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Agenda: Evolving Regional Frameworks For Ag-To-Urban Water Transfers, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program, Western Water Assessment, Red Lodge Clearinghouse Dec 2008

Agenda: Evolving Regional Frameworks For Ag-To-Urban Water Transfers, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Western Water Policy Program, Western Water Assessment, Red Lodge Clearinghouse

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

The permanent transfer of water from agricultural users to municipalities has become a common feature of water management in several western states. In many cases, these voluntary market‐based transfers provide significant benefits to both the buyers and sellers, but many third parties—including remaining irrigators, rural businesses and communities dependent upon agricultural economies—have been negatively impacted. While some impacts of these so‐called “buy and dry” transfers are largely unavoidable, many can be lessened by temporary arrangements that only shift water to cities in years when municipal supplies are inadequate, such as drought and post‐drought storage recovery ...


Slides: Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company, Inc.: Water Leasing Program, Peter Nichols Dec 2008

Slides: Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company, Inc.: Water Leasing Program, Peter Nichols

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Peter Nichols, General Counsel of the Lower Arkansas Valley “Super Ditch” Company, Trout, Raley, Montano, Witwer & Freeman PC, Colorado

33 slides


Slides: Idaho Rental Pool: Rules And Procedures, Idaho Water Resource Board, Jerry R. Rigby Dec 2008

Slides: Idaho Rental Pool: Rules And Procedures, Idaho Water Resource Board, Jerry R. Rigby

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Jerry Rigby, Counsel for Fremont‐Madison Irrigation District, Rigby, Thatcher, Andrus, Rigby & Moeller, Idaho

25 slides


Slides: Pvid/Mwd Land Management, Crop Rotation And Water Supply Program, Ed Smith Dec 2008

Slides: Pvid/Mwd Land Management, Crop Rotation And Water Supply Program, Ed Smith

Evolving Regional Frameworks for Ag-to-Urban Water Transfers (December 11)

Presenter: Ed Smith, General Manager, Palo Verde Irrigation District, Southern California

25 slides


Policentralidad: Esencia De La Ciudad Plural, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Policentralidad: Esencia De La Ciudad Plural, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Este segundo número de la Revista Centro-h está dirigido al tratamiento y debate de una pregunta crucial dentro del campo teórico y técnico de los centros históricos latinoamericanos: ¿La ciudad es unicentral o policentral?

Generalmente las corrientes conservacionistas plantean que las ciudades tienen un solo centro histórico y que éste nace en el momento y lugar fundacional de la ciudad; con lo cual, por un lado, la historia de la ciudad comienza y termina en la época colonial, congelándose en su origen, y por otro, concibiendo que los cambios urbanos se producen por “fuera” de la zona considerada histórica.

Esta ...


Culturalización Y Segregación, George Yudice Dec 2008

Culturalización Y Segregación, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


The National Study On Carless And Special Needs Evacuation Planning: Government And Non-Profit Focus Group Results, John L. Renne, Pamela Jenkins, Thomas W. Sanchez, Robert C. Peterson Dec 2008

The National Study On Carless And Special Needs Evacuation Planning: Government And Non-Profit Focus Group Results, John L. Renne, Pamela Jenkins, Thomas W. Sanchez, Robert C. Peterson

Planning and Urban Studies Reports and Presentations

This report summarizes focus groups, conducted during the fall of 2007 on the topic of carless and special needs evacuation planning, each with government officials and non-profit organizations in Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco. Groups were asked questions on challenges, strengths and resources; cross-jurisdictional relationships; and evacuation training and planning.


Homeless Over 50: The Graying Of Chicago's Homeless Population, Center For Urban Research And Learning, Christine George, Marilyn Krogh, Dennis Watson, Judith Wittner Dec 2008

Homeless Over 50: The Graying Of Chicago's Homeless Population, Center For Urban Research And Learning, Christine George, Marilyn Krogh, Dennis Watson, Judith Wittner

Center for Urban Research and Learning: Publications and Other Works

This is a report of a 2-year collaborative study of homeless people aged 50 to 64 in Chicago between Loyola University Center for Urban Research and Learning and the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. This study had three goals: To obtain a demographic profile of people who are homeless in Chicago and are between the ages of 50 and 64; to understand how the various systems designed to serve this population do and do not meet their needs; and to begin to suggest a range of policy and programmatic responses to meet the needs of this population. Information for this ...


Liga: Tiempo Y Espacio, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Liga: Tiempo Y Espacio, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Nunca más cierto que ahora esas estrofas nacidas en la Universidad Central del Ecuador: “en el tiempo y en el espacio, tu nombre sonará…

El Ecuador ha esperado una centuria para que un equipo ecuatoriano de fútbol llegue a una final de un mundial de clubes. Para ello se necesitó romper con el determinismo geográfico que nos enclaustró en América del Sur: los torneos de clubes como las copas Sudamericana y Libertadores, y de selecciones con la Copa América y las eliminatorias a los mundiales fueron el ámbito de competencia. Este enclaustramiento se fracturó con las dos presencias de la ...


Centro Histórico: La Polisemia Del Espacio Público, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Centro Histórico: La Polisemia Del Espacio Público, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El centro histórico es concebido como un espacio que abarca fenómenos diversos y que, en la actualidad, constituye una forma de comunicación e intercambio de información. Opera como un espacio simbiótico en donde confluyen percepciones distintas a partir de símbolos construidos en varias etapas de la historia. En el presente artículo se analiza el centro histórico a partir del espacio público, del color, de la nomenclatura y del arte público urbano.


Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2008

Violencia Urbana: Un Asunto De Ciudad, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La ciudad es el espacio donde se desenvuelven múltiples acciones sociales y bajo la cual también se desarrollan variadas y nuevas formas de violencia. Este ha sido un tema importante en las dos últimas décadas, que se ha sumado a factores que afectan especialmente a Latinoamérica. Pese a eso no ha sido considerado como temática incorporada a las nuevas formas de vida urbana, por lo que requiere de políticas urbanas innovadoras que se relacionen directamente con la realidad. Se analiza la violencia enfocada en la causalidad tipos de violencia, la urbe como escenario de la violencia, los efectos producidos por ...


Ashland School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2009-10 To 2018-19, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Kenneth Radin, Vivian Siu Dec 2008

Ashland School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2009-10 To 2018-19, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Kenneth Radin, Vivian Siu

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The area served by the Ashland School District (ASD) has experienced population and housing growth in recent years, but the District's K-12 school enrollment of 2,627 students in Fall 2008 was 703 students (21 percent) fewer than it enrolled in Fall 2000. The long period of falling enrollment began after the 1993-94 school year; enrollment has not grown by more than a few students in any year since. In 10 of the last 15 years there have been significant K-12 enrollment losses ranging from 31 to 133 students. This report presents the results of a study conducted by ...


Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update, 2009-10 To 2018-19, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Danan Gu Dec 2008

Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update, 2009-10 To 2018-19, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Danan Gu

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Tigard-Tualatin School District (TTSD) enrolled 12,595 students in Fall 2008, an increase of 135 students (1.1 percent) from Fall 2007. Growth was concentrated in elementary and middle grades, with increases of 99 students (1.7 percent) in grades K-5 and 36 students (1.3 percent) in grades 6-8. District-wide enrollment in high school grades 9-12 was unchanged from Fall 2007. This report presents the results of a demographic study conducted by the Portland State University Population Research Center (PRC). The study includes analysis of population, housing and enrollment trends affecting the District in recent years, estimates of ...


Downtown Revitalization: Consumers’ And City Planners’ Perceived Barriers To Integrating Large-Scale Retail Into The Downtown, Jennifer M. Donofrio Dec 2008

Downtown Revitalization: Consumers’ And City Planners’ Perceived Barriers To Integrating Large-Scale Retail Into The Downtown, Jennifer M. Donofrio

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Statement of Problem

Revitalization of downtowns across America continues to be challenged by the shift to the suburbs. The barriers to integrating large-scale retail in a small, medium, and large city downtown were examined.

Forces of Data

The System View Planning Theory (Taylor, 1998) guided the study of city planners’ and consumers’ perceived barriers to integrating large scale retail into the downtown. In order to ascertain the barriers to integrating large-scale retail into the downtown intercept-surveys with consumers (n=30, responded to the intercept survey in each city) and interviews with city planners were conducted.

Conclusion Reached

Some significant differences ...


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 ...


Understanding And Measuring Bicycling Behavior: A Focus On Travel Time And Route Choice, Jennifer Dill, John Gliebe Dec 2008

Understanding And Measuring Bicycling Behavior: A Focus On Travel Time And Route Choice, Jennifer Dill, John Gliebe

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

With rates of obesity, heart disease, and related health problems increasing in the U.S. many policy makers are looking for ways to increase physical activity in everyday life. Using a bicycle instead of a motor vehicle for a portion of everyday travel could help address these problems. This research aims to fill a gap in the existing literature on the effect of different types of infrastructure, such as bicycle lanes or paths, on bicycling. The project used global positioning system (GPS) technology to record where a sample of 164 adults in the Portland, OR region rode their bicycles. Data ...


Expanding Planning’S Public Sphere: Street Magazine, Activist Planning And Community Development In Brooklyn, Ny 1971-75, Laura Wolf-Powers Nov 2008

Expanding Planning’S Public Sphere: Street Magazine, Activist Planning And Community Development In Brooklyn, Ny 1971-75, Laura Wolf-Powers

Laura Wolf-Powers

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a paradigm of activist planning or critical city planning became a new “tributary” feeding the stream of the planning profession. STREET Magazine, published from 1971 to 1975 by the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development in Brooklyn, NY, offers a lens through which to examine the expansion of the profession to encompass a range of ideas associated with this paradigm. This article, drawing on an extensive review of STREET magazine’s content within the historical context in which it was produced, as well as interviews with people involved with the publication ...


Choosing "Canadian" Ethnic Origin: Trends And Implications, Sharon M. Lee Nov 2008

Choosing "Canadian" Ethnic Origin: Trends And Implications, Sharon M. Lee

Migration and Ethnic Relations Colloquium Series

No abstract provided.


Cambio De Época, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Cambio De Época, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Estos últimos años hemos sido testigos de singulares y vertiginosos cambios que se producen a nivel mundial. El signo de los tiempos es la volatilidad y la transformación. Nada dura el tiempo que duraba antes; la vida se hace líquida, en términos de Bahuman. Las películas de cine duran tan solo el tiempo para que aparezca otra; las computadoras tienen una vida efímera de no mas de tres años, las marcas deportivas caen una tras otra; el alumno que se gradúa se encuentra obsoleto frente al que ingresa; la familia como símbolo de la tradición y estabilidad se hace añicos ...


Impunidad, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Impunidad, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Según el diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua, la impunidad es definida como la falta o ausencia de castigo frente a un hecho delictivo. Una concepción de este tipo ubica la problemática dentro de la lógica punitiva y, por tanto, dentro del funcionamiento del proceso penal (administración de la justicia). En términos empíricos la impunidad se mide mediante la diferencia que existe entre el número de delitos denunciados respecto de los casos que terminan con una sanción en firme.

Si la impunidad es alta quiere decir que la administración de la justicia y el sistema penal en su ...


Los Bienes Robados, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2008

Los Bienes Robados, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El delito de mayor ocurrencia en el país es el del robo de bienes; sin embargo, está invisibilizado por el peso que tiene la cooperación internacional en un doble sentido: por un lado, por que los recursos y las estrategias están dirigidas a la persecución del narcotráfico, el terrorismo y el coyoterismo y, por otro lado, por el peso que ha adquirido –también por razones internacionales- la persecución focalizada de los homicidios. Este énfasis en estos delitos lleva a políticas altamente represivas, cuando la realidad podría ser enfrentada desde otras perspectivas y con resultados mucho más positivos para la reducción ...


Partnerships And The Fiscal Implications Of Planning And Development: A Case Study Of Maynard, Massachusetts, John Mullin, Zenia Kotval, Zeenat Karamchandani Nov 2008

Partnerships And The Fiscal Implications Of Planning And Development: A Case Study Of Maynard, Massachusetts, John Mullin, Zenia Kotval, Zeenat Karamchandani

John R. Mullin

Redevelopment of urban sites is an ongoing concern for many communities in the industrial Northeast United States. While many mill sites still languish, examples of successful revitalization can be found. Most of these efforts require more than market conditions to make them viable. Partnerships between developers and the community and state are seen to be crucial. These public-private partnerships come in many forms, not always monetary. The detail and effectiveness of these partnerships often depend on the experience and expertise of developers and community professionals. Given that many of these communities have limited staff, agreements are often made quickly with ...


Exploratory Study Of Environmental Effects On Physical Activity And Overweight In Older Women: Research Update, Heather A. Whitcomb, Kosuke Tamura, Lauren Milius, Francine Laden, Steve Melly, Peter James, Robin Puett, Ellen Cromley, Eran Ben-Joseph, Philip J. Troped Nov 2008

Exploratory Study Of Environmental Effects On Physical Activity And Overweight In Older Women: Research Update, Heather A. Whitcomb, Kosuke Tamura, Lauren Milius, Francine Laden, Steve Melly, Peter James, Robin Puett, Ellen Cromley, Eran Ben-Joseph, Philip J. Troped

GIS Day

Background: Physical inactivity and obesity are major public health issues. Recent studies have provided evidence that attributes of the built environment influence physical activity among adults and that factors such as greater urban sprawl are related to overweight and obesity. Few studies have developed objective individual-level measures of the built environment, a geographic scale that may be more relevant to certain types of physical activity, such as walking. In addition, further research is needed to assess the associations of both objective and perceived environmental factors with physical activity. In this 2-year exploratory study funded by the National Cancer Institute, we ...


Road Ecology Course And Seminar Series, Mark D. Sytsma Nov 2008

Road Ecology Course And Seminar Series, Mark D. Sytsma

TREC Final Reports

The American road network is a major economic investment that is a major organizing force for human activity. The road system has profoundly altered ecological processes and, as a result, it is also an important organizing force for ecosystems. Understanding the ecological consequences of road system design and use is critical to effective engineering and management of road systems to minimize impacts. I propose a new course within Environmental Science and Resources at PSU that will expose upper division undergraduate and graduate students to the fundamental concepts of road ecology through discussion, guest speakers, and field trips. I propose a ...


Beaverton School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2009-10 To 2025-26, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Kenneth Radin, Vivian Siu Nov 2008

Beaverton School District: Population And Enrollment Forecasts 2009-10 To 2025-26, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Kenneth Radin, Vivian Siu

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

This report presents Enrollment Forecasts prepared by the Portland State University Population Research Center (PRC) exploring three possible scenarios for BSD enrollment during the next 17 years based on different assumptions about future net migration and fertility rates. The study includes analysis of population, housing and enrollment trends affecting the District in recent years and forecasts of district-wide enrollments by grade level for the 2009-10 to 2025-26 school years.


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 ...


The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich Nov 2008

The Role Of Northeast Ohio Central Cities In The Regional Economy, 2000-2007, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Eric J. Mundy, Frank Akpadock, Thomas Jr. Finnerty, John R. Bralich

Urban Publications

This report examines the four central cities in Northeast Ohio – Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown — in the context of their metropolitan areas. A central city is the largest or most important city of a metropolitan area. A metropolitan area combines a large city with adjacent urbanized areas and peripheral areas that are closely bound to the center with strong ties to commuting, commerce, and a common labor market.


The Road Not Taken, Michael E. Lewyn Oct 2008

The Road Not Taken, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Defends Jacksonville's annexation of its Duval County suburbs, and compares Jacksonville's post-annexation fate with that of less elastic southern cities.


City Club Report On Ballot Measure 63; City Club Report On Ballot Measure 65, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Oct 2008

City Club Report On Ballot Measure 63; City Club Report On Ballot Measure 65, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Entrevista Exclusiva Con Claridad Sobre El 52º Congreso Mundial De La Ifhp, Fernando Carrión Mena Oct 2008

Entrevista Exclusiva Con Claridad Sobre El 52º Congreso Mundial De La Ifhp, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Bajo la expectativa de que la actual crisis financiera hipotecaria se convierta en una salida de acceso de la población a la vivienda y a la ciudad, en lugar de que sea sólo una salida financiera, finalizó el 52do. Congreso Mundial de la Federación Internacional de Planificación y Vivienda, cuyo tema fue: “Vivienda, más allá de sus paredes: Planificando para un Hábitat Asequible y Sostenible”, celebrado hace unos días en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Departamento de la Vivienda de Puerto Rico formó parte del Comité Organizador del evento.

El arquitecto ecuatoriano Fernando Carrión Mena, quien sirvió de relator final ...