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Youth Program Evaluation: Furthering Youth Participation In Evaluation Systems, Ariel Vaughan 2018 Clark University

Youth Program Evaluation: Furthering Youth Participation In Evaluation Systems, Ariel Vaughan

Ariel Vaughan


Young people, particularly low income youth of color, have historically been perceived as ‘problems’ in society, but new models of youth development have begun to shift the narrative surrounding young people. In order to demonstrate outcomes and causation between youth programming and positive outcomes, programs must incorporate systems of evaluation. By involving youth in the evaluation process, programs are able to provide further opportunities for youth to take ownership over programming and the narrative society associates with youth. The author will be using the YouthGROW program of the Regional Environmental Council as a case study.


Urban Development Resource Guide For The Claiborne Cultural Innovation District, Michelle M. Thompson PhD, GISP, Farah Bidgeli, Nicole J. Coleman, Daniel Dougherty, Darriel Downs, Tashanda Jones, samantha romain, Bradley Spiegel, Jessica Williams, Jennie Garcia 2018 University of New Orleans, New Orleans

Urban Development Resource Guide For The Claiborne Cultural Innovation District, Michelle M. Thompson Phd, Gisp, Farah Bidgeli, Nicole J. Coleman, Daniel Dougherty, Darriel Downs, Tashanda Jones, Samantha Romain, Bradley Spiegel, Jessica Williams, Jennie Garcia

Michelle M. Thompson

The University of New Orleans Environmental Justice Planning Analyst team presents a broad-based
“Urban Development Resource Guide” designed to provide information on a wide variety of
urban development topics that are key subjects regarding future planning and development within
the Claiborne Corridor as well as its Cultural Innovation District.The Urban Development Resource Guide recognizes and recognizes that the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District (CCCID) will ultimately be defined by the residents, institutions, and local businesses that reside within the encompassing neighborhoods. The Cultural Innovation District has the potential to become a world-class example of how visionary planning and development ...


Interactions Between Non-Discrimination Laws And Socioeconomic Status Of Sexual Minorities, Nicholas Carrino 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Interactions Between Non-Discrimination Laws And Socioeconomic Status Of Sexual Minorities, Nicholas Carrino

Honors Theses (PPE)

At its core, this project analyzes the interactions between state non-discrimination laws and the socioeconomic status of same-sex households in the United States. There is a large body of work examining the earnings gap for sexual minorities, but there is a dearth in studies looking at the effect of such protective laws. Using annual American Community Survey (ACS) data from 2000 to 2016, we examine the personal total income, household income, and unemployment in the ten states experiencing relevant reform. This study has two main findings. First, we confirm that sexual minorities experience substantial earnings differences, finding that lesbian women ...


Baby's Best Start: Wic's Role In The Alleviation Of Childhood Obesity, Ashton Hutcheson 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Baby's Best Start: Wic's Role In The Alleviation Of Childhood Obesity, Ashton Hutcheson

Public Health: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

In the past 50 years, obesity prevalence has risen to epidemic-like levels in the United States with an average of 25% of American children being classified as overweight or obese. Prevalence of obesity is significantly increased in socioeconomically disadvantaged income categories. This paper aims to discuss public health preventions/interventions that address childhood obesity such WIC, a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. It additionally aims to provide broad obesity-related research and begin to suggest preliminary answers to the question of why obesity is so prevalent as well as a brief overview of current treatment options for obesity-related ...


Mothers' Perceptions Of Educational Access And Engagement In A Context Of Urban Austerity, Amy Krings, Hillary Thomas, Shawna J. Lee, Aayat Ali, LaDonna Miller 2018 Loyola University Chicago

Mothers' Perceptions Of Educational Access And Engagement In A Context Of Urban Austerity, Amy Krings, Hillary Thomas, Shawna J. Lee, Aayat Ali, Ladonna Miller

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This study sheds light upon mothers' perceptions of educational justice in a context of austerity-based educational reforms. Focus group participants (n = 64) described local schools as lacking resources, a shortcoming that contributed to overcrowded classrooms, inadequate transportation, and safety concerns. They were skeptical of elected and appointed state and district officials, who were viewed as misrepresenting the degree of financial strain in the district in order to prioritize financial profit above education services for children. Additionally, respondents struggled to identify opportunities for parent involvement in educational policy making at a state, district, or school level. The shortage of resources, skepticism ...


The Adverse Environmental And Socio-Cultural Effects Of Tourism In Vietnam, Joshua Marx 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

The Adverse Environmental And Socio-Cultural Effects Of Tourism In Vietnam, Joshua Marx

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

An examination of the adverse environmental and socio-cultural impacts of tourism in Vietnam.


Creating Web Maps Of Forest Restoration Plots At Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research Center, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Daniel Lassila 2018 Clark University

Creating Web Maps Of Forest Restoration Plots At Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research Center, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Daniel Lassila

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

The purpose of this report is to provide a detailed account, discussion, and analysis of my internship at Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research Center in Minas Gerais, Brazil during the summer of 2017, where I worked under the direction of GIS Supervisor Mr. Cliff Jones. The central focus of my work dealt with consolidating existing GIS data on the organization’s rainforest restoration effort into a single normalized database - based on the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact, creating a structure for future forest restoration volunteers including enabling offline field collection using Collector for ArcGIS, then creating an ArcGIS Online web map based ...


Mapping Energy Access In Rural Tanzania: 2017 Summer Internship With The World Resources Institute, Naramena McCray 2018 Clark University

Mapping Energy Access In Rural Tanzania: 2017 Summer Internship With The World Resources Institute, Naramena Mccray

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

This report details my 2017 summer internship experience; both the report and the internship being requirements of the GIS for Development and Environment Graduate Degree at Clark University. My internship was hosted by the World Resources Institute, an international non-profit organization in Washington D.C. As implied by my position title, “Energy Access-GIS Intern”, I spent the duration of my internship (14 weeks) applying my geospatial expertise to address the topic of energy access which is an issue effecting rural areas of many developing countries. I was given the responsibility of creating an interactive map application of Tanzania accessible by ...


Angelenos, Vivian Liang 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Angelenos, Vivian Liang

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of Los Angeles’s city myth on the lived realities of its minority populations. I assert that the abstract erasure of the city’s Mexican past is mirrored in the physical concealment and removal of its minority populations. This paper pays particular attention to the ways in which the city’s foundational myth is intertwined with both the racialization of Mexican-Americans in the early 20th century and the rising prominence of neoliberal urbanism in the latter half of the 20th century. The LAPD and city council’s racialization of Mexican-Americans ...


Transforming Development And Disaster Risk, Frank Thomalla, Michael Boyland, Karlee Johnson, Jonathan Ensor, Heidi Tuhkanen, Asa Gerger Swartling, Guoyi Han, John Forrester, Darin Wahl 2018 Stockholm Environment Insititute

Transforming Development And Disaster Risk, Frank Thomalla, Michael Boyland, Karlee Johnson, Jonathan Ensor, Heidi Tuhkanen, Asa Gerger Swartling, Guoyi Han, John Forrester, Darin Wahl

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Abstract:

This article focuses on the complex relationship between development and disaster risk. Development and disaster risk are closely linked as the people and assets exposed to risk, as well as their vulnerability and capacity, are largely determined by development processes. Transformation is key to moving from current development patterns that increase, create or unfairly distribute risks, to forms of development that are equitable, resilient and sustainable. Based on a review of existing literature, we present three opportunities that have the potential to lead to transformation in the development-disaster risk relationship: (i) exposing development-disaster risk trade-offs in development policy and ...


A Fair Distribution Of Accessibility: Interpreting Civil Rights Regulations For Regional Transportation Plans, Karel Martens, Aaron Golub 2018 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

A Fair Distribution Of Accessibility: Interpreting Civil Rights Regulations For Regional Transportation Plans, Karel Martens, Aaron Golub

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The US Department of Transportation requires metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to consider social equity in their plans and projects in accordance with civil rights–related laws. In this paper, we suggest four interpretations of directives’ distributional standards in relation to accessibility. Employing this framework, we review the equity assessments of regional plans of the ten largest MPOs in the United States. Against our expectations, we find that MPOs tend to employ relatively strong distributional standards, albeit never explicitly. We argue that more explicit guidance regarding standards would improve the fairness and consistency of planning practice


The Effects Of Crystal Bridges In Downtown Revitalization Of Bentonville, Arkansas In The Last Decade, Korab Vranovci 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effects Of Crystal Bridges In Downtown Revitalization Of Bentonville, Arkansas In The Last Decade, Korab Vranovci

Theses and Dissertations

Bentonville started the process of downtown revitalization in 2007 after they passed a bond measure. However, research on the impacts of the revitalization and the factors associated with it is limited or focused for the private sector. This study identified Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as a catalyst for the process of downtown revitalization and aimed to fill the gap in urban development and economic opportunities that arose due to the museum.

Using the “Monitoring annual urban changes in a rapidly growing portion of Northwest Arkansas with a 20-year Landsat records” (Reynolds, Liang, Li, & Dennis, 2017) it is evident ...


The Pro-Poor Gap Evaluation, Tung Nhu Nguyen 2018 Singapore Management University

The Pro-Poor Gap Evaluation, Tung Nhu Nguyen

Asian Management Insights

Improving the future design and implementation of public-private partnerships.


Jackson County Tomorrow Strategic Plan, Brooke Axness, Chris Jasper, Matt Morlan, Maggie Richardson 2018 University of Iowa

Jackson County Tomorrow Strategic Plan, Brooke Axness, Chris Jasper, Matt Morlan, Maggie Richardson

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

Jackson County Tomorrow aspires to provide a groundwork for activities and planning efforts surrounding young family retention and attraction. It began with conversations among young families not only about what they like about the community, but also what they would like to see improved, and community leaders should continue those conversations with both current and future generations. The methods used in this project include qualitative assessments, from focus groups and a series of interviews with financial and real estate stakeholders, a quantitative, on-the-ground assessment of current conditions, and in-depth studies of best practices in comparable small U.S. towns. This ...


Clinton Economic Development Plan, Elizabeth Darnall, Munkhshur Erdenebat, Michael Farley, Luke McClanahan 2018 University of Iowa

Clinton Economic Development Plan, Elizabeth Darnall, Munkhshur Erdenebat, Michael Farley, Luke Mcclanahan

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

The Executive Summary includes a brief overview of the Economic Development Plan for Clinton, Iowa which was adopted in (insert date). The purpose of this summary is to provide an overview of the plan and to guide readers where to look in the plan for more information. This plan is not the end product of this project, rather it is the first step towards a coordinated and strategic future for the Clinton area. This future will be more stable, with a more diverse economy, a better quality of life for its residents, and a workforce that meets the needs of ...


Cedar County Comprehensive Plan For 2038, Faris Al-Saeedi, Tara Cullison, Daniel Elder, Adam Kofoed, Trang Mai, Karl Mueller, Ahnna Nanoski 2018 University of Iowa

Cedar County Comprehensive Plan For 2038, Faris Al-Saeedi, Tara Cullison, Daniel Elder, Adam Kofoed, Trang Mai, Karl Mueller, Ahnna Nanoski

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

No abstract provided.


Mason City's North End Healthy Neighborhood Plan, Sylvia Bochner, Jeremiah Fettig, Sadya Islam, Jesi Lile, Ollie Yang 2018 University of Iowa

Mason City's North End Healthy Neighborhood Plan, Sylvia Bochner, Jeremiah Fettig, Sadya Islam, Jesi Lile, Ollie Yang

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

No abstract provided.


Cedar County: Envisioning A New Horizon Vision Plan, Ahnna Nanoski, Karl Mueller 2018 University of Iowa

Cedar County: Envisioning A New Horizon Vision Plan, Ahnna Nanoski, Karl Mueller

Urban & Regional Planning Final Projects

No abstract provided.


The Closing Of Inner-City Catholic Elementary Schools And The Impact On Community: An Ethnographic Instrumental Case Study Of Two Neighboring Communities, Ana Maria De La Portilla 2018 University of the Incarnate Word

The Closing Of Inner-City Catholic Elementary Schools And The Impact On Community: An Ethnographic Instrumental Case Study Of Two Neighboring Communities, Ana Maria De La Portilla

Theses & Dissertations

The focus of this ethnographic instrumental case study is to communicate the seriousness of a growing trend in the United States: closings of inner-city/urban Catholic schools by the local diocese. Utilizing Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice (1977) and the Church’s Catholic Social Teaching, this study examined the question: What does it mean for the parish community and the church, as a whole, when the Catholic school that was once a big part of community life is no longer there? This research study examined community members’ role(s), response to, and experience of a closing; examined the implications ...


California Redevelopment 2.0: Implementation Of Community Revitalization And Investment Authorities, Christopher Hoem 2018 San Jose State University

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 ...


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