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Pasadena's Tale Of Two Cities, Peter Dreier Dec 2010

Pasadena's Tale Of Two Cities, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Los Angeles Homeowners Take To The Streets To Protest Foreclosure Abuses, Peter Dreier Dec 2010

Los Angeles Homeowners Take To The Streets To Protest Foreclosure Abuses, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ua3/4/2 President's Office-Downing Construction File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua3/4/2 President's Office-Downing Construction File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding the planning, construction and maintenance of buildings on the WKU campus. Downing held several positions at WKU before becoming president. Some of these records date to that earlier period.


Impacts Of Low-Speed Vehicles On Transportation Infrastructure And Safety, Katharine M. Hunter-Zaworski, Linda Cornell Dec 2010

Impacts Of Low-Speed Vehicles On Transportation Infrastructure And Safety, Katharine M. Hunter-Zaworski, Linda Cornell

TREC Final Reports

There are increasing numbers of low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) on public roadways. These vehicles are designed to be used within protected environments and on roadways with a maximum posted speed of 25 mph. Currently these vehicles are not subject to the same federal requirements for occupant protection as passenger cars. This research project investigated safety standards, operating regulations, and LSV manufacturer materials from sources around the world. The purpose of the research was to determine positive and negative impacts that LSVs, including Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) and Medium Speed Electric Vehicles (MSEVs), are likely to have for the Oregon Department ...


Performance Enhancement Of Bridge Bracing Under Service And Extreme Loads, Peter Dusicka, Max Taylor Stephens, Kate Fox-Lent Dec 2010

Performance Enhancement Of Bridge Bracing Under Service And Extreme Loads, Peter Dusicka, Max Taylor Stephens, Kate Fox-Lent

TREC Final Reports

As truck loads continue to get bigger, the demand on many aging bridges increases. Slender steel structural elements widely used in bridge superstructures and braced substructures to resist these loads are built primarily for tension, however, and can buckle under compressive loads. Portland State University associate professor Peter Dusicka set out to develop and demonstrate the concept of retrofitting bridge brace elements with fiber reinforced composites in order to provide restraint against buckling. The advanced materials consisted of a combination of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pultruded sections and wet lay-up wraps intended to be applied in the field. This ...


Cultivating The Commons An Assessment Of The Potential For Urban Agriculture On Oakland’S Public Land, Nathan Mcclintock, Jenny Cooper Dec 2010

Cultivating The Commons An Assessment Of The Potential For Urban Agriculture On Oakland’S Public Land, Nathan Mcclintock, Jenny Cooper

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is an inventory of open space with potential for agricultural production on land both owned by public agencies and within the city limits of Oakland, California. The inventory was conducted between the summer of 2008 and spring of 2009 and is part of an ongoing movement to develop a more resilient, sustainable, and just food system in Oakland. This project aims to locate Oakland’s "commons"—land that is owned by public agencies and therefore a public resource—and assess the potential for urban agriculture (UA) on this land. We hope that this assessment can be used 1) to ...


A Thanksgiving Epiphany And The Jewish Obsession With Food, Robert Gottlieb Nov 2010

A Thanksgiving Epiphany And The Jewish Obsession With Food, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Bus Collision Incidents Using Transit Its And Other Archived Operations Data, James G. Strathman, Paul Herman Wachana, Steve Callas Nov 2010

Analysis Of Bus Collision Incidents Using Transit Its And Other Archived Operations Data, James G. Strathman, Paul Herman Wachana, Steve Callas

TREC Final Reports

This report analyzes factors contributing to bus operations safety incidents at TriMet, the transit provider for the Portland Oregon metropolitan region. The analysis focuses on 4,631 collision and non-collision incidents that occurred between 2006 and 2009. Empirical analysis of these incidents draws on a wide array of operator-level data recovered by transit ITS technologies in combination with information from TriMet’s human resources, scheduling, and customer relations databases. Incident frequencies are estimated in relation to operators’ demographic characteristics, employment status, assigned work characteristics, service delivery and performance indicators, temporal factors, and customer information. Apart from identifying factors that are ...


How Acorn Was Framed Political Controversy And Media Agenda-Setting, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin Oct 2010

How Acorn Was Framed Political Controversy And Media Agenda-Setting, Peter Dreier, Christopher R. Martin

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Oct 2010

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Perceptions And Evaluation Of An Urban Environment For Pedestrian Friendliness: A Case Study, Elizabeth H. Lee Oct 2010

Perceptions And Evaluation Of An Urban Environment For Pedestrian Friendliness: A Case Study, Elizabeth H. Lee

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Public health is an increasingly important issue addressed from both environmental and public health sectors for the future development of urban environments. From a planning perspective, one possible solution is to increase walkability throughout the cities. Many assessment methods are being developed and administered to evaluate the quality of existing urban environments to promote walkable cities/communities. The results from using these methods provide policymakers and stakeholders with valuable information regarding the existing physical conditions of the environment. Although several US cities started to develop and refocus plans toward pedestrian-oriented policies approaches, results from this particular study determined that the ...


The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Sep 2010

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Health Care Reform Six Months Later, Peter Dreier Sep 2010

Health Care Reform Six Months Later, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


What Kind Of Capitalism?, Peter Dreier Sep 2010

What Kind Of Capitalism?, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


California Network Of Regional Food Hubs, Sharon Cech Sep 2010

California Network Of Regional Food Hubs, Sharon Cech

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

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paper 
outlines 
a 
vision
 and
 implementation 
plan 
for
 an 
improved 
regional
wholesale
 marketing 
system
 that 
addresses 
the 
major 
barriers 
and 
risks 
that 
limit
 small 
family 
farmers’
 ability 
to 
bring 
good 
food 
to 
market 
and, 
in
turn, 
provide
 consumers 
and
 communities
 with 
access 
to 
good 
food.
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 vision presented 
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 statewide 
organization 
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networks 
regional
food 
aggregators 
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distributors into 
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expands
marketing 
opportunities, 
reduces 
risk, 
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increases 
access 
to 
good 
food—a
network 
of 
Regional 
Food 
Hubs.


The Right To Place: Food, Streets And Immigrants, Robert Gottlieb Sep 2010

The Right To Place: Food, Streets And Immigrants, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2009, Iryna Lendel, Sunjoo Park Sep 2010

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2009, Iryna Lendel, Sunjoo Park

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Economic Impact Of Operating And Capital Expenditures, 2012– 2016, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Iryna Lendel Sep 2010

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Economic Impact Of Operating And Capital Expenditures, 2012– 2016, Ziona Austrian, Candice Clouse, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Ignore The Fear-Mongering On Social Security, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen Aug 2010

Ignore The Fear-Mongering On Social Security, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


'The Edge Of The Island': Neighborhood Identity And Evolving Community In 'Liminal Places', Gordon Douglas Aug 2010

'The Edge Of The Island': Neighborhood Identity And Evolving Community In 'Liminal Places', Gordon Douglas

Faculty Publications, Urban and Regional Planning

This paper examines the contemporary processes at work in urban areas without clear spatial identities that are simultaneously facing the challenges of cultural change and gentrification. I do so through the close analysis of one such ‘liminal place’ on Chicago’s West Side. I use the phrase ‘a community on the edge of the island’ to describe the area, inspired by an interview subject who referred to the tenuous search for a sort of ideal bohemian hipness as the need to stay as “close to the edge of the island” as possible without actually leaving it. Making use of ethnographic ...


The Ohio Energy Industry: Analysis Of The Ohio Energy Business Inventory Survey, Merissa C. Piazza Aug 2010

The Ohio Energy Industry: Analysis Of The Ohio Energy Business Inventory Survey, Merissa C. Piazza

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


The Boulevard Study: From Arterial To Asset -- Examining The Role Of The Multi-Way Boulevard In Coordinated Transportation And Land Use Planning, Mark L. Gillem Aug 2010

The Boulevard Study: From Arterial To Asset -- Examining The Role Of The Multi-Way Boulevard In Coordinated Transportation And Land Use Planning, Mark L. Gillem

TREC Final Reports

Cities that were once considered the most-desired places to live or for businesses to locate are now seeking ways to unclog their increasingly congested roadways and regain their quality of life. U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan Background Cities across the U.S. that are struggling with congestion resort to remedies that are increasingly difficult to implement. Adding capacity is a more challenging proposition given limited land availability, greater environmental constraints, and fiscal barriers. Replacing individual trips with transit has seen limited success and can typically only be justified at greater levels of density than many communities currently support ...


Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams Jul 2010

Preservation Ethics In The Case Of Nebraska’S Nationally Registered Historic Properties, Darren Michael Adams

Theses and Dissertations in Geography

This dissertation focuses on the National Register of Historic Places and considers the geographical implications of valuing particular historic sites over others. Certain historical sites will either gain or lose desirability from one era to the next, this dissertation identifies and explains three unique preservation ethical eras, and it maps the sites which were selected during those eras. These eras are the Settlement Era (1966 – 1975), the Commercial Architecture Era (1976 – 1991), and the Progressive Planning Era (1992 – 2010). The findings show that transformations in the program included an early phase when state authorities listed historical resources pertaining to the ...


Export West: How Mountain West Metros Can Lead National Export Growth And Boost Competitiveness, Mark Muro, Emilia Instrate, Jonathan Rothwell Jul 2010

Export West: How Mountain West Metros Can Lead National Export Growth And Boost Competitiveness, Mark Muro, Emilia Instrate, Jonathan Rothwell

Brookings Mountain West Publications

In the beginning of 2010, with U.S. output growth modest and job growth nonexistent, President Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union Address to “fi xing the problems that are hampering our growth.” One of these problems, according to the president, was a lack of international export sales. The president linked an increase in exports to an increase in jobs, and pledged to double the nation’s exports over the next five years.2 Since then, export growth has emerged as a key tenet of numerous economic visions including those of the Metropolitan Policy Program at ...


Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, Afia Yamoah Jul 2010

Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, Afia Yamoah

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2010

Mother Earth "Speaks": Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy "Harmony" As A Guide, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In relation to the Cosmos, we all, as human beings, live on this tiny planet we call Earth, a planet that supports and sustains life, as we know it. There are many different kinds of people, plants, and animals functioning in harmony with soil, air, and water--all linked to one another in a complex web of life to form one Earth community. Unfortunately, we often take this miracle and ecosystem of life for granted. When, however, we take the ecosystem of life too much for granted, Mother Earth "speaks," reflecting imbalances and dis-harmonies. When Mother Earth "speaks," her message is ...


Does Public Housing Have A Future?, Peter Dreier Jun 2010

Does Public Housing Have A Future?, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results From A National Survey, Asha W. Agrawal, Hilary Nixon Jun 2010

What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results From A National Survey, Asha W. Agrawal, Hilary Nixon

Hilary Nixon

No abstract available.


Regional Science And Innovation Policies: Five Case Studies, Iryna Lendel, Luz Haack Jun 2010

Regional Science And Innovation Policies: Five Case Studies, Iryna Lendel, Luz Haack

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio High-Tech Economy Report, Iryna Lendel Jun 2010

Northeast Ohio High-Tech Economy Report, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.