Halting Urban Sprawl: Smart Growth In Vancouver And Seattle, 2010 Boston College Law School
Halting Urban Sprawl: Smart Growth In Vancouver And Seattle, David Fox
Boston College International and Comparative Law Review
Haphazard and unorganized land-use planning in United States cities has resulted in endless sprawl that is straining infrastructure, polluting the atmosphere, and negatively affecting quality of life. This Note compares efforts of two similarly situated North American cities— Seattle and Vancouver—in enacting Smart Growth policies to combat sprawl and argues that Seattle, and American cities in general, should look to Vancouver’s example to limit urban sprawl and comprehensively plan at local and regional levels for sustainable growth and more livable spaces over the coming decades.
It's The Principal Of The Thing: Guiding A Rural School Has Its Own Trials, 2010 Portland State University
It's The Principal Of The Thing: Guiding A Rural School Has Its Own Trials, Susan Wilson, Tim France
The difficulties of K-12 education have become familiar to citizens of the metroscape, but they are usually viewed through the lens of urban and suburban schools, with their problems of multi-ethnic populations, crowded classrooms, strained budgets, and the like. Metroscape® was curious about the struggles and triumphs of the schools in the rural areas of the region, so we sent our interviewer, Susan Wilson, a Portland freelance writer, to Willamina to talk to a small town education leader in hopes of glimpsing the realities of schooling kids in that often overlooked setting.
A small-town principal is a versatile member of …
2000-2009 Intercensal Population Estimates By Age Group For Oregon And Counties, 2010 Portland State University
2000-2009 Intercensal Population Estimates By Age Group For Oregon And Counties, Portland State University. Population Research Center
Oregon Population Estimates and Reports
This item only contains Oregon population tables, by age group, comparing 2000 and 2009 census data.
Clinton Max Station Visioning, 2010 Portland State University
Clinton Max Station Visioning, Adam Bartini, Annie Bergelin, Ben Weber, Dan Englund, Frank Tigges, Hagen Hammons, Jenny Glass, Jon Vetsch, Kellen Smith, Kyle Gallacher-Turner, Marcy Landolfo, Michelle Van Tijen, Nayana Nayak, Nicholas Falbo
Urban Design Workshop
This is the second part of the three-phase study of the Proposed Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR) Project that was initiated by the Portland State University Urban Design Workshop in 2009. This report builds upon the initial findings that provided urban design analysis and proposals for the area surrounding the Clinton MAX Station. Aiming to achieve a larger vision to revitalize and harmoniously integrate the areas surrounding the Clinton Station, this report expands the 2009 study area to include the following:
- Hosford-Abernethy and Brooklyn neighborhoods;
- Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID);
- Willamette Riverfront; and
- Rhine Street Station area.
This report is intended …
Social Innovation & The City: What Is The Connection Between Social Innovation And Urban Innovation ... And Why Does It Matter?, 2010 Singapore Management University
Social Innovation & The City: What Is The Connection Between Social Innovation And Urban Innovation ... And Why Does It Matter?, Martin Stewart-Weeks
How we build and live in cities will come to shape the discourse on sustainability and ecologically-sound thinking for the future. Martin Stewart-Weeks examines why urban innovation holds the key to this debate.
Indicators Of The Metroscape: Foreclosures, 2010 Portland State University
Indicators Of The Metroscape: Foreclosures, Webb Sprague
A brief snapshot of foreclosures in the Portland Metropolitan Area during the May 2007-October 2009 period.
"Eco-Cities" And "Sustainable Cities" - Whither?, 2010 Singapore Management University
"Eco-Cities" And "Sustainable Cities" - Whither?, Kheng Lian Koh, Asanga Gunawansa, Lovleen Bhullar
The concept of sustainable cities was first discussed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2003, with the idea of eco-cities entering the picture in 2007. Are the two mutually exclusive, or do they overlap? The authors consider the implications of cities as engines of growth and examine case studies that reveal what lies ahead for sustainable cities and eco-cities.
Towards An Understanding Of International City Break Travel, 2010 Technological University Dublin
Towards An Understanding Of International City Break Travel, Gerard Dunne, Sheila Flanagan, Joan Buckley
This paper explores city break tourism and in particular the distinctive characteristics of this form of travel. The city break is examined and compared to other types of trips. The research follows a sequential mixed methods approach involving both a visitor survey and in-depth interviews. The findings show the international city break trip to have a number of distinctive characteristics. These are summarised into five main areas (5 Ds) – duration, distance, date flexibility, discretionary nature, and destination travel party. These distinguishing features provide a useful insight into one of the most important yet least examined travel segments in tourism …
Connecting Students And The Community, 2010 Portland State University
Connecting Students And The Community, Lynn Weigand
TREC Project Briefs
Nationwide, few university courses focus specifically on planning and design for pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Before this project, Portland State University had only one three-credit course on the subject, which did not provide adequate time to cover all aspects of bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning, policy, design and practice. Although the course provided a useful introduction to the topic and received excellent student reviews, faculty members saw a need to expand the curriculum to provide an opportunity for practical application of the theory and practice and increase the course’s academic rigor.
This project broadened the course offerings on bicycle and …
Socio-Spatial Constructs Of The Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Socio-Spatial Constructs Of The Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Walter F. Ramsey
Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014
This mixed-methods study addresses the relationship between the availability of food and realized food access by studying the retail food landscape of Holyoke, Massachusetts – a small, socio-economically diverse city. While a large body of empirical research finds that low-income communities and communities of color are especially likely to lack adequate access to healthy foods and experience increased vulnerability to food insecurity, few studies explore urban food environments through a mixed-methods case study approach. Through the use of food store mapping, store audits, and resident interviews, this research is a nascent attempt to articulate how the unique development histories and …
Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts
Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014
Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has been considered since its conclusion to …
Planning For Passenger Rail In Small Cities And Towns, 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Planning For Passenger Rail In Small Cities And Towns, Alyssa R. Larose
Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014
Projects to expand the passenger rail network in the United States will connect major metropolitan areas over long distances, travelling through smaller communities along the way. Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a concept for planning around stations to support transit and allow the development of dense, mixed use, walkable places. TOD literature focuses largely on developing around transit in metropolitan areas. Guidance for small towns and cities in rural areas is lacking.
This thesis compares best planning practices from TOD literature to the planning practices of small cities located in rural areas of New England where new passenger rail service or …
Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, 2010 University of Southern Maine
Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center
This is a bundle containing research on sustainability initiatives that could be implemented in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. These six essays were prepared by the Spring, 2010 Sustainable Communities Class known as CPD 602 at the University of Southern Maine. The class is part of the core curriculum of the Community Planning and Development program of the Muskie School of Public Service at the university. The instructor for the class was Samuel Merrill, Ph. D. who is also director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University. These papers were prepared in conjunction with Alan …
An Economic Impact Study Of The "Boom" Period Of Baseball Stadium Redevelopment, 2010 Claremont McKenna College
An Economic Impact Study Of The "Boom" Period Of Baseball Stadium Redevelopment, Emily Mcnab
CMC Senior Theses
The intention of this study is to analyze the economic impact of redeveloped Major League Baseball stadiums opened between 1991 and 2004. Using two empirical models, including an event study, this impact analysis captures the economic conditions of the cities during the opening year of the stadium, as well as the prior conditions leading up to the opening of the stadium, along with any lingering effects or gradual changes in conditions. The impact was measured in relation to the Metropolitan Statistical Areas corresponding to the 18 ballparks included, specifically looking at the impact on employment rates and per capita personal …
How Subways And High Speed Railways Have Changed Taiwan: Transportation Technology, Urban Culture, And Social Life, 2010 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
How Subways And High Speed Railways Have Changed Taiwan: Transportation Technology, Urban Culture, And Social Life, Anru Lee
Publications and Research
No abstract provided.
Ua3/3/4 President's Office-Thompson Construction File, 2010 Western Kentucky University
Ua3/3/4 President's Office-Thompson Construction File, Wku Archives
WKU Archives Collection Inventories
Construction file regarding construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings and bond issues during Kelly Thompson's tenure as WKU President.
The Landscape: Forest Grove, 2010 Portland State University
The Landscape: Forest Grove, Elizabeth Mylott
A brief look at the community of Sherwood, Oregon, highlighting its history, attractions, landmarks, and future prospects.
Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Health And Home: Neighborhood Stability And Hiv Outcomes In The Metroscape, 2010 Portland State University
Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Health And Home: Neighborhood Stability And Hiv Outcomes In The Metroscape, Moriah Mcsharry Mcgrath, Gretchen Luhr
The miasma theory of disease went out of style in the 1850s. The discovery that bacteria, rather than vapors emanating from the soil at night, caused illness launched the modern public health profession. In the intervening 150 years, public health practitioners have focused on controlling disease through sanitary infrastructure and educational campaigns.
Despite these great strides, the geography of HIV illuminates the inconvenient truth that relationships between health and place persist. New York and New Jersey, which together are home to 9.3% of U.S. residents, were the site of 22.3% of AIDS cases recorded by the CDC through 2007. Not …
"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, 2010 Western Kentucky University
"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, Eric Kondratieff
History Faculty Publications
"Book abstract: Despite the crucial role played by both law and architecture in Roman culture, the Romans never developed a type of building that was specifically and exclusively reserved for the administration of justice: courthouses did not exist in Roman antiquity. The present volume addresses this paradox by investigating the spatial settings of Roman judicial practices from a variety of perspectives. Scholars of law, topography, architecture, political history, and literature concur in putting Roman judicature back into its concrete physical context, exploring how the exercise of law interacted with the environment in which it took place, and how the spaces …
Pushing Pedalers: What Drives Bicycling?, 2010 Portland State University
Pushing Pedalers: What Drives Bicycling?, Jennifer Dill, John Gliebe
TREC Project Briefs
Using a bicycle instead of a motor vehicle for a portion of regular travel could increase people’s physical activity and help improve the nation’s health. Over 60% of personal trips are five miles or less – a reasonable distance to ride a bike – and nearly 40% are two miles or less. Yet current rates of bicycling for transportation are very low, despite the popularity of recreational cycling. Given the potential of bicycling as a means of everyday travel, why aren’t more people cycling? Very little information has been available on the relationship between different types of infrastructure, such as …