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Reworking: Transforming A Textile Mill, Jennifer M. Hayes 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Reworking: Transforming A Textile Mill, Jennifer M. Hayes

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This project examines the adaptive reuse of a disused nineteenth century textile mill building in Gilbertville, Massachusetts. While the original form and structure of the building type was conducive to maximum production of goods, contemporary uses require different forms. Although other mills in New England have been reused for housing, museums, or professional offices, my goal was to propose a program that related to the building’s original function as a place where people worked. Because the unemployment rate is rising in Massachusetts in 2010, I propose that the mill be reused as a training center where people learn green ...


Socio-Spatial Constructs Of The Local Retail Food Environment: A Case Study Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Walter F. Ramsey 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 cultural ...


Human Capital In The City: Exploring The Relationship Between Skill And Productivity In Us Metropolitan Areas, Ryan Wallace 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Human Capital In The City: Exploring The Relationship Between Skill And Productivity In Us Metropolitan Areas, Ryan Wallace

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In economics, new growth theory suggests that knowledge creation and innovation are key drivers of growth. As a result, the ‘new economy’ is increasingly reliant upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities embodied in its workforce, also known as human capital, that facilitate the stimulation and generation of new ideas (Romer 1986, 1990 and Lucas 1988). This research contributes to the understanding of the relationship between stocks of human capital and economic output. I construct metrics to measure concentrations of basic worker skills using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and employment estimates for 353 US metropolitan ...


Roads: Leading Indicators Show Ramp-Up In Activity, SHISHIR MATHUR, Kunal Katara 2010 San Jose State University

Roads: Leading Indicators Show Ramp-Up In Activity, Shishir Mathur, Kunal Katara

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery

CRHR: Archaeology

Grave markers are often the only physical evidence of a person’s existence and offer opportunities for even ordinary people to ‘speak’ from the grave. Sometimes the deceased selects the marker or leaves instructions for its composition.

In modern times, the grieving family typically chooses the type, style, motif, and inscription according to commercial availability, aesthetic appeal, and budgetary constraints. A cemetery visitor will likely have no idea of the actual circumstances that caused a particular marker to have its shape, design, and decorative elements.

Like other possessions, markers are subject to fashion trends and since the advent of mass ...


Assessment Formats: Student Preferences And Perceptions, Mairéad Seymour, Shannon Chance 2010 Technological University Dublin

Assessment Formats: Student Preferences And Perceptions, Mairéad Seymour, Shannon Chance

Articles

This paper provides a student perspective on the variety of forms of design critique available to educators. In architecture and landscape architecture, the design jury remains the dominant format for providing feedback to students. In recent years this format has come under scrutiny and its effectiveness called into question. However, little research has been done into the variety of alternative or supplemental formats available to educators. This paper explores an array of techniques that the authors have employed in design studio courses (which include techniques suggested by students in Webster’s 2007 article in the Journal of Architectural Education). These ...


Greenways As Instrument Of Landscape Synergism_Chinese Translation, Archana Sharma, Hui-cheng Zhong 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Greenways As Instrument Of Landscape Synergism_Chinese Translation, Archana Sharma, Hui-Cheng Zhong

Architecture Publications and Other Works

This paper explores whether and how the design and practice of greenways meets the sustainable development needs of food and fuel. It outlines three predominant design typologies of greenways: connector design, containment design and composite network design. It also advocates for composite network design typology of greenways for its scalar versatility enabling neighbourhood to city level applications and illustrates the sustainable development outcomes related to socio-cultural, ecological and economic wellbeing as generated through green network design at neighbourhood scale, and. It articulates greenways as synergistic landscapes that create harmony amongst the urban system with broader biophysical system. Essentially, the paper ...


Daylighting And Urban Form: An Urban Fabric Of Light, Mark DeKay 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Daylighting And Urban Form: An Urban Fabric Of Light, Mark Dekay

Architecture Publications and Other Works

This article attempts to answer the question, "What would the form of the city be like if we were to take seriously the provision of daylight to all buildings?" Previous work by this author reviewed existing daylight planning tools and found that they do not assure a predictable level of daylight. Previous work also identified an empirical relationship between daylight levels inside buildings and the street canyon ratios--the Daylight Access Rule--as an objective basis for establishing development guidelines. This study identifies the important parameters available to designers and regulators that are necessary for urban daylighting. The results of the ...


Edra 41: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky 2010 Andrews University

Edra 41: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky

Bibliographies

edra 41 | Policy & The Environment | Washington, DC


Barrio Capital De Analco: A Living Capitol Neighborhood For Santa Fe, New Mexico, The 2009 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, Daniel Acevedo 2010 Andrews University

Barrio Capital De Analco: A Living Capitol Neighborhood For Santa Fe, New Mexico, The 2009 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. Von Maur, Paula Dronen, Daniel Acevedo

Books

Diverse cultures and the high desert have always defined the unique American story of Santa Fe. For centuries Santa Feans have shaped their city’s buildings and spaces for economic opportunity while conserving the precious natural resources of northern New Mexico. This history of continuous change and preservation has yielded the distinctive identity of Santa Fe. Its spirit and values are manifested in its people and culture, its art and architecture, and its health-giving natural beauty. Within this context, Santa Fe seeks to cultivate a Living Tradition, rooted in its past and anticipating the future. Restored and improved for the ...


Neighborhood Satisfaction, Physical And Perceived Naturalness And Openness, Bumseok Chun 2009 Texas Southern University

Neighborhood Satisfaction, Physical And Perceived Naturalness And Openness, Bumseok Chun

Bumseok Chun

No abstract provided.


Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, And Destinations, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris 2009 University of New Orleans

Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, And Destinations, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Renia Ehrenfeucht

Sidewalks have become important to diverse planning concerns that range from walking for health and transportation to economic development, recreation and environment improvement. Given their multiple roles in rapidly changing cities, this paper asks ’how should we plan sidewalks?’ We contend that planners can create better cities for more people by reconsidering three facets of sidewalk planning: sidewalks as infrastructure, sidewalks as spaces of everyday life, and sidewalks as leisure destinations. The objective is to build quality infrastructure and more adaptable spaces throughout the city


Expand What Exists: A Contrast With Old And New, M. Monica Gillen 2009 Iowa State University

Expand What Exists: A Contrast With Old And New, M. Monica Gillen

M. Monica Gillen

Architects work with clients to think carefully about ideas and plans both as a big picture and through the details. As the staff at OPN Architects Des Moines studio considered these items for their own work space, the process became a series of discussions about a space they would create.


Refurbished And Restored: A New Home For Members Of The Iowa State Bar Association, M. Monica Gillen 2009 Iowa State University

Refurbished And Restored: A New Home For Members Of The Iowa State Bar Association, M. Monica Gillen

M. Monica Gillen

The restored home of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) is the public face for the organization. With a renovation plan in 2006, the ISBA purchased property at 625 E. Court Ave. in Des Moines.


What Would Coase Do? (About Parking Regulation), Michael E. Lewyn 2009 Florida Coastal School of Law

What Would Coase Do? (About Parking Regulation), Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

American municipalities typically require landowners to provide visitors and guests with ample amounts of parking, in order to prevent externalities such as cruising (drivers wasting gasoline and polluting the air while searching for scarce parking). However, minimum parking requirements may create social harms that outweigh this benefit. By artificially increasing the supply of parking, minimum parking requirements effectively subsidize driving, thus increasing rather than decreasing pollution and congestion.


Jonson London And Urban Space.Pdf, Adam Zucker 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Jonson London And Urban Space.Pdf, Adam Zucker

Adam Zucker

First published in Julie Sanders, ed. Ben Jonson in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2010).


Sprawl In Canada And The United States, Michael E. Lewyn 2009 Florida Coastal School of Law

Sprawl In Canada And The United States, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

The purpose of this paper is to ascertain (1) whether suburban sprawl is as widespread in Canadian metropolitan areas as in their American counterparts, and (2) whether Canadian government policies, and in particular Canadian municipal land use and transportation policies, encourage sprawl. The thesis concludes that sprawl is less widespread in two respects. First, Canadian central cities have not declined to the same extent as American central cities. Second, urban and suburban Canadians are less dependent on automobiles than are Americans. The thesis goes on to point out that in Canada, as in the United States, government land use and ...


A Dinâmica Política Em Roraima, Eloi Martins Senhoras 2009 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR)

A Dinâmica Política Em Roraima, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


O Surto Armamentista Na América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras 2009 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR)

O Surto Armamentista Na América Do Sul, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


El Laberinto De Las Centralidades Históricas En América Latina. El Centro Histórico Como Objeto De Deseo, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2009 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

El Laberinto De Las Centralidades Históricas En América Latina. El Centro Histórico Como Objeto De Deseo, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Para desarrollar esta propuesta, el libro seguirá una lógica de exposición organizada bajo seis capítulos de desarrollo secuencial, que tienen un hilo con- ductor en el hecho de que los centros históricos tienen historia y son históricos. El capítulo 2, El objeto de pensamiento, aboca el conocimiento de las corrientes, categorías y principios que permiten comprender el centro histórico dentro de la nueva coyuntura urbana (nuevo patrón de urbanización), modificando así los instrumentos teórico-metodológicos tradicionales. Estas concepciones se desarrollan con base en lineamientos que conceptualizan el centro histórico como relación social, configurada desde las distintas variables multi-disciplinares que lo conforman ...


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