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The Zoning In And The Zoning Out Of The Elderly: Emerging Community And Communication Patterns, Susan J. Drucker Oct 2015

The Zoning In And The Zoning Out Of The Elderly: Emerging Community And Communication Patterns, Susan J. Drucker

Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association

Increasingly, senior only residences are zoning seniors out of mainstream residential areas and into segregated living and mature communities. Senior gated communities are variations on a theme of gated communities in which lifestyle is packaged and sold. Active adult retirement communities exclude the young and offer active lifestyle living, with diverse levels of senior living choices. Such an approach contrasts with policies designed to encourage aging in place. It is also distinct from Golden Age Zoning districts designed to allow affordable housing for senior citizens in a public/private partnership. Some towns have zoned public parks to establish areas for ...


Plotinus And The Artistic Imagination, John S. Hendrix Jan 2015

Plotinus And The Artistic Imagination, John S. Hendrix

School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

In the thought of Plotinus, the imagination is responsible for the apprehension of the activity of Intellect. If creativity in the arts involves an exercise of the imagination, the image-making power that links sense perception to noetic thought and the nous poietikos, the poetic or creative intellect, then the arts exercise the apprehension of intellectual activity. According to John Dillon in “Plotinus and the Transcendental Imagination,” Plotinus’ conception of the imagination led to the formulation of the imagination as a basis of artistic creativity. In Plotinus, imagination operates on several different levels: it produces images in sense perception, it synthesizes ...


Tropic Architecture, John S. Hendrix Jan 2015

Tropic Architecture, John S. Hendrix

School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

Mannerist architects in the Cinquecento created what can be called “tropic architecture.” They set out to break the rules of classical architecture, but the rule-breaking was done systematically, by applying rhetorical tropes, or figures of speech, to architectural composition, the four most common being metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony. According to Paul Oskar Kristeller, rhetoric was an important basis of Renaissance humanism. Students learned tropes and other figures of speech from well-circulated classical texts such as the Rhetorica ad Herennium and Quintilian’s Institutio oratorio. Examples of tropic devices can be found in works such as Giulio Romano’s Palazzo ...


A Model Policy For The City Of New Orleans To Protect Historic Properties From Demolition After Flooding Disasters, Natalie Holy Jan 2015

A Model Policy For The City Of New Orleans To Protect Historic Properties From Demolition After Flooding Disasters, Natalie Holy

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz Jan 2015

National Register Nomination, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Ri 02809, Eric Deitz

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

Linden Place is a Federal-style residence located in Bristol, Rhode Island on 1.8 acres of land, including three outbuildings. The mansion was constructed in 1810 by Russell Warren and is significant under Criteria B and C in the areas of two of its residents and its architecture. Original owner, George DeWolf and his family had strong ties to the triangle trade and was one of the largest importer of slaves in the country during the nineteenth century. Samuel Colt, grandson of DeWolf, was a respected business man who played an important role in the rubber industry in Bristol and ...


A Policy Analysis Of The City Of Newton, Massachusetts’ Demolition Delay Ordinance, Valerie Fram Jan 2015

A Policy Analysis Of The City Of Newton, Massachusetts’ Demolition Delay Ordinance, Valerie Fram

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Study For The Adaptive Reuse Of The Colt Estate Stable, Julie A. Braid Jan 2015

Feasibility Study For The Adaptive Reuse Of The Colt Estate Stable, Julie A. Braid

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

This capstone is a feasibility study for the adaptive reuse of the Colt estate stable in Bristol, RI by analyzing two possible adaptive reuse scenarios. The two scenarios the report focuses on is a special event venue and a horse stable and training facility. The goal of the report is to examine which scenario would be a feasible option for the existing structure while maintaining its historical integrity. Feasibility was determined by analyzing and assessing factors such as assumptions and limitations that are associated with the structure and the adaptive reuse process. Both adaptive reuse scenarios were examined individually to ...


Initial Campaign:Strategic Context, Battles And The Influence Of Nankou Campaign: An Interpretive Booklet For Wwii Military History Museums, Wei Wu (Eric S) Jan 2015

Initial Campaign:Strategic Context, Battles And The Influence Of Nankou Campaign: An Interpretive Booklet For Wwii Military History Museums, Wei Wu (Eric S)

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

The battlefield of the Nankou Campaign was the earliest battlefield of China’s Second World War, which covered an extensive area of about 700 km2 on the north west of Beiping at the border between Hebei and Chahar Provinces. The Nankou Campaign is recalled recently after being obscured for decades. Unfortunately, without a preservation system like the National Park Service, the sites in the battlefield, such as the Great Wall, have been left in ruins for over 70 years. A national battlefield program will be required to rescue the sites. This booklet is created as an interpretation of the history ...


Historic Preservation And Affordable Housing In Rhode Island: A Policy Analysis, Elizabeth De Block Jan 2015

Historic Preservation And Affordable Housing In Rhode Island: A Policy Analysis, Elizabeth De Block

Historic Preservation Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


The Modern Urban Neighborhood: The Role Of Dwelling In Neighborhood Revitalization, Zachary Nelson Jan 2015

The Modern Urban Neighborhood: The Role Of Dwelling In Neighborhood Revitalization, Zachary Nelson

Architecture Theses

Today's architects, planners and urban designers are tasked with the goal of the revitalization of cities and the primary ring of neighborhoods which surround them. These neighborhoods are vital to the life of the city and due to the phenomena of suburbanization many lay dormant as dismal reminders of the once prosperity of the city. The purpose of this exploration is to create a model for the revitalization of urban neighborhoods by looking at the role of dwelling in the process of revitalization. The idea that an urban dwelling is not just your home but it is a series ...


From The Border: Migrant Youth Shelter, Alexandra Reilly Jan 2015

From The Border: Migrant Youth Shelter, Alexandra Reilly

Architecture Theses

No abstract provided.


The Motor City – Stimulating Architecture, Jacob Levine Jan 2015

The Motor City – Stimulating Architecture, Jacob Levine

Architecture Theses

Iconic architecture around the world is defined by the impact it has on the patrons. The goal of this thesis is to use architecture to capture the feeling of motion and movement. Motion is inherit in the concept and exploration of this architype. The program for the architecture is a car museum in Detroit Michigan. Detroit is one of the most historic cities in America – and the last thirty years have been rough on Detroit. A modern powerful work of conceptual architecture could change the city of Detroit and begin to build a brighter future. The creation of destination architecture ...


Redefining Transportation Culture: A New Union Station For Los Angeles, Pawel Honc Jan 2015

Redefining Transportation Culture: A New Union Station For Los Angeles, Pawel Honc

Architecture Theses

From iconic stations like Grand Central in New York City to the small suburban commuter rail station, the architecture of transportation can have a large effect on the perception of a transportation system. Architecture can also play a large part in encouraging a changeover to more of a public transportation oriented culture. The planning of transit hubs and stations should be transitoriented so that it can reach the most amounts of people. However, a changeover to a transit-oriented society would require a city like Los Angeles to overhaul their current transportation system by adding more lines, connections, and increasing station ...


On Track: Integrated Efficiency For Equestrian Architecture, Anthony Scerbo Jan 2015

On Track: Integrated Efficiency For Equestrian Architecture, Anthony Scerbo

Architecture Theses

The semester spent preparing this graduate thesis document was the culmination of my studies at Roger Williams University. Under the direction of Professor Hasan-Uddin Khan, this project has evolved from a mere idea with an initial thesis into a body of work which embraces a new, more harmonious thesis than the original. The project focuses on a site in Ellenville, NY which was chosen for its geological history and damage done to rural land during the series of hurricanes in the recent years. The program was chosen based upon local study of land use and the surrounding vernacular culture within ...


Electronic Records Archives, Brian Knowles Jan 2015

Electronic Records Archives, Brian Knowles

Historic Preservation Theses

What are the best practices of electronic records archives the archival field, how can problems be resolved or how to avoid them; and where do we go from here with electronic records archives? First I review practices, policies, and management of electronic records developments. Next I discuss problematic issues archives and research facilities face relating to electronic records. I then discuss and analyze survey results. To conclude, I discuss ideas, and challenges, and offer suggestions for electronic records archives.


Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson Jan 2015

Looking Twice: Identifying And Understanding The Character Defining Features Of Historic Fire Stations, Kathleen M. Wilson

Historic Preservation Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify the character defining features of storefront and red brick fire stations and the necessity of understanding the history of firefighting in order to identify the character defining features. This study also examines the effectiveness of National Park Service Preservation Brief 17 Architectural Character – Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving their Character in regards to identifying the character defining.