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An Ambivalent Embrace: Service Needs And Gaps For Asian Immigrants In New Destinations, John J. Chin 2018 Hunter College, City University of New York

An Ambivalent Embrace: Service Needs And Gaps For Asian Immigrants In New Destinations, John J. Chin

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Asian immigrants to the U.S. are settling in "new destinations," but there has been little research on their health care and social service needs. Our analysis of Census data to identify cities with the fastest Asian immigrant population growth (1990-2000) yielded 33 smaller cities in 13 states. The cities ranged in population from 7,677 to 86,660; were spread across 13 states in the Northeast, South, and Midwest regions of the US; and varied widely demographically. Pilot surveys conducted in 2009 indicated that, although many residents had positive attitudes towards immigrants, many were also concerned about job competition ...


Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update 2018-19 To 2027-28, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Joshua Ollinger 2018 Portland State University

Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update 2018-19 To 2027-28, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Joshua Ollinger

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

This report just includes the tables for the enrollment forecast conducted by the Portland State University Population Research Center (PRC) for the Tigard‐Tualatin School District (TTSD).


Creating Safer Routes To School For Fairfield Court Elementary Students, Lara Handwerker 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Creating Safer Routes To School For Fairfield Court Elementary Students, Lara Handwerker

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The purpose of this plan is to conduct a Walkabout study for Fairfield Court Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia through the guidelines of the Safe Routes to School program. The plan seeks to address infrastructural and non-infrastructural issues relating to traffic, safety, and travel routes for students who walk and bike to the school. The plan first identifies these issues and then details recommendations for the school through goals, objectives, and action items. An implementation plan for the school and its community partners is also detailed.


The Fourth District Police Station Plan, Zhaokai Liu 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Fourth District Police Station Plan, Zhaokai Liu

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The purpose of this plan is to identify potential police station sites and create design guidelines for the new police station for the Prince William County Police Department.


Increasing Access To The James River Park System: A Community Roadmap With The Blackwell, Oak Grove, And Bellemeade Neighborhoods, Max A. Ewart 2018 Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

Increasing Access To The James River Park System: A Community Roadmap With The Blackwell, Oak Grove, And Bellemeade Neighborhoods, Max A. Ewart

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

Natural Parks like the James River Park System offer a host of benefits. They improve our mental health, make us better environmental stewards, Improve socialization, and make a healthier population by lowering the rates of asthma, obesity and hypertension. These public health outcomes disproportionately impacts minority communities in the City of Richmond, a population that visits the James River Park System at a lower rate than white communities do. This plan identifies the barriers preventing access for minority communities and gives recommendations to improve access in the City of Richmond.


The Scott's Addition Complete Streets Plan, Cassandra Patterson 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Scott's Addition Complete Streets Plan, Cassandra Patterson

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

Scott’s Addition was once an industrial neighborhood. In recent years, however, the neighborhood has experienced a rapid transition of uses. It has become a growing residential and commercial neighborhood that features numerous breweries as its most popular attractions. Regrettably, the streets and sidewalks of the neighborhood have not seen a transition and still reflect the industrial uses of the past. The neighborhood is virtually devoid of bicycle infrastructure. The pedestrian infrastructure is incomplete and unsafe. The neighborhood is car-centric with little effort to provide for other modes of transportation. As new apartment buildings enter the neighborhood, the transportation issues ...


The Landscape: Cully Neighborhood, Eavan Moore 2018 Portland State University

The Landscape: Cully Neighborhood, Eavan Moore

Metroscape

This installment of The Landscape focuses on Portland's Cully neighborhood, briefly reviewing its history, demographic trends, and current planning efforts.


Contesting The Commemorative Narrative: Planning For Richmond’S Cultural Landscape, Hannah M. Cameron 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Contesting The Commemorative Narrative: Planning For Richmond’S Cultural Landscape, Hannah M. Cameron

Theses and Dissertations

Abstract: New Orleans, Baltimore, and Charlottesville are reevaluating the presence of Confederate statues in their built environment. Known as the Capital of the Confederacy, Richmond’s cultural landscape is visible through the connection of two historical spaces, Monument Avenue and Shockoe Bottom. Both serve as a powerful case study for how the commemorative narrative of these spaces is contested today and how barriers that exist influence urban planning processes and outcomes.


Livable For All Ages: Evaluating Perceptions Of Community In An Intergenerational Context, David L. Ferrell 2018 University of Kentucky

Livable For All Ages: Evaluating Perceptions Of Community In An Intergenerational Context, David L. Ferrell

Theses and Dissertations--Social Work

Aging-friendliness work uses a model of eight core domains to assess and achieve communities in which people are more equipped to age well, and remain in their community as they age. These domains are broken into the built environment (i.e., Housing, Transportation) and the social environment (i.e., Communication, Social Inclusion, Employment). This dissertation is centered on the efforts to make communities more aging-friendly, and focuses specifically on the Livable Lexington initiative. This dissertation utilized an exploratory study of a pre- and posttest evaluative design to pilot intergenerational discussion groups as a potential intervention. Intergenerational discussion groups were developed ...


Myers Street Streetscape Plan, Nathan J. Manning 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Myers Street Streetscape Plan, Nathan J. Manning

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The Scott’s Addition neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia has faced growing density and redevelopment as the neighborhood has become an appealing place to live, work, and play. Myers Street sits directly East from most of Scott’s Addition and has historically housed many industrial businesses. The street is rapidly transforming as many commercial/retail businesses are moving into the corridor. Streetscape redevelopment of the corridor will cause a need for complete streets infrastructure allowing the street to be a safe place for all people, urban design to provide visual aesthetics, and sustainable water runoff catchments to help displace stormwater to ...


Expanding Housing Opportunities And Preserving Character In Historic Neighborhoods, Jessica R. Russo 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Expanding Housing Opportunities And Preserving Character In Historic Neighborhoods, Jessica R. Russo

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The City of Richmond has been experiencing population growth and rising housing costs in recent years, leading to spatially uneven revitalization and growing affordability concerns. The historic neighborhoods in the city are part of what makes Richmond unique and a desired city to live in. Many historic neighborhoods are seeing rapid revitalization contributing to rising housing costs and displacement concerns, while others have persistent high vacancy rates and deteriorating historic buildings. Overall, residents across the city struggle with affordability, as 45% of city residents are cost-burdened. With these conditions, it highlights the need and opportunity to put strategies in place ...


Implementation Plan For The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust To Operate As A Land Bank, Matthew J. Becker 2018 Graduate Student

Implementation Plan For The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust To Operate As A Land Bank, Matthew J. Becker

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

The purpose of this plan is to provide an implementation framework for The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust (MWCLT) to utilize as it establishes its land banking operations. Through land banking, the MWCLT has an opportunity to address three interconnected issues in Richmond; a lack of affordable housing, a concentration of disadvantaged neighborhoods, and extensive tax delinquency. Currently 44% of all households in Richmond are cost burdened, and the majority of these cost burdened households, 92% of them, are low income households. The vast majority of these cost burdened, low-income households are located within Richmond’s disadvantaged neighborhoods. Richmond suffers ...


Virginia Commonwealth University Stormwater Management Plan, Jesse Harris 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University Stormwater Management Plan, Jesse Harris

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Projects

Every year millions of gallons of polluted stormwater and untreated sanitary waste are discharged directly into the James River during combined sewer overflow events. This is a problem considering stormwater is one of the most significant sources of pollution to the nation’s surface waters.

The purpose of the VCU Stormwater Management Plan (VCU SWMP) is to reduce the impact of stormwater pollution using green infrastructure and low impact development best management practices like rain gardens, green roofs, and infiltration trenches. These stormwater control strategies present opportunities for VCU to reduce runoff and to preserve and restore green spaces on ...


Finding Homeplace: Exploring The Experiences Of Black Women In The City Of Richmond, Mariah Williams 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Finding Homeplace: Exploring The Experiences Of Black Women In The City Of Richmond, Mariah Williams

Theses and Dissertations

The planning efforts of African-Americans in the United States remained largely hidden throughout much of early planning history. Although African-Americans engaged in unique planning practices of their own, ones that significantly shaped the social and economic fabric within their communities, planning literature has tended to problematize them within the urban environment instead of celebrating their unique differences and experiences. Black women, despite their significant contributions to the urban fabric of numerous American cities, remain even more silenced throughout the planning profession. The unique ways they experience the urban environment, what they value in the built environment and how they speak ...


To What Extent Would Operational Restructuring Through Connecting Market Participants Streamline The Informal Recycling Industry In Urban India?, Peter W. Hjemdahl, Svanika Balasubramanian 2018 University of Pennsylvania

To What Extent Would Operational Restructuring Through Connecting Market Participants Streamline The Informal Recycling Industry In Urban India?, Peter W. Hjemdahl, Svanika Balasubramanian

Joseph Wharton Scholars

As the economies of developing countries grow, the waste production in these nations also increases proportionally. However, local governments are constrained by both the lack of adequate funds and a lack of skilled human capital, and are thus unable to build necessary waste management infrastructure. The majority of waste produced in these urban centres end up untreated in landfills, proving to be a social and environmental danger. A small portion of this refuse is handled by a vibrant informal recycling industry that is unable to scale given myriad inefficiencies. We propose the implementation of a tech-enabled marketplace platform to consolidate ...


Book Review Of, City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance And Public Space In The Age Of Shrinking Democracy, Naomi Adiv 2018 Portland State University

Book Review Of, City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance And Public Space In The Age Of Shrinking Democracy, Naomi Adiv

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Book review of, Jeffrey Hou and Sabine Knierbein, City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy, New York and London: Routledge, 2017.

In response to austerity politics and market-based governance of urban land, large-scale social protest has erupted in the public spaces of cities across the globe. In City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy (Routledge, 2017), editors Jeffrey Hou of UW-Seattle and Sabine Knierbein of SKuOR, Vienna – both scholars of the dynamics of public space – have compiled the stories, strategies and theories derived from social movements in urban ...


“Show Up And Hope”: Gear Up In An Urban High School, Kellen Sillanpaa 2018 University of Pennsylvania

“Show Up And Hope”: Gear Up In An Urban High School, Kellen Sillanpaa

Urban Studies Senior Seminar Papers

This research explores the factors that contribute to or detract from the success of college access programs in urban high schools through a case study of GEAR UP at a Philadelphia school. Programs like GEAR UP have real potential to help prepare students for college, but there is a need for stronger program evaluation. First, this study uses existing literature to create a framework for evaluating program effectiveness; this framework is then applied to a GEAR UP program in Philadelphia. Then, the study analyzes the factors that affected GEAR UP’s implementation at the high school. This article determines that ...


Riding Scared: Sexual Violence And Women’S Mobility On Public Transportation In Santiago, Chile, Jana Korn 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Riding Scared: Sexual Violence And Women’S Mobility On Public Transportation In Santiago, Chile, Jana Korn

Urban Studies Senior Seminar Papers

Past research has shown that the experience of a woman traveling in her city is dramatically different from that of a man in the same city. The relationship between a woman and urban public space has been well documented. Much less consideration, however, has been given to the experience of a woman in the space of public transportation, a space both of critical importance to the lives of women and a space often characterized by threats of violence. This study seeks to understand how the pervasive fear of sexual violence that women face while traveling affects both their travel habits ...


Space Producers: An Analysis Of Equitably Produced Bike Space, Emma Singer 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Space Producers: An Analysis Of Equitably Produced Bike Space, Emma Singer

Urban Studies Senior Seminar Papers

This paper sets out to understand the dynamics of bicycle space production in Philadelphia. To understand the implications of a bike infrastructure as produced space in a city, I analyze specific spaces in Philadelphia through Lefebvre’s tripartite view of the production of space. These spaces – the Vine Street Expressway, Baltimore Avenue, and the 58th Street Greenway – reveal the dominance of perceived space, which often lacks representation from those who use the space day-to-day. Perceived space is found to be heavily influenced by environmental, health, and safety concerns, while leaving out a consideration to equity in the production of bike ...


Footholds: Social And Economic Enfranchisement For Undocumented Mexican Immigrants In Philadelphia Through A Pre-Figurative Capitalist Alternative, Reece Sisto 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Footholds: Social And Economic Enfranchisement For Undocumented Mexican Immigrants In Philadelphia Through A Pre-Figurative Capitalist Alternative, Reece Sisto

Urban Studies Senior Seminar Papers

English: This is a participant-observation and interview-based organizational analysis of a workers’ cooperative in South Philadelphia. Operating as a general construction company and comprised entirely of undocumented immigrants, this space sits at a particularly niche intersection of immigrant work experience and alternative economics in a quickly developing urban schema. Heavily relying on cooperative theoretical literature, this study assesses how, if at all, the cooperative practices a democratized workspace and socially/economically empowers its constituents. Marshalled against interviews with professionals and day laborers—workers’ only other option were they not in the cooperative—this study concludes that, while the workspace is ...


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