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The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk Aug 2013

The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk

A collaboration of writers and artists led to the writing of a poetic tribute to Peter Indans’ work and subsequently his legacy, in the poem The Sleeping Camel hosts an Indian summer squall. The discussion here has as its’ focus the relationship between writers, artists and the landscapes they explore in their chosen medium.


The New Ruins Of North Cyprus, Jim Roche Aug 2013

The New Ruins Of North Cyprus, Jim Roche

Articles

This article is a critical commentary on the speculative physical development that occurred in North Cyprus in the period following the defeat of the Kofi Annan Plan (2004) for a political settlement for the islanders.

The rejection of the Annan V Plan by Greek Cypriot voters, and its acceptance by Turkish Cypriots, was interpreted and manipulated by certain political forces and vested interests in the TRNC as a carte blanche to ‘improve’ by development, property with Greek Cypriot title deeds. After the failed referendum the physical development of North Cyprus escalated at a gigantic rate. According to one ex-patriot: “In ...


Estate By Estate: The Landscape Of The 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion, Holly Kathryn Norton May 2013

Estate By Estate: The Landscape Of The 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion, Holly Kathryn Norton

Anthropology - Dissertations

This historical archaeological investigation looks at the 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion in the Danish West Indies. This rebellion, which lasted for eight months, was approached via "Archaeology of Event" and was investigated using the archaeological survey, historical documentary analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. Among the topics discussed are the conditions for rebellion, the social structure of the island in the years leading up to the event, how the built environment reflected this social structure, and the consequences of rebellion for the island.


The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2008: The Second Season Of Investigations Of The Haua Fteah Cave And Its Landscape, And Further Results From The Initial (2007) Fieldwork, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs, Johnny Morales, M. Morley, R. Grun, L Farr, C Hunt, G Barker, R Rabett, T Reynolds, Victoria Leitch, Robyn Inglis, Roisin Hamilton, John Davison, Hwedi El-Rishi, Alex Pryor, David Simpson, Marijke Van Der Veen, Chris Stimpson, Steven Pawley, Mohammed Touati, Caroline Cartwright, Franca Cole, Iain Morley, Lucilla Burn, Ian Brooks, Laura Basell Mar 2013

The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2008: The Second Season Of Investigations Of The Haua Fteah Cave And Its Landscape, And Further Results From The Initial (2007) Fieldwork, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs, Johnny Morales, M. Morley, R. Grun, L Farr, C Hunt, G Barker, R Rabett, T Reynolds, Victoria Leitch, Robyn Inglis, Roisin Hamilton, John Davison, Hwedi El-Rishi, Alex Pryor, David Simpson, Marijke Van Der Veen, Chris Stimpson, Steven Pawley, Mohammed Touati, Caroline Cartwright, Franca Cole, Iain Morley, Lucilla Burn, Ian Brooks, Laura Basell

Richard G Roberts

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Dating In Landscape, Archaeology, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs Mar 2013

Dating In Landscape, Archaeology, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs

Richard G Roberts

A common need in archaeology is for objects and events of interest to be dated, so that they can be arranged in the correct temporal sequence. Here we briefly review several methods available to the archaeologist to assist in age determination of the "target" object or event-comprehensive treatments of the subject are given by Aitken 0990, 1999), Wagner (998), and Walker (2005).


Merging Science And Art: The Bigger Picture, Natasha Hall Mar 2013

Merging Science And Art: The Bigger Picture, Natasha Hall

The STEAM Journal

It has been stated that artists comprehend and chronicle the completeness of the visible world (Wallach & Bret, 1987), defining Art as the creative expression of knowledge about the visual world. But to what extent does that awareness extend into a scientific appreciation of the world? The acronym STEAM is an abbreviation of Science, Technology, Electronics, Arts and Mathematics. Weaving interactions between Science and Art, have been shown by Clarke and Button (Clarke & Button, 2011), to intensify interconnections between nature, with Landscape, and ultimately with sustainability.


Landscape, History And The Media: An Introduction, Christina E. Dando Feb 2013

Landscape, History And The Media: An Introduction, Christina E. Dando

Geography and Geology Faculty Publications

Writing from Nebraska’s eastern edge, my mind’s eye drawn to the Platte River (west and south of me), I consider landscape, history, and the media. The Oto called the river “Nebraskier” which means flat or shallow, giving us the name of the state.1 Early accounts describe the Platte as “a mile wide and an inch deep” and “too thick to drink, too thin to plow”; Washington Irving described it as “the most magnificent and useless of rivers” (Allin 1982, 1). But to dismiss this river is to judge too quickly. As the river gains momentum, growing in ...


Landscape Scale Influences Of Forest Area And Housing Density On House Loss In The 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Owen Price, Ross Bradstock Jan 2013

Landscape Scale Influences Of Forest Area And Housing Density On House Loss In The 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Owen Price, Ross Bradstock

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Previous investigations into the factors associated with house loss in wildfires have focused on the house construction and its immediate environment (e.g. gardens). Here, we examine how nearby native forest and other houses can influence house loss. Specifically, we used a sample of 3500 houses affected by the Victorian bushfires of February 7th 2009 to explore how the amount of forest, proportion of forest burned by crown fire and the number of nearby houses affected house loss and how far from the house this influence was exerted. These fires were the most destructive in Australian history and so represent ...


A Watershed Event: Communicating Landscape Processes, Jeanmarie Hartman, Donna Webb Jan 2013

A Watershed Event: Communicating Landscape Processes, Jeanmarie Hartman, Donna Webb

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

A watershed event was created to illustrate and quantify how water from precipitation moves across a land surface. This illustration is one of many that would be useful in developing the environmental literacy of greenway and open space supporters. The physical activity of marking the small sub-watersheds generated discussion and collaboration between volunteers. Stopping to watch the occasion of water shedding created a notable event. The materials assembled for documenting the event have provided materials for website presentation and lectures. The basic process is fairly easy to organize and recommended for use by greenway and open space groups who are ...


Exploring The Significance Of Greenway Concept, To Assist Landscape Planning And Design: Contributions To Theory From African, Asian And European Case Studies, Luís Ribeiro, Teresa Dias, Catarina Viana Jan 2013

Exploring The Significance Of Greenway Concept, To Assist Landscape Planning And Design: Contributions To Theory From African, Asian And European Case Studies, Luís Ribeiro, Teresa Dias, Catarina Viana

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The need for a reliable theoretical framework has been identified as unavoidable means to validate strategies and problem solve solutions in landscape architecture. The identification of the international greenway movement as well as its significance in promoting better planning and design (Fabos, 2010; Fabos and Ryan, 2006) enriched significantly the theory to support greenway planning and design. However, the magnitude achieved by the greenway movement across the world at different scales and contexts, deserves a deeper research on the topic. To illustrate this, it is worth mentioning the increasing popularity of green-infrastructures in European Union both in the academic and ...


The Portuguese National Ecological Reserve – A Mapping Tool For Landscape Planning, Selma B. Pena, Manuela R. Magalhães, Manuela M. Abreu Jan 2013

The Portuguese National Ecological Reserve – A Mapping Tool For Landscape Planning, Selma B. Pena, Manuela R. Magalhães, Manuela M. Abreu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In Portugal, one of the legal frameworks which directly protect the fundamental systems of landscape is the National Ecological Reserve (REN). This instrument was created by the landscape architect Ribeiro Telles in 1983 and at that time its inclusion in the legislative system was considered a pioneering concept in the field of environmental protection. Alongside, it was created the National Agricultural Reserve (1982) that aims agricultural land protection which together with the Natura 2000, other classified areas, and National Ecological Reserve assembles the Fundamental Network of Nature Conservation (2008).

The National Ecological Reserve safeguards fundamental natural cycles and also a ...


Industrial Heritage At Risk: How National Heritage Areas Have Preserved The Landscapes Of American Labor And Why This Capacity Is Now In Jeopardy, Eleanor Mahoney Jan 2013

Industrial Heritage At Risk: How National Heritage Areas Have Preserved The Landscapes Of American Labor And Why This Capacity Is Now In Jeopardy, Eleanor Mahoney

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

More than any other initiative affiliated with the National Park Service (NPS), the National Heritage Areas (NHA) program has emphasized preservation of sites associated with industrial heritage. Of the close to 400 NPS units, only a handful of locations focus specifically on stories and places associated with labor, while the majority of NHAs take this theme as a critical part of their mission. Whether textiles, railroads, coal, automobiles or steel, heritage areas have played a key role in protecting, interpreting and, when appropriate, imaginatively adapting landscapes linked to the history of work. This paper will examine the central role that ...


Here Comes The Boom: Shale Gas, Landscapes And An Ecological Planning Imperative, Brian Orland, Timothy Murtha Jan 2013

Here Comes The Boom: Shale Gas, Landscapes And An Ecological Planning Imperative, Brian Orland, Timothy Murtha

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Shale gas development in the United States is destined to bring about major long-term changes to the rural landscape. While popular media regularly reports on disputes over the role of hydraulic fracturing, “fracking”, on domestic water supplies, we believe that the more significant impacts on landscapes and communities lie in the less noted but nevertheless extensive footprint of land use changes that accompany this massive economic development. Four land use conversion topics faced by communities in north-central Pennsylvania were examined in order to scope out fruitful directions for more comprehensive study. First we projected, based on the locations of existing ...


Understanding The Evolution Of Landscape Planning Strategy In China: From "Fragmented" Urban Green Space System To Regional Greenway Network Across Cities, Di Lu, Zhiming Li, Jianguo Lu Jan 2013

Understanding The Evolution Of Landscape Planning Strategy In China: From "Fragmented" Urban Green Space System To Regional Greenway Network Across Cities, Di Lu, Zhiming Li, Jianguo Lu

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In China, urban green space system (UGSS) is defined as a network of all sorts of green spaces in city built-up area which supports ecological and recreational functions (Wang, 2009). The implementation of UGSS indicates several common problems, such as overemphasizing green spaces in the built area of city, losing stability and rationality in spatial patterns, and mismatching the progress of ecological restoration cycles (Liu & Wen, 2007; Wang, 2009). Greenways represent a distinctly strategic approach to landscape planning through combinations of spatially and functionally compatible land uses within a network (Ahern, 1995). Specially, four principal strategies (Protective, Defensive, Offensive, and Opportunistic) are ...


The Role Of Landscape In Achieving Water Sensitive Cities: The Importance And Potential Of Landscape Architecture In Influencing Change Towards Sustainable Water Use In Australia’S Urban Environments, Josephine Neldner Jan 2013

The Role Of Landscape In Achieving Water Sensitive Cities: The Importance And Potential Of Landscape Architecture In Influencing Change Towards Sustainable Water Use In Australia’S Urban Environments, Josephine Neldner

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper discusses research related to generating water sensitive cities in Australia, using Perth, Western Australia, as a site for testing potential applications of landscape architectural design research to do so. The concept of water sensitive cities has newly emerged and its full ramifications have yet to be explored. There is a need particularly to better engage with how cities are designed in order to readdress the relationships to water within them, with a view to realigning them as water sensitive. The research discussed in this paper has been conducted as part of a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University ...


Effects Of Detention For Flooding Mitigation Under Climate Change Scenarios— Implication For Landscape Planning In The Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts, Usa, Chingwen Cheng, Elizabeth A. Brabec, Yi-Chen E. Yang, Robert L. Ryan Jan 2013

Effects Of Detention For Flooding Mitigation Under Climate Change Scenarios— Implication For Landscape Planning In The Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts, Usa, Chingwen Cheng, Elizabeth A. Brabec, Yi-Chen E. Yang, Robert L. Ryan

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Climate change has posed increased risks to environmental hazards (e.g., flooding, droughts, hurricanes) in addition to new challenges under climate change impacts (e.g., early snow melt, sea level rises, heat waves). Floods are omnipresent in almost every city in the United States and account for the most economic losses than any other single geophysical hazard (White and Haas 1975). Previous climate change studies have suggested promising trends of increasing temperature and changing precipitation patterns as well as increased intensity and duration of storm events that are likely to result in more flooding events in the Northeast region. Flooding ...


Landscape In The Spatial Planning System Of European Countries, Kisztina Filepné Kovács, Ágnes Sallay, Sándor Jombach, István Valánszki Jan 2013

Landscape In The Spatial Planning System Of European Countries, Kisztina Filepné Kovács, Ágnes Sallay, Sándor Jombach, István Valánszki

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Several researches, projects were launched about the varied spatial planning systems of European countries. For example an extensive comparison analysis was carried out by the guidance of the Directorate-General for Regional policy and Cohesion of the European Commission about the spatial policy of the member states (15 members) in 1997. However researches dealing with the state and scope of landscape planning country by country are quite unique. Conflicts of landscape planning and protection differ just mostly because of the different landscape conditions in Europe, but for the way and method how the issues of landscape planning are integrated in the ...


Mounds In The Landscape: A Comparative Study Of Landscape Archaeology In English-Speaking Northwest Europe And North America, Jennifer Ann Rich Jan 2013

Mounds In The Landscape: A Comparative Study Of Landscape Archaeology In English-Speaking Northwest Europe And North America, Jennifer Ann Rich

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Humans have been intrigued by their surrounding landscape for centuries. Sometimes intrigue has led to particular manipulations of the land by groups of people, such as the building of mounds and other monuments. Thus, the study of past landscape use is an important part in understanding our own interests. Over the years, developments in archaeology have come to include various perspectives on how past landscapes should be interpreted. This thesis will examine the changes within the theoretical perspectives in landscape archaeology through the decades. Within the regions of English-speaking Northwest Europe (including Britain and Ireland) and North America, I will ...