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New Sheriff In (Down)Town?: Business Improvement Areas And The Regulation Of Public Spaces: A Case Study Of Seattle, Washington, Shannon R. Kelley Dec 2014

New Sheriff In (Down)Town?: Business Improvement Areas And The Regulation Of Public Spaces: A Case Study Of Seattle, Washington, Shannon R. Kelley

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Seattle, WA. While the literature on BIAs continues to grow, interestingly, very few studies have been performed on BIAs in west coast cities, as the mass preponderance of the BIA literature body within the United States has focused on east coast cities. Thus, the first purpose of this study is to provide a comparative analysis of Seattle BIAs. This analysis describes the formation, organizational structure, geographic size, budget size, and service programming of each BIA in Seattle. In addition, this thesis also briefly assesses the accountability, the democratic nature, and the potential ...


Creating Neighborhood In Postwar Buffalo, New York: Transformations Of The West Side, 1950-1980, Caitlin Boyle Moriarty Dec 2014

Creating Neighborhood In Postwar Buffalo, New York: Transformations Of The West Side, 1950-1980, Caitlin Boyle Moriarty

Theses and Dissertations

This project reconsiders post-World War II neighborhood change by examining how various groups in Buffalo, New York conceptualized, experienced and produced the West Side as a cultural and economic artifact between 1950 and 1980. This approach offers an alternative to conceptualizing neighborhoods as bounded, natural entities and it encourages narratives that complicate the prevailing metaphor of decline in rust belt cities by illuminating other components of postwar neighborhood change than population loss and economic disinvestment. This project uses neighborhood retail as a lens through which to examine how city planners, the West Side Business Men's Club, the Federation of ...


Zipcode 53206: A Statistical Snapshot Of Inner City Distress In Milwaukee: 2000-2012, Marc V. Levine Nov 2014

Zipcode 53206: A Statistical Snapshot Of Inner City Distress In Milwaukee: 2000-2012, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Is Wisconsin Becoming A Low-Wage Economy?, Marc V. Levine Oct 2014

Is Wisconsin Becoming A Low-Wage Economy?, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Nine Charts On Recent Trends In Employment Growth In Wisconsin, Marc V. Levine Sep 2014

Nine Charts On Recent Trends In Employment Growth In Wisconsin, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


The Lag Continues: Comparing Employment Growth In Wisconsin, The Midwest And The Nation Over The Past Decade, Marc V. Levine Jun 2014

The Lag Continues: Comparing Employment Growth In Wisconsin, The Midwest And The Nation Over The Past Decade, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard May 2014

Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard

Theses and Dissertations

As a recent citizen I noticed Tehran's urge for new kinds of public spaces. So, I initiated a dissertation that outlined a call for "protean space." Cities need protean spaces as a means to empower people, places that offer social interaction and support--spaces that are safe, accessible, and intriguing. Protean spaces empower people to create places for personal and interpersonal relationships, make social connections, gain information, and build trust across varied networks.

My dissertation examined how planning and design practices can enhance the possibility of protean spaces and therefore increase their number. While my research concerns Tehran, all cities ...


The Elliniko Airport: Contested Politics And The Production Of Urban Space In Athens, 1938-2014, George Papakis May 2014

The Elliniko Airport: Contested Politics And The Production Of Urban Space In Athens, 1938-2014, George Papakis

Theses and Dissertations

This study traces the historical forces that conditioned the dearth of public spaces in Athens, Greece, and through the case study of the city's first civil airport, examines the current redevelopment plans of Athens' largest remaining open space as part of a wider process of urban transformation. After serving the city for sixty years, the airport closed its doors in 2001, and since then the site has remained vacant. The government aims at attracting investments in upscale tourism and real estate, hoping to reposition this sector of the city as a thriving business center and entertainment destination. Yet, given ...


Gauging Employment Growth In Wisconsin: State-By-State Comparisons, Marc V. Levine Mar 2014

Gauging Employment Growth In Wisconsin: State-By-State Comparisons, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


How Does Employment Growth In Wisconsin Compare To Other States Over The Past Decade?, Marc V. Levine Jan 2014

How Does Employment Growth In Wisconsin Compare To Other States Over The Past Decade?, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.