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Application Of Progressive Gateway Community Strategies In Townsend And Tuckaleechee Cove, Leon Christion Jr. Aug 2004

Application Of Progressive Gateway Community Strategies In Townsend And Tuckaleechee Cove, Leon Christion Jr.

Masters Theses

Gateway community and rural planning literature was examined to determine the essential elements of successful Gateway Communities and was combined with interviews with citizens, consultants and government agents to ascertain present conditions. Analysis of these elements was applied toward a case study of the Tuckaleechee Cove planning process.

Common problems experienced in rapidly developing gateway communities are environmental degradation, visual blight, low wages, seasonal unemployment, and loss of residential base.

Tuckaleechee Cove lacks sufficient landowner support to address issues on a Cove-wide basis. National Parks, local communities, county government, state agencies, federal agencies, citizens, landowners, and the business community must ...


Better Site Design: A Correlation Between Quality Of Water And Quality Of Life, Winford Lee Blackburn May 2004

Better Site Design: A Correlation Between Quality Of Water And Quality Of Life, Winford Lee Blackburn

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate that Tennessee residents would likely find Better Site Design techniques more aesthetically pleasing than conventional land development approaches. Better Site Design is an approach to land development that seeks to reduce impervious cover and maintain a degree of natural vegetation on a development site. This approach has been proven to vastly support healthier water quality of nearby streams and other bodies of water.

The thesis begins with an explication of the Clean Water Act that is the enabling legislation for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. This system mandates communities to incorporate ...


Incorporating Open Spaces In Urban Planning Case Study: Three Pines Development, Llc, Leslie Mcclain Apr 2004

Incorporating Open Spaces In Urban Planning Case Study: Three Pines Development, Llc, Leslie Mcclain

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

The study and practice of urban and city planning has occurred since ancient Greco-Roman times. Only since the 19th century, however, has the design of open spaces within city planning been seriously considered. Frederick Law Olmstead, a well-known landscape architect of the 1800s, created and preserved open spaces such as Central Park in New York City. He also influenced American and European city planners to include the design of open areas and parks in city layouts. Unfortunately, much of what Olmstead achieved in open space design during his lifetime was soon lost with the advent of urban sprawl and suburban ...


Hope Beyond The Neon: The Rebirth Of Atlantic City, Jeffrey Pinsky Jan 2004

Hope Beyond The Neon: The Rebirth Of Atlantic City, Jeffrey Pinsky

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

No abstract provided.


The Origin Of Portland, Oregon's Waterfront Park : A Paradigm Shift In City Planning (1967-1978), Michael Anthony Jenner Jan 2004

The Origin Of Portland, Oregon's Waterfront Park : A Paradigm Shift In City Planning (1967-1978), Michael Anthony Jenner

Dissertations and Theses

The present thesis chronicles the decision to replace Portland, Oregon's Harbor Drive, a downtown highway located between Front A venue and the Willamette River, with Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a thirty-seven acre linear greenway, in the late 1960s and 1970s. These events provide an example of the battle against the ascendancy of the automobile and the ability of concerned citizen groups to affect city planning decisions.


New Deal Housing On The Virginia Peninsula: Challenging Jim Crow Paternalism At Swantown And Aberdeen Gardens, Frederick James Carroll Jan 2004

New Deal Housing On The Virginia Peninsula: Challenging Jim Crow Paternalism At Swantown And Aberdeen Gardens, Frederick James Carroll

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.