Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Architecture Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Urban Studies and Planning

Book Gallery

Institution
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication

Articles 1 - 30 of 383

Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, Community Design Center Jan 2018

Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, Community Design Center

Project Reports

Once a prosperous cultural urban center in the Mississippi River delta, but now the nation’s second fastest shrinking city, Pine Bluff (population: 42,700) is Arkansas’ Detroit. Indeed, a study of black wealth conducted by famed sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in 1899 found that Pine Bluff had the fourth highest rate of black wealth in the nation behind Charleston, Richmond, and New York City. The school’s community design center prepared a downtown revitalization plan, Re-Live Downtown Pine Bluff, a housing-first initiative focused on building neighborhoods around downtown “centers of strength”. While the revitalization approach is triaged ...


Willow Heights Livability Improvement Plan, Community Design Center Jan 2018

Willow Heights Livability Improvement Plan, Community Design Center

Project Reports

Willow Heights is a 43-year old public housing complex owned by the Fayetteville Housing Authority (FHA) within the federal public housing portfolio administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The school’s design center was commissioned by a local foundation to study an alternative to the FHA’s plan to sell the downtown Willow Heights complex to a developer of high-income housing, necessitating relocation of low-income residents to another complex outside of downtown. Using equity as a driver of decision making, the studio introduced scenario planning to organize reluctant stakeholders in considering transformations to the five-acre complex.


Center For Farm And Food System Entrepreneurship, Community Design Center Jan 2018

Center For Farm And Food System Entrepreneurship, Community Design Center

Project Reports

The average age of the American farmer is 58. Since communities are not reproducing the next generation of farmers, universities are establishing training centers to model new concepts and technologies in farming. The Farmers Training Center is both an immersive program in the rhythms of farm life and a public facility for hosting gatherings that celebrate value-added food products. Part of the University of Arkansas’ farm operations near campus, the center is the public face of agriculture where farmers and the public meet. Student farmers learn by farming, from organic vegetable production in fields and greenhouses, to machine repair, marketing ...


New Beginnings Homeless Transition Village, Community Design Center Jan 2018

New Beginnings Homeless Transition Village, Community Design Center

Project Reports

More than three million Americans experience homelessness annually. Emergency shelter capacity is limited while local governments are unable to provide even temporary housing. Informal housing involving interim self-help solutions are now popular adaptive actions for obtaining shelter despite nonconformance with city codes. Unfortunately, most informal solutions have resulted in objectionable tent cities and squatter campgrounds where the local response has simply been to move the problem around. Our homeless transition village plan prototypes a shelter-first solution using a kit-of-parts that can be replicated in other communities. Village design reconciles key gaps between informal building practices and formal sector regulations, creating ...


The Freeman Performing Arts Center, Community Design Center Jan 2017

The Freeman Performing Arts Center, Community Design Center

Project Reports

The Freeman Performing Arts Center marks the threshold between prairie and civic life. This small agricultural community of 1,300 has an outsized Anabaptist music tradition recognized nationally. The 37,000 sf hall-type building unifies a miscellaneous collection of public buildings and landscapes at the southwest corner of the town’s one-mile grid. The center’s massing projects an ascending system of familiar gable roofs, which absorb the fly tower into a composition reflective of pragmatic building forms. The principal face of the building is a translucent curtain wall that illuminates interior massing—a beacon on the prairie. A thru-Porch ...


2015-07-04; Pamphlet; Pilgrim Baptist Church Daily Vocational Bible School, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Jul 2015

2015-07-04; Pamphlet; Pilgrim Baptist Church Daily Vocational Bible School, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Pamphlets

No abstract provided.


2014-07-09; Letter; Bereavement Minnie Bester, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Jul 2014

2014-07-09; Letter; Bereavement Minnie Bester, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Letters

No abstract provided.


Presentation At Penn Urban Studies Colloquium: Delhi, The Invisible City, Kushanava Choudhury, Durba Chattaraj, Moulshri Joshi Oct 2013

Presentation At Penn Urban Studies Colloquium: Delhi, The Invisible City, Kushanava Choudhury, Durba Chattaraj, Moulshri Joshi

Presentations (Social Science Studio)

New Delhi is the capital of India, and a master-planned metropolis. Its unplanned spaces such as Urban Villages, Unauthorized Colonies and Jhuggi Jhopri Clusters tend to be seen as the margins of the planned city. Yet a majority of citizens live and work in these unplanned areas of the city.

For millions of Delhi-ites, the non-planned areas are sources of affordable rental housing as well as employment, as locations for thousands of small businesses and workshops. These spaces and the economies and communities they contain, are connected to the planned city through complex political and economic arrangements. These spaces and ...


Gray Wolves In Washington: Possible Habitat And Corridors For Movement, Joey Bisig Jun 2013

Gray Wolves In Washington: Possible Habitat And Corridors For Movement, Joey Bisig

GIS Certificate Projects

Introduction:Increasing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) population in Washington state plays two important roles. First, they are an important part of many ecosystems as they are a keystone species. This means that they are a top predator and their absence has reverberating effects on the rest of the ecosystem. As seen at Yellowstone State Park in Wyoming, elk populations ran rampant for many years and reached their peak of roughly 25,000 individuals in 1988 (Kauffman et. al. 2008). The issue lies in the grazing that these elk partake in of a vital habitat producer, Aspen saplings. In 1995 ...


Assessing Socio-Economic Risk Of Affected Populations In The Path Of Lahars Flows From Mount Rainier, Michale Scott Dixon Jun 2013

Assessing Socio-Economic Risk Of Affected Populations In The Path Of Lahars Flows From Mount Rainier, Michale Scott Dixon

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Natural Resource Use In Clayoquot And Barkley Sounds, Nannette Huber Jun 2013

Natural Resource Use In Clayoquot And Barkley Sounds, Nannette Huber

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Proposed Educational Community Garden Locations In Tacoma, Washington, Christina Mcallister Jun 2013

Proposed Educational Community Garden Locations In Tacoma, Washington, Christina Mcallister

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Using Spatial Analysis For Siting Athabasca Oil Sands Tailings Ponds, Lindsay Priest Jun 2013

Using Spatial Analysis For Siting Athabasca Oil Sands Tailings Ponds, Lindsay Priest

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


The State Of The Arts: A Comparative Study Of Public Arts Spending In Tacoma, Wa In The 1999-2000 And 2011-201 Funding Bienniums, Rebecca Solverson Jun 2013

The State Of The Arts: A Comparative Study Of Public Arts Spending In Tacoma, Wa In The 1999-2000 And 2011-201 Funding Bienniums, Rebecca Solverson

GIS Certificate Projects

Introduction:The impact of the arts on a community is an exceptionally difficult thing to measure; the return on investment can be economic, social, emotional, and highly personal for each individual. The maps below consider the distribution of cultural spending in Tacoma by the Tacoma Arts Commission (TAC) in terms of geographic distribution, amount spent, and programmatic focus. For context, spending is presented against backdrops of average income, population density, and average educational attainment for adults over 25. This study exclusively considered data in two funding bienniums, 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, and data is classified into four categories: Operational Funds, Permanent ...


Tracking Non-Point Source Pollution In Tacoma, Washington, Ryan Ulsberger Jun 2013

Tracking Non-Point Source Pollution In Tacoma, Washington, Ryan Ulsberger

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Future Prairie Prospects In The Puget Sound, Kyle Reneman Jun 2013

Future Prairie Prospects In The Puget Sound, Kyle Reneman

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Mapping Invasive Plant Species At Point Defiance Park, Zach Tingle Jun 2013

Mapping Invasive Plant Species At Point Defiance Park, Zach Tingle

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Are You Prepared For Zombies? How To Survive A Zombie Outbreak At University Of Washington, Tacoma, Dana Olsen Jun 2013

Are You Prepared For Zombies? How To Survive A Zombie Outbreak At University Of Washington, Tacoma, Dana Olsen

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Demographics And Land Use Around Tacoma Farmer's Markets: Providing Context For Increased Market Participation In Host Neighborhoods, Melora Shelton Jun 2013

Demographics And Land Use Around Tacoma Farmer's Markets: Providing Context For Increased Market Participation In Host Neighborhoods, Melora Shelton

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Project Alienation, Zachary Clayton Jun 2013

Project Alienation, Zachary Clayton

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Urban Foodsheds Western, Wa, Jason Hayes Jun 2013

Sustainable Urban Foodsheds Western, Wa, Jason Hayes

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Optimal Locations For Wrap City, Eric Lane Jun 2013

Optimal Locations For Wrap City, Eric Lane

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Predicting Optimal Bike Routes To Tacoma Public High Schools, Kris Symer Jun 2013

Predicting Optimal Bike Routes To Tacoma Public High Schools, Kris Symer

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Defining Healthy Communities Within The Framework Of Economic Vulnerability: A Study Of King County, Washington, Lisa M. Bruce Jun 2013

Defining Healthy Communities Within The Framework Of Economic Vulnerability: A Study Of King County, Washington, Lisa M. Bruce

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Locational Analysis For Church Planting In Pierce And King County, Robert E. Leavitt Jun 2013

Locational Analysis For Church Planting In Pierce And King County, Robert E. Leavitt

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Music Venue Clusters In Tacoma And Seattle, Wa: Identifying Indicators Of Vibrancy, Christopher Coutsouridis Jun 2013

Music Venue Clusters In Tacoma And Seattle, Wa: Identifying Indicators Of Vibrancy, Christopher Coutsouridis

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Disc Golf Course: A Gis Design In Locational And Cost Distance Analysis, Aaron A. Copado Jun 2013

Disc Golf Course: A Gis Design In Locational And Cost Distance Analysis, Aaron A. Copado

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Ses (Un)Stable Communities In Pierce County Since 1980, Stacey Curry Jun 2013

Ses (Un)Stable Communities In Pierce County Since 1980, Stacey Curry

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Improving Pedalcyclist And Pedestrian Safety In Olympia, Wa, Brian Brannies Jun 2013

Improving Pedalcyclist And Pedestrian Safety In Olympia, Wa, Brian Brannies

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.


Welcome To Tacoma, Mr. Florida. Have A Beer., Gerard Leconte Iii Jun 2013

Welcome To Tacoma, Mr. Florida. Have A Beer., Gerard Leconte Iii

GIS Certificate Projects

No abstract provided.