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Best Practices In Community-Based Water Projects, Deborah Anyaibe Dec 2015

Best Practices In Community-Based Water Projects, Deborah Anyaibe

Architecture and Planning ETDs

International potable water projects are becoming more common in underdeveloped countries. The necessity of getting clean drinking water to remote areas, or areas with limited access to water is becoming more desperate. This desperation is causing more people to seek to give aid to those in need but often times this comes with a price to the community. This price comes in the form of infrastructure that is unsustainable, building materials left behind instead of disposed of properly, and systems that require upkeep without proper training, as well as many other cultural and economic negative impacts. Many times aid organizations ...


Traditional Aspect And Community Socialization Through Public Urban Space- Study Case Peja, Vlora Aliu, Binak Beqaj Nov 2015

Traditional Aspect And Community Socialization Through Public Urban Space- Study Case Peja, Vlora Aliu, Binak Beqaj

UBT International Conference

It’s to be considered as an important issue, the issue of public space identification and social relationships of the community with them. It’s the fact that social aspect of the people living in urban areas is considered as main aspect identified with: •Inclusiveness and equity for different community categories •Sustainable integration of urban development and •Tradition Considering this, the aim is to insist on development of those public spaces and definition of their role on social, societal and traditional aspect for the community. Knowing that Peja as important urban area in Kosova, as city under modern development, is ...


Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Greater Drogheda: Emerging Demographic Evidence Base For Ireland’S Sixth City., Brian Hughes Oct 2015

Greater Drogheda: Emerging Demographic Evidence Base For Ireland’S Sixth City., Brian Hughes

Other Resources

With Ireland’s strong economic recovery and the gradual revival of its construction industry, the future potential status and growth of its provincial cities in general for Drogheda, and the near 80,000 population of the Greater Drogheda Area (GDrA), is viewed as having been portrayed in an underwhelming way in the withdrawn National Spatial Strategy (NSS). Drogheda straddles both Louth and Meath counties, thereby presenting historic governance issues. Its impressive growth since 1996, in becoming Ireland’s largest town, has required several county boundary adjustments. This divided governance has inhibited its commercial growth. The purpose of this Paper is ...


Radburn And The American Planning Movement, Eugenie L. Birch Aug 2015

Radburn And The American Planning Movement, Eugenie L. Birch

Eugenie L. Birch

Many intellectual streams have contributed to the ideology of the American planning movement. Radburn, a partially built, planned, New Jersey settlement, represents the influence of English garden city theories. Radburn's plan was so well designed and rationally organized that it has become a permanent resource for planners who in every generation examine and sometimes adapt it to solve contemporary problems. As a result, it has survived as testimony to the planners' vision of suburban growth. It also represents, however, a neglected promise unfulfilled because of larger currents in American culture.


The Role Of The Architect In The Process Of Development, Christopher Alan Owens Aug 2015

The Role Of The Architect In The Process Of Development, Christopher Alan Owens

Masters Theses

Population growth and cars have caused cities to sprawl from their downtown cores, resulting in a landscape of low density building. Far too often the empty lot at the edge of the city or along a highway attracts the next opportunity for development, furthering the gap between residential and commercial zones. The profession of architecture recognizes that urban site selection and mixed-use programming is vital to the social and financial health of a city, though it typically only participates in the design of the building. However, the visionary training and practice of architecture places the architect in a unique position ...


Alternative Institutional Arrangement For Urban Transit And Intercity Railway Operations: Lessons For The U.S., Seitu Akira Coleman Aug 2015

Alternative Institutional Arrangement For Urban Transit And Intercity Railway Operations: Lessons For The U.S., Seitu Akira Coleman

City and Regional Planning

Public transportation is an important part of the U.S. transportation system. After losing popularity in the U.S. during the mid-20th century, public transportation has been making a strong comeback in major metropolitan areas since the 1990s. In an effort to reduce inner-city traffic congestion, promote environmentally sustainable development patterns, rejuvenate decaying central business districts, and take advantage of all the other externalities of public transportation (i.e., reduced air pollution, a smaller urban footprint reducing sprawl, etc.), urban areas have been actively expanding their existing systems or building completely new systems. Despite the strong interest in reinvesting in ...


Complete Streets At Calpoly San Luis Obispo, William W. Riggs, Jana Schwartz Jun 2015

Complete Streets At Calpoly San Luis Obispo, William W. Riggs, Jana Schwartz

William W. Riggs

A synthesis of work completed by CRP 470 / 425, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning students this project evaluated bicycle and pedestrian transportation at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo. Focusing on the south campus area with a goal of mitigating impacts of increasing housing development in the area the project involved: 1) data collection and field work; 2) analysis of trends; and 3) proposed treatments to improve circulation, safety and active transportation.


Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment, William W. Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Miriam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megan Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel Jun 2015

Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment, William W. Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Miriam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megan Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel

William W. Riggs

Completed by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo City & Regional Planning students enrolled in a bicycle and pedestrian planning course, under the direction of Dr. William Riggs this report was designed to gather data in advance of the City of San Luis Obispo's application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community. The report focuses on the key certification areas of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation/Planning and Enforcement providing documentation for the City's eventual application.


Ecodistricts In San Francisco: The Implementation Of Neighborhood Regional Planning And Its Potential Effects On Environmental Resilience, Elizabeth M. Juvera May 2015

Ecodistricts In San Francisco: The Implementation Of Neighborhood Regional Planning And Its Potential Effects On Environmental Resilience, Elizabeth M. Juvera

Master's Projects and Capstones

Ecodistricts, or neighborhood-scale, community-driven areas of sustainable development, have emerged internationally and within the U.S. to create models of adaptive environmental design and advanced urban infrastructure. Central SoMa is the first ecodistrict to be planned and implemented in San Francisco, with the intention of revitalizing and greening this urbanized region of the city. At this time, the Central SoMa area has very low biodiversity levels, inefficient infrastructure, and poor water management capabilities. Through the implementation of ecodistricts in San Francisco, the city can integrate physical and behavioral sustainability measures from existing ecodistricts such as permeable surfaces, green roofs, stormwater ...


A Guide For Planning A Bike Share System At The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wade M. Schuldt May 2015

A Guide For Planning A Bike Share System At The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wade M. Schuldt

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

The purpose of this document is to serve as a framework for planning a bicycle share system at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with the possible inclusion of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, in the system. This document provides a background review of the evolution of bike share systems and the recent rapid growth of these systems around the world. The document describes planning methodologies used in other locations and the lessons learned from the bike share systems around the world, as to what processes should be pursued to implement a successful bike share system. With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln move ...


Love Is A Two Way Street, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom May 2015

Love Is A Two Way Street, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom

William W. Riggs

A half a century ago, we were in love with our streets. They were also living things. They were the open-air living room of our society, the conduct for neighborhood play and discussion, the glue of our social fabric. One of the key urban theorists of the 20th century, Jane Jacobs wrote in Fortune Magazine that the street “…works harder than any other part of downtown. It is the nervous system; it communicates the flavor, the feel, the sights. It is the major point of transaction and communication. Users of downtown know very well that downtown needs not fewer streets ...


Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro May 2015

Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Ecosystems and human beings are inter-related. People receive benefits from ecosystems named Ecosystem Services such as provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural services. Aesthetic value from cultural services is the interaction of people with the environment related to natural beauty. Over the time, traditional approaches for evaluating aesthetic value have been developed.

The main goal of this thesis was to evaluate the aesthetic value in Nebraska by using social media data from Panoramio and Flickr since they became a huge source of information available for multiple uses. We analyzed the clusters of pictures with the location of potential areas of aesthetic ...


Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse May 2015

Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Accessory dwelling units have long been utilized as an alternative strategy of homeowners within single-family neighborhoods of the United States in response to changing needs in living arrangements. The American Planning Association defines an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) as either a self-contained living area located within the walls of an existing home or a freestanding structure on the same lot as the principal dwelling unit. While it is difficult to accurately identify all of the municipalities that allow the creation of ADUs in single-family neighborhoods, their presence was long established prior to the enactment of zoning regulations in cities across ...


Energy Planning In Nebraska: Evaluating Energy Elements Of Local Comprehensive Plans In Nebraska, Phillip Luebbert May 2015

Energy Planning In Nebraska: Evaluating Energy Elements Of Local Comprehensive Plans In Nebraska, Phillip Luebbert

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

In 2010, Nebraska Legislature passed LB 997 requiring all Nebraska cities and counties to include an energy element within their local comprehensive plan by January 2015. For many communities, this is the first time energy has been addressed within their comprehensive plan. Energy planning literature and the requirements of LB 997 were used to create components of an ideal energy plan. Eighteen energy elements were selected by electronic availability and examined for components of an ideal energy plan. The results of this study show that energy elements of local comprehensive plans in Nebraska are lacking the components of an ideal ...


Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment Spring 2015, William Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Mariam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megyn Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning Apr 2015

Bicycle Friendly Community Assessment Spring 2015, William Riggs, Hannah Kornfeld, Evelyn Garcia, Daniel Abbes, Mariam Arias, Alan Ayon, Gustavo Castro, John Forrest Chamberlain, Megyn Cutler, Alex Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Rose Kelly, Haleigh King, Lauren Leedeman, Molly Mcdonnel, Steven Orozco, Emma Petersen, David Pierucci, Haylee Rea, Jana Schwartz, William Shires, Eric Sindel, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

Completed by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo City & Regional Planning students enrolled in a bicycle and pedestrian planning course (CRP 425), under the direction of Dr. William Riggs this report was designed to gather data in advance of the City of San Luis Obispo's application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community. The report focuses on the key certification areas of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation/Planning and Enforcement providing documentation for the City's eventual application.


Report Of The Library Study Committee On The Mack Library: Lighting The Way For The Next Generation, Andrew Pearson, Kristy K. Rhea Jan 2015

Report Of The Library Study Committee On The Mack Library: Lighting The Way For The Next Generation, Andrew Pearson, Kristy K. Rhea

Committee Reports

The 2014 Library Study Committee report outlines the committee's vision for a future library at Bridgewater College that can serve its core mission serving as a centerpiece for the academic community for the next generation. The committee developed its report based on its research and analysis of the existing building, its operation, current library space use and floor plan, campus program analysis and needs, the college's relation to peer institutions, review of library construction projects including the University of Denver's Anderson Academic Commons, the James Madison University's Rose Library, Goucher College's Athenaeum and Library, University ...


Syllabus: Sustainable Cities Seminar, Mark Hamin Jan 2015

Syllabus: Sustainable Cities Seminar, Mark Hamin

Sustainability Education Resources

‘Sustainability’ is a concept and approach that has become more prevalent in ecological, economic and equity discussions over the last several decades, yet its historical and cultural roots are far more extensive than has been usually recognized. This course aims to examine + evaluate core principles and practices identified by advocates as well as adversaries of sustainability, and address a variety of questions related to sustainability: the appropriate spatial and temporal scale of sustainable planning and design; the full scope of which systems and standards are best suited for achieving sustainable outcomes; the relative roles of ‘high’ vs. ‘low’/‘hard’ vs ...


Syllabus: Sustainable Cities/Community Development, Mark Hamin Jan 2015

Syllabus: Sustainable Cities/Community Development, Mark Hamin

Sustainability Education Resources

‘Sustainability’ is a concept and approach that has become more prevalent in ecological, economic and equity discussions over the last several decades, yet its historical and cultural roots are far more extensive than is generally recognized. This course aims to examine + evaluate the core principles and practices identified by advocates as well as adversaries of sustainability, and address a range of questions related to sustainability: the appropriate spatial and temporal scales of sustainable planning and design; the full scope of which systems and standards are best suited for achieving sustainable outcomes; the relative roles of ‘high’ vs. ‘low’/‘hard’ vs ...


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 ...


City Of Wasco Highway 46 Corridor Strategic Urban Design Plan, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio Jan 2015

City Of Wasco Highway 46 Corridor Strategic Urban Design Plan, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

This report resulted from the work developed by an undergraduate class from the California State University San Luis Obispo from September 22, 2014 to December 5, 2014. Under a contract with the City of Wasco’s Planning Department, the CRP 341 Urban Design Studio III studio developed a vision and urban design concepts for the Highway 46 Corridor in Wasco.