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An Evaluation Of Public Open Space In Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, Karl Dietrich Dec 2018

An Evaluation Of Public Open Space In Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, Karl Dietrich

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Public open space provides many benefits to a downtown area. Among the benefits are economic growth, social connectivity, health, and helping to create an identity for a city. As many cities continue to sprawl outwards, it is important that their downtown areas create a sense of place so that businesses and people stay and visit. Public open spaces can help provide that much needed sense of place. This study examines whether the “public space index” designed by Vikas Mehta (2014) is effective at evaluating public open spaces. This was done by using four public open spaces (Foundation Garden, Tower Square ...


Identifying And Assessing Conflicts Between Future Development And Current Migratory Bird Habitat Around Farmington Bay, Utah, Aubin A. Douglas Dec 2018

Identifying And Assessing Conflicts Between Future Development And Current Migratory Bird Habitat Around Farmington Bay, Utah, Aubin A. Douglas

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Every year, the Great Salt Lake (GSL) and its associated wetlands provide critical habitat for over 250 migratory bird species from both the Pacific and Central Flyways. The GSL borders the Wasatch Front, which is the fastest growing and most populous region in Utah. To support the ever-increasing working population, the government of Utah aspires to increase the robust economic growth of the region through economic incentives and development of infrastructure. As this area continues to develop, greater pressure will be placed on the surrounding natural resources, including the GSL, its wetlands, and the open space and agricultural land that ...


Planning For Active Transportation In The Western United States: An Alternative Future For Cache Valley, Utah, Stephanie A. Tomlin Aug 2018

Planning For Active Transportation In The Western United States: An Alternative Future For Cache Valley, Utah, Stephanie A. Tomlin

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Mobility in the western U.S. is defined primarily by the private automobile. Since the conclusion of WWII, the private automobile has become readily available to the public, and as a result, has heavily influenced the design of our modern cities in the west. In recent years the connections between high motor vehicle use and rising obesity rates, crumbling road infrastructure, and deteriorating air quality have caused city officials to reexamine the transportation systems of the west. One solution advocates, city officials, and planning professionals have begun examining is active transportation (walking, cycling, and public transit). Research suggests that a ...


An Application Of Economics & Environmental Planning: The Impacts Of Variable Rate Irrigation Technology On Net Farm Income, Hannah Jones, Zhenghong Tang, Karina Schoengold, Yunwoo Nam, Dana Varner Apr 2018

An Application Of Economics & Environmental Planning: The Impacts Of Variable Rate Irrigation Technology On Net Farm Income, Hannah Jones, Zhenghong Tang, Karina Schoengold, Yunwoo Nam, Dana Varner

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Restoring playa wetlands back into predominantly agricultural landscapes has been a pressing issue for decades. The Nebraska Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV) and its partners represent a wide variety of private and public groups who are offering solutions to this problem, while helping farmers maximize net farm income. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with the RWBJV on a project to determine how Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) technology would impact the profitability of farm management operations, while allowing the preservation of adjacent wetland areas. This study conducted an economic analysis that compared net farm income for producers that had participated in ...


Autonomous Vehicles And The City:, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Shivani Shukla, Matthew Kawashima, Therese Perez Mar 2018

Autonomous Vehicles And The City:, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Shivani Shukla, Matthew Kawashima, Therese Perez

William W. Riggs

Development of the autonomous vehicles (AVs) offers, perhaps, the most groundbreaking and revolutionary change in the way cities are built and function since the advent of the car. AVs present new opportunities to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips... .. there are also undeniable risks regarding the design and land use, social, and economic implications associated with their expansion... To begin to address these challenges, in November 2017, a panel of policy makers, planners, designers, developers, and other industry experts gathered at the University of San Francisco to discuss the role AVs will ...


Retail Business Managers' Strategies For Enhancing Workplace Diversity Planning, Daniel M. Ortiz Jan 2018

Retail Business Managers' Strategies For Enhancing Workplace Diversity Planning, Daniel M. Ortiz

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Lack of workplace diversity planning leads to negative financial outcomes. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore strategies that business managers in the retail sector use to enhance workplace diversity planning for assuring compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations. The population included a single focus group of retail business employees as well as business managers of 5 distinct retail stores located in the Southeastern United States who have successfully instituted workplace diversity plans for assuring compliance with EEOC regulations. The conceptual framework for this study was cultural intelligence theory, which researchers have used to ...


Community Wildfire Planning And Design: A Review And Evaluation Of Current Policies And Practices In The Western United States, Carlene C. Klein Dec 2017

Community Wildfire Planning And Design: A Review And Evaluation Of Current Policies And Practices In The Western United States, Carlene C. Klein

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Wildland fire is an important and complex issue, particularly in the fire-prone ecosystems of the Western United States. At the same time that the number of catastrophic wildland fires is increasing across the United States, more people are moving in to wildland areas growing the interface between urban and wildlands. Managing wildfire in the Western United States is becoming increasingly more complex and costly as growth and development continues to push the edge of municipalities into undeveloped wildlands. Communities in this wildland urban interface are exacerbating the problem of wildfire in the West.

With more people living in wildfire prone ...


Influence Of Street Trees On Roadway User Safety, Maggie Harthoorn Nov 2017

Influence Of Street Trees On Roadway User Safety, Maggie Harthoorn

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

This thesis aims to understand trends of trees in transportation planning and to determine if street trees have a negative or positive influence on crash frequency and severity. As roadways become more walkable and livable, they become safer. Street trees are a vital component of this trend. Planners must understand the impacts of trees on roadway user safety as they work to reduce crash risk. Although spatial analysis suggests there may be a negative relationship between trees and crash frequency, correlation models find a significant correlation between trees and crash severity, but no significant correlation between trees and crash frequency ...


Planning For A Community Wildfire Protection Plan In San Luis Obispo County, Justin Sauder Aug 2017

Planning For A Community Wildfire Protection Plan In San Luis Obispo County, Justin Sauder

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


An Evidence-Based Approach To Designing Low-Income Housing Communities, Kaitlin Ward Jun 2017

An Evidence-Based Approach To Designing Low-Income Housing Communities, Kaitlin Ward

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In the field of interior design, functionality and aesthetics are combined to create spaces that are beautiful, but also serve a variety of purposes. Broadly categorized into residential and commercial sectors, interior design considers the health and wellness of users in a space, and strives to improve the standard of living. Quality interior design is often treated as a luxury afforded only to the wealthy, although the field can and should be applied to benefit a wider demographic. Intelligent design and space planning can be used as a tool for community-building, especially among populations often overlooked due to reasons such ...


Crp 463: Active Transportation Plan For The City Of Paso Robles, William W. Riggs, Alex Chapman, Kristan Anaya, Eric Sindel, Joel Ingrassia, Jason Mas, Dillan Murray, Tanya Ramirez, Maribel Covarrubias, Dan Losey, Sam Ricklefs, Colin Patterson, Kyle Finger, Chistopher Luu, Crp 463 Senior Project Professional Practice Jun 2017

Crp 463: Active Transportation Plan For The City Of Paso Robles, William W. Riggs, Alex Chapman, Kristan Anaya, Eric Sindel, Joel Ingrassia, Jason Mas, Dillan Murray, Tanya Ramirez, Maribel Covarrubias, Dan Losey, Sam Ricklefs, Colin Patterson, Kyle Finger, Chistopher Luu, Crp 463 Senior Project Professional Practice

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

As a part of CRP 463 led by Dr. William Riggs, this report provided an analysis of the bicycle, pedestrian and transit travel in the City of Paso Robles and produced a draft Active Transportation Plan for the City.


Infrastructural Urbanism: Hybridizing Our Networks, Hannah Boyd May 2017

Infrastructural Urbanism: Hybridizing Our Networks, Hannah Boyd

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

“The story of people can be told through our infrastructure. In the rise and fall of cities throughout history, the places best positioned for a thriving future have always been those that offer systems to create the lives that we want. And we can see that as the innovations of canals, aqueducts, railroads, and highways did in their time, the kind of infrastructure that we build today matters to our success. If we do it right, it will forever transform our way of life.”
– Ryan Gravel1

Urban edges are created through interstices, spaces intervening between one thing and another ...


Infrastructural Urbanism: Hybridizing Our Networks, Hannah Boyd May 2017

Infrastructural Urbanism: Hybridizing Our Networks, Hannah Boyd

Honors College Capstones and Theses

“The story of people can be told through our infrastructure. In the rise and fall of cities throughout history, the places best positioned for a thriving future have always been those that offer systems to create the lives that we want. And we can see that as the innovations of canals, aqueducts, railroads, and highways did in their time, the kind of infrastructure that we build today matters to our success. If we do it right, it will forever transform our way of life.”
– Ryan Gravel1

Urban edges are created through interstices, spaces intervening between one thing and another ...


Evaluating Decline: An Assessment Of Variables Correlated With Shrinking Rural Communities, Aubrey Christensen May 2017

Evaluating Decline: An Assessment Of Variables Correlated With Shrinking Rural Communities, Aubrey Christensen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Researchers have long sought to understand the relationship between rural population decline and the factors causing variations from time to time and from place to place (Albrecht, 2010). However, few studies have made comparisons at the local level or developed appropriate regional or place-based metrics. The purpose of this project was to determine which local-level factors and variables correlate with rural population decline and to provide recommendations based on those findings.

This project analyzed the relationships between 2000-2010 population trends and a variety of demographic, economic, and biophysical factors specific to rural communities throughout the state of Utah. A community-level ...


Herbert Hoover Elementary / Charleston Complete Corridor Plan, William Riggs, Kristan Anaya, Troy Andres, Ryanne Browers, Dan Canella, Jesse Carpentier, Dylan Coleman, Seitu Coleman, Melanie Conti, Rob Etter, Kyle Finger, Matthew Fluhmann, Daniel Harrison, Alyssa Lucero, Eric Martinez, Ian Mccarville, Caitlin Milich, Megan Miller, Sammi Mulhern, Benjamin Rady, Erina Shimanuki, Noah Stricker, Bryan Wheeler, Torina Wilson, Justin Wong, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning Apr 2017

Herbert Hoover Elementary / Charleston Complete Corridor Plan, William Riggs, Kristan Anaya, Troy Andres, Ryanne Browers, Dan Canella, Jesse Carpentier, Dylan Coleman, Seitu Coleman, Melanie Conti, Rob Etter, Kyle Finger, Matthew Fluhmann, Daniel Harrison, Alyssa Lucero, Eric Martinez, Ian Mccarville, Caitlin Milich, Megan Miller, Sammi Mulhern, Benjamin Rady, Erina Shimanuki, Noah Stricker, Bryan Wheeler, Torina Wilson, Justin Wong, Crp 425 Bicycle And Pedestrian Planning

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

Completed as a part of CRP 425 bicycle and pedestrian planning, led by Dr. William Riggs, this planning project assessed the Herbert Hoover Elementary site and Charleston corridor in the City of Palo Alto with an aim to bring a complete streets strategy to the area. The plans recommend improved accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians along Charleston Road including modal separation between bicyclists and pedestians, improved vehicular flows to mitigate vehicular traffic congestion during peak hours and increased innovation in safety features to prevent pedestrian-vehicle conflicts.


Japanese Zoning And Its Applicability In American Cities, Anthony C. Petrillo Jr Mar 2017

Japanese Zoning And Its Applicability In American Cities, Anthony C. Petrillo Jr

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Technology And Urban Planning: Conditions, Market, And Guidelines, Carter Sandzimier Mar 2017

Technology And Urban Planning: Conditions, Market, And Guidelines, Carter Sandzimier

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Katella Avenue Corridor Study And Design Guidelines, Priit Kaskla Mar 2017

Katella Avenue Corridor Study And Design Guidelines, Priit Kaskla

City and Regional Planning

The purpose of this document is to create design guidelines for the city of Anaheim. Katella Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the city, connecting multiple key destinations. The design guidelines will aim to create a comprehensive identity for a section of Katella Avenue. The scope of the project incorporates two major areas in the city: Anaheim Resort, and Platinum Triangle. With the corridor running through the middle of these areas, the design guideline document will link the two together. Currently, there are three specific plans, and one master land use plan giving guidance for development in the project area ...


Colima Road Design Guidelines, Community Of Rowland Heights, Eric Poon Mar 2017

Colima Road Design Guidelines, Community Of Rowland Heights, Eric Poon

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Spacial Injustice In Education, Nima Kabirinassab Mar 2017

Spacial Injustice In Education, Nima Kabirinassab

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


First Street Corridor Plan And Development Code-- Gilroy, Ca, Michael Gibbons Mar 2017

First Street Corridor Plan And Development Code-- Gilroy, Ca, Michael Gibbons

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Stewarding An Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton Jan 2017

Stewarding An Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The historic campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities inform a story that no other setting can tell. Since before the Civil War, through Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement, and still today, these institutions have served as the backdrop for this country’s greatest social justice struggles. They have functioned as free spaces and safe havens—places of reprieve from discrimination and inequity—where young African Americans were given the confidence and support to become leaders, innovators, and history-makers. Throughout history, these incredible institutions have nurtured an environment of empowerment, cultural reinforcement, and acceptance that has had immeasurable impacts ...


The Role Of Placemaking In Sustainable Planning: A Case Study Of The East Side Of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Lang Jan 2017

The Role Of Placemaking In Sustainable Planning: A Case Study Of The East Side Of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Lang

Masters Theses

The notion of placemaking and sustainability are central to planning practice. However, is there a connection between the goals of sustainability and the impacts of placemaking initiatives? The ultimate goal of sustainable planning is the creation of a sustainable community which include the defining features of a healthy climate and environment, social wellbeing, and economic security. Yet, sustainable planning is heavily focused on the environment. Placemaking initiatives focus on underutilized space, permanently or temporarily highlighting location, locale, and sense, the three realms of place. In attempt to answer whether placemaking can contribute to sustainable planning, this research focuses on the ...


Moab Futures: A Bioregional Planning Analysis, Utah State University Jan 2017

Moab Futures: A Bioregional Planning Analysis, Utah State University

Bioregional Planning Studio Reports

Since its inception, Utah State University's Bioregional Planning Program has conducted landscape-level planning studies across Utah, specifically addressing planning for the future. Rooted in Ian McHarg's seminal book, Design with Nature (1969), the Bioregional Planning Program investigates how biophysical systems influence settlement and culture, and, inversely, how settlement and culture shape biophysical systems.


Networks Of Opportunity: Public Engagement Survey Results, Sammi S. Gay, Derek J. Krevat, Stephanie Carlisle, Justin Gilmore, Gianpaula Hulten, Alexandra 'Ola' Smialek Oct 2016

Networks Of Opportunity: Public Engagement Survey Results, Sammi S. Gay, Derek J. Krevat, Stephanie Carlisle, Justin Gilmore, Gianpaula Hulten, Alexandra 'Ola' Smialek

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

The Project for Public Spaces notes, “People who use a public space are the ones who know, from experience, which areas are dangerous and why, which spaces are comfortable, where traffic moves too quickly and how certain aspects of a space could be improved” (2011, p. 13). Therefore, public engagement was a core part of our project. As previously stated, one major objective of this project is to propose safer paths to school for students. This objective stems from the fact that no bus services are provided to children who live within 1 mile of an elementary school, 1.5 ...


Streetplan: Hacking Streetmix To Do Community-Based Outreach On The Future Of Streets, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Ryder Ross Aug 2016

Streetplan: Hacking Streetmix To Do Community-Based Outreach On The Future Of Streets, William W. Riggs, Michael R. Boswell, Ryder Ross

William W. Riggs

Streetplan is a tool that was created in 2016 building on the open-source, Code for America project, Streetmix. The goal was provide dynamic, participatory planning of streets, supporting traditional community based methods with a digital infrastructure that allowed for real-time information submission and dissemination. The tool allowed for urban planners and decision-makers to capture and then aggregate public feedback on the future vision on how streets can be made more healthy and livable. 


Urban Design Vision For The Vista Del Sol Development, Gustavo Castro Jun 2016

Urban Design Vision For The Vista Del Sol Development, Gustavo Castro

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Corridor Revitalization Program, Alan Ayon, Miriam Arias Jun 2016

Corridor Revitalization Program, Alan Ayon, Miriam Arias

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Crp 463: University Area Multi-Modal Access Plan June 2016, William Riggs, Sam Anderson, Spencer Johnson, Garrett Wank, Alex Hunt, Lauren Leedeman, Roberto Contreras, Mark Manha, Emma Petersen, Rebecca Wysong, Shannon Boston, Augustus Grochau, Matthew Wiswell, Jerome Wu, Crp 463 Senior Project Professional Practice Jun 2016

Crp 463: University Area Multi-Modal Access Plan June 2016, William Riggs, Sam Anderson, Spencer Johnson, Garrett Wank, Alex Hunt, Lauren Leedeman, Roberto Contreras, Mark Manha, Emma Petersen, Rebecca Wysong, Shannon Boston, Augustus Grochau, Matthew Wiswell, Jerome Wu, Crp 463 Senior Project Professional Practice

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

This study outlines work completed as a part of the CRP 463 senior capstone class outlining a new, comprehensive approach to active transportation on the Cal Poly campus. Led by Dr. William Riggs the project assessed the current conditions, identified opportunities and constraints and then developed conceptual options for a campus active transportation plan. In addition to this process the plan involved completion of a draft Bicycle Friendly University application for the Cal Poly campus (included as a supplemental file) and envisioned conceptual design options for various locations on the campus. Key locations evaluated included the Perimeter Road / University Drive ...


Umass Amherst Campus Green Infrastructure Planning, Meilan Chen, Zhuoya Deng, Joseph Larico, Bin Liu May 2016

Umass Amherst Campus Green Infrastructure Planning, Meilan Chen, Zhuoya Deng, Joseph Larico, Bin Liu

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Conventional stormwater management methods are a major problem in urban areas that can result in erosion, sedimentation, flooding and in the contamination of natural waterbodies that can be harmful for wildlife and costly for humans. This project will focus on the integration of green infrastructure and UMass campus planning with the goal of solving stormwater management issues on campus. We propose a series of green infrastructure interventions that will increase infiltration and time of concentration, reduce peak flows of runoff, and filter sediment. These interventions will allow for the removal of catch basins and pipes, reduce pavement, and add vegetation ...