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Urbicidio O La Producción Del Olvido, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2014

Urbicidio O La Producción Del Olvido, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Se puede afirmar que se trata de un concepto (urbicidio) en construcción que tiene que ver con el asesinato litúrgico de las urbes cuando se producen agresiones y acciones con premeditación, orden y forma explicita. Es decir, se trata del asesinato o de la violencia en contra de la ciudad por razones urbanas.


Dolbadarn Castle, Caernarfonshire: A Thirteenth Century Royal Landscape, Spencer Smith Nov 2014

Dolbadarn Castle, Caernarfonshire: A Thirteenth Century Royal Landscape, Spencer Smith

Spencer Gavin Smith

No abstract provided.


$100 Lots & Nora Reinvestment In The Lower 9th Ward/Holy Cross, Derreck Blake Deason Nov 2014

$100 Lots & Nora Reinvestment In The Lower 9th Ward/Holy Cross, Derreck Blake Deason

Derreck Blake Deason

A proposed constitutional change was under consideration to allow the city of New Orleans to sell the empty lots in the Lower 9th Ward (L9W) for $100 and went before voters statewide Nov. 4. It was listed on the ballot as "Proposed Amendment No. 13". A map was created to identify The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) properties and distribute it to State Representative Bishop, Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance, and Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association (NENA). The goal was to create a Service Learning project demonstrating the type of research that undergrads at UNO can provide. Next ...


Are You Too Busy To Lose Weight?.Pdf, Olivia Angel Nov 2014

Are You Too Busy To Lose Weight?.Pdf, Olivia Angel

Olivia Angel

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The Beach Precinct: Professional Perspectives Of Their Role And Function, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage Nov 2014

The Beach Precinct: Professional Perspectives Of Their Role And Function, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

As Carr et al (1992, pp. 92) observe ‘places that do not meet people’s needs or serve any important functions for people will be underused and unsuccessful’. This observation conversely implies that places can be judged by the intensity and diversity of observed activities, provision of facilities, access to amenities and the extent to which these traits met people’s needs can be used as a measure of the ‘success’of the place. With a view to informing this observation by empirical enquiry, this paper reports on a Delphi inquiry of the opinions of professionals involved in the property ...


The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage Nov 2014

The Oceanway, Promenade Or A Smart Transport Route?, Nigel Cartlidge, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

This paper arises out of a doctoral case study that sought to understand how people value, use and relate to urban beach precincts so that the development of seaside places may functionally reflect the role they play in people’s lives. The case study examined the complex relationships between the urban design attributes and spatial arrangement of beach precincts and public access to activity, amenity and facility in a case study of three different Gold Coast beach precincts.


Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, Jonathan P. Bell Nov 2014

Response To Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open, Jonathan P. Bell

Jonathan P. Bell

UrbDeZine, November 12, 2014. In this follow up article on informal housing in Los Angeles, I respond to comments and take on critics who devalue housing code enforcement. I argue that unpermitted housing is inherently unsafe, and unsafe housing is not a viable housing option. I call for all sides of the informal housing debate to come together to look for solutions. URL: http://losangeles.urbdezine.com/2014/11/12/response-to-comments-the-informal-housing-debate-remains-open/


Soundscape Assessment Of Cameron Highlands Environment For Sustainable Development., Engku Mastura Engku Ahmad, Hazreena Hussein, Nazli Che Din Nov 2014

Soundscape Assessment Of Cameron Highlands Environment For Sustainable Development., Engku Mastura Engku Ahmad, Hazreena Hussein, Nazli Che Din

Hazreena Hussein

No abstract provided.


How Is Mobile Technology Changing City Planning? Developing A Taxonomy For The Future, William W. Riggs, Kayla Gordon, Chris Steins Oct 2014

How Is Mobile Technology Changing City Planning? Developing A Taxonomy For The Future, William W. Riggs, Kayla Gordon, Chris Steins

William W. Riggs

The emergence of web technology has created tremendous opportunities for improving the role of good government, specifically in the form of increased information, interaction with the public, and more cost effective and efficient means of conducting public business transactions. These opportunities have been broadened with the introduction of internet-enabled mobile devices, as location-based information is used to increase awareness of user activity, movements and behaviors in real-time conditions and specific contexts (Kwak, Lee, Park & Moon, 2010). Some argue that the transition to mobile changes the nature of work and can allow individuals to work outside the office and create knowledge creation that is geographically referenced (Zurita, 2012). Based on a survey of public sector planning officials, this study confirms other work that suggests high levels of smartphone use for work purposes (Evans-Cowley & Kubinski, 2013), there are still locations where local planners do not have desktop computer access and there is little reliance on web technologies. That said, despite high levels of mobile use, activities conducted via mobile continue to be less transactive than the literature suggests, leaving room for future growth as mobile phones and tablets increase in prevalence. While some have argued that e-government tools have two major roles, 1) information sharing and 2) receptive exchanges (Evans-Cowley, 2010; Evans-Cowley & Kitchen, 2011). We argue that there is a third role for planning and e-government technology – the interactive or transactive. Given this framework, this research establishes ...


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou Oct 2014

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler Oct 2014

Wheeler, Andrea (2014) “The Sustainable School: Effective And Energy Efficient Ventilation In The Classroom, And The Question Of Educational Performance And Wellbeing” World Sustainable Building Conference, 28th – 30th October, Barcelona., Andrea S. Wheeler

Andrea S. Wheeler

Abstract: Within the context of designing a sustainable school, technical studies that address questions of air quality, educational performance and wellbeing challenge the trend toward providing for natural ventilation. This paper critically examines research literature that suggests that temperature and air quality are, in a large proportion of classrooms, so poor as to have a negative effect on children’s health and educational performance. Evidence in support of mechanical systems that control air quality contradicts a recent increase in natural ventilation, proposed as a means to conserve energy consumption in schools. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is generally not stressed, or ...


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La Presidencia: De Carondelet Al Epiclachima, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Sep 2014

La Presidencia: De Carondelet Al Epiclachima, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El Gobierno ha decidido reorganizar la implantación espacial de sus ministerios y órganos administrativos más importantes en la capital. La justificación va en el sentido de concentrar los servicios públicos para mejorar la coordinación y la atención al público. Serán cinco plataformas gubernamentales, dos en el sur y tres en el norte. A ellas habrá que sumar la sede de Unasur en la Mitad del Mundo y el complejo legislativo en construcción. Quito, que está constituida a partir de un hipercentro, pasará a configurarse desde un conjunto de centralidades dispuestas de norte a sur a lo largo de la ciudad ...


Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold Sep 2014

Reconnecting Mill Communities: An Architectural Intervention In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Ronald Bujold

Ronald Bujold

For nearly a century, once prosperous mill communities throughout New England have struggled to adapt to ever-changing societal, cultural, and economic conditions. This project explores an architectural intervention for Fitchburg’s Rollstone Hill neighborhood, which seeks to reverse this trend by deploying a design strategy that begins with re-purposing a 60,000 square foot mill. This strategy focuses on utilizing the fundamental and existing components of these planned communities—people, infrastructure, and economics—to cultivate the design and the relationships necessary to reconnect this neighborhood to the modern world.


A Unique Approach To Allow Low-Income Families The Opportunity To Gain Home Ownership Access Through Alternative Financing, Wilbert Abbott, Jr. Sep 2014

A Unique Approach To Allow Low-Income Families The Opportunity To Gain Home Ownership Access Through Alternative Financing, Wilbert Abbott, Jr.

Wilbert Abbott Jr

Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture professionals along with state and local politicians need to aid low-income family's by informing them of opportunities that will allow them to become home owners in mixed-use (New Urbanist) communities. In one example a study prepared by the Social Enterprise Fund of Edmonton and Calgary, Canada creates an alternative financing source to help social enterprises provide career and economic services low-income families. The purpose of this study is to 1) illustrate the barriers present to purchase a home for low-income households when there is a lack of economic resources, 2) analyze case ...


An Inspiration From San Diego, Gabriel Leiner Aug 2014

An Inspiration From San Diego, Gabriel Leiner

Gabriel Leiner

The city of San Diego is the only place in America that maintains a public transportation system designed to run in a circle, which is a shape with a common start and end point. The point of this paper is to model these types of systems. The code for the model constructed here is in the D programming language and uses constraints and equations to simulate trial runs of trains along a track. Trains move as objects and make station stops at nodes. The model uses a random number generator to simulate boarding times and allows vehicles to coast around ...


Luchas Urbanas Alrededor Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., María José Rodríguez Aug 2014

Luchas Urbanas Alrededor Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., María José Rodríguez

Fernando Carrión Mena

Esperamos, que esta obra invite a reflexionar sobre la relación entre ciudad y fútbol, evidenciando las prioridades en la gestión de los Gobiernos nacionales y locales cuando se encuentran ante eventos de magnitud internacional y que lleven a evaluar si el modo de gestión de ciertas ciudades contempla las necesidades colectivas o responden a intereses predominantemente privados.


Urban Wildlife, John Hadidian, Sydney Smith Aug 2014

Urban Wildlife, John Hadidian, Sydney Smith

John Hadidian, Ph.D.

Despite the potential for difficulty, there are several reasons why urban wildlife should be valued and better understood. First is its scientific and heuristic value. Urban wildlife populations are essentially parts of ongoing natural experiments in adaptation to anthropogenic stress. How urban animals are affected by human activities— and how they cope with them— can represent, on a highly accelerated scale, a model of what is happening to species in other biomes. No other wild animals live in such intimate contact and under such constant constraint from human activities as do synanthropes. Second, urban animals are exposed to many environmental ...


Buildings With Brain Power: Library Architecture In Neural Terms., Hannah Bennett Aug 2014

Buildings With Brain Power: Library Architecture In Neural Terms., Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett

The connection between neuroscience and the built environment is a fairly new interdisciplinary field and one in which both fields, in their respective pursuits, have worked to understand the relationship between design choices, human behavior, and biological processes. Taken together and applied in tandem, these two activities have potential to vastly improve the effectiveness of buildings designed with the healthcare facilities, laboratories, or elementary schools, all of which share objectives of healing and intellectual cultivation. This paper will extend the dialogue to library design, perhaps the most representationally loaded expression of “mental space.” The library has seen profound changes in ...


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

William W. Riggs

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.


Sismos, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Aug 2014

Sismos, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Nuevamente la madre naturaleza nos muestra que está con vida; es decir, que se mueve, que llueve, que tiene calor y que se transforma, a pesar de que nos resistimos a creer que sea así. Muestra de ello tenemos que la llamada falla de Quito -que tiene más de 50 kilómetros de largo y una profundidad no mayor a 15 kilómetros- se activó el pasado martes cuando se sintió un sismo de 5.1 grados en la escala de Richter, que tuvo como epicentro la zona este de Calderón en el norte de la ciudad y una profundidad de 5 ...


Unit Of Luminous Flux: Mario Botta's Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, Andreas Luescher Aug 2014

Unit Of Luminous Flux: Mario Botta's Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

This paper examines the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (CDN), which opened in 2000, as the site of a “dialogue” between the ideas and practice of Switzerland’s best-known Italian-speaking architect and designer, Mario Botta, and the country’s best-known German-speaking playwright, Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990). The CDN becomes a double portrait of two Swiss artists, separated by parole but not Sprache. Both felt peripheral to Swiss society, yet each was a product of the cantonal principle of strong regionalism aerated by the Federation’s facilitation of cosmopolitanism aligned in an environmental ecology that literally and figuratively mixed their respective media: the concrete ...


Diagramming Toledo/Ohio, Andreas Luescher, Sujata Shetty, Scot Macpherson Aug 2014

Diagramming Toledo/Ohio, Andreas Luescher, Sujata Shetty, Scot Macpherson

Andreas Luescher

Diagramming Toledo/Ohio is the third monograph in a series after "The Street in the City: Dorr Street as an Anchor for a Shrinking Toledo" (2009) and "Building A Shared Vision for the City of Toledo" (2010). The research examines issues pertaining to architecture, design and planning with a focus on the challenges presented by urban shrinkage and responses to them in a shrinking rust belt city: Toledo.


The Street In The City: Dorr Street As An Anchor For A Shrinking Toledo, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty Aug 2014

The Street In The City: Dorr Street As An Anchor For A Shrinking Toledo, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty

Andreas Luescher

With the Visioning and Implementation Plan as the starting point, students of architecture from Bowling Green State University and students of geography and planning from the University of Toledo, were charged with developing visionary and sustainable urban design concepts for the length of Dorr Street.


Introductory Review To The Special Issue: Shrinking Cities And Towns: Challenge And Responses, Andreas Luescher, Sujata Shetty Aug 2014

Introductory Review To The Special Issue: Shrinking Cities And Towns: Challenge And Responses, Andreas Luescher, Sujata Shetty

Andreas Luescher

Cities and towns facing sustained population loss are being researched and discussed more than ever before. Once the focus of a relatively small group of architects and urban designers in Europe, these cities and towns are now being studied by scholars across the world. In a range of contexts - from a large, iconic city like Detroit, to a small village in Japan (described by Thomas Feldhoff in this issue), this phenomenon is being observed in unexpected places, and far more frequently than once imagined. A wider population is engaging in this as well, as discussions of the future of these ...


Building A Shared Vision For The City Of Toledo: An Urban Design Charrette, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty Aug 2014

Building A Shared Vision For The City Of Toledo: An Urban Design Charrette, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty

Andreas Luescher

This urban design charrette will address the challenge of organizing architectural and planning contributions to support Toledo, a city facing long-term economic and population decline.


Collaboration Between Architects And Planners In An Urban Design Studio: Potential For Interdisciplinary Learning, Sonia Hirt, Andreas Luescher Aug 2014

Collaboration Between Architects And Planners In An Urban Design Studio: Potential For Interdisciplinary Learning, Sonia Hirt, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

Design professionals need to acquire competencies in interdisciplinary, collaborative design practice. Proceeding from this assumption, this paper analyses a case study of a joint project between an architecture studio at Bowling Green State University and a planning seminar at the University of Toledo. Students working in extramural teams developed proposals for the revitalization of a plaza in Toledo, an historic city in Ohio. The plaza, which in architectural terms represents a blend of Gilded-Age finery, high-order contemporary work and stretches of decay, is in the process of slow regeneration. The main goals were: 1) pedagogical - to enhance the students' learning ...


El Estadio Atahualpa, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Aug 2014

El Estadio Atahualpa, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El Ministerio de Deportes ha levantado la discusión sobre la remodelación del Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, que debería ir más allá de responder una pregunta colgada en la web oficial del Ministerio. ¿Por qué se pregunta ahora y no a principios de año cuando se presentó la maqueta del supuesto proyecto de restauración?


Introduction, Michael Regan Jul 2014

Introduction, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Welcome to the Bond University Public Infrastructure Bulletin and Built Environment, edition 8. The Bulletin is published annually by the Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture and is available in e-format on the Bond University website http://epublications.bond.edu.au/pib/. The website also has a link to the Bond University Working Paper Archive and contains copies of earlier editions of the Bulletin. Our present plan is to continue to offer the Bulletin annually and to progressively increase the number of contributions and refereed content. The Bulletin is one of the few journals that examines infrastructure in all its forms ...


Public Infrastructure Procurement: A Comparative Analysis Of Adversarial And Non-Adversarial Contracting Methods - Working For Better Procurement Outcomes, Michael Regan Jul 2014

Public Infrastructure Procurement: A Comparative Analysis Of Adversarial And Non-Adversarial Contracting Methods - Working For Better Procurement Outcomes, Michael Regan

Michael Regan

Most public infrastructure is provided by traditional procurement methods generally based on quantitative selection techniques and adversarial contracting principles. International evidence suggests that this method of contracting is inefficient, is often delivered late, and is often over-budget. Further, the adversarial nature of these contracts means that disputes over variations, changes to specification or renegotiation may lead to lengthy and costly ex post negotiations or civil action. The introduction of alternative procurement methods (APM) in the early 1990s introduced a less adversarial contracting approach in which ownership (of decision-making) and responsibility for design and operation of the service-producing asset passed to ...