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Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Michael A. Brescia, Rachel L. Grigorian, Zachary M. Kingston, Carl M. McCrae, James A. Rebello 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Michael A. Brescia, Rachel L. Grigorian, Zachary M. Kingston, Carl M. Mccrae, James A. Rebello

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

The purpose of this report is to show the results of a partnership between the Town of Hatfield Massachusetts, and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts.

The Town of Hatfield initially approached the University for assistance in understanding the options available for Greenway development in Hatfield, while maintaining the charm and character the town is proud of.

In his ground-breaking book, Greenways for America, Author Charles Little (1990) provides a simple definition of a Greenway:

A greenway is ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Matthew G. Bent, Henry A. Hess, Andre E. Belperron 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Matthew G. Bent, Henry A. Hess, Andre E. Belperron

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

This proposed greenway plan will be assessing the features of Hatfield such as, History, natural features, and open space within the town. After a thorough assessment of the towns features the report will cover the extensive proposed greenway plan, focusing mostly on the town center of Hatfield. The town center is the hub of the town where the major community buildings are such as the elementary and high schools, town hall, the town library, and most of the public recreation fields. Once the overall greenway ...


Environmental Refugees, Katie L. Peters 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Environmental Refugees, Katie L. Peters

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


A Literary Analysis And Case Study Evaluation Of The Environmental, Cultural, And Economic Impacts Of Ecotourism, Ashley M. Driver 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Literary Analysis And Case Study Evaluation Of The Environmental, Cultural, And Economic Impacts Of Ecotourism, Ashley M. Driver

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Rape As A Weapon Of War In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Carly Brown 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Rape As A Weapon Of War In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Carly Brown

Social Sciences

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been appropriately acknowledged as "the rape capital of the world." While the country has been trapped in conflict, the use of rape as a weapon of war has been rampant and unyielding. The sexual violence inflicted upon women has been nothing less than brutal and destructive, physically, socially, and psychologically. This paper analyzes the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Congo, taking into context the ongoing war, cultural and social situations that facilitate its existence, and the many consequences the victims are forced to endure.


Integrating Values And Ethics Into Wildlife Policy And Management—Lessons From North America, Camilla H. Fox, Marc Bekoff 2011 Animal Welfare Institute

Integrating Values And Ethics Into Wildlife Policy And Management—Lessons From North America, Camilla H. Fox, Marc Bekoff

Conservation Collection

Few animals provoke as wide a range of emotions as wolves. Some see wolves as icons of a lost wilderness; others see them as intruders. As the battle continues between wolf proponents and opponents, finding solutions that resolve conflicts while supporting the integrity of nature is challenging. In this essay we argue that we need to make room for wolves and other native carnivores who are re-colonizing areas from which they were extirpated. Strategies that foster coexistence are necessary and wildlife agencies must consider all stakeholders and invest adequate resources to inform the public about how to mitigate conflicts between ...


A Parking Model For Roseville, California, Korosh Dabestani 2011 University of Redlands

A Parking Model For Roseville, California, Korosh Dabestani

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

A parking spot is a point of connection between the persons inside a car and their desired activity. When people can not find parking spots, they perceive that there is a significant parking problem. This project considered parking issues facing downtown Roseville, California. To address this issue, this project provided two tools. First, the project provided a tool with a friendly interface for calculating parking demand for each parcel based on its land use, and for different time periods. Second, the project provided a tool for assigning each parking space to the parking demand within specific time period using ArcGIS ...


Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Ryan T. Kemmerich, Christopher M. Johnson, Matthew J. Canty, Benjamin A. Green 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Proposed Greenway Of Hatfield, Massachusetts - La497c - Senior Studio, Ryan T. Kemmerich, Christopher M. Johnson, Matthew J. Canty, Benjamin A. Green

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

This is one of five reports submitted for the LA497C Spring 2011 Senior Studio project.

Hatfield is located on the Connecticut River with interstate 91 cutting through the center of the town. Hatfield has an abundance of wetlands and floodplains, and the town’s relatively old-fashioned culture. As a community they have worked together to buffer the town from some of the more excessive development pressures other Pioneer Valley towns have been facing in the last ten years. At the same time, the town’s fertile soil and agricultural industry, along with easy commute distances to many large regional employers ...


Hopi Horizon Analysis With Gis, Alicia Nicole Barnash 2011 University of Redlands

Hopi Horizon Analysis With Gis, Alicia Nicole Barnash

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

This paper is a report on the planning, design, and implementation of the Hopi Horizon Analysis project. The project client is Dr. Wesley Bernardini, a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Redlands. Dr. Bernardini wanted to know in what ways the visual properties of horizons influenced how the Hopi culture retained knowledge of distant places as they migrated to new locations. This project developed a method for ranking the visual significance of mountain peaks along an observer’s visual horizon using the Douglas-Peucker line simplification algorithm. The project implementation involved the design and construction of a geodatabase ...


Growing Conflict: Agriculture, Innovation, And Immigration In San Luis Obispo County, 1837-1937, Douglas P. Jenzen 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Growing Conflict: Agriculture, Innovation, And Immigration In San Luis Obispo County, 1837-1937, Douglas P. Jenzen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The history of San Luis Obispo and its surrounding areas is complex. Agriculture, innovation, and immigration have all contributed to the formation of the region. The Spanish, Mexican, and early American periods established the framework successive waves of immigrants had to live within. Native Americans and immigrants from China, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, the Philippines, and other regions of the United States have all toiled in the fields and contributed to America’s tables at various points throughout county history. Many contingencies determined the treatment of successive waves of immigrants. Growth and development are taking place at exponential rates on the ...


The American Community Survey And The 2010 Census, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson 2011 Portland State University

The American Community Survey And The 2010 Census, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson

Publications, Reports and Presentations

A presentation focusing on the 2010 Census redistricting data, the American Community Survey (ACS), analysis and use of census data. Describes the differences between the ACS and the census, and explains where and how this information may be accessed. The presentation also discusses imputation errors present in the census.


Estimates Of Streambank Erosion In A Surface Mined Disturbed Watershed Of Southern Appalachia, Alice Jones, Kelly Foley, Darren Martin, James Fox, Peter Acton, Nathanial Adams 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Estimates Of Streambank Erosion In A Surface Mined Disturbed Watershed Of Southern Appalachia, Alice Jones, Kelly Foley, Darren Martin, James Fox, Peter Acton, Nathanial Adams

Alice Jones

Mountaintop coal mining is a debated environmental issue which has a significant influence on Appalachian watersheds, particularly their channel evolution. A major issue related to the mining is the increase in sediment load and transport from increased runoff and streambank erosion during storm events. Estimates of streambank erosion associated with surface mining are important presently because environmental regulations of mining are being reevaluated. This study uses a compartmental streambank erosion model to estimate rates of streambank erosion in an actively mined first-order watershed in Eastern Kentucky. The study site is Island Branch (2.2 km²), a subwatershed of the Line ...


Open Data In London: What Is It And How Is It Used?, Michael Buzzelli 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Open Data In London: What Is It And How Is It Used?, Michael Buzzelli

Geography Presentations

No abstract provided.


Environmental Problems Of Industrialization And Sustainable Development In Nigeria - A Review, Adejoh Iyaji 2011 SelectedWorks

Environmental Problems Of Industrialization And Sustainable Development In Nigeria - A Review, Adejoh Iyaji

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

The main objective of this paper is to examine the impact of the quest for industrialization on the environment in Nigeria; others include, the identification of the objectives of sustainable development as well as making recommendations that will lead to the much needed sustainable environment both for the present generation and generations yet unborn. The researcher relied principally on secondary sources of data for this paper which is theoretical in approach. Findings revealed the emergence of a host of environmental problems such as air pollution, deforestation, desertification, solid and hazardous waste problems in the wake of the quest for industrialization ...


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth McAlister 2011 Wesleyan University

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Division II Faculty Publications

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan For Progress, John D. Graham, Natalie M. Messer, Devin Hartmann, Bradley W. Lane, Sanya Carley, Chris Crookham 2011 University of Texas at El Paso

Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan For Progress, John D. Graham, Natalie M. Messer, Devin Hartmann, Bradley W. Lane, Sanya Carley, Chris Crookham

Bradley W. Lane

No abstract provided.


Geography Newsletter, Department of Geography 2011 South Dakota State University

Geography Newsletter, Department Of Geography

Geography Newsletter

Contents:
Romanian Delegation [Page] 2
AAG Great Plains? Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting [Page] 2
Professor Donald J. Berg [Page] 3
Enhancing the Physical Geography Laboratory Curriculum [Page] 3
Georgia's Been on My Mind [Page] 4
Graduate Student Travel to the Philippines [Page] 4
42nd Annual South Dakota State Geography Convention [Page] 6
2010 Scholarships [Page] 7
Student Graduations [Page] 7
Research in the Department [Page] 8-10
Alumni News [Page] 11-13
Supporting Geography [Page] 13
Fritz's Retirement Gathering [Page] 14


Exploring A Map Survey Task's Sensitivity To Cognitive Ability, Kofi Whitney, Georgi I. Batinov, Leslie Miller, Sarah M. Nusser, Kathleen T. Ashenfelter 2011 Iowa State University

Exploring A Map Survey Task's Sensitivity To Cognitive Ability, Kofi Whitney, Georgi I. Batinov, Leslie Miller, Sarah M. Nusser, Kathleen T. Ashenfelter

Statistics Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The present work discusses an exploratory study aimed at understanding how users’ cognitive abilities influence performance and method during a series of address verification tasks. College students were given a paper map and asked to verify seven residential addresses scattered throughout a neighborhood. This approach, as opposed to using a mobile device as the verification medium, allotted participants more freedom with respect to address verification style and map interaction. The study methodology and results are discussed. The key contribution of the work described in the paper has been the identification of map usage behaviors that are sensitive to visualization and ...


College Food Systems Comparison, Courtney Fearon 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

College Food Systems Comparison, Courtney Fearon

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth McAlister 2011 Wesleyan University

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


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