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2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) Commercial Vehicle Operations Survey: Final Report, Border Policy Research Institute 2010 Western Washington University

2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) Commercial Vehicle Operations Survey: Final Report, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 2009 International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (IMTC) Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Survey took place in June, 2009. This project was identified by IMTC participants in order to periodically evaluate CVO at the Cascade Gateway's three ports-of-entry as a priority for informing regional investment strategies, and to analyze the impacts of changes to road and inspeciton systems.


An Update On Congestion Pricing Options For Southbound Freight At The Pacific Highway Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer 2010 Western Washington University

An Update On Congestion Pricing Options For Southbound Freight At The Pacific Highway Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

As discussed in detail in Roelofs and Springer (2007), “congestion pricing” involves charging users a variable price for the use of transportation facilities: increased congestion leads to a higher price, while the price of the facilities declines when overall usage decreases. In the broadest sense, the rationale behind such an approach is to best allocate the scarce resource of transportation capacity. Congestion pricing therefore treats transportation capacity as simply another type of “good” to be purchased by the individual. As with oranges or lumber, an increase in demand or a decrease in supply results in rising prices, while a decrease ...


'Breaking Points,' But No 'Broken' Border: Stakeholders Evaluate Border Issues In The Pacific Northwest Region, Victor A. Konrad 2010 Western Washington University

'Breaking Points,' But No 'Broken' Border: Stakeholders Evaluate Border Issues In The Pacific Northwest Region, Victor A. Konrad

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

At the beginning of the 21st century, as global flows emanate from North America and from all around the world to stream across our continent in every direction, the enhanced border between Canada and the United States of America appears strangely enigmatic. Due to the immense pressure on the one hand to step up security, and the almost equally strong imperative on the other to expedite crossing, the border has been re-invented to enable the rapid crossing of some goods and services, and some people (Konrad and Nicol, 2008; Brunet-Jailly, 2007).


Geographic And Temporal Variations In Freight Costs For U.S. Imports From Canada: Measurement And Analysis, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer 2010 Western Washington University

Geographic And Temporal Variations In Freight Costs For U.S. Imports From Canada: Measurement And Analysis, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In recent years, private sector managers in both Canada and the United States have expressed concerns about a “thickening” of the Canada-U.S. border with resulting adverse consequences for continued integration of the North American economy and, more specifically, for Canada-U.S. trade. Several factors have been identified as particularly relevant contributors to higher costs associated with bilateral trade. They include more frequent and closer inspection of goods crossing the border owing to stricter health and safety regulations and heightened security against acts of terrorism. The added delays and uncertainties imposed upon commercial shipments, particularly from Canada to the U ...


Observations Of Storm Morphodynamics Using Coastal Lidar And Radar Imaging System (Claris): Importance Of Wave Refraction And Dissipation Over Complex Surf-Zone Morphology At A Shoreline Erosional Hotspot, Katherine L. Brodie 2010 College of William and Mary - Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Observations Of Storm Morphodynamics Using Coastal Lidar And Radar Imaging System (Claris): Importance Of Wave Refraction And Dissipation Over Complex Surf-Zone Morphology At A Shoreline Erosional Hotspot, Katherine L. Brodie

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Elevated water levels and large waves during storms cause beach erosion, overwash, and coastal flooding, particularly along barrier island coastlines. While predictions of storm tracks have greatly improved over the last decade, predictions of maximum water levels and variations in the extent of damage along a coastline need improvement. In particular, physics based models still cannot explain why some regions along a relatively straight coastline may experience significant erosion and overwash during a storm, while nearby locations remain seemingly unchanged. Correct predictions of both the timing of erosion and variations in the magnitude of erosion along the coast will be ...


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 ...


Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bolivia's Coca Headache: The Agroyungas Program, Inflation, Campesinos, Coca And Capitalism In Bolivia, John D. Roberts

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Bolivia in the 1980s was wracked by monetary inflation approaching levels of the German Weimar Republic. Immediately following this time of great financial crisis in Bolivia, the U.N. founded a project through the U.N.D.P. to encourage peasant farmers in Bolivia to switch from growing coca (the plant used manufacture cocaine) to growing other cash crops for market. This crop substitution and development program, called the Agroyungas Project, lasted from 1985 to 1991 and is the focus of this study. While many U.N. pundits and journalists considered the program’s initial small successes promising, it has ...


From New Netherland To New York: European Geopolitics And The Transformation Of Social And Political Space In Colonial New York City, John Allen Legrid 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

From New Netherland To New York: European Geopolitics And The Transformation Of Social And Political Space In Colonial New York City, John Allen Legrid

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the ways in which the core-periphery relationships of English and Dutch colonial ventures in North America were impacted by local events in New Amsterdam-New York, a Dutch colony that was lost to the English following the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1664. Increased peripheralization of New Amsterdam-New York negated centralizing efforts of the Dutch and effectively ended the potential for Dutch geopolitical power in North America. While the Atlantic World has traditionally been understood as a framework for understanding international phenomenon and global processes, this thesis suggests that it was impacted by multiple ...


Modeling Shoreline Change And Resulting Wetland Response Due To Erosion And Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study In Dorchester County, Maryland, Mirtha Karinna Nunez 2010 College of William and Mary - Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Modeling Shoreline Change And Resulting Wetland Response Due To Erosion And Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study In Dorchester County, Maryland, Mirtha Karinna Nunez

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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Neoliberal Policy, Rural Livelihoods And Urban Food Security In West Africa: A Comparative Study Of The Gambia, Côte D'Ivoire And Mali, William Moseley 2009 Macalester College

Neoliberal Policy, Rural Livelihoods And Urban Food Security In West Africa: A Comparative Study Of The Gambia, Côte D'Ivoire And Mali, William Moseley

William G Moseley

This study examines the impact of two decades of neoliberal policy reform on food production and household livelihood security in three West African countries. The rice sectors in The Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali are scrutinized as well as cotton and its relationship to sorghum production in Mali. While market reforms were intended to improve food production, the net result was an increasing reliance on imported rice. The vulnerability of the urban populations in The Gambia and Côte d’Ivoire became especially clear during the 2007-08 global food crisis when world prices for rice spiked. Urban Mali was spared ...


Book Review Of Critical Regionalism, By Douglas Reichert Powell, Bill Hardwig 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Book Review Of Critical Regionalism, By Douglas Reichert Powell, Bill Hardwig

Bill Hardwig

No abstract provided.


Disaster Vulnerability And Evacuation Readiness: Coastal Mobile Home Residents In Florida, Margarethe Kusenbach, Jason Simms, Graham Tobin 2009 University of South Florida

Disaster Vulnerability And Evacuation Readiness: Coastal Mobile Home Residents In Florida, Margarethe Kusenbach, Jason Simms, Graham Tobin

Jason L Simms

This article examines disaster preparedness in a highly vulnerable population, mobile home park residents in hurricane-prone areas. The vulnerabilities of this population mandate evacuation as the only viable disaster response strategy, but this does not always happen. In order to explore evacuation decision making, interviews were conducted with 75 mobile home park residents in Ruskin, Florida. Descriptive results build on a conceptualization of physical, structural, socio-economic, and ‘‘residual’’ disaster vulner- ability; the latter is defined as a combination of experiences, perceptions, and preparations that inhibit the willingness and abilities of respondents to protect themselves. While residents generally prepared for disasters ...


Review Of The Ecological Revolution By John Bellamy Foster . Monthly Review Press, 2009. In Contemporary Sociology. Vol. 39, 4, Pp. 444-445, Paul Gellert 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Review Of The Ecological Revolution By John Bellamy Foster . Monthly Review Press, 2009. In Contemporary Sociology. Vol. 39, 4, Pp. 444-445, Paul Gellert

Paul K. Gellert

[Extract] John Bellamy Foster offers a dire picture of the ecological crisis facing us. He then uses a powerful set of tools to explain how capitalism’s logic of profit over people drives the crisis, and carefully explains, “why and how we should and can struggle for a more sustainable ecological and social order” (p.8). Building on the tradition of Raymond Williams, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and Rachel Carson, Foster intends his analysis of ecological crisis to lead not to despair but to a politics of hope aimed at concrete utopias. The book is a powerful contribution to public ...


Geology And Geomorphology Of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah, R. Ford, S. Gillman, David Wilkins, W. Clement, K. Nicoll 2009 Boise State University

Geology And Geomorphology Of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah, R. Ford, S. Gillman, David Wilkins, W. Clement, K. Nicoll

David E. Wilkins

No abstract provided.


Mapping And Estimation Of Chemical Concentrations In Surface Soils Using Landsat Tm Satellite Imagery, Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar 2009 Texas Southern University

Mapping And Estimation Of Chemical Concentrations In Surface Soils Using Landsat Tm Satellite Imagery, Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar

Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar

No abstract provided.


Engaging The Public Imagination: Geographers In The Op-Ed Pages, William Moseley 2009 Macalester College

Engaging The Public Imagination: Geographers In The Op-Ed Pages, William Moseley

William G Moseley

No abstract provided.


Strengthening Capacity For Sustainable Livelihoods And Food Security Through Urban Agriculture Among Hiv And Aids Affected Households In Nakuru, Kenya, Nancy Karanja, Fiona Yeudall, Mary Njenga, Samwel Mbugua, Gordon Prain, Donald Cole, Aimee Webb, Jennier Levy, Christopher Gore, Daniel Sellen 2009 University of Nairobi

Strengthening Capacity For Sustainable Livelihoods And Food Security Through Urban Agriculture Among Hiv And Aids Affected Households In Nakuru, Kenya, Nancy Karanja, Fiona Yeudall, Mary Njenga, Samwel Mbugua, Gordon Prain, Donald Cole, Aimee Webb, Jennier Levy, Christopher Gore, Daniel Sellen

Christopher D Gore

The promotion and support of urban agriculture (UA) has the potential to contribute to efforts to address pressing challenges of poverty, under nutrition and sustainability among vulnerable populations in the growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This may be especially relevant for HIV/AIDS-affected individuals in SSA whose agricultural livelihoods are severely disrupted by the devastating effects of the disease on physical productivity and nutritional well-being. This paper outlines the process involved in the conception, design and implementation of a project to strengthen technical, environmental, financial and social capacity for UA among HIV-affected households in Nakuru, Kenya. Key lessons learned ...


Bridging The Academic-Public Divide In Gis And Cartography: A Framework For Integrating Community Partnerships In The Classroom, Holly Barcus, Birgit Muehlenhaus 2009 Macalester College

Bridging The Academic-Public Divide In Gis And Cartography: A Framework For Integrating Community Partnerships In The Classroom, Holly Barcus, Birgit Muehlenhaus

Holly Barcus

No abstract provided.


Towards Voluntary Interoperable Open Access Licenses For The Global Earth Observation System Of Systems (Geoss), Harlan Onsrud, James Campbell, Bastiaan van Loenen 2009 University of Maine - Main

Towards Voluntary Interoperable Open Access Licenses For The Global Earth Observation System Of Systems (Geoss), Harlan Onsrud, James Campbell, Bastiaan Van Loenen

Harlan J Onsrud

Access to earth observation data has become critically important for the wellbeing of society. A major impediment to achieving widespread sharing of earth observation data is lack of an operational web-wide system that is transparent and consistent in allowing users to legally access and use the earth observations of others without seeking permission from data contributors or investigating terms of usage on a case-by-case basis. This article explores approaches to supplying a license-based system to overcome this impediment in the context of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. It discusses the benefits and drawbacks of the explored approaches and ...


‘Amsterdam Is Standing On Norway’ Part I: The Alchemy Of Capital, Empire And Nature In The Diaspora Of Silver, 1545–1648, Jason W. Moore 2009 Binghamton University--SUNY

‘Amsterdam Is Standing On Norway’ Part I: The Alchemy Of Capital, Empire And Nature In The Diaspora Of Silver, 1545–1648, Jason W. Moore

Jason W. Moore

No abstract provided.


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