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Washington Heights/Inwood Demographic, Economic, And Social Transformations 1990 – 2005 With A Special Focus On The Dominican Population, Laird Bergad Dec 2008

Washington Heights/Inwood Demographic, Economic, And Social Transformations 1990 – 2005 With A Special Focus On The Dominican Population, Laird Bergad

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines demographic and socioeconomic factors concerning New York City based Latinos in Washington Heights and Inwood – particularly Dominicans.

Methods: Data on Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, reorganized for public use by the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, IPUMSusa. Cases in the dataset were weighted and analyzed to produce population estimates.

Results: Since the 1980s the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights/Inwood has been transformed by the immigration of a large Latino population of whom Dominicans have been the most prominent national group. Latinos ...


Finding A "Disappearing" Nontimber Forest Resource: Using Grounded Visualization To Explore Urbanization Impacts On Sweetgrass Basketmaking In Greater Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Patrick T. Hurley, Angela C. Halfacre, Norm S. Levine, Marianne K. Burke Nov 2008

Finding A "Disappearing" Nontimber Forest Resource: Using Grounded Visualization To Explore Urbanization Impacts On Sweetgrass Basketmaking In Greater Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Patrick T. Hurley, Angela C. Halfacre, Norm S. Levine, Marianne K. Burke

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

Despite growing interest in urbanization and its social and ecological impacts on formerly rural areas, empirical research remains limited. Extant studies largely focus either on issues of social exclusion and enclosure or ecological change. This article uses the case of sweetgrass basketmaking in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, to explore the implications of urbanization, including gentrification, for the distribution and accessibility of sweetgrass, an economically important nontimber forest product (NTFP) for historically African American communities, in this rapidly growing area. We explore the usefulness of grounded visualization for research efforts that are examining the existence of "fringe ecologies" associated with NTFP ...


Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman Oct 2008

Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

No abstract provided.


Knight Creative Communities Initiative (Kcci) Evaluation: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert Jul 2008

Knight Creative Communities Initiative (Kcci) Evaluation: Final Report, Mark J. Stern, Susan C. Seifert

Knight Creative Communities Initiative Evaluation—2007-2008

The objective of the Knight Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) was to promote community transformation based on Richard Florida’s creative class theory to stimulate economic development. KCCI was implemented by Richard Florida's consulting firm, Creative Class Group, in Charlotte, North Carolina; Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin; and Tallahassee, Florida.

The KCCI final evaluation report begins with an overview of the logic of KCCI. It then examines participants’ experience of the initiative, from March 2007 to March 2008, using a chronological structure: the selection of community catalysts, the initial two-day seminar, the organization of the action teams, and the history of ...


Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern Apr 2008

Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

Culture and Community Revitalization: A SIAP/Reinvestment Fund Collaboration—2007-2009

This presentation was prepared for a convening of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers in Philadelphia in April 2008. The purpose of the talk was to draw on SIAP research--in particular, insights from the SIAP/Reinvestment Fund collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation--to shed light on the emerging role of philanthropy in culture-based neighborhood revitalization.


Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern Apr 2008

Culture And Neighborhood Revitalization, Mark J. Stern

Culture and Community Revitalization: A SIAP/Reinvestment Fund Collaboration—2007-2009

This presentation was prepared for a convening of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers in Philadelphia in April 2008. The purpose of the talk was to draw on SIAP research--in particular, insights from the SIAP/Reinvestment Fund collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation--to shed light on the emerging role of philanthropy in culture-based neighborhood revitalization.


Machi: Neighborhood And Small Town—The Foundation For Urban Transformation In Japan, Carola Hein Jan 2008

Machi: Neighborhood And Small Town—The Foundation For Urban Transformation In Japan, Carola Hein

Growth and Structure of Cities Faculty Research and Scholarship

The term machi, signifying both neighborhood and small town, is a key element for understanding Japanese urban form and city planning. After tracing the origins of the term, this article explores the historic and contemporary significance of the concept and its particular spatial and socioeconomic forms. The article then argues that the concept of machi influenced the ways in which Japanese planners picked up foreign concepts through the nineteenth and particularly the twentieth century, absorbing some ideas and rejecting others. Building on their perception of the city as composed of urban units that allowed for planning in patchwork patterns, leading ...


Ua1c1 Views - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives, James Galore Jan 2008

Ua1c1 Views - Wku Archives Photograph Collection, Wku Archives, James Galore

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Views of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions showing multiple buildings. Includes aerial photographs and maps.