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Glen Oaks Residential Community: A Case Study About The Implications Of Gated Communities , Rachael Bess Goldberg Jan 2006

Glen Oaks Residential Community: A Case Study About The Implications Of Gated Communities , Rachael Bess Goldberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There has been a rise in the development of gated communities in the United States since the mid 1980s. Residents opt to move into gated developments for reasons such as increased safety, noise and traffic reduction, aesthetics and yard maintenance, prestige, control, exclusivity, and the protection of property values. Gated communities are often regulated by a self-governing homeowners association, however, residents often find the association's regulations too controlling. By their nature, gated communities separate residents from the broader urban environment. They are criticized as being insular, exclusive, reactionary, and socially isolating, contradicting the professional planning principles of openness, access ...


Evaluating People's Accessibility To Public Parks Using Geographic Information Systems: A Case Study In Ames, Iowa , Isha Kaphle Jan 2006

Evaluating People's Accessibility To Public Parks Using Geographic Information Systems: A Case Study In Ames, Iowa , Isha Kaphle

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Research on urban service delivery, such as transportation services, medical services, park and recreation services, employment services, etc. has proliferated during past few decades. These research deals with who are the disadvantaged, where they are located and what type of characteristics do they have in terms of socio-economic and demographic profiles. This study gives particular attention to empirical studies and presents a method for drawing conclusions about spatial equity in distribution of services. The methodology presented is a step by step approach of using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Spatial Analysis that is easy for adoption by any public authority ...