do so, planners still struggle to develop effective tools for the documentation, analysis, synthesis and presentation of historical information. Current practice often relies on the use of historical preservation strategies that are primarily oriented toward legislation and policy rather than physical planning.

This dissertation formulates and demonstrates a methodology that attempts to combine preservation planning strategies developed by the National Park Service with concepts ...


The Relationship Between Event And Facilities Management: A Case Study Of The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Linda Too, Craig Langston Dec 2009

The Relationship Between Event And Facilities Management: A Case Study Of The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Linda Too, Craig Langston

Linda Too

Event management and facilities management are generally regarded as two separate disciplines. However, for a number of specialised facilities this separation has become blurred. Using the Melbourne Cricket Ground as a case study, this paper identifies how much of the routine facilities planning, including maintenance, cleaning, security, refurbishment and capital improvement, are treated as events and integrated with sporting fixtures as part of the annual event calendar. It is proposed that a similar situation is occurring with other specialised facilities, such as hotels and resorts, entertainment centres and tourist venues. Given event management and facilities management share a number of ...


Exploring Intersectoral Linkages Between Real Estate And Construction, Yu Song, Chunlu Liu, Craig Langston Dec 2009

Exploring Intersectoral Linkages Between Real Estate And Construction, Yu Song, Chunlu Liu, Craig Langston

Craig Langston

Even though linkages have attracted a lot of research interest, few researchers focus on the intersectoral linkages between two specific sectors. This research therefore proposes an indirect intersectoral linkage measure model to explore linkages between the real estate and construction sectors using the Hypothetical Extraction Method (HEM). Using the OECD input-output tables, the direct, total intersectoral linkages and the proposed indirect intersectoral linkages are explored and tested respectively for seven OECD countries over twenty years. The findings describe that the intersectoral linkages from construction to real estate are larger than those from real estate to construction. The statistical testing results ...


El Nombre Quito: ¿Qué Ciudad Evoca?, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

El Nombre Quito: ¿Qué Ciudad Evoca?, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Armando Silva -un académico de alta calidad, nacido en tierras colombianas- se ha dedicado al estudio de los imaginarios urbanos en América Latina y, en uno de sus últimos estudios nos plantea una afirmación de riqueza extraordinaria: “Ciudad y palabra que la nombra van juntas desde los inicios”. De allí se pueden extrae algunas conclusiones interesantes para la comprensión cultural de las urbes. Para que la ciudad exista debe ser verbalizada y tener un sentido interpretable; por eso la ciudad nace a la par de las escrituras y representaciones que se hacen de ella. Lo urbano significa lo que hacen ...


La Violencia Fronteriza, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

La Violencia Fronteriza, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La globalización parece licuar las fronteras tradicionales de los estados nacionales, debido a la apertura de los mercados y al desarrollo tecnológico. Sin embargo, en estos últimos años se percibe la redefinición de sus funciones, de puntos de encuentro-separación de realidades estatales distintas, hacia puertos o plataformas de proyección internacional, que hace pensar, con Augé, que las fronteras nunca llegan a borrarse, sino que vuelven a trazarse. En América Latina esta transformación toma forma con una economía fronteriza, una masa de atracción poblacional y el desarrollo de una violencia fronteriza específica. Con ello se observa un cambio en la localización ...


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


Carta Para Patricio Torres, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

Carta Para Patricio Torres, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Es hora de que el país reconozca el valor que tienes, como una demanda para que asumas la Presidencia de la FEF

Estimado Patricio: Recuerdo la presidencia de Carlos Coello en La Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, que marcó el despegue definitivo de este deporte en el país. No se puede negar que, en aquella época, se establecieron las bases para que nuestro fútbol pueda desarrollarse y obtener los éxitos de las participaciones en los campeonatos mundiales de Alemania y Corea-Japón.

El gran aporte de esa directiva estuvo en la creación de una comisión de selecciones con autonomía relativa de la ...


Comprehensive Academic And Classroom Facilities Plan, Joel Nordberg, Alex Wing, Jeff Funovits, Emily Blaze, Jenna Beltram, Ann Storer, Bryan Harvey, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham Dec 2009

Comprehensive Academic And Classroom Facilities Plan, Joel Nordberg, Alex Wing, Jeff Funovits, Emily Blaze, Jenna Beltram, Ann Storer, Bryan Harvey, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham

Campus Planning Books

In 2009 UMass Amherst, under the direction of Chancellor Robert Holub, engaged in a Framework for Excellence initiative and a commitment to elevate the national profile of the institution. The Framework for Excellence called for the recruitment of 250 additional faculty and an increase of 2,500 undergraduate students over the next 10 years. More space and improved, state-of-the-arts facilities was recognized as key in attracting and retaining the highest caliber faculty and students.

The Comprehensive Academic and Classroom Facilities Plan was funded by the MA Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM), which hired Burt Hill to initiate an ...


Guide To The William F. Cody Papers 2, 1918-1980, Nancy E. Loe, Laura Sorvetti Dec 2009

Guide To The William F. Cody Papers 2, 1918-1980, Nancy E. Loe, Laura Sorvetti

Special Collections Finding Aids

The William F. Cody Papers 2 (MS 163) contains personal papers, student work, awards, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate, acquired through purchase from his daughter in 2008-09.


Guide To The William F. Cody Papers, 1924-1975, Nancy E. Loe, Laura Sorvetti Dec 2009

Guide To The William F. Cody Papers, 1924-1975, Nancy E. Loe, Laura Sorvetti

Special Collections Finding Aids

The papers of California architect William Francis Cody, FAIA, contain student work, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials for his practice, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate. Architectural plans and drawings, which date primarily from 1946 when Cody began working in Palm Springs to the mid-1970s, are predominant in the collection.


Guide To The William F. Cody Papers 2, 1918-1980, Nancy Loe, Laura Sorvetti Dec 2009

Guide To The William F. Cody Papers 2, 1918-1980, Nancy Loe, Laura Sorvetti

Nancy E. Loe

The William F. Cody Papers 2 (MS 163) contains personal papers, student work, awards, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate, acquired through purchase from his daughter in 2008-09.


Guide To The William F. Cody Papers, 1924-1975, Nancy Loe, Laura Sorvetti Dec 2009

Guide To The William F. Cody Papers, 1924-1975, Nancy Loe, Laura Sorvetti

Nancy E. Loe

The papers of California architect William Francis Cody, FAIA, contain student work, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials for his practice, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate. Architectural plans and drawings, which date primarily from 1946 when Cody began working in Palm Springs to the mid-1970s, are predominant in the collection.


Clusters And Strategy In Regional Economic Development, Edward Feser Dec 2009

Clusters And Strategy In Regional Economic Development, Edward Feser

Edward J Feser

Many economic development practitioners view cluster theory and analysis as constituting a general approach to strategy making in economic development, which may lead them to prioritize policy and planning interventions that cannot address the actual development challenges in their cities and regions. This paper discusses the distinction between strategy formation and strategic planning, where the latter is the programming of development strategies that are identified through a blend of experience, intuition, and analysis. Cluster theories and analytical tools can provide useful informational inputs into a strategy making effort and they can also be helpful for programming specific interventions (i.e ...


Solar Ready Buildings Planning Guide, L. Lisell, T. Tetreault, A Watson Dec 2009

Solar Ready Buildings Planning Guide, L. Lisell, T. Tetreault, A Watson

Publications (E)

This document identifies the important aspects of building design and construction to enable installation of solar photovoltaic and heating systems at some time after the building is constructed. This document addresses photovoltaic (PV), solar hot water (ST), and solar ventilation preheat (SVP) systems.


Economic Investigation Of Community-Scale Versus Building Scale Net-Zero Energy, N. Fernandez, S. Katipamula, M. R. Brambley, T. A. Reddy Dec 2009

Economic Investigation Of Community-Scale Versus Building Scale Net-Zero Energy, N. Fernandez, S. Katipamula, M. R. Brambley, T. A. Reddy

Publications (E)

The study presented in this report examines issues concerning whether achieving net-zero energy performance at the community scale provides economic and potentially overall efficiency advantages over strategies focused on individual buildings.


[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles Dec 2009

[Re]Formulating The Informal, Sebastien Coles

Architecture Senior Theses

The identity associate with the inhabitants of the "Bidonvilles" of Haiti is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of "pride of place," enticing interaction through the direction connection to culture.


Didactic Architecture Of The Caribbean Resort, Erwin Riefkohl Dec 2009

Didactic Architecture Of The Caribbean Resort, Erwin Riefkohl

Architecture Senior Theses

I believe that architecture is a communicative artifact that has the capacity to carry meaning. Architecture has the capacity to reconnect us to nature and sympathetic to local Culture. The reconnection is made by the phenomenological experiences that an architectural artifact has the potential to provide. This architecture should be seen as a didactic tool that fosters a hyperawareness of the occurrences in the natural environment. This artifact also reflects to local culture through the engagement of the theory of critical regionalism. As a sum of these two ideas the artifact will be designed with intent to foster meditation on ...


Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll Dec 2009

Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll

Architecture Senior Theses

Building typologies are generally well defined and functionally specific. A church is for worship, a house is for living, and a theater is for performing. In certain instances, these basic building typologies have been combined to form composite structures such as mixed-use housing/retail projects, or a house on a boat. The opportunities created by composite typologies have allowed for broader economic development, more complex and integrated programming, greater utility and richer social structures. A specific combination of typologies--the mix of infrastructural bridge with housing/retail/public space--has produced a few historically successful models[...] Over time, the bridge was developed ...


Living In The Spectrum: Autistic Children Center, Jennifer Villegas Dec 2009

Living In The Spectrum: Autistic Children Center, Jennifer Villegas

Architecture Theses

Throughout this project, I became aware of how the life of an autistic child differs from others. They view the world around them as something new and exciting. The goal was to create an environment to help children with autism and make them comfortable within their daily lifestyle. I used architecture to construct a realm in which these students could explore an environment which benefited their development.


Material Sustainability, Jessica Meadows, Natasha Morris Dec 2009

Material Sustainability, Jessica Meadows, Natasha Morris

Architectural Engineering

This paper addresses the sustainability of the materials used to construct buildings today. Timber, concrete and steel are analyzed for carbon output, cost, and recyclable-ability.


The Redevelopment At Mill Creek, Jason Cater, Andrew Craig Dec 2009

The Redevelopment At Mill Creek, Jason Cater, Andrew Craig

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Density: An Additive Process, Oscar Sam Boyko Dec 2009

Density: An Additive Process, Oscar Sam Boyko

Architecture Theses

This project is about embracing the global transition from primarily rural life to primarily urban life. The project is looking for a way to organize the inevitable vertical growth that will need to occur in major cities such as New York.


Green Can Bring Green: An Evaluation And Comparison Of The Economic Effects Of Sustainable And Economic Redevelopment, Kathryn Young Dec 2009

Green Can Bring Green: An Evaluation And Comparison Of The Economic Effects Of Sustainable And Economic Redevelopment, Kathryn Young

All Theses

The process of redevelopment is a relied upon method of breathing new life into downtowns and urban areas. Though several common redevelopment approaches contribute to a sustainable atmosphere, more significant environmentally- and ecologically- sustainable approaches can be implemented in redevelopments to repair and support the environment and ecology of an area. But do economic and sustainable redevelopment models have similar impacts on the surrounding economies? This report conducted an evaluation and comparison of the economic effects of sustainable redevelopments and economic redevelopments. Though research is considered exploratory, the results demonstrate that sustainable and economic redevelopments are both viable options for ...


New American Home 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada, Building Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dec 2009

New American Home 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada, Building Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Publications (SD)

This brochure details the New American Home 2010, which demonstrates the use of innovative building materials, cutting-edge design, and the latest construction techniques.


Design And Performance Of Load Bearing Shear Walls Made From Composite Rice Straw Blocks, Kevin Robert Camann Dec 2009

Design And Performance Of Load Bearing Shear Walls Made From Composite Rice Straw Blocks, Kevin Robert Camann

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Although rice straw and other grains have been used in building since pre-history, in the past two decades, there has been a move to utilize this rapidly renewable, locally available, agricultural byproduct as part of the sustainable construction movement. Up to this point, this has been done by simply stacking up the full straw bales. Stak Block, invented by Oryzatech, Inc., is a modular, interlocking block made of a composite of rice straw and binding agent that serves as an evolution in straw construction. This study investigates the feasibility of using these Stak Blocks as a structural system. The report ...


Performance Based Analysis Of Steel Buildings, Matthew Joseph Williams Dec 2009

Performance Based Analysis Of Steel Buildings, Matthew Joseph Williams

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This project investigated the performance of two separate building types, designed using ASCE 7-05, using the analysis procedures from ASCE 41-06. The results from the ASCE 41-06 analyses were compared to the expected performance level of Life Safety to determine the adequacy of the ASCE 7-05 design. ASCE 7-05 is intended to result in designs that perform to a Life Safety performance level regardless of the building type. A design using the AISC specifications for a steel Special Moment Frame and the lateral loads from ASCE 7-05 resulted in a building that slightly exceeded an Immediate Occupancy performance level for ...