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Geographically, R.I. Teachers Are Among The Best, Chester Smolski Feb 1995

Geographically, R.I. Teachers Are Among The Best, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Isn't it time that we recognize the good teachers and good work being done in the schools of this state rather than constantly harping on problems with education and how our students don't measure up to those in other countries?"


In R.I. Bad Driving Is A Way Of Life, Chester Smolski Jan 1995

In R.I. Bad Driving Is A Way Of Life, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"A transplanted Rhode Islander, now living in Portland, Oregon tells an amusing story about Rhode Island drivers. Having lived in Oregon's major city for two years and driving there every day, she became accustomed to the good driving habits of the residents of that city and its suburbs, containing a population about 50 percent greater than that of the Providence metropolitan area. She claims that in those two years of driving she was never once frightened by someone cutting into the traffic lane in which she was driving, until recently. And then it happened, the car to her left ...


Greater Franklin Area Trends Analysis Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Greater Franklin Area Trends Analysis Report, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Greater Franklin Area, located in south-central Massachusetts, is composed of nine communities along Route 495. The region was experiencing unprecedented growth pressures. In response, the United Chamber of Commerce had organized a Regional Community Visioning Process. This Trends Analysis Report was one product from Phase I of the process.


The Result Of The Visual Preference Survey For The Town Of Franklin, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

The Result Of The Visual Preference Survey For The Town Of Franklin, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

On June 17, 1995 the town of Franklin, Massachusetts commissioned a community forum to articulate a vision for the future of their town. During a four hour period the forum elicited input from more than fifty concerned citizens, business leaders and town officials. The Center for Economic Development (CED) acted as the facilitators. The report produced created a Vision Statement and illustrated the results of the Visual Preference exercise and survey held during the forum.


Beyond Nepa And Earth Day: Reconstructing The Past And Envisioning A Future For Environmentalism: Presented As The Plenary Address To The Bi-Ennial Meeting Of The American Society For Environmental History, Las Vegas, Nevada March 8, 1995, Robert Gottlieb Jan 1995

Beyond Nepa And Earth Day: Reconstructing The Past And Envisioning A Future For Environmentalism: Presented As The Plenary Address To The Bi-Ennial Meeting Of The American Society For Environmental History, Las Vegas, Nevada March 8, 1995, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Shaping Our Common Destiny Town-Gown Relations And The Physical Implications Of Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Shaping Our Common Destiny Town-Gown Relations And The Physical Implications Of Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

A conference was purposed entitled “Shaping Our Common Destiny: Town/Gown Relations and Physical Implication of Economic Development,” in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The framework for the conference will focus on the mutual interest, concerns, and responsibilities of the community officials and the university officials.

The purpose of this survey was two-fold: to determine interest among university and town planners in participating in the proposed conference and to assess the nature of current relationships between the two entities.


Economic Analysis Downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts Center City Association, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Economic Analysis Downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts Center City Association, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to evaluate the economy of downtown Marlborough, Massachusetts. In the first part of the report they took surveys of customers and business owners about downtown and its business. Next it analyzed the potential demand for various goods and services.


Downtown Redevelopment In Northampton A Model For Revitalization, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Downtown Redevelopment In Northampton A Model For Revitalization, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study examined Northampton’s downtown redevelopment over the past two decades in order to draw out lessons for other Massachusetts towns and cities. The study used a number of methods: Interviewing key informants; tracing downtown redevelopment through city records and newspaper searches; analyzing commuting patterns into and out of the city; examining data on new businesses and compiling an inventory of lesbian and gay businesses, organizations and events


Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report focuses on the retail sector of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The report examines the economic base and the significance of that sector to the future growth and development in the region.


Downtown Master Plan For Lee, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Downtown Master Plan For Lee, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The graduate studio in Regional Planning at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst had contracted with The Lee Economic Action for the Downtown to prepare a Master Plan for the downtown area of Lee, Massachusetts. The goals of this Master Plan were to preserve and enhance the character of the Downtown, and to prepare the downtown for change.


Build Out Analysis And Fiscal Assessment For Mansfield, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Build Out Analysis And Fiscal Assessment For Mansfield, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report is a summary of the ideas and strategies that emerged as a result of the Charrette held in Mansfield, Massachusetts on February 18, 1995. Charrette participants were a broad representation of interests ranging from public officials and various public/private associations to merchants and residents.


Pittsfield Conference Center A Preliminary Feasibility Review, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Pittsfield Conference Center A Preliminary Feasibility Review, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to determine the feasibility of a conference center/business meeting center and hotel concept to be located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The key word in the above is “concept.” The study team, via interviews, examination of industry data and review of city plans, developed a snapshot at a moment in time.


Space Inventory And Preliminary Marketing Recommendations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Space Inventory And Preliminary Marketing Recommendations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to assist further economic development of Gloucester, Massachusetts’s working waterfront and downtown commercial district. This market and economic development plan was meant to provide the Gloucester Community Development Office with some key ingredients for the success of their overall economic revitalization plan that was being prepared for the entire city.


Georgetown Planning Analysis And Alternatives Georgetown Master Plan Commitee, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Georgetown Planning Analysis And Alternatives Georgetown Master Plan Commitee, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report is a study that prepares and presents background reports and preliminary growth management scenarios for the town of Georgetown, Massachusetts for the Georgetown Master Plan Committee. Georgetown’s character is described in terms of historical, cultural, and natural resources.


Amherst Research Park A Study Of Design Standards For Amherst, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Amherst Research Park A Study Of Design Standards For Amherst, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of this studio project was the potential development of a professional research park in Amherst, Massachusetts. The project consisted of two distinct phases: data collection and analysis of physical conditions of the site, and data collection and analysis for the purpose of creating design guidelines that could be applied to future development at the site and to other research parks in town. The client for this project was the town of Amherst.


The Competitive Advantage Of The Inner City: Does Race Matter?, Philip S. Hart Jan 1995

The Competitive Advantage Of The Inner City: Does Race Matter?, Philip S. Hart

William Monroe Trotter Institute Publications

Following up on his important work on the competitive advantage of nations, economist Michael Porter has turned his attention to the competitive advantage of the inner city. In his work on the competitiveness of nations—a five-year study often leading trading nations—Porter found that no nation was competitive in everything. He noted that competitive success tends to concentrate in particular industries and groups of interconnected industries, or clusters.

By turning his attention on the inner city, Porter has helped to reinforce the emerging sense that it is important to concentrate on the assets of such locations rather than on ...


Toward Defining A Zero Option: Discussion Draft, Metro (Or.) Jan 1995

Toward Defining A Zero Option: Discussion Draft, Metro (Or.)

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


The Nature Of 2040: The Region's 50-Year Plan For Managing Growth, Metro (Or.) Jan 1995

The Nature Of 2040: The Region's 50-Year Plan For Managing Growth, Metro (Or.)

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


Civic Stadium Viability Study: A Regional Perspective, Dan Diessner, Tita Egan, Michael Harrison, David Taylor, Michael Weeks Jan 1995

Civic Stadium Viability Study: A Regional Perspective, Dan Diessner, Tita Egan, Michael Harrison, David Taylor, Michael Weeks

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

From December 1994 through March 1995, the D2T2M consulting group took a serious look at the future of Civic Stadium and its position in the regional community. This study was prepared for the Portland Metropolitan Sports Authority.

In an effort to develop a series of alternative scenarios on the future of Civic Stadium the group conducted an exhaustive series of interviews and a national data search. These interviews included financial experts, event promoters, current tenants, city and regional officials, stadium experts, concerned citizens and others.


Report Of The Committee On Land Use, Planning And Zoning Law - Report Of The Subcommittee On Land Use And The First Amendment, Alan C. Weinstein Jan 1995

Report Of The Committee On Land Use, Planning And Zoning Law - Report Of The Subcommittee On Land Use And The First Amendment, Alan C. Weinstein

Urban Publications

The past year saw no cessation in cases reporting on the conflicts that arise when local land use regulation is applied to uses claiming protection under the First Amendment. This report highlights the two major developments in this area - the courts' the treatment of claims brought under the Religious Freedoms Restoration Act of 1993 and the latest decision of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning sign regulation, City of Ladue v. Gilleo, and discusses other cases involving regulation of religious institutions, adult businesses and signs.


Pretrial Release In Criminal Courts: A Study Of Three Oregon Counties, Melvin Earl Degraw Jan 1995

Pretrial Release In Criminal Courts: A Study Of Three Oregon Counties, Melvin Earl Degraw

Dissertations and Theses

Pretrial release (PTR) is the permanent or temporary freedom from incarceration for criminal defendants awaiting adjudication of their cases in court. From Anglo Saxon times in England, people accused of non-capital crimes were generally permitted to remain free until judicial officials could hear the charges against them. In America, pretrial release has been advocated by the courts since the colonial era. The U. S. Constitution requires that bail not be excessive, but leaves governments free to decide how bail laws are administered. The study briefly traces the historical developments of PTR up to the present time. The study then centers ...


Implementing Community Policing: A Documentation And Assessment Of Organizational Change, Emmajean Williams Jan 1995

Implementing Community Policing: A Documentation And Assessment Of Organizational Change, Emmajean Williams

Dissertations and Theses

Four research questions guided this documentation and assessment of the Portland Police Bureau's conversion to community policing. These questions generated a description of the events and circumstances that created the perceived need for change in the Bureau's role and function; a search for justification for selecting community policing as an alternative policing approach; a comparative analysis of past attempts to implement innovative change of a similar dimension in police organizations; and an assessment of the process by which the Bureau implemented this new policing strategy. The findings indicate that the prominent factors driving this change are first, the ...


Behavioral And Community Impacts Of The Portland Needle Exchange Program, Kathleen Joan Oliver Jan 1995

Behavioral And Community Impacts Of The Portland Needle Exchange Program, Kathleen Joan Oliver

Dissertations and Theses

Research questions were: 1: Will Drug Injectors Use An Exchange In A StateWhere Syringes Are Legal? 2: Will Drug Injectors Using An Exchange Decrease Risky Behavior? 3: Will Frequent Clients Change Risk Behaviors More Than Infrequent Clients? 4: Will Drug Injectors Using An Exchange Change Risk Behaviors More Than A Comparison Group Not Using An Exchange? 5: Does An Exchange Have An Impact On The Number Of Discarded Syringes On The Streets? 6: Is There A Difference In The Rate Of Spread Of HIV Infection Among Users And Non-Users Of The Exchange. Drug injectors will use needle exchange programs, even ...


The Agua Mansa Enterprise Zone: An Empirical Analysis, Paul E. Ogu Jan 1995

The Agua Mansa Enterprise Zone: An Empirical Analysis, Paul E. Ogu

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Physical And Environmental Features That Contribute To Satisfaction With Hospice Facilities, Arezu Movahed Jan 1995

Physical And Environmental Features That Contribute To Satisfaction With Hospice Facilities, Arezu Movahed

Dissertations and Theses

Improving the quality of remaining life for individuals who are terminally ill and their families is an issue that has become increasingly important in recent years. This issue has evolved from perceived deficiencies of conventional health care institutions in meeting the needs of people who are in the final stages of their life, when curative measures are no longer deemed appropriate. In response to deficiencies in care of the terminally ill and their families, there has been a movement toward humanizing conventional health care and making it more holistic. Hospice care, which is consistent with this movement, has evolved as ...