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California Redevelopment 2.0: Implementation Of Community Revitalization And Investment Authorities, Christopher Hoem May 2018

California Redevelopment 2.0: Implementation Of Community Revitalization And Investment Authorities, Christopher Hoem

Master's Projects

This research aims at revealing the challenges and opportunities in implementing Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (CRIAs) in California.

This study will focus on the implementation of CRIAs, but it is worth examining alternative economic development tools to draw comprehensive comparisons and understand their advantages and disadvantages.

Understanding economic development tools may be valuable for the commercial and industrial growth and prosperity of cities and local governments. It may also be important to increase the number of affordable housing units in an area. Businesses and low-income families alike share the benefits of successful redevelopment. It may be possible to reveal ...


Healthy Fails To Wealthy Trails: Revitalization Opportunities For Underused Spaces Alongside Residential Areas In Arleta, California, Jorge Martinez May 2016

Healthy Fails To Wealthy Trails: Revitalization Opportunities For Underused Spaces Alongside Residential Areas In Arleta, California, Jorge Martinez

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of Urban Forest Management Programs For Three Major Cities In Santa Clara County: A Benchmarking Study, Suzanne Remien May 2016

A Comparative Study Of Urban Forest Management Programs For Three Major Cities In Santa Clara County: A Benchmarking Study, Suzanne Remien

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


Are Bay Area Cities Inclusive? Evaluating How San Francisco Bay Area Cities Can Address Environmental Justice Challenges By Strengthening Their Engagement Practices With Low-Income And Minority Communities Through The California Environmental Quality Act Process, Kenneth Antonio Rosales Dec 2015

Are Bay Area Cities Inclusive? Evaluating How San Francisco Bay Area Cities Can Address Environmental Justice Challenges By Strengthening Their Engagement Practices With Low-Income And Minority Communities Through The California Environmental Quality Act Process, Kenneth Antonio Rosales

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


A Case Study Of Pedestrian Environments Around Tamien Station In San Jose, California: An Analysis Of Existing Conditions And Recommendations To Improve Pedestrian Access And Promote Walking Around Tamien Station, Priya Gopalkrishnan Dec 2014

A Case Study Of Pedestrian Environments Around Tamien Station In San Jose, California: An Analysis Of Existing Conditions And Recommendations To Improve Pedestrian Access And Promote Walking Around Tamien Station, Priya Gopalkrishnan

Master's Projects

The objective of this research is to understand how the analysis of design elements can foster design recommendations for the transformation of the pedestrian environment around the Tamien Station area. This was done by conducting a street segment audit for twenty-five selected streets around the one-half mile walking distance of Tamien Station providing recommendations based on audit findings and urban design analysis.


Open Space Concepts For The Conversion Of Former Railroad Land In The Spartan Keyes Neighborhood San José, Ca, Shila Behzadiaria Dec 2014

Open Space Concepts For The Conversion Of Former Railroad Land In The Spartan Keyes Neighborhood San José, Ca, Shila Behzadiaria

Master's Projects

This project aims to analyze the feasibility of converting an abandoned brownfield in the Spartan- Keyes neighborhood, which happens to be a former railroad right-of-way, into an open space such as a linear park, plaza, or community garden. In order to create a vibrant development that provides safety and economic growth, the open space can include some local commercial uses such as coffee shops or can be open to food trucks or mobile vendors. A new linear park in the Spartan Keyes neighborhood can not only meet the community’s need for open space, but also can provide many social ...


Sidestepping Equity? A Case Study On The Provision And Quality Of Sidewalks In Fremont, California, Joel Manning May 2014

Sidestepping Equity? A Case Study On The Provision And Quality Of Sidewalks In Fremont, California, Joel Manning

Master's Projects

An overview of the history and scope of pedestrian policy at the federal, state, regional, and local levels followed by an investigation into existing conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Fremont, California. Findings and possible implications for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the City of Fremont are discussed and several modest policy recommendations are made.


Facebook Headquarters: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down For Housing Prices In East Palo Alto?, Veronica A. Flores Apr 2013

Facebook Headquarters: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down For Housing Prices In East Palo Alto?, Veronica A. Flores

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


There’S No Place Like Home? Telecommuting As A Viable Commuting Alternative For San Jose Government And Companies To Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled And Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Jennifer Marie Piozet Apr 2013

There’S No Place Like Home? Telecommuting As A Viable Commuting Alternative For San Jose Government And Companies To Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled And Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Jennifer Marie Piozet

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


Brownfield Cleanup In A Post-Redevelopment Era: Using A Collaborative, Community-Based Approach To Green The Spartan-Keyes Neighborhood, Sara Lynn Sichley Apr 2013

Brownfield Cleanup In A Post-Redevelopment Era: Using A Collaborative, Community-Based Approach To Green The Spartan-Keyes Neighborhood, Sara Lynn Sichley

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


Historic Waterfront Restoration, Sustainability, And Urban Form: A "Greener" Master Plan For Pier 70 At The San Francisco Waterfront, Sonia Melani Miller Apr 2013

Historic Waterfront Restoration, Sustainability, And Urban Form: A "Greener" Master Plan For Pier 70 At The San Francisco Waterfront, Sonia Melani Miller

Master's Projects

This study explores the use of green areas as a method for integrating urban space and its applicability to waterfront reclamation, a specialized discipline focusing on the rehabilitation of industrial areas of ports. It also explores the philosophy of resource conservation and the integrative design solutions increasingly employed worldwide in projects of waterfront reclamation.


Built For Dementia: Urban Design Analysis For Dementia-Friendly Communities, Jason Su Apr 2013

Built For Dementia: Urban Design Analysis For Dementia-Friendly Communities, Jason Su

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


Utilizing Online Tools In A Public Outreach And Participation Strategy For A Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mhmp) Planning Project, Jennifer Lehane Apr 2012

Utilizing Online Tools In A Public Outreach And Participation Strategy For A Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mhmp) Planning Project, Jennifer Lehane

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


Voter-Approved Development: Why Merced County Voters Didn't Follow Stanislaus County Voters At The Ballot Box, Tan Hoang Oct 2011

Voter-Approved Development: Why Merced County Voters Didn't Follow Stanislaus County Voters At The Ballot Box, Tan Hoang

Master's Projects

The report analyzes the factors that influenced the divergent paths that Stanislaus and Merced County residents took when deciding if their counties should implement a new growth management policy that gives county voters final approval of new development projects at the ballot box. This agricultural land policy would require affirmative majority vote from county residents for any development project that rezoned at least ten acres of agricultural land to residential land, and the subsequent voting outcome would effectively overrule any previous decision made by the respective County Boards of Supervisors.


An Evaluation Of The City Of Palo Alto’S California Avenue Pedestrian And Transit-Oriented Development (Ptod) Combining District Regulations, Scott Alexander Mckay Apr 2011

An Evaluation Of The City Of Palo Alto’S California Avenue Pedestrian And Transit-Oriented Development (Ptod) Combining District Regulations, Scott Alexander Mckay

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.


San Rafael’S Downtown District: A Review Of Land Use And Traffic Policies That Can Effectively Limit The Increase Of Off-Street Commercial Parking Spaces, Adrienne Heim Apr 2011

San Rafael’S Downtown District: A Review Of Land Use And Traffic Policies That Can Effectively Limit The Increase Of Off-Street Commercial Parking Spaces, Adrienne Heim

Master's Projects

No abstract provided.