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  1. Urban Economics

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    Quigley, John M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    property taxation regional economics residential segregationexternalities urban economics urban production externalitiesproperty taxation regional economics residential segregation

  2. Urbanizing terrains

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    Romanos, Christoforos

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban "sprawl"in the East Attica area of Athens has dramatically changed the former rural economy in a manner consistent with the urbanizing terrain's underlying properties: agricultural subdivisions, existing centres, ...

  3. Urban Economics

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    Quigley, John M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    E. , Hanushek, E. and Quigley, J. 2004. Opportunities, race,Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins Press. Quigley, J. 2001. Theof Regional Science 35, Quigley, J. 1998. Urban diversity

  4. Flexible urbanism

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    Anandam, Anahita

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis seeks to find a new approach/method towards urbanization in existing low density neighborhoods in major metropolitan cities in the United States. The near South side of the city of Chicago (a city that carries ...

  5. "Urban planning and urban services

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of deep water aquifers in the Gironde (B. de Grissac, SMEGREG) 68 The challenge of securing drinking water boost city resilience? Municipalities and resilience engineering: the RESILIS project (J-P. Arnaud, Egis, Professor Emeritus of INSA, Lyon) 44 Water and sanitation services and urban resilience (B. Chocat

  6. Contextualizing urban mobile fabrics

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    Lin, Michael Chia-Liang

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is focus on the urban fabric issues. To be more specific, I will focus on the "Mobile Fabrics" within the larger Asian urban context. Instead of working with a specific geographical site; I will focus on the ...

  7. Modeling urban runoff characteristics

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    Garcia, Alfred

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the impact that urban1zation has on storm runoff. An accurate method is required to model urban watersheds and to simulate storm runoff. Research Objectives The purpose of this research was to quantitatively define the effect that urbanization has... are typical in the sense that they follow the steps outlined above. These models include: the British Road Research Laboratory Nodel (RRL), 1962; the Chicago Hydrograph Method (NERO), 1970; the Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model...

  8. Artful urban rainwater harvesting.

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    Sparnicht, Christopher William

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Until recently, stormwater management has been so integrated into the urban environment that the importance of proper stormwater management has not translated to the minds… (more)

  9. Ideology of urban conservation 

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    Stoica, Ruxandra-Iulia

    2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Although urban heritage has been a research field in the focus of scholars’ attention since the concepts of restoration and rehabilitation of monuments had been extended to entire areas such as historical city centres, ...

  10. Recursive relational urban design

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    Hillman, Dessen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes a methodology for the act of urban design that is recursive and centered around explicit relational operations, enabled by taking advantage of computation and parametric techniques. It contains iterative ...

  11. Towards sustainable urban communities

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    Haapio, Appu, E-mail: appu.haapio@vtt.fi

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Requirements for the assessment tools of buildings have increased, assessing of building components or separate buildings is not enough. Neighbourhoods, built environment, public transportations, and services, should be considered simultaneously. Number of population living in urban areas is high and increasing rapidly. Urbanisation is a major concern due to its detrimental effects on the environment. The aim of this study is to clarify the field of assessment tools for urban communities by analysing the current situation. The focus is on internationally well known assessment tools; BREEAM Communities, CASBEE for Urban Development and LEED for Neigborhood Development. The interest towards certification systems is increasing amongst the authorities, and especially amongst the global investors and property developers. Achieved certifications are expected to bring measureable publicity for the developers. The assessment of urban areas enables the comparison of municipalities and urban areas, and notably supports decision making processes. Authorities, city planners, and designers would benefit most from the use of the tools during the decision making process. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The urban assessment tools have strong linkage to the region. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The tools promote complementary building and retrofitting existing sites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sharing knowledge and experiences is important in the development of the tools.

  12. Architecture & Urban Planning College of Architecture & Urban Planning

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    Shyy, Wei

    Architecture & Urban Planning College of Architecture & Urban Planning Architecture (ARCH) 300 projects for the remainder of the term. 560 Macroecon Envir Bus 3.00 ADVISORY, ENFORCED 74595 P RW REC 451

  13. Architecture & Urban Planning College of Architecture & Urban Planning

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    Shyy, Wei

    Architecture & Urban Planning College of Architecture & Urban Planning Architecture (ARCH) 690 Arc is reserved for Executive MBA students only, and meets from 7/19- 9/6. 637 Macroecon Envir Bus 1.50 ADVISORY

  14. Urban Form and Air Pollution in US Urban Areas!

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    Minnesota, University of

    of Minnesota Grant No. 0853467 #12;Air Pollution Impacts on Health 2 EPA, 2010 Ozone PM2.5 PM10 Lead NitrogenUrban Form and Air Pollution in US Urban Areas! Center for Transportation Studies Research #12;Purpose and Research Questions 4 Purpose: Explore relationship between air pollution and urban

  15. Urban Growth and Climate Change

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    Kahn, Matthew E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    air pollution or urban water pollution, local and nationalbasic services of clean water and sanitation for a growing

  16. The urban coffee shop

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    Chadios, Konstantinos

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an investigation of the role of the coffee shop in the urban environment throughout history. Coffee shops spread from the Arab world to Europe and then to the U.S. at the end of the seventeenth century. ...

  17. architecture architecture urban & regional

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    Hwu, Wen-mei W.

    in architectural design, history, building construction, structures, and environmental technology from ourlandscape architecture architecture urban & regional planning environment + design college of fine-disciplinary studies. 18-to-1 Student-Teacher Ratio You'll enjoy individual, one-on-one attention in your architecture

  18. Utvärdering av urban vindkraft; Evaluation of urban windmill.

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    Melin, Björn

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? NCC har i samarbete med IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet och Solna Stad startat ett projekt där alternativ energiproduktion i urban miljö ligger i fokus. Ett… (more)

  19. Carbon Dioxide Reduction Through Urban Forestry

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    . Retrieval Terms: urban forestry, carbon dioxide, sequestration, avoided energy The Authors E. Gregory McCarbon Dioxide Reduction Through Urban Forestry: Guidelines for Professional and Volunteer Tree; Simpson, James R. 1999. Carbon dioxide reduction through urban forestry

  20. UrbanSolutionsCenter Urban Uses for Dairy Manure Compost

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    UrbanSolutionsCenter Urban Uses for Dairy Manure Compost Background Construction of new homes with time and with heat and drought stress. Dairy manure compost (DMC) is readily available for amending regulatory agencies are developing mechanisms for using composted dairy manure to remedy disturbed soils

  1. Bicycle Urbanism Symposium Page 1 of 15 BICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM

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    Hochberg, Michael

    Bicycle Urbanism Symposium Page 1 of 15 BICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM SESSION DETAILS (Last updated Bicycle and Transit Connections in Seattle (panel) Chris Breiland, Fehr and Peers (moderator) Eileen it, how to get people to ride and become a great bicycling city? (workshop) Sara Zora, City

  2. Bicycle Urbanism Symposium Page 1 of 4 BICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM

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    Hochberg, Michael

    Bicycle Urbanism Symposium Page 1 of 4 BICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM POSTERS (Last updated June 19. Alternative and adaptive transportation: how do availability of bicycle, pedestrian and transit facilities. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Repealing Bicycle Helmet Regulations--Implications for the City of Seattle Zun

  3. Urban Atmospheres captures a unique, synergistic moment

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    Paulos, Eric

    Urban Atmospheres captures a unique, synergistic moment ­ expanding urban populations, rapid EDITORS Eric Paulos Intel Research eric@paulos.net Tom Jenkins Royal College of Art thomas

  4. Urban Enterprise Zone Program (New Jersey)

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    New Jersey's Urban Enterprise (UEZ) Program operates under the Department of Community Affairs. The UEZ Program exists to foster an economic climate that revitalizes designated urban communities...

  5. Phoenix-UrbanNon-Sacramentorural.

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    the ecosystem has yet to be fully constructed. Goals 1. To understand the drivers of carbon dynamics in urban. Vegetation (Trees and Shrubs) Storage and NPP Tree and Shrub Total NPP: 172 Gg C / Year Tree and Shrub Total on a per area basis, but there is more storage in trees and less in shrubs · NPP in urban mesic plots

  6. California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis (CURBA)

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    Clarke, Keith

    California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis (CURBA) Model #12;Presentation Overview · Model Overview and Fragmentation Analysis Modules · Indication of Effects of Policy on Biodiversity Model Overview #12;· Urban on Biodiversity Model Overview #12;Urban Growth Model: Review · Estimate county based urbanization equations: Prob

  7. Urban Reclamation in São Paulo

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    Eskinazi, Victor

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The urbanized terrain of São Paulo is characterized by wasteful landscapes on peripheral areas of the metropolitan agglomeration, and decaying landscapes of waste in the core of the city. If on the one hand, the increasingly ...

  8. Great Cities Institute Comparative Urbanisms

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Great Cities Institute Comparative Urbanisms Seminar Series Governance and Social Innovation those "socially innovative strategies" undertaken by citizens in different European cities, identity, governance and social innovation. Her upcoming publications include "Multilevel Governance

  9. Controlling Bats in Urban Areas

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    to avoid obstacles and capture insects. Bats also emit audible sounds that may be used for communi- cation. L-1913 4-08 Controlling BATS Damage In urban areas, bats may become a nuisance becauseoftheirsqueaking,scratchingandcrawl- inginattics...

  10. URBAN EXTENTS Bosnia-Herzego

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    Columbia University

    URBAN EXTENTS Bosnia-Herzego Switzerland Czech Republic Germany Croatia Hungary Poland Slovakia. Adriatic Sea Bosnia- Herzegovina This document is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License

  11. Urbanization, Agglomeration, and Economic Development

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    Quigley, John M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    94 (3): 656–90. Quigley, John M. 1998. “Urban Diversity andItaly, July 3. John M. Quigley GCU_04pp115-132.indd 129wasn’t fully legible

  12. Urban and peri-urban agriculture and its zoonotic risks in Kampala, Uganda 

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    Makita, Kohei

    2009-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In developing countries, cities are rapidly expanding, and urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) has an important role in feeding a growing urban population. However, UPA carries risks of zoonotic disease transmission. ...

  13. Urban Microclimate, a Study of Energy Balance and Fluid Dynamics /

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    Yaghoobian, Neda

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The International Urban Energy Balance Models ComparisonT. Williamson, Urban surface energy balance models: modelof the international urban energy balance model comparison,

  14. A window on urban sustainability

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    Stigt, Rien van, E-mail: rien.vanstigt@hu.nl [Research Center for Technology and Innovation, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 182, 3500 AD Utrecht (Netherlands); Driessen, Peter P.J., E-mail: p.driessen@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht (Netherlands); Spit, Tejo J.M., E-mail: T.J.M.Spit@uu.nl [Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainable urban development requires the integration of environmental interests in urban planning. Although various methods of environmental assessment have been developed, plan outcomes are often disappointing due to the complex nature of decision-making in urban planning, which takes place in multiple arenas within multiple policy networks involving diverse stakeholders. We argue that the concept of ‘decision windows’ can structure this seemingly chaotic chain of interrelated decisions. First, explicitly considering the dynamics of the decision-making process, we further conceptualized decision windows as moments in an intricate web of substantively connected deliberative processes where issues are reframed within a decision-making arena, and interests may be linked within and across arenas. Adopting this perspective in two case studies, we then explored how decision windows arise, which factors determine their effectiveness and how their occurrence can be influenced so as to arrive at more sustainable solutions. We conclude that the integration of environmental interests in urban planning is highly dependent on the ability of the professionals involved to recognize and manipulate decision windows. Finally, we explore how decision windows may be opened. -- Highlights: • Decision-making about sustainable urban development occurs in networks. • The concept of ‘decision windows’ was further elaborated. • Decision windows help understand how environmental interests enter decision-making. • Decision windows can, to some extent, be influenced.

  15. Sustainable Urban Development: A Literature Review and Analysis

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    Wheeler, Stephen

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Towards Sustainable Development and Sustainable Urban Forms,Sustainable Urban Development Sustainable Seattle Indicatorseds. , Making Development Sustainable: From Concepts to

  16. Essays on rural-urban migration in hinterland China

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    Meng, Lei

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Marriage Rates in Rural China . . . . . . . . . . .Urban Migration in Hinterland China . . . . . . . . . .and Rural-Urban Migration in Hinterland China . . . . . 1.

  17. Director Position Center for Urban Transportation

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    Arslan, Hüseyin

    Director Position Center for Urban Transportation The Center for Urban Transportation Research for state policymakers, transportation agencies, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR conducts of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department

  18. Containers : project for a new urbanism

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    Ghasemkhani, Yashar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This project investigates the possibilities of a new urbanism in vast territories of urban industrial and logistics landscapes, which have become a significant feature of the American city. It is a search for a hybrid ...

  19. Urban regeneration : enabled by mobility centric architecture

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    Higgins, Wayne Charles

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this thesis is to develop a new urban architectural prototype to reinvigorate the British New Town. New models of adaptable, sustainable, architecture and urban design are explored with the ultimate ...

  20. High-resolution urban thermal sharpener (HUTS)

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    Dominguez, Anthony; Kleissl, Jan; Luvall, Jeffrey C; Rickman, Douglas L

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the urban heat island of Houston, Texas,  Remote Sensing of infrared  remote sensing and GIS to asses the urban heat heat island analysis.  Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote 

  1. Field crossings : hybridizing the urban park

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    Cyphers, Scott M

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth and identity of urban open space is a vital issue facing our cities today. The development and revitalization of old industrial centers in the United States has prompted urban transformations in usage, densification ...

  2. Water Conservation with Urban Landscape Plants

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    Hip, B. W.; Giordano, C.; Simpson, B.

    Water shortages are a common problem in much of the southwest. Increasing urbanization and increasing population places greater demands on dwindling water supplies. Over half of the water used in urban areas of the southwest is used...

  3. Urban waterfront : problems and potentials of Boston

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    Hossain, Mohammad Iqbal

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The essence of this thesis is based on the fact that downtown waterfronts are special urban areas in a city. These areas offer unique opportunities for providing cultural and recreational public amenities to urban life. ...

  4. BICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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    Hochberg, Michael

    for expanding their cycling networks, combined with a range of complementary programs such as bike sharing, bikeBICYCLE URBANISM SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE ADDRESS Cycling to the Future: Lessons from Cities across the Globe In this talk, John Pucher documents the boom in cycling in both European and North American cities

  5. Urban Racial Segregation Measures Comparison

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    Djonie, Jamil

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    . Douglas Wunneburger, from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning for his guidance and support through the course of this research. His GIS classes have opened my eyes to a new powerful tool to analyze from a different view. I wish...

  6. Urban/Suburban Landscape & Conservation

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    Dever, Jennifer A.

    of groundwater 5) Increased production of CO2 #12;3 Ground water pollution due to "storm run-off" - Construction.S. was fairly distinctly split into localized urban- industrial landscapes and widespread rural landscapes to development pressure in terms of housing, infrastructure and industry Impacting habitat cont. 1) Fragmentation

  7. The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship &

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    -commerce business models; effective communication for women in business; and technology transfer and countertradeThe Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) Business Science Technology business.rutgers.edu Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ­ founded 1766 Business Science Technology

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing urban contamination Sample Search...

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    12;Urban Soil - Compaction 12;Urban... Engineering Urban Soils to Improve Landscape Tree Performance P. Eric Wiseman, Ph.D. Assistant... Professor, Urban Forestry ... Source:...

  9. Urbanizing Watersheds and Changing River Flood Dynamics: Implications for Urban Wetland Restoration

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    Simmons, M.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urbanization alters river hydrology, morphology, water quality, and habitat and ecology. Most of these associated changes are due to an increase in impervious surface cover (ISC) throughout the watershed. But the spatial location of urban areas...

  10. Urban Parks: The Value of Small Urban Parks, Plazas and Other Outdoor Spaces

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    Shafer, Carl Scott; Jacob, John

    2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    People need parks. Great urban parks are places where communities come together, people interact, and social capital develops. Learn the characteristics of great urban parks and how they are created....

  11. SproutslO Urban Microfarm : interactive indoor farming system for urban use

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    Farah, Jennifer Broutin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SproutslO Urban Microfarm is an interactive farming system that enables people to reliably grow and access healthy produce in urban areas. The introduction of a localized system with the capacity to induce scalar impact ...

  12. Urban settlement issues : observations from 181 surveys of urban dwelling environments in developing countries

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    Wang, Chih-chien, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations and summaries were made on 181 surveys of urban dwelling environments in developing countries, carried out by members of the Urban Settlement Design Program (U.S.D.P.), at MIT. The focus of this study is in ...

  13. An urban weather generator coupling a building simulation program with an urban canopy model

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    Bueno Unzeta, Bruno

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The increase in air temperature observed in urban environments compared to the undeveloped rural surroundings, known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, is being intensely studied, due to its adverse environmental and ...

  14. Boundaries to membranes : the urban project revisited : an urban strategy for Rio de Janeiro, Zona Norte

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    Dudek, Phebe (Phebe Helena Melania)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates urban boundaries in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The Zona Norte transitioned in the last hundred years from a rural outskirts area of Rio, into its industrial hinterland, into a fully urbanized ...

  15. Strategies for systemic urban constructed wetlands

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    Balderas-Guzmán, Celina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As a result of ubiquitous impermeable surfaces, conventional water management and stormwater infrastructure, and the resultant degradation of natural hydrologic networks, most American urban areas have suffered severely ...

  16. 1Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006 Assessment of Urban

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    1Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006 Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006 January 2008 #12;2 Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006 Committee Prof. Robson (chair) Prof. Albrechts Prof. Bailey Prof

  17. An Inside Look at Bogot's Urban Renewal From Broad Urban Stories to Everyday Tales

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    was considered the sixth-best city in Latin America to do business. Yet the process has not been free1 An Inside Look at Bogotá's Urban Renewal From Broad Urban Stories to Everyday Tales Camilo Andrés process of urban renewal that fostered the insertion of the city in the international scene. In order

  18. TRAN KHAC et al. Urban lakes: interaction between phytoplankton

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    through physical-chemical and biological field data collection and (2) simultaneously to survey, are common in urban and peri-urban landscape. Urban lakes play a key role in recreation and storing rainwater

  19. Faculty perceptions of presidential leadership in urban school reform

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    McClendon, Rodney Prescott

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The study examined urban university faculty members’ perceptions of their presidents’ leadership role in urban school reform. The population for this study consisted of faculty members from five urban research universities. All of the universities...

  20. Comparative Analysis of Urban Atmospheric Aerosol by Particle...

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    Analysis of Urban Atmospheric Aerosol by Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE), Proton Elastic Scattering Analysis Comparative Analysis of Urban Atmospheric Aerosol by...

  1. Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban Native Youth in STEM Education Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban Native Youth in STEM...

  2. Gauging Improvements in Urban Building Energy Policy in India

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    Williams, Christopher

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban Building Energy Policy in India Christopher WilliamsUrban Building Energy Policy in India Christopher Williamsefficiency policies and programs in India are in an active

  3. Urban agriculture is a gateway to healthy foods

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    Pérez, John A

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    healthy tomorrow. Urban agriculture has multiple benefitsWestlake. 192 CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE • VOLUME 67 , NUMBER 4Editorial Urban agriculture is a gateway to healthy foods A

  4. Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Wind Energy in Urban...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Wind Energy in Urban Environments Webinar (text version) Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Wind Energy in Urban Environments...

  5. High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY - Building America Top Innovation High Performance Without Increased Cost: Urbane Homes, Louisville, KY -...

  6. HYDROGEN FROM BIOMASS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION

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    biomass, such as peanut shells, for urban transportation. The process involves pyrolysis of the biomassHYDROGEN FROM BIOMASS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION Collaborating Project Team Y. Yeboah (PI) and K and liquid fuels) · Potential sources of hydrogen include biomass, natural gas and other fossil fuels. #12

  7. Urban PDE dynamics: Situating PRIPODE research in

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    Columbia University

    development on the urban fringe Investment in real estate drives up rents (through land speculation) The poor urban policymakers 1. Water & sanitation 2. Waste disposal 3. Slum & Informal settlements 4. Air pollution #12;9 Water & Sanitation Source: UN Statistics Division 2005 Total House Connections MDG Target 10

  8. Effective Fall 2014 Requirements for the Urban Architecture and

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    Effective Fall 2014 8.20.14 Requirements for the Urban Architecture and Urban Design Specialization Required Core Courses: (13 credits) ________ ARCH 507 Sustainable Urbanism (3 credits) ________ ARCH 535 as part of the urban architecture specialization in Portland. In the case that one or more of these course

  9. Iron speciation in urban dust

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    Elzinga, E.J.; Fitts, J.; Gao, Y.; Tappero, R.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved understanding of anthropogenic impacts on ocean fertility requires knowledge of anthropogenic dust mineralogy and associated Fe speciation as a critical step toward developing Fe solubility models constrained by mineralogical composition. This study explored the utility of micro-focused X-ray absorption spectroscopy ({mu}-XAS) in characterizing the speciation of Fe in urban dust samples. A micro-focused beam of 10 x 7 {mu}m made possible the measurement of the Fe K edge XAS spectra of individual dust particles in the PM5.6 size fraction collected in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Spectral analysis indicated the presence of mixtures of Fe-containing minerals within individual dust particles; we observed significant magnetite content along with other Fe(III)-(hydr)oxide minerals which could not be conclusively identified. Our data indicate that detailed quantitative determination of Fe speciation requires extended energy scans to constrain the types and relative abundance of Fe species present. We observe heterogeneity in Fe speciation at the dust particle level, which underscores the importance of analyzing a statistically adequate number of particles within each dust sample. Where possible, {mu}-XAS measurements should be complemented with additional characterization techniques such as {mu}-XRD and bulk XAS to obtain a comprehensive picture of the Fe speciation in dust materials. X-ray microprobes should be used to complement bulk methods used to determine particle composition, methods that fail to record particle heterogeneity. Keywords - Urban dust; Iron; Speciation; Micro-focused X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

  10. Urban Retrofit: A Whole-Watershed Approach to Urban Stormwater Management

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    Lithander, Becky

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rainwater  catchment  cisterns     Derby/Po)er  Creek  Watershed:  Urban  Stormwater  for   managing  stormwater.  Rainwater  catchment  can  be  Stormwater  Management. ”   Capturing  rainwater  runoff  

  11. Urban Decontamination Experience at Pripyat Ukraine - 13526

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    Paskevych, Sergiy [Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 36 a Kirova str. Chornobyl, Kiev region, 07200 (Ukraine)] [Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 36 a Kirova str. Chornobyl, Kiev region, 07200 (Ukraine); Voropay, Dmitry [Federal State Unitary Enterprise 'Russian State Center of Inventory and Registration and Real Estate - Federal Bureau of Technical Inventory', 37-2 Bernadsky Prospekt, Moscow Russia 119415 (Russian Federation)] [Federal State Unitary Enterprise 'Russian State Center of Inventory and Registration and Real Estate - Federal Bureau of Technical Inventory', 37-2 Bernadsky Prospekt, Moscow Russia 119415 (Russian Federation); Schmieman, Eric [Battelle Memorial Institute, PO Box 999 MSIN K6-90, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)] [Battelle Memorial Institute, PO Box 999 MSIN K6-90, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the efficiency of radioactive decontamination activities of the urban landscape in the town of Pripyat, Ukraine. Different methods of treatment for various urban infrastructure and different radioactive contaminants are assessed. Long term changes in the radiation condition of decontaminated urban landscapes are evaluated: 1. Decontamination of the urban system requires the simultaneous application of multiple methods including mechanical, chemical, and biological. 2. If a large area has been contaminated, decontamination of local areas of a temporary nature. Over time, there is a repeated contamination of these sites due to wind transport from neighboring areas. 3. Involvement of earth-moving equipment and removal of top soil by industrial method achieves 20-fold reduction in the level of contamination by radioactive substances, but it leads to large amounts of waste (up to 1500 tons per hectare), and leads to the re-contamination of treated areas due to scatter when loading, transport pollutants on the wheels of vehicles, etc.. (authors)

  12. Cornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives ACSF Lunch Summary

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Sustainability Initiatives lunch. After introductions of participants, Josh Cerra (Landscape Architecture) gave sustainability initiatives conducted in cooperation with Landscape Architecture in the ethnically diverseCornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives ACSF Lunch Summary Compiled by Marianne Krasny (NTRES

  13. Counter urban transformation in Istanbul Beyoglu

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    Uzunyayla, Sakine Dicle

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban transformation has become central to the Turkish government's neo-liberal program of commercial development for Istanbul. These transformations have provoked public discontent and passionate responses, the largest ...

  14. Methods for Allocating Urban Emergency Units

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    Chaiken, Jan M.

    An urban emergency service system provides mobile units (vehicles) to respond to requests for service which can occur at any time and any place throughout a city. This paper surveys recent quantitative work aimed at improving ...

  15. Biofuels grant..........................3 Urban design video.................3

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    Minnesota, University of

    · Biofuels grant..........................3 · Urban design video.................3 A monthly report represent- ing regional organizations, local governments, and regulatory agencies. TIRP is intended, and fostering collaboration between government and academia. Dawn Spanhake, CTS assistant director of program

  16. Urban solarium : thermal performance in Boston

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    Hsu, Juliet Chia-Wen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the issue of energy efficiency through the lens of thermal performance in the context of urban housing in the city of Boston. Located in the historic brick row house neighborhood of the South End, the ...

  17. Ecotransology : integrated design for urban mobility

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    Joachim, Mitchell Whitney

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis demonstrates a rethinking of urban mobility through ecological design. Human mobility and ecological accountability are inextricably linked in city design; our current world ecological crisis underscores this ...

  18. Metromorphosis : evolution on the urban island

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    Vezina, Kenrick (Kenrick Freitas)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cities are very much alive. Like islands, they provide a natural testing ground for evolution. With more than half of the world's population living in urban areas now, the influence cities have on the planet's life is ...

  19. Webinar: Tapping Into Wind in Urban Environments

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This live webinar presented by DOE on "Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments" will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m....

  20. The urban garden : Port Alliance, Texas

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    Manning, Isaac Hall, 1958-

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on of three urban parks; Central Park i n New York , the Fens to Franklin Park in Boston, and Rock Creek Park in washington, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and the growth of the cities around them. ...

  1. Urban Parks: Volunteers and Civic Engagement

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    Schuett, Michael A.

    2007-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    When citizens are engaged with urban park and recreation departments, everyone benefits. This publication describes successful programs that involve community volunteers, and explains what managers can do to engage citizens in such programs....

  2. 5, 1118311213, 2005 simulation of urban

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    com-25 plex, and hence, it requires a special treatment. The surface energy balance is the 11184 #12/surfaces and urban districts such as city center, high buildings, industrial, and residential. Results showed strong

  3. Sustainable and equitable urban environments in Asia

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    Badshah, Akhtar

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study identifies some of the factors and conditions that can encourage the development of sustainable and equitable urban environments. It argues that cities will continue to grow and that it is not productive to view ...

  4. Urban Water Conservation along the Rio Grande

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    Silvey, Valeen; Kaiser, Ronald; Lesikar, Bruce; Runyan, Craig

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban Water Conservation along the Rio Grande THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY An Inventory of Water Conservation Programs TR 269 SP 201 Valeen Silvy, 1 Ronald Kaiser, 2 Bruce Lesikar 3 and Craig Runyan... water running into the streets from irrigation systems. Urban water conservation incorporates water- saving measures and incentives for the home, on the landscape and throughout the city water distribution system. It is easy to differentiate be...

  5. How Can China Lighten Up? Urbanization, Industrialization and Energy Demand Scenarios

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    urbanization and trade to elucidate the energy and emissionsindustrial energy use, lower urbanization and trade as wellof urbanization rate and trade as well as energy efficiency

  6. Iron Speciation in Urban Dust

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    E Elzinga; Y Gao; J Fitts; R Tappero

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved understanding of anthropogenic impacts on ocean fertility requires knowledge of anthropogenic dust mineralogy and associated Fe speciation as a critical step toward developing Fe solubility models constrained by mineralogical composition. This study explored the utility of micro-focused X-ray absorption spectroscopy ({mu}-XAS) in characterizing the speciation of Fe in urban dust samples. A micro-focused beam of 10 x 7 {micro}m made possible the measurement of the Fe K edge XAS spectra of individual dust particles in the PM5.6 size fraction collected in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Spectral analysis indicated the presence of mixtures of Fe-containing minerals within individual dust particles; we observed significant magnetite content along with other Fe(III)-(hydr)oxide minerals which could not be conclusively identified. Our data indicate that detailed quantitative determination of Fe speciation requires extended energy scans to constrain the types and relative abundance of Fe species present. We observe heterogeneity in Fe speciation at the dust particle level, which underscores the importance of analyzing a statistically adequate number of particles within each dust sample. Where possible, {mu}-XAS measurements should be complemented with additional characterization techniques such as {mu}-XRD and bulk XAS to obtain a comprehensive picture of the Fe speciation in dust materials. X-ray microprobes should be used to complement bulk methods used to determine particle composition, methods that fail to record particle heterogeneity.

  7. 2007 Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event Application of satellite Remote Sensing for Urban

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2007 Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event Application of satellite Remote Sensing for Urban Risk Analysis: a case study of the 2003 extreme heat wave in Paris Bénédicte Dousset Hawaii Institute@ogs.trieste.it Abstract ­ Satellite observations are used to monitor the August 2003 heat wave in Paris

  8. Scaling the Daytime Urban Heat Island and Urban-Breeze Circulation JULIA HIDALGO

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    an atmospheric numerical model coupled with an urban surface energy balance (SEB) model. For example, simulations atmospheric Nonhydrostatic Meso- scale (Meso-NH) model (Lafore et al. 1998) with a Town Energy Balance urban parameters chosen were the size of the city, the height of the thermal inversion topping the mixed turbulent

  9. ISDA 2010, Montpellier 28-30 Juin 2010 1 URBAN AND PERI URBAN HORTICULTURE AND

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    are spreading into rural areas. There is increasing population densities even in remote areas, with households agriculteurs évoluent en Afrique, caractérisé par la transition vers une population à majorité urbaine et l the capability approach to analyse the impact of urban and peri urban horticulture on development in Africa

  10. Position Information Job Title Extension Assistant/Associate Professor -Urban Forestry

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Position Information Job Title Extension Assistant/Associate Professor - Urban Forestry Department field of urban forestry, with a focus on urbanization and changing land use. Potential topics include faculty. Extension responsibilities include developing and coordinating a statewide urban forestry

  11. Solar hydrogen for urban trucks

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    Provenzano, J.: Scott, P.B.; Zweig, R. [Clean Air Now, Northridge, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Air Now (CAN) Solar Hydrogen Project, located at Xerox Corp., El Segundo, California, includes solar photovoltaic powered hydrogen generation, compression, storage and end use. Three modified Ford Ranger trucks use the hydrogen fuel. The stand-alone electrolyzer and hydrogen dispensing system are solely powered by a photovoltaic array. A variable frequency DC-AC converter steps up the voltage to drive the 15 horsepower compressor motor. On site storage is available for up to 14,000 standard cubic feet (SCF) of solar hydrogen, and up to 80,000 SCF of commercial hydrogen. The project is 3 miles from Los Angeles International airport. The engine conversions are bored to 2.9 liter displacement and are supercharged. Performance is similar to that of the Ranger gasoline powered truck. Fuel is stored in carbon composite tanks (just behind the driver`s cab) at pressures up to 3600 psi. Truck range is 144 miles, given 3600 psi of hydrogen. The engine operates in lean burn mode, with nil CO and HC emissions. NO{sub x} emissions vary with load and rpm in the range from 10 to 100 ppm, yielding total emissions at a small fraction of the ULEV standard. Two trucks have been converted for the Xerox fleet, and one for the City of West Hollywood. A public outreach program, done in conjunction with the local public schools and the Department of Energy, introduces the local public to the advantages of hydrogen fuel technologies. The Clean Air Now program demonstrates that hydrogen powered fleet development is an appropriate, safe, and effective strategy for improvement of urban air quality, energy security and avoidance of global warming impact. Continued technology development and cost reduction promises to make such implementation market competitive.

  12. Constructing a GIS-based 3D urban model using LiDAR and aerial photographs

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    Lin, Wei-Ming

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ; Rau and Chen 2001; Shiode 2001; Zhou et al. 2004). The 3D urban modeling technique enables urban residents to visualize future urban construction and development. It also supports standard activities of urban design and city planning and allows... of geometric information about urban objects, and it is an efficient tool for designing and creating urban objects (Sinning-Meister et al 1996). The contemporary CAD systems also offer full 3D rendering capability to visualize urban objects and the urban...

  13. Urban Form Energy Use and Emissions in China: Preliminary Findings and Model Proof of Concept

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    Aden, Nathaniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of rural biomass by urban commercial energy services. Thisof rural biomass by urban commercial energy services. 2 End-

  14. Effects of urbanization on stream channel morpology, Madisonville, Texas

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    Harris, Daniel Lee

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the effects of urban development on two small streams near Madisonville, Texas. One stream is natural and used as a control against which Town Branch, the urbanized stream, is compared. Changes in width, depth, and channel...

  15. Digital places : rethinking urban elements : the case of the tower

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    Gichuhi, Christopher M. (Christopher Mwethera), 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Problem - How can we make working, living and all aspects of our life in the urban tower more palatable? How can we create environment at the urban tower scale. With technology as one of the biggest drivers of social and ...

  16. Urban acupuncture as a strategy for São Paulo

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    Shieh, Leonardo

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is the study of one city, São Paulo, and one idea, how small and precise architectural interventions can be catalytic to major urban transformations. The largest urban agglomeration in the southern hemisphere is ...

  17. Architecture of the rail : exploring the potential of urban infrastructure

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    Iboshi, Gregory Kenji

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is the pursuit of a sensitivity for the relationship between urban infrastructure and architectural form, an attempt to restore a quality of "publicness" in the urban landscape through the implementation of a ...

  18. Modernity of Chinese urban neighborhoods : toward new spatial forms

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    Yi, Qian, 1973-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is always a general dilemma about how to balance technology and humanity in urban neighborhood development. Modem technology creates many new spatial forms for Chinese urban neighborhoods, but it also destroys many ...

  19. Transportation planning for mega events : a model of urban change

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    Kassens, Eva

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    My study is about opportunities for revolutionary developments in urban transport. Often, we think of transport and urban development as an evolutionary process, yet there exist a few opportunities for cities to revolutionize ...

  20. Crowdsourcing urban air temperatures from smartphone battery?temperatures

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    Overeem, A.

    Accurate air temperature observations in urban areas are important for meteorology and energy demand planning. They are indispensable to study the urban heat island effect and the adverse effects of high temperatures on ...

  1. Approximate translation : media, narrative, and experience in urban design

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    Crisman, Jonathan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Approximate translation is developed as a design process through which the place-embedded history of an urban environment can be understood, allowing for better design and intervention in that urban environment. Generally, ...

  2. Insects in urban brownfields Analyses of species occurrences,

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    Kleyer, Michael

    Insects in urban brownfields Analyses of species occurrences, community composition, and trait brownfields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.4 Habitat models forces for insects in urban brownfields 41 4.1 Introduction

  3. Exploding the edge : inversions into the urban landscape

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    Chia, Katherine Kai-sun

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the relationship between building and green space in a dense urban environment in order to create a humane contemplative experience of individual and collective memory. The urban environment has the ...

  4. Stadium development and urban renewal : a look at Washington, DC

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    Rizzo, James W. (James Watson)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the factors, related to urban stadium development, that act as a catalyst for subsequent local urban renewal. Over the recent decades there has been substantial debate related to stadium or arena ...

  5. Lakeside: Merging Urban Design with Scientific Analysis

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    Guzowski, Leah; Catlett, Charlie; Woodbury, Ed

    2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. One such tool, called LakeSim, has been prototyped with an initial focus on consumer-driven energy and transportation demand, through a partnership with the Chicago-based architectural and engineering design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Clean Energy Trust and developer McCaffery Interests. LakeSim began with the need to answer practical questions about urban design and planning, requiring a better understanding about the long-term impact of design decisions on energy and transportation demand for a 600-acre development project on Chicago's South Side - the Chicago Lakeside Development project.

  6. Lakeside: Merging Urban Design with Scientific Analysis

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    Guzowski, Leah; Catlett, Charlie; Woodbury, Ed

    2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. One such tool, called LakeSim, has been prototyped with an initial focus on consumer-driven energy and transportation demand, through a partnership with the Chicago-based architectural and engineering design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Clean Energy Trust and developer McCaffery Interests. LakeSim began with the need to answer practical questions about urban design and planning, requiring a better understanding about the long-term impact of design decisions on energy and transportation demand for a 600-acre development project on Chicago's South Side - the Chicago Lakeside Development project.

  7. Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, by Peter Calthorpe

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    Kim, Hyungkyoo

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    another Green Urbanism (Beatley 1999), all of which shareVolume 26, 2013 References Beatley, Timothy. 1999. Green

  8. Lecture plan and speakers *Skinner/Urban

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    Hida, Haruzo

    :30-8:30 S *Brakocevic 9:15-10:30 *Januszewski 10:45-12.00 lunch Kakde 1:30-2:30 coffee Pilloni 3:00-4:00 Skinner/Urban 4:10-5:10 Excursion 5:30- S Skinner/Urban 9:15-10:15 Januszewski 10:25-11.25 Pilloni 11:35-12.35 end *90minutes/75 · Fabian Januszewski (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) p-adic Rankin-Selberg convolutions · Mahesh Kakde

  9. 10th Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden Environmental impact assessment of urban mobility plan

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Urban Futures for a Sustainable World, Göteborg : Sweden (2010)" #12;health impacts, and (ii10th Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden Environmental impact, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emission) numerical simulations with a chain of physically

  10. Impact of utilizing 3D digital urban models on the design content of urban design plans in US cities

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    Al-Douri, Firas A. Salman

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Some experts suggest that urban design plans in US cities may lack adequate coverage of the essential design aspects, particularly three-dimensional design aspects of the physical environment. Digital urban models and information technology tools...

  11. Sustainable Urbanism : an examination of environmentally responsible neighborhood developments in Europe and lessons for sustainable urban planning

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    Kasioumi, Eirini

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The emergence of the sustainable development concept at the end of the 1980s triggered the intensification of the environmental sustainability discourse in urban design and planning. The vision of sustainable urbanism ...

  12. Stocrestr Cymru o Goed Trefol Wales Inventory of Urban Trees

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    Stocrestr Cymru o Goed Trefol Wales Inventory of Urban Trees #12;31/01/20132 Wales Inventory Inventory of Urban Trees To improve our understanding of distribution and canopy cover of urban trees and woodlands Provide a base-line to monitor change over time Intention is that inventory will also be of use

  13. On Parameter Estimation of Urban Storm-Water Runoff Model

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    On Parameter Estimation of Urban Storm-Water Runoff Model Pedro Avellaneda1 ; Thomas P. Ballestero2 of these parameters are provided for modeling purposes and other urban storm-water quality applications. A normal runoff models are commonly used for urban storm-water quality applications DeCoursey 1985; Tsi- hrintzis

  14. Urban Consortium Energy Task Force - Year 21 Final Report

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    NONE

    2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Urban Consortium Energy Task Force (UCETF), comprised of representatives of large cities and counties in the United States, is a subgroup of the Urban Consortium, an organization of the nation's largest cities and counties joined together to identify, develop and deploy innovative approaches and technological solutions to pressing urban issues.

  15. Appendix H Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment Urban Influence Areas

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    1 Appendix H ­ Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment Urban Influence Areas Overview of the Urban and Community Forestry Layer 1. Start with Night Lights data and clip to Colorado Boundary code = 11020). a. Create a new shapefile called UrbanInfluenceAreas_withCapacity.shp. b. Add fields

  16. Partitioning a Deformed Urban Grid Leonard Hagger Ian Sanders

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    Wismath, Stephen

    a convex map of the deformed urban grid. These algorithms are very similar and would #12;nd the same convex map of any given deformed urban grid. In this research I present two di#11;erent algorithms to solve this problem. Both are shown to #12;nd a signi#12;cantly better convex map of the deformed urban grid. The #12

  17. Motivations for Conserving Urban Biodiversity DONALD C. DEARBORN

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    Kark, Salit

    Essay Motivations for Conserving Urban Biodiversity DONALD C. DEARBORN AND SALIT KARK Department, the fundamental value of conserving urban biodiversity re- mains controversial. How much of a fixed budget should seven possible motivations for urban biodiversity conservation: preserving local biodiversity, creating

  18. URBAN EXTENTS P a c i f i c

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    Columbia University

    URBAN EXTENTS Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Guyana Peru Paraguay Suriname Uruguay Venezuela Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), Population Density Boundaries Note: National boundaries are derived from the population grids and thus may appear coarse. Urban

  19. Roles of Urban Tree Canopy and Buildings in Urban Heat Island Effects: Parameterization and Preliminary Results

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    alongside roadways and buildings, the modified WRF-UCM is used to in- vestigate how urban trees, soil surfaces causes in- creased runoff, decreased evapotranspiration, increased solar radiation absorption

  20. Food urbanism : urban agriculture as a strategy to facilitate social mobility in informal settlements

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    Amirtahmasebi, Rana

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Can community-based urban agriculture generate stronger communities? How is this possible? This thesis explores the possibility of community development through application of community gardens in an informal settlement ...

  1. Improvement of modelling capabilities for assessing urban contamination : The EMRAS Urban Remediation Working Group.

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    Thiessen, K. M.; Batandjieva, B.; Andersson, K. G.; Arkhipov, A.; Charnock, T. W.; Gallay, F.; Gaschak, S.; Golikov, V.; Hwang, W. T.; Kaiser, J. C.; Kamboj, S.; Steiner, M.; Tomas, J.; Trifunovic, D.; Yu, C.; Ziemer, R. L.; Zlobenko, B.; Environmental Science Division; SENES Oak Ridge; IAEA; Riso National Lab.; Chernobyl Center for Nuclear Safety; Health Protection Agency; IRSN; Inst. of Radiation Hygene of the Ministry of Public Health, Russian Federation; KAERI, Republic of Korea; GSF, Germany; BfS, Germany; CPHR, Cuba; State Office for Radiation Protection, Croatia; AECL, Canada; National Academy of Science, Ukraine

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Urban Remediation Working Group of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Environmental Modeling for Radiation Safety (EMRAS) programme was established to improve modeling and assessment capabilities for radioactively contaminated urban situations, including the effects of countermeasures. An example of the Working Group's activities is an exercise based on Chernobyl fallout data in Ukraine, which has provided an opportunity to compare predictions among several models and with available measurements, to discuss reasons for discrepancies, and to identify areas where additional information would be helpful.

  2. Urban fox squirrel ecology and management

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    McCleery, Robert Alan

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    I studied the habitat selection, survival, and anti-predator behaviors of the fox squirrel (Siurus niger) across the urban-rural gradient in College Station, Texas. From two years of tracking the radio locations of 82 fox squirrels, my data...

  3. Environmental costs and benefits of urban forests

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    Rose, Michael R.

    Disservice #12;Desired outcome: Minimize or offset urban GHG emissions Supporting ecosystem services: Carbon N2O and energy use offsets soil carbon Townsend-Small and Green, In press #12;Question: What happens. 2008 #12;Net Ecosystem Production Evapotranspiration Nutrient Cycling Carbon sequestration Water

  4. Study of Pollutant Dispersion in Urban Environments

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    Allen, Gabrielle

    power plant using coal releases great amounts of harmful gases to produce the electric energy head: Study of pollutant dispersion in urban environments #12;Abstract Computational simulations can mechanics with the use of computer models and simulations. In this study the simulations of the complex

  5. Restoration projects within urban systems frequently encounter

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    Curran, Joanna C.

    designers to the use of models to predict the discharge associated with bankfull water surface elevation calculated for a given storm event can vary considerably by the use of modeling alone. It is much moreAbstract Restoration projects within urban systems frequently encounter various complexities

  6. 1 INTRODUCTION Urban lifelines include electricity, communication,

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    Spencer Jr., B.F.

    and functions, form recovery obstacles mutually, and lead to secondary disaster. The disaster of all lifelines and the relationship between the effect degree sequence and the post-quake recovery time sequence are studied by both, it will followed by functional Urban lifelines effects degree sequence and recovery time sequence Youpo Su, Yajie

  7. MAGNITUDE OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACES IN URBAN AREAS

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    /ac-yr Cubic Feet per Acres-Year iv #12;GIS Geographical Information System ha Hectares I Total Quality Database NURP Nationwide Urban Runoff Program P Phosphorus PLSS Public Land Survey System QA/QC Quality Assurance and Quality Control Rv Volumetric Runoff Coefficient GIS Geographical Information System

  8. NFWF Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is accepting applications for up to $2.1 million to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnership for wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration, urban wildlife conservation, stormwater management as well as outreach, education and stewardship.

  9. GNSS Signal Acquisition in Harsh Urban Environments

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    spectrum by allowing cognitive devices to coexist with licensed users, given that the interference caused the effect of radio signal propagation conditions, interfering nodes spatial distribution, and other relevant- work interference, urban radio propagation channel I. INTRODUCTION Recently, the widespread use

  10. Eberhard Morgenroth 1 Urban Water Management

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    Giger, Christine

    dynamic field Worldwide 2'500 Mio. people don't have access to clean water and sanitation. 200'000 km. Semester MS Project Internship 4. Semester Master Thesis Elective courses Sanitation Planning Tomography and Quantitative Image Analysis A concept for providing a sanitary system to the urban poor

  11. http://uex.sagepub.com/ Urban Education

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    of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0042085909352143 2010 45: 58Urban Education Carole R. Beal, Niall M Solving by High School English Language Learners Carole R. Beal,1 Niall M.Adams,2 and Paul R. Cohen1. Beal, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona,Tucson AZ 85721 Email: crbeal

  12. Promotional plan: the Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington

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    Pesl, Suzanne R.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    promotional activities enacted by the Center for Urban Horticulture. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Upon the completion of this phase in my life, there are several people I would like to acknowledge for their support and guidance. First, the Center for Urban... environment for growing a wide range of plants, accessibility of a major research and teaching university (with established Departments of Forestry and Botany), enthusiastic support from local horticultural societies, and instant access to an urban "field...

  13. Guidelines and Toolkits for Urban Transport Development in Medium...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    practitioners in states and municipal governments who are concerned with urban transport development in medium-sized cities in India. In addition, officials within the central...

  14. Methodology for Assesment of Urban Water Planning Objectives

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    Meier, W. L.; Thornton, B. M.

    TR-51 1973 Methodology for Assessment of Urban Water Planning Objectives W.L. Meier B.M. Thornton Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  15. taking charge : optimizing urban charging infrastructure for shared electric vehicles

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    Subramani, Praveen

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis analyses the opportunities and constraints of deploying charging infrastructure for shared electric vehicles in urban environments. Existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure for privately owned vehicles ...

  16. Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Urbane...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed walls, high-efficiency heat pumps, and ducts in conditioned space. Urbane Homes - Louisville, KY More Documents &...

  17. Evaluating Exhaust Emission Performance of Urban Buses Using...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND 2004 DEER Conference Aug 28 - Sept 2, Coronado, California, USA VTT PROCESSES Kimmo Erkkil 1 EVALUATING EXHAUST EMISSION PERFORMANCE OF URBAN...

  18. Urban Land and Housing Markets in the Punjab, Pakistan

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    David E. Dowall; Peter Ellis

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    County Madera County Kings County Tulare County Kern Countywill be urbanized. Madera and Kings counties will also seeMadera, Merced, Kings, and Tulare counties. The results of

  19. Beyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty,

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    Denham, Graham

    resistance, ozone depletion, asthma and heavy metal toxicity · The program also supports student and facultyBeyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty, pollution

  20. Model for Sustainable Urban Design With Expanded Sections on...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Design With Expanded Sections on Distributed Energy Resources, February 2004 Model for Sustainable Urban Design With Expanded Sections on Distributed Energy Resources, February...

  1. Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    in Cities with Data Scarcity Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Urban Development Priorities - Development of a Rapid Assessment Tool for...

  2. Quality and Price Perceptions of Urban Chinese Consumers.

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    Zhang , Chun

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Abstract Quality and price are two product attributes that urban Chinese consumers always take into consideration in the evaluation of alternative brands. Understanding how they… (more)

  3. Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH...

  4. Sustainable Urban Development: A Literature Review and Analysis

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    Wheeler, Stephen

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Introduction I. What is Sustainable Development in General?PAGE Definitions of Sustainable Development Perspectiveson Sustainable Development Perspectives on Sustainable Urban

  5. renewable energy -building science -urban physics LESO LUNCHTIME* LECTURES

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    Testerman, Donna M.

    renewable energy - building science - urban physics LESO LUNCHTIME* LECTURES Solar Energy the design of luminaires and the appearance of architecture? The lecture by the German architect Thomas

  6. South Africa-Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Countries (URBAN-LEDS) AgencyCompany Organization ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, European Commission, UN Habitat Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable...

  7. Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Project (URBAN LEDS) AgencyCompany Organization ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics Low...

  8. Decentralizing urbanization : harnessing the potential of small cities in India

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    Suri, Sagarika

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Perceived as symbols of national development or degeneration, megacities continue to dominate discourse and action related to urbanization, particularly in developing countries like India. Simultaneously, a large portion ...

  9. Complex Adaptive Systems Simulation-Optimization Framework for Adaptive Urban Water Resources Management

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    Giacomoni, Marcio

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Population growth, urbanization and climate change threaten urban water systems. The rise of demands caused by growing urban areas and the potential decrease of water availability caused by the increase of frequency and severity of droughts...

  10. Music as an Interventional Design Tool for Urban Designers 1. Methodology

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    Mania, Katerina

    into urban elements. The resulting urban environment is a more balanced eco-system, viable and sustainable representation of the urban environment (a facade of the street, square, etc is first transcribed to music score

  11. "Foundation Challenges in Urban Environment" Presented by ASCE Metropolitan Section / Geo-Institute Chapter

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    Merguerian, Charles

    "Foundation Challenges in Urban Environment" Presented by ASCE Metropolitan Section / Geo EXCAVATION STABILITY: A CRITICAL FOUNDATION CONSIDERATION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS Daniel A. Vellone, PG, M: Urban construction environments in rock present unique foundation challenges. Owners, design

  12. Vertical Village : towards a new typology of high-density low-income urban housing

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    Harper, Caleb Benjamin

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apocalyptic global urbanization is old news. For generations statistically supported oracles have warned against the rising tide of rapid urban growth, one must only casually search the keywords "urban slum" on Goggle to ...

  13. Architecture symbiosis--a study of cultural synthesis : urban design proposal for Boston Chinatown

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    Kuo, Hsuyuan

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present thesis will focus on the role of culture in architecture and urbanism. The new environment should represent the identity of its inhabitants and the coherence of existing urban context. Architecture and urban ...

  14. UrbanSolutionsCenter Landscape Maintenance Practices Influence Fire Ant Establishment

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    UrbanSolutionsCenter Landscape Maintenance Practices Influence Fire Ant Establishment Background one of our most economically important pests in urban landscapes. Fire Ants cause extensive mounding are often necessary in urban landscapes around residential and commercial buildings, in parks

  15. A long-term post-project evaluation of an urban stream restoration project (Baxter Creek, El Cerrito, California)

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    Purcell, Alison

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1995. Evaluating stream restoration projects. Environmentalof a small, urban stream restoration project in northernhistory of urban stream restoration. Aquatic Conservation:

  16. TQ4. Human Health and Urbanization How does urbanization affect the local, regional, and global

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    Christian, Eric

    -Questions · How do changes in land cover and land use affect surface energy balance and the sustainability areas are considerably warmer than their rural counterparts and this phenomenon is known as the urban: ·Satellite observations for measurement of surface temperature, energy balance, energy fluxes, emissivity

  17. Smart Beijing: Correlation of Urban Electrical Energy Consumption with Urban Environmental Sensing for Optimizing Distribution Planning

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    Beigl, Michael

    parameters (air quality, noise pollution, traffic levels, water quality, etc.) in a distributed manner and create anomolies in pollution levels in specific locations, such as sporting events, rallies and fairs pollution and a series of other social problems. The urban electrical energy development has also been

  18. Improving urban transport performances by tendering lots : an econometric estimation of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - Improving urban transport performances by tendering lots : an econometric estimation, Christensen & Tretheway 1984), and a large number of econometric estimations had been realised on urban

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - acque reflue urbane Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Improve Landscape Tree Performance Summary: Engineering Urban Soils to Improve Landscape Tree Performance P. Eric Wiseman, Ph.D. Assistant... Professor, Urban Forestry Department...

  20. Finding Space Beyond Variables: An Analytical Review of Urban Space and Social Inequalities

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    Joseph, Lauren

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the Social Organization of Urban Space: Subversions andand Community in Urban Spaces. ” In David Bell & Gill1991. The Production of Space. Transl. Donald Nicholson-

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - atlanta urban rain Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    (2008). Shem and Shepherd (2009) noted that Atlanta creates enhanced convergence at the rural-urban... delineation of urban convection for Atlanta, Georgia. Int. J. Climatol., 30,...

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - attending urban health Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    PUBLIC HEALTH NURSINGURBAN PUBLIC HEALTH (MSMPH), 57 CREDITS... cr. 704 Urban Health Care Systems 3cr. 749 Health PromotionDisease Prevention In Diverse Populations... Urban...

  3. Selection of Native Wetland Plants for Water Treatment of Urban Runoff

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rejmankova, Eliska; Bayer, David E

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    UC Davis KEYWORDS: Wetlands, Water Treatment, Urban Runoff,of Native Wetland Plants for Water Treatment of UrbanValley Wetlands Biomass Response to Heavy Metal Treatment

  4. Fuel cells: providing heat and power in the urban environment

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    Watson, Andrew

    Fuel cells: providing heat and power in the urban environment Jim Halliday, Alan Ruddell, Jane;Fuel cells: providing heat and power in the urban environment Tyndall Centre Technical Report No. 32 efficiencies, and therefore reduced CO2 emissions, compared to conventional centralised generation. Fuel cell

  5. UrbanSolutionsCenter Soil Organic Matter and Compost Utilization

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    UrbanSolutionsCenter Soil Organic Matter and Compost Utilization Background High clay content soils is yard waste compost, and composting is becoming increasingly common in urban areas due to municipal yard waste collection and composting programs such as the one in Plano, Texas. Wastewater biosolids

  6. Urban Pollution Control Strategies Reading: pages 422-437

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    ATOC 3500 Urban Pollution Control Strategies Reading: pages 422-437 Details to come #12;#12;Urban Pollution Control Strategies What we know so far: · Different regions have different issues, but two types, warm, NOx, HCs, ozone, CO) · Pollution is made worse by meteorological conditions called "inversions

  7. Modeling impact of urban air pollution on health

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    Menut, Laurent

    Modeling impact of urban air pollution on health: Preliminary results and testing a methodology with hospitals for the study of air pollution impact on specific deceases (old people admitted in emergency morbidity data and pollutants concentrations at the regional/urban scale Health and air quality in France

  8. Sediment management in sustainable urban drainage system ponds

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    Heal, Kate

    Sediment management in sustainable urban drainage system ponds K.V. Heal*, D.A. Hepburn** and R.lunn@strath.ac.uk) Abstract Since removal and disposal of sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) sediment can incur high maintenance costs, assessments of sediment volumes, quality and frequency of removal are required. Sediment

  9. Persistent pollutants urban rivers sediment survey: implications for pollution control

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    Heal, Kate

    in the motor and construction industries; housekeeping measures to minimise storage and handling risks for oilPersistent pollutants urban rivers sediment survey: implications for pollution control C. Wilson.heal@ed.ac.uk) Abstract The impacts of diffuse urban sources of pollution on watercourses are quantified. A survey of nine

  10. Sustainable Decentralized Model for Solid Waste Management in Urban India

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    Columbia University

    Sustainable Decentralized Model for Solid Waste Management in Urban India Hita Unnikrishnan, Brunda the sustenance of a decentralized solid waste management system in urban India. Towards this end, two a national legislation ­ the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) rules, 2000 (Ministry

  11. Urban Computing With City Dynamics Dr. Yu Zheng

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Urban Computing With City Dynamics Dr. Yu Zheng Lead Researcher Microsoft Research Asia http://research.microsoft.com/en-us flow Human mobility Energy consumption Environment Economic Populations ...... Data available Mobile, person, vehicle, building, and street in the urban areas can be used as a component to sense city

  12. AN URBAN SURFACE EXCHANGE PARAMETERISATION FOR MESOSCALE MODELS

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    boundary layer, Urban climato- logy, Urban energy balance. 1. Introduction The main reason floor) and vertical (walls) surfaces on the wind speed, temperature and turbulent kinetic energy in a bidimensional case of a city over flat terrain. The new parameterisation is shown to be able to reproduce

  13. Energy Usage Attitudes of Urban India IBM Research India

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    Toronto, University of

    Energy Usage Attitudes of Urban India Mohit Jain IBM Research India mohitjain@in.ibm.com Deepika@cs.cmu.edu Amarjeet Singh IIIT Delhi, India amarjeet@iiitd.ac.in Abstract-- Though rapid increase in energy factors affecting energy consumption in urban India. However, the small numbers of participants in those

  14. Department of Entomology JAPANESE BEETLES IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    Department of Entomology E-75-W JAPANESE BEETLES IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE Timothy J. Gibb of the Japanese beetle are found in rural and urban areas throughout Indiana.This insect is most damaging tolawns, E) must first be diluted in water, then applied as a spray. Both spray and granular applications

  15. Energy in the urban environment. Proceedings of the 22. annual Illinois energy conference

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    NONE

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The conference addressed the energy and environmental challenges facing large metropolitan areas. The topics included a comparison of the environmental status of cities twenty years ago with the challenges facing today`s large cities, sustainable economic development, improving the energy and environmental infrastructure, and the changing urban transportation sector. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  16. International Symposium on New Directions in Urban Water Management 12-14 September 2007, UNESCO Paris

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    Boyer, Edmond

    periods. Combined systems are equipped with CSOs' devices to avoid overflows on streets or house basement to reach and maintain a good ecological status (EU, Directive 2000). For highly modified water masses like in urban and periurban areas, the objective of a maximal ecological potential must be defined and reached

  17. Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally Adjusted Not Seasonally Adjusted

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    Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally Documents, Consumer Price Index, Legislative Council Staff, Colo. General Assembly "Other Publications" U. S. and Denver/Boulder Consumer Price Index (CPI) U.S. Denver/Boulder Institutional Research 12/10/2013 #12;

  18. Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally Adjusted Not Seasonally Adjusted

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CGA-LegislativeCouncil/CLC/1209375339625 *Other Economic Research Documents, Consumer Price Index, Legislative Council Staff, Colo. General Assembly "Other Publications" U. S. and Denver/Boulder Consumer Price Index (CPI) U.S. Denver

  19. Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally Adjusted Not Seasonally Adjusted

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm) *Other Economic Research Documents, Consumer Price Index , Legislative Council Staff, Colo. General Assembly "Other Publications" U. S. and Denver/Boulder Consumer Price Index (CPI) U.S. Denver/Boulder http

  20. The different urban efforts to revitalize urban neighborhoods in the United States and the United Kingdom: comparative case study based on governmental responses focusing on urban neighborhood revitalization

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    Ko, Youngho

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    of Housing and Urban Development, 1975) Stable and viable #0;? Homogeneous #0;? New #0;? Single family First Grade "A" Area (green) Well-planned, homogeneous population First Stage New residential construction Stage 1 Single-family residential... to be marked by the dramatic fall of employment opportunities as well as decisions by public and private institutions that were detrimental to urban neighborhoods by discouraging investment and support for social and institutional resources in them...

  1. Landscape and Urban Planning 87 (2008) 269278 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Wang, Le

    Landscape and Urban Planning 87 (2008) 269­278 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Landscape and Urban Planning journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/landurbplan Analyses of urban landscape September 2008 Keywords: Urbanization Satellite image Landscape pattern Petroleum-oriented cities a b s t r

  2. Carbon storage and sequestration by trees in urban and community areas of the United States

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    Carbon storage and sequestration by trees in urban and community areas of the United States David J forestry Tree cover Forest inventory a b s t r a c t Carbon storage and sequestration by urban trees to determine total urban forest carbon storage and annual sequestration by state and nationally. Urban whole

  3. Global Cooling: Effect of Urban Albedo on Global Temperature

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    Akbari, Hashem; Menon, Surabi; Rosenfeld, Arthur

    2007-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In many urban areas, pavements and roofs constitute over 60% of urban surfaces (roof 20-25%, pavements about 40%). The roof and the pavement albedo can be increased by about 0.25 and 0.10, respectively, resulting in a net albedo increase for urban areas of about 0.1. Many studies have demonstrated building cooling-energy savings in excess of 20% upon raising roof reflectivity from an existing 10-20% to about 60%. We estimate U.S. potential savings in excess of $1 billion (B) per year in net annual energy bills. Increasing albedo of urban surfaces can reduce the summertime urban temperature and improve the urban air quality. Increasing the urban albedo has the added benefit of reflecting more of the incoming global solar radiation and countering the effect of global warming. We estimate that increasing albedo of urban areas by 0.1 results in an increase of 3 x 10{sup -4} in Earth albedo. Using a simple global model, the change in air temperature in lowest 1.8 km of the atmosphere is estimated at 0.01K. Modelers predict a warming of about 3K in the next 60 years (0.05K/year). Change of 0.1 in urban albedo will result in 0.01K global cooling, a delay of {approx}0.2 years in global warming. This 0.2 years delay in global warming is equivalent to 10 Gt reduction in CO2 emissions.

  4. Researcher explores economics of U.S. urban water demand

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 24 Researcher explores economics of U.S. urban water demand Photo by: Danielle Supercinski tx H2O | pg. 25 With projected demands for future water supplies becoming more critical, understand- ing urban... contributing to urban water demand in the United States. They analyzed how water use is affected by water prices in nearly 200 U.S. cities. ?It?s interesting that many people still buy into the myth that water demand is not price- sensitive, even though...

  5. Improving the Image, Identity, and Reputation of Urban School Systems

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    Stockwell, Robert R.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This collective qualitative case study explores the ways American urban school districts engage in image management and reputation building activities to sustain their on-going organizational improvement efforts and maintain public support...

  6. A National Assessment of the Intrastructure for Urban Wildlife Management

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    Murphy, Michaela Rene

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ecosystems. Universities and state wildlife agencies are the main driving forces for research and management, and it is crucial that these institutions provide support for managing wildlife in urban environments. Universities (n = 73) and state wildlife...

  7. Methodologies for Analyzing Impact of Urbanization on Irrigation Districts

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    Bonaiti, G.; Fipps, G.

    and structural image information. By overlapping urbanization maps to the water distribution network, we identified critical areas of impact. This impact was expressed as density of network fragments per unit area, or Network Fragmentation Index (NFI). A...

  8. Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program (Connecticut)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Urban and Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program provides up to $100 million in tax credits over a ten-year period to support projects that create jobs and capital investment in under...

  9. The impacts of urbanization on endangered florida key deer

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    Harveson, Patricia Moody

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    for resources between man and wildlife continues, it is important to understand the effects of urbanization on species. Endangered Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) are endemic to the Florida Keys archipelago stretching southwest off the southern tip...

  10. Integrated Planning and Management for Urban Water Supplies

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    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    Positions for Water Supply Reliability ................................. 15 4 Shortage Management Modeling.2: Diagram of Water Supply Reliability Model Structure ..................49 5.3: Steps Used in ShortageIntegrated Planning and Management for Urban Water Supplies Considering Multiple Uncertainties Jay

  11. Effect of Government Policies on Urban and Rural Income Inequality

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    Perloff, Jeffrey M.

    al. (2001), although the impact of the recent welfare reform does not appear to differ greatly that the impact of welfare reform on employment and earnings in the rural areas is smaller than in the urban areas

  12. A review of urban computing for mobile phone traces

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    Jiang, Shan

    In this work, we present three classes of methods to extract information from triangulated mobile phone signals, and describe applications with different goals in spatiotemporal analysis and urban modeling. Our first ...

  13. Intensifying urban thresholds : building continuity for New Bedfords's waterfront

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    Hollister, Susan Elizabeth

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores issues of urban form through an understanding of vernacular traditions in a local context. The exploration consists of looking at the characteristics of a particular place in an attempt to understand ...

  14. Between external and internal space : an urban transition

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    Cappelletti Daniele

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this dissertation is to explore the evolution of both architecture and urban space, in terms of mutual relationship between solids and voids, with particular attention to two transitional moments of ancient and ...

  15. Investing (in) equity : how can urban development internalize social cost?

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    Xypolia, Aspasia, 1976-

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis recognizes the social costs created by privately driven urban development while also acknowledging cities' fiscal dependence on local property taxes. This study is based on the premise that equitable spatial ...

  16. Evaluating undeveloped urban forest resources using color infrared imagery

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    Snelgrove, Robert Todd

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , thereby putting increased pressure on undeveloped rural areas. With urban development expanding into rural areas (mostly non-industrial private forest land), resource managers need to examine existing forest resources and recommend methods of protection...

  17. Successful streets : performance measures, community engagement, and urban street design

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    Steinemann, Jeremy R

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past decade, local transportation agencies have increasingly re-designed urban arterials, their cities' major surface streets, to better accommodate a wide range of users. At the same time, a growing number of ...

  18. Sustainable urban mobility : exploring the role of the built environment

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    Zegras, Pericles Christopher, 1968-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the concept of sustainable mobility within an urban context. In essence, the research aims to answer the question, "What role does a city's built environment play, if any, in the sustainability ...

  19. The engineers and the urban system, 1968-1974/

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    Wood, Alexander Hilton

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The social policy agenda of the Great Society was shaped by the recognition that if broad social improvement was to be achieved in urban America, social planning and state intervention based on systemically acquired expertise ...

  20. Adaptation and adaptability : expectant design for resilience in coastal urbanity

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    Ruskeepää, Laura A. Delaney (Laura Ashley Delaney)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What is the nature of and possibility for urban resiliency through adaptation? Adaptation implies responsiveness to phenomena that are disruptive to a system's functioning; it is a willful evolution in response to changed ...

  1. Exploring urban resilience : violence and infrastructure provision in Karachi

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    Raman, Prassanna

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Urban Resilience and Chronic Violence project at MIT extends the scientific concept of resilience to the analysis of chronic conflict. This thesis builds upon the project by testing the usefulness of a socio-spatial ...

  2. Considerations in the recycling of urban parking garages

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    Paul, Michael Johannes

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of the decreasing use of private automobiles in city centers and because of usual development pressures, some urban parking garages will become available for replacement or recycling. The choice between replacement ...

  3. An urban infill : a residual site in Boston

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    Savvides, Andreas L. (Andreas Loucas)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is concerned with the treatment of residual sites in the context of the urban environment and in particular with the wounds inflicted by the passage of the Massachusetts Turnpike through the city of Boston. The ...

  4. Urban mechanics : the parking garage as an instrument of legibility

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    Martinez, Marcus E. (Marcus Eugene)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    No typology has fragmented urban space more than the parking garage. In fact, the city of Houston's parking contingent practice has a resulted in a garage on 30% of the downtown district.The range from a few underground ...

  5. The urban waterfront in flux : accommodating uncertainty in Brooklyn

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    Young, Jaime Renée

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban waterfronts are host to every shade of a city's development. Once pulsating with trade and production, the very reason for the city's existence, the mid 20th century brought jarring macroeconomic shifts and technological ...

  6. Infinite urban landscapes : a journey through Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Brunetto, Leah B. (Leah Beth)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study explores how the forms of urban landscapes influence and reflect physical and metaphorical journeys through a city. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the artist and researcher investigates the diverse landscapes ...

  7. african urban area: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Riccardo; Giovannini, Luca 2009-01-01 100 Green Solution for the Current Energy Crisis in the Urban Areas of Bangladesh CiteSeer Summary: Abstract This work is focused on...

  8. Proximity of body & mind : urban gym as a heterotopic domain

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    Lee, Hyung Suk, 1971-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present urban space, where an individual is exposed to the conditions of heterogeneity and anonymity, a conventional Bodybuilding Gym opens up certain issues of emplacement of un/nder-spoken men's body and its ...

  9. Estimating material and energy intensities of urban areas

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    Quinn, David James, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this thesis is to develop methods to estimate, analyze and visualize the resource intensity of urban areas. Understanding the resource consumption of the built environment is particularly relevant in cities ...

  10. Urban redevelopment in sunbelt cities : strategies and approaches

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    Moore, James A. (James Andrew), 1959-

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most Sunbelt cities reflect the suburbanization that characterized urban growth and development over the past forty years. Given this dispersion, these cities often contain large areas of strategically located land that ...

  11. Landscape and memory : transformation of an urban river's edge

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    McHugh, Eileen T. (Eileen Teresa), 1966-

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I grew up in Philadelphia. The waterfront and its urban character motivated my original focus combined with architectural interests in dealing with public spaces. The search began for a site which was a locus of intensity ...

  12. update: Emerging research opportunities in global urban ecology

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    La Sorte, Frank A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    populations.   Global  Ecology  and  Bio? geography, 20, Global  change  and  the  ecology  of  cities.   Science, rates in urban areas.  Ecology Letters, 12, 1165– La Sorte, 

  13. Edens islands rooms : the project of the urban interior

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    Mahindroo, Amrita

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The privately owned public interior, defined here as an enclosed urban space owned by a private entity, has been a recurrent character of many 20th century liberal cities. It has today found an epitome in the mega-structural ...

  14. Behavioral ecology of striped skunk: factors influencing urban rabies management

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    Ruffino, Denise Marie

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    within urban areas by using short grass area baiting strategies during the fall season, using dip net capturing for faster surveillance collection, and by initiating a rabies education program targeted at Texas’ primary care physicians and their staff....

  15. Predictability of road traffic and congestion in urban areas

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    Wang, Jingyuan; Li, Jing; Li, Chao; Xiong, Zhang; Wang, Wen-Xu

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mitigating traffic congestion on urban roads, with paramount importance in urban development and reduction of energy consumption and air pollution, depends on our ability to foresee road usage and traffic conditions pertaining to the collective behavior of drivers, raising a significant question: to what degree is road traffic predictable in urban areas? Here we rely on the precise records of daily vehicle mobility based on GPS positioning device installed in taxis to uncover the potential daily predictability of urban traffic patterns. Using the mapping from the degree of congestion on roads into a time series of symbols and measuring its entropy, we find a relatively high daily predictability of traffic conditions despite the absence of any a priori knowledge of drivers' origins and destinations and quite different travel patterns between weekdays and weekends. Moreover, we find a counterintuitive dependence of the predictability on travel speed: the road segment associated with intermediate average travel ...

  16. Architecture/landscape : an urban sanctuary on Boston Harbor

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    Epstein, Richard H. (Richard Hays)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis proposes an urban sanctuary at Chapel Rocks, a peninsula extending into Boston Harbor. The sanctuary includes an ecumenical chapel. restaurant/meeting hall and designed features of the landscape. Several general ...

  17. The urban perspectives of acid rain. Workshop summary

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    Tonn, B.E.

    1993-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents discussions held during a workshop an Urban Perspective of Acid Rain. The workshop was sponsored by the Office of the Director, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). NAPAP anticipates giving increased emphasis to the benefits in urban areas of emissions reductions. The goal of this informal, exploratory workshop was to serve as a first step towards identifying pollutant monitoring, and research and assessment needs to help answer, from an urban perspective, the two key questions posed to NAPAP by Congress: (1) what are the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of the acid rain control program, and (2) what reductions in deposition, rates are needed in order to prevent adverse effects? The workshop addressed research activities needed to respond to these questions. The discussions focused. sequentially, on data needs, data and model availability, and data and modeling gaps. The discussions concentrated on four areas of effects: human health, materials, urban forests, and visibility.

  18. The urbanization of insurgency : shifts in the geography of conflict

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    Calluzzo, Nicholas T

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 20th century witnessed the steady decline of the ability of states, particularly great powers, to defeat insurgencies. During the same period, the world has become both more populous and more urban. As people have taken ...

  19. James R. Thompson College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    James R. Thompson College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs University of Illinois - Chicago 412-262. 2008. Thompson, J. and S. Mastracci. "The Blended Workforce: Alternative Federal Models." Public

  20. Fanonet: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Gurage Urban Migration in Ethiopia

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    Nida, Worku

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Keith. 1992. The Economy of Ethiopia. New York: St. Mania'sAround Addis Ababa, Ethiopia." Annals of the Association of1973. "Urban Development in Ethiopia (1889- 1925)." Jollrnal

  1. Tourism & Urban Development: Building Local Economies & Sense of Place

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    Tourism & Urban Development: Building Local Economies & Sense of Place - Greenwoods Corner - Simon, tourism must sustain and enhance local quality of life ­ "Communities will work for tourism if tourism

  2. Threat-aware Path Planning in Uncertain Urban Environments

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    Aoude, Georges

    This paper considers the path planning problem for an autonomous vehicle in an urban environment populated with static obstacles and moving vehicles with uncertain intents. We propose a novel threat assessment module, ...

  3. Bazaar [+] : addressing critical adjacencies in Mumbai's urban farm

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    Bhat, Arjun (Arjun Devadas)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on the city of Mumbai, and evolves the notion of how "critical adjacency" has been instrumental in guiding the city's urban transformations into modernity. Presently, Mumbai experiences some of the ...

  4. Political participation and transformation in urban China, 1993 and 2002

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    Lou, Diqing

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN URBAN CHINA, 1993 AND 2002 A Dissertation by DIQING LOU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2008 Major Subject: Political Science POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN URBAN CHINA, 1993 AND 2002 A Dissertation by DIQING LOU Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

  5. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in changing urban landscapes

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    Munoz, Anna Maria

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences NESTING ECOLOGY OF MOURNING DOVES IN CHANGING URBAN LANDSCAPES A Thesis by ANNA MARIA MU?OZ Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  6. Modeling sediment in stormwater runoff from urban areas

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    Haster, Thomas Wayne

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Protection Agency's (EPA); Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), (1972) and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer's (USACOE); Storm, Treatment, Overflow and Runoff Model (STORM), (1976) both assumed a linear rate of sediment accumulation on urban watersheds... discharging stormwater runoff into receiving waters. These finalized rules set up a two-part permit application process for cities and urbanized counties. The first part of the permit application process includes inventoring storm-generated pollutants...

  7. AN INVESTIGATION OF REMOTELY SENSED URBAN HEAT ISLAND CLIMATOLOGY

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    Hu, Leiqiu

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    and Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.1 Data and Data Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.2 Analysis Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2... area in this study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 The daily average LSTs of Houston urban and non-Houston urban areas during 11 years. The daily average LSTs are arranged as 8-day period by 45 8-day periods in a year by 11 years...

  8. An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation

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    Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    T.   Williamson, Urban surface energy balance models: model of the international urban energy balance model comparison, The International Urban Energy Balance Models  Comparison 

  9. Boston Architectural College Urban Sustainability Initiative

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    Byers, Arthur C.

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Boston Architectural College's Urban Sustainability initiative is a demonstration project as defined by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. BAC's proposed project with the U.S. Department of Energy - NETL, is a large part of that overall initiative. The BAC's Urban Sustainability Initiative is a multi-part project with several important goals and objectives that will have a significant impact on the surrounding neighborhood including: energy conservation, reduction of storm water runoff, generation of power through alternative energy sources, elimination/reduction of BAC carbon footprint, and to create a vehicle for ongoing public outreach and education. Education and outreach opportunities will serve to add to the already comprehensive Sustainability Design courses offered at BAC relative to energy savings, performance and conservation in building design. At the finish of these essential capital projects there will be technical materials created for the education of the design, sustainability, engineering, community development and historic preservation communities, to inform a new generation of environmentally-minded designers and practitioners, the city of Boston and the general public. The purpose of the initiative, through our green renovations program, is to develop our green alley projects and energy saving renovations to the BAC physical plant, to serve as a working model for energy efficient design in enclosed 19th century and 20th century urban sites and as an educational laboratory for teaching ecological and sustainable technologies to students and the public while creating jobs. The scope of our project as it relates to the BAC and the U.S. Department of Energy- NETL combined efforts includes: Task I of the project is Phase II (Green Alley). Task I encompasses various renovation activities that will demonstrate the effectiveness of permeable paving and ground water recharge systems. It will aid in the reduction of storm water runoff into the Charles River Basin in one of its most significantly polluted sections and, will provide a green renovation mechanism for the redirected storm water of a public alley way. This activity is designed to improve the quality of water recharging the ground water and protecting the vulnerable wood pilings under many of the historic masonry buildings in Boston's Back Bay. Sustainable design research and system monitoring opportunities will also be incorporated, providing ongoing tools for public outreach and education through innovative signage and "virtual tour" technology. The monitoring will include a "building performance dash board" that reflects real time operating conditions and improvements in environmental and economic performance to be prominently displayed on the face of our 320 Newbury Street building (approximately 1.5 million people walk by annually). The project site and demonstration area is located at the rear of 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 and the parking area adjacent to Public Alley #444 in Boston's historic Back Bay. Task II of the project is Geothermal Solution. This task involves the installation of approximately seven Geothermal wells which will tap into the earth's constant underground temperatures to provide air-conditioning and heating for BAC facilities. The environmentally friendly geothermal system uses no fossil fuel, produces no emissions and runs silently, providing a sustainable model for commercial and residential buildings throughout Boston. Ultimately the combination of this project and other projects will assist in making the BAC "carbon-neutral", and could generate enough additional energy to provide free power to the Engine 33 and Ladder 15 Firehouse located at 941 Boylston Street. The project is located at the rear of 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115 and the parking area adjacent to Public Alley #444 in Boston's historic Back Bay. Task III of the project is the Sustainability Design Curriculum at the BAC. The BAC is the nation’s largest independent, multi-disciplinary college of spatial design, and a leader in

  10. Andrew Scott: SDM 10.2010: re:NEWTOWN sustainable urban housing and community 2050 Balancing Urban Housing with Infrastructure Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Andrew Scott: SDM 10.2010: re:NEWTOWN sustainable urban housing and community 2050 Balancing Urban. Professor of Architecture MIT Architect, RIBA AIA copyright Andrew Scott amscott@mit.edu copyright Andrew Scott amscott@mit.edu #12;Andrew Scott: SDM 10.2010: re:NEWTOWN sustainable urban housing and community

  11. Fuel consumption analyses for urban traffic management

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    Bowyer, D.P.; Akcelik, R.; Biggs, D.C.

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A primary output from the fuel consumption research conducted by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the ARRB Special Report, Guide to Fuel Consumption Analyses. This article briefly summarizes the background of the guide, describes its major features, and considers its relevance to urban traffic management decision. The guide was a result of a technical audit of studies relating to energy consumption in traffic and transport systems. A brief summary of the audit process and findings is given. The guide is intended primarily as an aid to effective use of fuel consumption models in the design of traffic management schemes. The forms of four interrelated fuel consumption models of the guide are described and their likely transferability to various situations is indicated. Each traffic and fuel consumption model is appropriate to a particular scale of traffic system. This link is shown for several selected traffic models. As an example, a discussion of the importance of accurate fuel consumption estimates for the case of priority control at a particular intersection is given.

  12. Supersampling and network reconstruction of urban mobility

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    Sagarra, Oleguer; Santi, Paolo; Diaz-Guilera, Albert; Ratti, Carlo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding human mobility is of vital importance for urban planning, epidemiology, and many other fields that aim to draw policies from the activities of humans in space. Despite recent availability of large scale data sets related to human mobility such as GPS traces, mobile phone data, etc., it is still true that such data sets represent a subsample of the population of interest, and then might give an incomplete picture of the entire population in question. Notwithstanding the abundant usage of such inherently limited data sets, the impact of sampling biases on mobility patterns is unclear -- we do not have methods available to reliably infer mobility information from a limited data set. Here, we investigate the effects of sampling using a data set of millions of taxi movements in New York City. On the one hand, we show that mobility patterns are highly stable once an appropriate simple rescaling is applied to the data, implying negligible loss of information due to subsampling over long time scales. On...

  13. An Urban Parameterization for a Global Climate Model. Part II: Sensitivity to Input Parameters and the Simulated Urban Heat Island in Offline Simulations

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    Oleson, Keith W.; Bonan, Gordon B.; Feddema, Johannes J.; Vertenstein, M.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tempera- tures of urban systems as impervious fraction increases. In general, these findings are in agreement with those observed for real urban ecosystems. Thus, the model appears to be a useful tool for examining the nature of the urban climate within... of the physical processes controlling energy and water fluxes and 2) the charac- terization of urban morphology and urban materials with respect to aerodynamic, radiative, and heat trans- fer properties (e.g., Terjung and O’Rourke 1980; Arn- field 2000; Masson...

  14. Wind- and thermal-driven air flows and the buoyancy and advection effects on air exchange within urban environments

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    Magnusson, Sigurður Pétur

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human exposure to air pollutants and thermal stress in urban areas are public health concerns. The year 2008 was the first year when more than half of the human population lived in urban areas. Studies of the urban air ...

  15. Professional Learning Communities as a Leadership-Initiated Reform Strategy for Math and Science Teaching in Urban High Schools

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    Huggins, Kristin Shawn

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    . Thus, this research sought to understand how two urban high schools, one comprehensive high school in a large urban center and one small career academy high school in a medium-sized urban center, implemented professional learning communities as a...

  16. From Outer Space to Green Space: An object oriented approach to classifying urban green space in Kuala Lumpur 

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    Blacker, Stefanie

    2009-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The economic, social and environmental benefits of urban green space are increasingly recognized by governments and urban planners. However, efficient methodologies of quantifying and monitoring the state of urban green spaces are needed to keep...

  17. Post-Project Performance Assessment of a Multi-Phase Urban Stream Restoration Project on Lower Codornices Creek

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    Docto, Mia; Hoffman, Johanna; Walls, Scott

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of a Multi-Phase Urban Stream Restoration Project on Lowerof a Multi-Phase Urban Stream Restoration Project on Lowerof a Multi-Phase Urban Stream Restoration Project on Lower

  18. Nissan Hypermini Urban Electric Vehicle Testing

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    James Francfort; Robert Brayer

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), which is part of DOE’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program, in partnership with the California cities of Vacaville and Palm Springs, collected mileage and maintenance and repairs data for a fleet of eleven Nissan Hypermini urban electric vehicles (UEVs). The eleven Hyperminis were deployed for various periods between January 2001 and June 2005. During the combined total of 439 months of use, the eleven Hyperminis were driven a total of 41,220 miles by staff from both cities. This equates to an average use of about 22 miles per week per vehicle. There were some early problems with the vehicles, including a charging problem and a need to upgrade the electrical system. In addition, six vehicles required drive system repairs. However, the repairs were all made under warranty. The Hyperminis were generally well-liked and provided drivers with the ability to travel any of the local roads. Full charging of the Hypermini’s lithiumion battery pack required up to 4 hours, with about 8–10 miles of range available for each hour of battery charging. With its right-side steering wheel, some accommodation of the drivers’ customary driving methods was required to adapt for different blind spots and vehicle manipulation. For that reason, the drivers received orientation and training before using the vehicle. The Hypermini is instrumented in kilometers rather than in miles, which required an adjustment for the drivers to calculate speed and range. As the drivers gained familiarity with the vehicles, there was increased acceptance and a preference for using it over traditional city vehicles. In all cases, the Hyperminis attracted a great amount of attention and interest from the general public.

  19. Rural Direct and Counter-cyclical Payments and Their Impact in a Rural-urban Perspective (A Case in Oklahoma).

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    Tegegne, Eyosiyas L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The total value of goods and services traded between rural and urban Oklahoma is estimated around 7.42 billion in 2008. Rural Oklahoma supplied urban Oklahoma… (more)

  20. 11.301J / 4.252J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2003

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    Frenchman, Dennis M.

    Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core ...

  1. The Complexities of Systems Change in Creating Equity for Students With Disabilities in Urban Schools

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    Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Smith, Anne

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article explores the complexities of urban school improvement and systems change through the lens of educational equity policy initiatives. The authors situate urban schools within a critical context where contested identity politics...

  2. Popular urban settlements in Athens : a comparative study of low income housing

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    Kitsiou, Triada

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is concerned with aspects of housing and urban development related to the lower income groups in the context of urbanization in Athens, Greece. It identifies and evaluates typical low income housing settlements ...

  3. The gift of good, vacant land : urban agriculture and redevelopment in the city of Baltimore

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    Cook, Andrew (Andrew John)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban agriculture in US cities has historically been treated as an interim land use, deemed only appropriate when real estate markets do not support the development of vacant land. However, urban agriculture in the 21st ...

  4. Study and prediction of the energy interactions between buildings and the urban climate

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    Bueno Unzeta, Bruno

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urbanization produces higher air temperatures in cities than in the undeveloped rural surroundings. This phenomenon is known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and has been measured in different cities around the world. ...

  5. Transformations of Spanish urban landscapes in the American Southwest, 1821-1900

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    Brew, Nina V

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through an examination of changes in urban structure and building form, I will consider the continuity of historical Spanish urban form in the American Southwest. The study encompasses three phases of increasing Anglo ...

  6. Transformation of the courtyard house--low-rise high density urban housing in Korea

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    Park, Gene S. (Gene Sungjin)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The idea of low-rise high-density urban housing is based on two fundamental objectives: 1) To provide higher density by intensifying land use as urban growth escalates at an unprecedented rate. 2) To reconsider the essential ...

  7. Urban co-existence : a new typology for transit exchange in an automobile dominated city

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    Cho, Shani Eunjin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Delineated by the reign of the automobile, the urban fabric of Los Angeles is a landscape of superblocks, six lane highways, and an abundance of parking lots. These residual urban voids intensify the spatial chasm between ...

  8. Governing urban land : the political economy of the ULCRA in Mumbai

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    Siddiqi, Faizan Jawed

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I look at the political economy of the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act (ULCRA) in Mumbai, India. Enacted in 1976, the stated aim of this legislation was to prevent speculation in the urban land ...

  9. Fact #775: April 15, 2013 Top Ten Urban Areas for Fuel Wasted...

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    Information &127;Top Ten Urban Areas for Fuel Wasted due to Traffic Congestion, 2011 Rank Urban Area Fuel Wasted due to Congestion (Million Gallons) 1 New York-Newark NY-NJ-CT...

  10. Eddy covariance flux measurements of pollutant gases in urban Mexico City

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    Velasco, Erik

    Eddy covariance (EC) flux measurements of the atmosphere/surface exchange of gases over an urban area are a direct way to improve and evaluate emissions inventories, and, in turn, to better understand urban atmospheric ...

  11. Path and place : a study of urban geometry and retail activity in Cambridge and Somerville, MA

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    Sevtsuk, Andres

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates retail location patterns in urban settings -- a domain that has received relatively little attention in recent decades. We analyze which land use, urban form, and agglomeration factors explain ...

  12. The transition of urban growth in China : a case study of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

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    Gao, Mingzheng, 1965-

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chinese government announced new economic reform policies in December of 1978. The announcement included an urban distribution policy that emphasized small cities and towns for rural urbanization as a means to achieve ...

  13. Urban agriculture and operational mosquito larvae control: mitigating malaria risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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    Richner, Heinz

    Urban agriculture and operational mosquito larvae control: mitigating malaria risk in Dar es Salaam ................................................................................................... 8 1.4 Study area: Dar es Salaam ...................................................................................10 1.5 Urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam

  14. The Rab' in Cairo : a window on Mamluk architecture and urbanism

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    Sayed, Hazem I

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is a reassessment of Mamluk architecture and urbanism in Cairo, based on a detailed study of one of the more important elements in its urban fabric, the rab' or apartment building. This building type is ...

  15. Negotiating reforms at home: Natural resources and the politics of energy access in urban Tanzania

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    Ghanadan, Rebecca

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    conditions of urban energy in Dar es Salaam and the spacesconditions of urban energy in Dar es Salaam. It presents aof household energy conditions in Dar es Salaam, my research

  16. 11.301J / 4.252J Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2005

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    Frenchman, Dennis M.

    Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core ...

  17. Hydro-Ecologic Responses to Land Use in Small Urbanizing Watersheds Within the Chesapeake Bay

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    Palmer, Margaret A.

    Hydro-Ecologic Responses to Land Use in Small Urbanizing Watersheds Within the Chesapeake Bay. The consequences for both the hydrology and 41 #12;42 HYDRO-ECOLOGIC RESPONSES TO LAND USE IN SMALL URBANIZING

  18. Development of a fast, urban chemistry metamodel for inclusion in global models

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    Cohen, Jason Blake

    A reduced form metamodel has been produced to simulate the effects of physical, chemical, and meteorological processing of highly reactive trace species in urban areas, which is capable of efficiently simulating the urban ...

  19. Urban land subdivision : a case for more practical by-laws, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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    Chen, Hsueh-Jane

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis, dealing with the land subdivision in urban areas, evaluates inefficiency of the case studies resulting from inadequate and improper existing by-laws in Kaohsiung and provides guidelines for urban development. ...

  20. Interpreting a contemporary urban vernacular for cities : --the case of Delhi

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    Roy, Avik

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The broad aim of this thesis is to investigate whether the regulatory environment in an urban setting can be utilized to nurture appropriate urban forms. The word 'form' here includes both physical characteristics, and the ...

  1. How Can China Lighten Up? Urbanization, Industrialization and Energy Demand Scenarios

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    List of Tables Table 1: Rural Energy Shares Table 2: UrbanLikewise, the urban-rural energy disparity is also readilyimply that all the rural energy services provided by biomass

  2. Building upon ruins : the evolution of an urban artifact from infrastructure to public space

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    Passavanti, Lenore Antonia

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A thesis is about what architecture can be. In my thesis I propose that urban infrastructure built in the late nineteenth-century, can be the foundation for urban public space in the late twentieth-century. I propose that ...

  3. Rediscovering the River Bièvre : the feasibility of restoring ecological functions in an urban stream

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    Simpson, Jacob T., 1978-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Bièvre's 36-kilometer course stretches from the southwest of Paris near Satin-Quentin-en- Yvelines through numerous towns before disappearing into the urban hydraulic network upon its approach to Paris's dense urban ...

  4. Textual Dimensions of Urban Space in M.A. Bulgakov's Master and Margarita

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    Dement, Sidney Eric

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation explores the relationship between urban space and urban text according to the principles outlined by the Moscow-Tartu School of Semiotics in the 1980s and 90s. While the Petersburg Text in V.N. Toporov's ...

  5. Participation as an end versus a means : understanding a recurring dilemma in urban upgrading

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    Fallavier, Pierre

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1920s, participatory approaches to urban upgrading in developing nations have demonstrated that involving the urban poor in the physical, social, and economic development of their settlements could improve their ...

  6. Time series study of urban rainfall suppression during clean-up periods

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    Geng, Jun

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect on urban rainfall of pollution aerosols is studied both by data analysis and computational simulation. Our study examines data for urban areas undergoing decadal clean-up. We compare the annual precipitation between polluted sites...

  7. Time series study of urban rainfall suppression during clean-up periods

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    Geng, Jun

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect on urban rainfall of pollution aerosols is studied both by data analysis and computational simulation. Our study examines data for urban areas undergoing decadal clean-up. We compare the annual precipitation between polluted sites...

  8. Community mobilization and ecological outcomes in peri-urban Mexico City, 1989-1992

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    DuBroff, Nicholas (Nicholas Jarad)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1970s, Mexico City developed swiftly, thus engendering rapid urbanization and a demographic boom. The majority of population growth occurred on peri-urban agricultural and ...

  9. September 10, 2007 Annotated Bibliography of Urban Wet Weather Flow Literature from 1996

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    Agency Wet-Weather Flow Program Urban Watershed Management Branch Water Supply & Water Resources Division........................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Heavy metals

  10. Home-Based Enterprises in Urban Spaces: An Obligation for Strategic Planning?

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    Ezeadichie, Nkeiru

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2002. Globalization and the Informal Economy: How GlobalSupported by globalization, the urban informal economy helps

  11. Urban Form Energy Use and Emissions in China: Preliminary Findings and Model Proof of Concept

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    Aden, Nathaniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    urban areas US national-level data on transportation and land use Purpose Development of sector GHG emissions inventories

  12. Sustainable Urbanism: Vision and Planning Process Through an Examination of Two Model Neighborhood Developments

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    Kasioumi, Eirini

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sustainability, planning process, sustainable development,2011 Planning Processes for Sustainable Urbanism Hammarbybetween process and outcome in sustainable development is

  13. Avian populations of urban woodlands: comparisons, habitat requirements, and management implications

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    Mitchnick, Alan David

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    woodland transects. The bird populations of three urban areas were compared. As amount of vegetation increased, number of species, total individuals, and bird species diversity also increased. Urban residential areas were compared to Hensel Park, a...-sized natural area. Numbers of individuals and species were much lower in the large- sized natural area. Nany species preferred urban woodlands. Open and closed parkland transects were compared to the moderately and heavily vegetated urban areas, Species...

  14. Analysis of wet deposition at an urban location

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    Foltman, R.A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wet deposition data collected at the Detroit Edison urban site provided a clear chemical profile at this location for the period studied. Correlations of major anions with acidity indicate that decreases in pH are associated with increases in sulfates and nitrates. However, other components not measured may have a bearing on pH reductions. The differences between two locations 70 km apart were quite small on the average. Strong local source influences at the urban location were not evident in the limited data set available for study. Wind direction can help determine the ultimate origins of pollutants.

  15. Studies of carbon monoxide diffusion in an urban area

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    Thomas, John Charles

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Major. Sub]ect: Meteorology STnDIBS 0. " CAtIBO:t;IONOXI!IR DIN!iUSION IN AN URBAN ARSA A Thc. si s By JOHN Gifted!, !! S Tt!O:!AS Approved ss to s tyi e and content by: (Che '. rr an of Co@tt &e) Mz. ! n F. Grifffths (Mieia er) Dr. Robert C..., Ihiiniels (Head of Lepcrtnie ) Dr. Vance K. Moyer (Men'. ber) I'Ir, Bill C. Moore J-nue;y 1S7O APSTRACT Studies of Carbon Ilonox de Diffusion in an Urban Area. (January 1970) John C. Thoaias, E. S. , Texas A&'~i University Directcd1 by: Professor...

  16. Ris-R-Report Urban Wind Energy-State of the Art 2009

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    -shore, the erection of wind turbines in urban areas is carried out and also shows perspectives regarding e. g. direct set the application of wind turbines in the urban environment in a relevant perspective. Information.risoe.dtu.dk #12;Risø-R-1668(EN) 3 1 INTRODUCTION 4 2 URBAN WIND TURBINES 5 2.1 Turbines Integrated in Buildings 5

  17. Sustainable Urban Water Management James P. Heaney, Len Wright, and David Sample

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    3-1 Chapter 3 Sustainable Urban Water Management James P. Heaney, Len Wright, and David Sample sustainable urban water management systems. Systems View of Urban Water Management The mid 1960's were and environmental management during the 1960's and 1970's because of strong federal support for research, a national

  18. ORIGINAL ARTICLE The study of metal contamination in urban topsoils of Mexico City

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    Short, Daniel

    - politan area of Mexico City. Keywords Heavy metals Á GIS Á Mexico City Á Urban topsoils Á Pollution ÁORIGINAL ARTICLE The study of metal contamination in urban topsoils of Mexico City using GIS Mari distribution of heavy metals (Pb, Cu, Zn, Ba, Co, Cr, Ni and V) in the urban environments of Mexico City using

  19. Temperature response to future urbanization and climate change Daniel Argueso Jason P. Evans Lluis Fita

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    Evans, Jason

    that covers the Sydney area. The future simulation incorporates the projected changes in the urban area in regions of intense energy consumption and low net radiation. The imperviousness of urban surfaces was alsoTemperature response to future urbanization and climate change Daniel Argu¨eso · Jason P. Evans

  20. Land-use transport systems: Comparing local policy dynamics in Swiss and French urban areas

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Land-use transport systems: Comparing local policy dynamics in Swiss and French urban areas GALLEZ LAND-USE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS: COMPARING LOCAL POLICY DYNAMICS IN SWISS AND FRENCH URBAN AREAS GALLEZ, there is a broad consensus among researchers and transport/urban planning professionals that more coherence

  1. Multivariate Non-stationary Stochastic Streamflow Models for Two Urban , R. Vogel2

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    Vogel, Richard M.

    as changes in the water use cycle. Urbanization leads to construction of water distribution systems and storm1 Multivariate Non-stationary Stochastic Streamflow Models for Two Urban Watersheds M. Ng1 , R: urbanization and changes in climate and water use are examples of such influences. The evolution

  2. DRUGS OF ABUSE IN URBANDRUGS OF ABUSE IN URBAN GROUNDWATER. A CASE STUDY

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    in urban groundwater. A case study: Barcelona". Science of the Total Enviroment 424, 280-288. Doi: 10Reduction because of: Deteriorating quality #12;IntroductionThe problem Urban aquifers may suffer pollution from different recharge sourcesUrban aquifers may suffer pollution from different recharge sources As a result

  3. Urban Influences on Stream Chemistry and Biology in the Big Brushy Creek Watershed, South Carolina

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    and rural sites. Discharge of wastewater treatment plant effluent at one rural location caused an increase land cover. wastewater treatment plant 1 Introduction The expansion of urban land areas affects between urban and rural sites may indicate that urban development in the Big Brushy Creek watershed has

  4. Atmosphere-Water Interaction of Chloroform, Toluene, and MTBE in Small Perennial Urban Streams

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    Atmosphere-Water Interaction of Chloroform, Toluene, and MTBE in Small Perennial Urban Streams-butyl ether (MTBE) are frequently detected VOCs in the atmosphere, surface water, and ground water in urban not be the predominant source of chloroform and toluene in the two urban streams. In contrast, MTBE may be coming from

  5. EAR methodology: an approach to Sustainable Urban Water Management D.Granger*, F. Cherqui **, B. Chocat***

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    EAR methodology: an approach to Sustainable Urban Water Management D.Granger*, F. Cherqui **, B ***LGCIE, INSA-Lyon, Université de Lyon, F-69621, France Keywords: sustainable urban water management (SUWM become much more than a simple removal of storm-water and sewage out of the city. Urban water management

  6. SAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR INFORMATION ONLY Urban Forestry Internship

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    SAMPLE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION ­ NOT CURRENTLY OPEN ­ FOR INFORMATION ONLY Urban Forestry Internship Portland Parks & Recreation Description: Position Summary: Assist with a wide variety of urban forestry, education events, and working with volunteers. The City of Portland's Urban Forestry Division manages 250

  7. INVESTIGATING THE SURFACE ENERGY BALANCE IN URBAN AREAS RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE NEEDS

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    INVESTIGATING THE SURFACE ENERGY BALANCE IN URBAN AREAS ­ RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE NEEDS M of the surface energy balance of urban areas, based on both experimental investigations and numerical models in urban areas is commonly limited to a few sites, often just at airports. The surface energy balance

  8. Estimating Water Quality Pollution Impacts Based on Economic Loss Models in Urbanization Process

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    Yu, Qian

    Estimating Water Quality Pollution Impacts Based on Economic Loss Models in Urbanization Process Abstract: The study investigates water quality pollution impacts on urbanization by analyzing temporal, more populations were moved from rural area into urban area, and more costs were input in water quality

  9. MODELING AND MEASUREMENT OF OPTICAL POLARIMETRIC IMAGE PHENOMENOLOGY IN A COMPLEX URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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    Kerekes, John

    MODELING AND MEASUREMENT OF OPTICAL POLARIMETRIC IMAGE PHENOMENOLOGY IN A COMPLEX URBAN ENVIRONMENT be modeled and placed above a complex synthetic urban scene to create spectrally varying Stokes vector output, Simulation Software 1. INTRODUCTION Urban environments typically include an assortment of man- made objects

  10. Climate change, urbanization, and optimal long-term floodplain Tingju Zhu,1

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    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    . Ritzema (2007), Climate change, urbanization, and optimal long-term floodplain protection, Water ResourClimate change, urbanization, and optimal long-term floodplain protection Tingju Zhu,1 Jay R. Lund-protected floodplains and economic aspects of adaptation to increasing long-term flood risk due to urbanization

  11. A critical look at representations of urban areas in global David Potere Annemarie Schneider

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    population to urban area is complicated by high variance in the density of urban settlement, and the large, South and Central America, and Sub-Saharan Africa ("r = 0.78), and lowest in Asia ("r = 0.63). Across City Á Population Introduction How much of the planet is covered by urban land? How are the world

  12. Radiation protection and decision-making on cleanup of contaminated urban environments

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    --4000 Roskilde,4000 Roskilde, DenmarkDenmark NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas-making NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas, Risø National Laboratory, 7 - 9 May 2003Justification of cleanup NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas, Risø National Laboratory, 7 - 9 May

  13. Urban Physiology: City Ants Possess High Heat Tolerance Michael J. Angilletta Jr1

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    Angilletta, Michael

    Urban Physiology: City Ants Possess High Heat Tolerance Michael J. Angilletta Jr1 *, Robbie S on a global scale, leading to urban heat islands as much as 12uC hotter than their surroundings. Optimality models predict ectotherms in urban areas should tolerate heat better and cold worse than ectotherms

  14. Complete Residential Urban Area Reconstruction from Dense Aerial LiDAR Point Clouds

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Complete Residential Urban Area Reconstruction from Dense Aerial LiDAR Point Clouds Qian-Yi Zhou area modeling and residential area modeling is that the latter usually con- tains rich vegetation. Thus representing the 3D urban reality of residential areas. Keywords: urban modeling, LiDAR, residential area

  15. Association of ambient air quality with children`s lung function in urban and rural Iran

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    Asgari, M.M.; Dubois, A.; Beckett, W.S. [Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States); Asgari, M. [Shaheed Beheshti Univ., Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Gent, J. [John B. Pierce Lab., New Haven, CT (United States)

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the summer of 1994, a cross-sectional epidemiological study, in which the pulmonary function of children in Tehran was compared with pulmonary function in children in a rural town in Iran, was conducted. Four hundred children aged 5--11 y were studied. Daytime ambient nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter were measured with portable devices, which were placed in the children`s neighborhoods on the days of study. Levels of these ambient substances were markedly higher in urban Tehran than in rural areas. Children`s parents were questioned about home environmental exposures (including heating source and environmental tobacco smoke) and the children`s respiratory symptoms. Pulmonary function was assessed, both by spirometry and peak expiratory flow meter. Forced expiratory volume in 1 s and forced vital capacity--as a percentage of predicted for age, sex and height--were significantly lower in urban children than in rural children. Both measurements evidenced significant reverse correlations with levels of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. Differences in spirometric lung function were not explained by nutritional status, as assessed by height and weight for age, or by home environmental exposures. Reported airway symptoms were higher among rural children, whereas reported physician diagnosis of bronchitis and asthma were higher among urban children. The association between higher pollutant concentrations and reduced pulmonary function in this urban-rural comparison suggests that there is an effect of urban air pollution on short-term lung function and/or lung growth and development during the preadolescent years.

  16. Collier, K.J., B.D. Clarkson, B.M.T.A. Aldridge, and B.J. Hicks. 2008. Can urban streams be restored? Linking vegetation restoration with urban

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    Waikato, University of

    urban streams be restored? Linking vegetation restoration with urban stormwater mitigation K.J. Collier1 include biomonitoring of stream health, restoration of urban streams, and the ecology of large riversCitation: Collier, K.J., B.D. Clarkson, B.M.T.A. Aldridge, and B.J. Hicks. 2008. Can urban streams

  17. Rethinking the nonmetropolitan turnaround: renewed rural growth or extended urbanization?

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    Wang, Xiaodong

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation proposes a new, synthesized perspective for explaining the �Nonmetropolitan Turnaround� in the 1970s and 1990s. By studying the definition of urbanization carefully, using the human ecological perspective, many processes...

  18. Urban Sewage Delivery Heat Transfer System (2): Heat Transfer

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    Zhang, C.; Wu, R.; Li, X.; Li, G.; Zhuang, Z.; Sun, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thimble delivery heat-transfer (TDHT) system is one of the primary modes to utilize the energy of urban sewage. Using the efficiency-number of transfer units method ( ), the heat-transfer efficiencies of the parallel-flow and reverse-flow TDTH...

  19. REVIEW OF METHODS TO REDUCE URBAN STORMWATER LOADS

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    , the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) capable of controlling or removing Hg and PCBs from urban for preliminary prioritization of best management practices (BMPs) (Section 5). Section 3: Describes areas and storm water, measurements of loads in stormwater, and demonstration that either loads

  20. Chris Cornelius Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

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    Saldin, Dilano

    challenges for the future will be sustainability of green architecture with Native cultural value," heChris Cornelius Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning by Joseph S Professor of Architecture at UWM. Cornelius graduated from UWM with a Bachelor of Science

  1. ATOC 3500/CHEM 3151 -Week 10 Urban Pollution

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    ATOC 3500/CHEM 3151 - Week 10 Urban Pollution Back to the troposphere (Chapters 3, 8 and 11) (Where #12;Health and welfare effects of air pollution (p 206-211) · Pollution episodes, Cause and effect relationships · Human body · Health effects of regulated pollutants · Personal air pollution (smoking) · Risk

  2. Web 2.0 for urban designers & planners

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    Wilson, Jase (Jase C.)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The author contends that a class of new and emerging participatory Web-based tools, referred to at present as "Web 2.0," can and should be used by urban designers and planners to achieve better results in public participation ...

  3. Urban Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications YU ZHENG, Microsoft Research

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    people's lives but also engendered big challenges, such as air pollution, increased en- ergy consumption but also engendered big issues, such as traffic congestion, energy consumption, and pollution. Urban]: Database Applications--Data mining, Spatial databases and GIS; J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering

  4. Air temperature regulation by urban trees and green infrastructure

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    Air temperature regulation by urban trees and green infrastructure Kieron Doick and Tony Hutchings to a UHI include the thermal properties, height and spacing of buildings, the production of waste heat, air years. An estimated 8­11 extra deaths occur each day for each degree increase in air temperature during

  5. Urban Options Solar Greenhouse Demonstration Project. Final report

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    Cipparone, L.

    1980-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The following are included: the design process, construction, thermal performance, horticulture, educational activities, and future plans. Included in appendices are: greenhouse blueprints, insulating curtain details, workshop schedules, sample data forms, summary of performance calculations on the Urban Options Solar Greenhouse, data on vegetable production, publications, news articles on th Solar Greenhouse Project, and the financial statement. (MHR)

  6. Roofing in the Urban Environment: Pollution Source of Opportunity for

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    demand ­ surrogate for organics · Heavy metals and major cations (copper, h i d i l d i ichromium1 Roofing in the Urban Environment: Pollution Source of Opportunity for Source Control? Shirley E Facility Metal Range (mg/L) Average % COV (%) Direct roof runoff from 7 storms Metal Range (mg/L) Average

  7. Model Based Vehicle Tracking for Autonomous Driving in Urban Environments

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    Model Based Vehicle Tracking for Autonomous Driving in Urban Environments Anna Petrovskaya environments. This paper describes moving vehicle tracking module that we developed for our autonomous driving in this area. DARPA has organized a series of competitions for autonomous vehicles. In 2005, autonomous

  8. An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An Ontology for Semantic Representation of an Urban Virtual Environment K. Harkouken Saiah1, N of semantic representation of a dynamic virtual environment. Our model is embodied into a simulation with the semantic state of their environment. The idea is to represent the services offered by the environment

  9. Energy Efficiency on the Personal and Urban Scale

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Energy Efficiency on the Personal and Urban Scale Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:30 a.m. ­12:30 p how you can drive your roommates crazy and also change the world through energy efficiency--at home Dalrymple, LEED AP BD+C and HOMES, BPI and ICC Residential Energy Plans Examiner, breathes energy efficiency

  10. China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    China's Urban Transportation System: Issues and Policies Facing Cities Chris Cherry WORKING PAPER UCB-ITS-VWP-2005-4 August 2005 #12;1 1. Introduction China is the most populous country in the world are on the forefront of the political and academic agenda in China and throughout the world. China has experienced

  11. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems COMPUTATION WITH IMPRECISE GEOSPATIAL DATA

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    Worboys, Mike

    Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 1 COMPUTATION WITH IMPRECISE GEOSPATIAL DATA MICHAEL collections of geospatial data. Imprecision is clearly a major dimension of spatial data quality, arising from associated with geospatial data sets that can be used with both single data sets and distributed

  12. Ordering the land : urban metaphors for a park in Cairo

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    Bhalla, Arunjot Singh

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study proposes a method for the design of a contemporary urban park on the eastern edge of the Old City in Cairo. Precedents in park design are briefly explored with a focus on the relation of the park to the city. ...

  13. Kiran Chandra Sapkota Livelihood strategies and vulnerability of urban poor

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    Richner, Heinz

    management of drinking water. 97.7 percent HHs have got the electricity and entertainment facilities, electric charge, etc. This study has tried to show five capital assets of urban poor in Khadi Pakha in local social institution but not represented in local government. Above 95 percent HHs involved

  14. URBANIZATION IN CHINA AND US: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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    Das, Suman

    Natural Gas from Coal/Lignite, CH0.8O0.2+0.7H2O=0.55CH4+0.45CO2) Source: https#12;URBANIZATION IN CHINA AND US: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES John Crittenden, Ph.D., P.E. Member of the National Academy of Engineering (US and China) Director, Brook Byers Institute

  15. The Urban Environmental Gradient: Anthropogenic Influences on the

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    Georgia, through Atlanta, to the Gulf of Mexico and reflects a steep gradient in population density from as vehicular traffic. Introduction Many of the common anthropogenic pollution problems are focused in urban geographic areas. Suburbia does not contribute much by way of industrial pollution, but it does serve

  16. MOBILITY MEASUREMENT IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION (MMUT) RESEARCH PROJECT

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    1 MOBILITY MEASUREMENT IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION (MMUT) RESEARCH PROJECT Project Summary ­ FY 2010 procedures and resulting performance measures have been used in multimodal measurement efforts in many U fund effort will be on some emerging topical areas. The goals of the proposed research project include

  17. Roofing in the Urban Environment: Pollution Source of Opportunity for

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    · Heavy metals and major cations (copper, h i d i l d i ichromium, cadmium, lead, zinc, arsenic, calcium1 Roofing in the Urban Environment: Pollution Source of Opportunity for Source Control? Shirley E Dissolved: 35 12,200 Dissolved: 11,900 From Good 1993 Galvanized uncoated Roofing ­ Airport Facility Metal

  18. Adapting Urban Infrastructure to Climate Change: A Drainage Case Study

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    Vogel, Richard M.

    models (GCM) to determine changes in the amount of precipitation for the 20-year, 24-h storm- cipitation magnitude and intensity, associated increases in runoff, storm water discharges, and floodingAdapting Urban Infrastructure to Climate Change: A Drainage Case Study Paul Kirshen, M.ASCE1

  19. publication 426-042 Urban Water-Quality Management

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    publication 426-042 Urban Water-Quality Management Winterizing the Water Garden Lynnette Swanson. Prepare the pond for the winter months by managing the plants, cleaning the pond, and monitoring the water Traci Gilland, Extension Agent, Portsmouth Water gardens require maintenance throughout the year

  20. Rapid communication Mapping urban pipeline leaks: Methane leaks across Boston

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    Jackson, Robert B.

    Rapid communication Mapping urban pipeline leaks: Methane leaks across Boston Nathan G. Phillips a of methane (CH4) in the United States. To assess pipeline emissions across a major city, we mapped CH4 leaks extraction and pipeline transmission are the largest human-derived source of emissions (EPA, 2012). However

  1. Review article The use of urban sewage sludge on pastures

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Review article The use of urban sewage sludge on pastures: the cysticercosis threat Jacques appears to be one of the major pathological threats when sewage sludge is used to fertilise cattle highly prevalent) and Asia (Taenia saginata-like are prevalent). The processing of sludge and the delay

  2. 190 India Infrastructure Report 2006 URBAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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    Columbia University

    to reach you news about your city and your area, especially to gauge when electricity might be restored190 India Infrastructure Report 2006 URBAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT Prem K. Kalra and Rajiv Shekhar 9 I ndia's cities are the engines of her economic growth. To provide an environment conducive to the buzz

  3. Feasibility Grids for Localization and Mapping in Crowded Urban Scenes

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    Wang, Chieh-Chih "Bob"

    Feasibility Grids for Localization and Mapping in Crowded Urban Scenes Shao-Wen Yang and Chieh mapping method is the occupancy grid mapping algorithm [1] which represents maps by a collection of fine-grained grid cells that model the occupancy states of the environment. Occupancy grid mapping representation

  4. Linking Biodiversity and Recreational Merits of Urban Green Spaces

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    Linking Biodiversity and Recreational Merits of Urban Green Spaces Methodological Development Ling, Alnarp 2014 Cover: A view of Ramlösa Brunnspark, Helsingborg (photo: Ling Qiu) #12;Linking Biodiversity an important role in promoting both biodiversity and human recreation. This thesis therefore attempted to link

  5. Internship Opportunities & Requirements Urban and Public Affairs Program

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Internship Opportunities & Requirements Urban and Public Affairs Program If you are interested in an internship placement, you must contact the UPA Office, dcheat2@uic.edu or (312) 413 ­ 2565 to receive an internship packet and arrange the mandatory internship meeting with the Program Director. To confirm receipt

  6. Innovative Approach for Urban Stream Restoration Undergraduate Thesis

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    Innovative Approach for Urban Stream Restoration Undergraduate Thesis CHBE 494 Kosta Sainis Thesis of British Columbia campus. This will restore the fish-bearing stream, which once flowed through campus Engineering #12;i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The novelty of this study is the design of a stream which is able

  7. SINGH and BHATNAGAR Urban lakes and wetlands: opportunities and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , urban water bodies commonly become cesspools due to lack of sanitation facilities. Delhi is continually it is not unusual for some of them to be referred to as lakes. Ponds and tanks are small in size compared to lakes:50,000 scale, however, the mapping for Delhi was carried out at 1:25,000 scale under the National Wetland

  8. Situational Reasoning for Road Driving in an Urban Environment

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    Murray, Richard M.

    subsystem, this paper describes a finite state machine model to govern the sit- uational reasoning process was implemented on Alice, Team Caltech's entry into the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Results from the qual- ifying with static obstacles, live traffic, and other robots. In or- der for the robot to complete this challenge

  9. Sustainable sanitation in urban centres in Southeast Asia

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    Richner, Heinz

    In recent decades, poor sanitation services and water pollution have become more serious in the GreaterSustainable sanitation in urban centres in Southeast Asia Several cities in Southeast Asia have. As a result, untreated or poorly treated wastewater finds its way into nearby water bodies. A possible

  10. Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    Performance of building cladding in urban environments under extreme winds By Tiphaine Williamsa ABSTRACT: When tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and other extreme wind events make landfall-rise construction in these regions, as well as other areas impacted by extreme wind events, generally reveal

  11. INTRODUCTION Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Urban Environment

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    . Emissions of CO2, N2O, and CH4 in periodically flooded patch types during Winter 2013. We sampled three: How are emissions of CO2, CH4, and N2O distributed across the urban landscape? Q2: Are aquatic, and CH4 fluxes during Winter 2013 (Figs. 1 & 2). · Generally, CO2 emissions were highest within all patch

  12. Evaluating the impact of urban morphology configurations on the accuracy of urban canopy model temperature simulations with MODIS

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    Monaghan, Andrew J.; Hu, Leiqiu; Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Barlage, Michael; Wilhelmi, Olga V.

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    of the urban-built environment within models. Using a 10 year (2003–2012) series of offline 1 km simulations over Greater Houston with the High-Resolution Land Data Assimilation System (HRLDAS), this study explores the model accuracy gained by progressively...

  13. Research Summary A review of urban health, health inequalities and the role of urban forestry in Britain

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    with nature.' (Marmot Review: Fair society, healthy lives, 2010). #12;Research Summary Social and Economic infrastructure for urban healthy living and encouraging physical activity for recreation and travel. The review pollution. Search terms used included health inequality terms and environmental terms: m Health inequality

  14. Alien plants in urban nature reserves: from red-list species to future invaders? 27 Alien plants in urban nature reserves

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    Kratochvíl, Lukas

    Alien plants in urban nature reserves: from red-list species to future invaders? 27 Alien plants 2011 Citation: Jarosík V, Pysek P, KadlecT (2011) Alien plants in urban nature reserves: from red in these protected areas are complicated by high proportions of alien species. We examined which environmental

  15. Measuring and mapping the relationships between urban environment and urban health : how New York City's Active Design policies can be targeted to address the obesity epidemic

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    Drummond, Jocelyn Pak

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The fields of urban planning and public health both emerged in the 19th century and were united in an effort to address poor health conditions that were linked to the urban environment of cities. By the end of the 20th ...

  16. Perception of principals in the southern, urban U.S. and eastern, urban China regarding the selection, preparation, and professional development of elementary principals

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    Lin, Jie

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    schools in eastern China. The naturalistic paradigm of inquiry was used to frame the study and acquire and analyze data. The sample consisted of fourteen elementary school principals in a southern, urban area in the U.S. and an eastern, urban area in China...

  17. Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling Conference. In: Models and Applications to Urban Water Systems, Vol. 12 (edited by W. James). CHI. Guelph, Ontario, pp. 257 294. 2004.

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling Conference. In: Models and Applications to Urban Water AND EXAMINATION OF A MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM DATABASE Robert Pitt, Alex Maestre, Renee Morquecho of Water 104(b)3 grant in 2001 to collect and evaluate stormwater data from a representative number

  18. Monitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GISMonitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GIS Ellen BanzhafEllen Banzhaf 1 21 2

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Monitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Sensing and GISMonitoring Urban Brownfields using Remote Leipzig,04318 Leipzig, elba@alok.ufz.deelba@alok.ufz.de What are Brownfields ? EPA defines Brownfields is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination" (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hi-brownfields

  19. Assessment Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands 2000-2006 Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006

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    van Rooij, Robert

    Assessment Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands 2000-2006 1 Assessment of Urban and Regional Research in the Netherlands, 2000-2006 January 2008 Committee Prof. Robson (chair) Prof. Albrechts Research in the Netherlands 2000-2006 2 Table of contents 1 Introduction 4 1.1. Evaluation protocol 4 1

  20. Techniques for estimating flood hydrographs for ungaged urban watersheds

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    Stricker, V.A.; Sauer, V.B.

    1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clark Method, modified slightly, was used to develop a synthetic dimensionless hydrograph that can be used to estimate flood hydrographs for ungaged urban watersheds. Application of the technique results in a typical (average) flood hydrograph for a given peak discharge. Input necessary to apply the technique is an estimate of basin lagtime and the recurrence interval peak discharge. Equations for this purpose were obtained from a recent nationwide study on flood frequency in urban watersheds. A regression equation was developed which relates flood volumes to drainage area size, basin lagtime, and peak discharge. This equation is useful where storage of floodwater may be a part of design or flood prevention. 6 refs., 17 figs., 5 tabs.

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    , environmen- tal conditions and fish and wildlife species is providing the rationale or scientific support-Ordered 2005 Spill Operations NW/Q&A: Gary Loomis, 6 Founder of Fish First Success Stories ­ StreamNet 9 an assessment of environmental conditions including the status of fish and wildlife populations, a his- tory

  2. Joint Urban 2003: Study Overview And Instrument Locations

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    Allwine, K Jerry; Flaherty, Julia E.

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Quality-assured meteorological and tracer data sets are vital for establishing confidence that indoor and outdoor dispersion models used to simulate dispersal of potential toxic agents in urban atmospheres are giving trustworthy results. The U.S. Department of Defense-Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security joined together to conduct the Joint Urban 2003 atmospheric dispersion study to provide this critically-needed high-resolution dispersion data. This major urban study was conducted from June 28 through July 31, 2003, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with the participation of over 150 scientists and engineers from over 20 U.S. and foreign institutions. The Joint Urban 2003 lead scientist was Jerry Allwine (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) who oversaw study design, logistical arrangements and field operations with the help of Joe Shinn (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Marty Leach (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Ray Hosker (Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division), Leo Stockham (Northrop Grumman Information Technology) and Jim Bowers (Dugway Proving Grounds). This report gives a brief overview of the field campaign, describing the scientific objectives, the dates of the intensive observation periods, and the instruments deployed. The data from this field study is available to the scientific community through an on-line database that is managed by Dugway Proving Ground. This report will be included in the database to provide its users with some general information about the field study, and specific information about the instrument coordinates. Appendix A of this document provides the definitive record of the instrument locations during this field campaign, and Appendix B lists all the study principal investigators and participants.

  3. Logit Models for Estimating Urban Area Through Travel

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    Talbot, Eric

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    of all trips at an external station that are through trips. The second model distributes those through trips at one external station to the other external stations. The models produce separate results for commercial and non- commercial vehicles...-side interview technique at locations (called external stations) where traffic enters and exits the study area. During the daylight hours of a certain day, survey personnel would direct all vehicles or a sample of vehicles leaving the urban area to stop...

  4. Property:PotentialUrbanUtilityScalePVCapacity | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: EnergyPotentialUrbanUtilityScalePVCapacity Jump to: navigation, search Property Name

  5. Property:PotentialUrbanUtilityScalePVGeneration | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: EnergyPotentialUrbanUtilityScalePVCapacity Jump to: navigation, search Property

  6. Transportation of radionuclides in urban environs: draft environmental assessment

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    Finley, N.C.; Aldrich, D.C.; Daniel, S.L.; Ericson, D.M.; Henning-Sachs, C.; Kaestner, P.C.; Ortiz, N.R.; Sheldon, D.D.; Taylor, J.M.

    1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report assesses the environmental consequences of the transportation of radioactive materials in densely populated urban areas, including estimates of the radiological, nonradiological, and social impacts arising from this process. The chapters of the report and the appendices which follow detail the methodology and results for each of four causative event categories: incident free transport, vehicular accidents, human errors or deviations from accepted quality assurance practices, and sabotage or malevolent acts. The numerical results are expressed in terms of the expected radiological and economic impacts from each. Following these discussions, alternatives to the current transport practice are considered. Then, the detailed analysis is extended from a limited area of New York city to other urban areas. The appendices contain the data bases and specific models used to evaluate these impacts, as well as discussions of chemical toxicity and the social impacts of radioactive material transport in urban areas. The latter are evaluated for each causative event category in terms of psychological, sociological, political, legal, and organizational impacts. The report is followed by an extensive bibliography covering the many fields of study which were required in performing the analysis.

  7. A Study of the Effects of Different Urban Wind Models on Dispersion Patterns Using Joint Urban 2003 Data

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    Gowardhan, A A; Brown, M J

    2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Quick Urban & Industrial Complex (QUIC) Dispersion Modeling System has been developed to rapidly compute the transport and dispersion of toxic agent releases in the vicinity of buildings. It is composed of a wind solver, an 'urbanized' Lagrangian random-walk model, and a graphical user interface. QUIC has two different wind models: (a) The QUIC-URB wind solver, an empirically-based diagnostic wind model and (b) The QUIC-CFD (RANS) solver, based on the 3D Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. In this paper, we discuss the effect of different wind models on dispersion patterns in dense built-up areas. The model-computed wind from the two urban wind models- QUIC-URB and QUIC-CFD are used to drive the dispersion model. The concentration fields are then compared to measurements from the Oklahoma City Joint Urban 2003 field experiment. QUIC produces high-resolution 3-D mean wind and concentration fields around buildings, in addition to deposition on the ground and building surfaces. It has options for different release types, including point, moving point, line, area, and volumetric sources, as well as dense gas, explosive buoyant rise, multi-particle size, bioslurry, and two-phase releases. Other features include indoor infiltration, a pressure solver, outer grid simulations, vegetative canopies, and population exposure calculations. It has been used for biological agent sensor siting in cities, vulnerability assessments for heavier-than-air chemical releases at industrial facilities, and clean-up assessments for radiological dispersal device (RDD) releases in cities (e.g., see Linger et al., 2005; Brown, 2006a, b). QUIC has also been used for dust transport studies (Bowker et al., 2007a) and for the impact of highway sound barriers on the transport and dispersion of vehicle emissions (Bowker et al., 2007b).

  8. A model of stable geomorphic form for an urban stream, College Station, Texas

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    Woodhouse, Elizabeth Gail

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the transmission of water to the drainage network. Conversely, in urban areas, only a small percentage of rain water can enter the subsurface, with the result that greater quantities of water reach the stream drainage system, arriving shortly after the storm... these processes, frequently to problem levels. In an urban stream system, large volumes of water enter the system within a very short time period, resulting in both high stream velocities and erosion. Extensive erosion in urban areas, especially in areas...

  9. An examination of urban heat island characteristics in a global climate model

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    Oleson, Keith W.; Bonan, Gordon B.; Feddema, Johannes J.; Jackson, Trisha L.

    2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    and urban properties devel- oped by Jackson et al. (2010). Urban extent, defined for four classes [tall building district (TBD), and high, medium and low density (HD, MD, LD)], was derived from LandScan 2004 [Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) 2005, Land...Scan? Global Population Database, Oak Ridge, TN (http://www.ornl.gov/landscan/)], a pop- ulation density dataset derived from census data, night- time lights satellite observations, road proximity and slope (Dobson et al., 2000). The urban extent data...

  10. Biomass burning and urban air pollution over the Central Mexican Plateau

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J. D. Crounse et al. : Biomass burning pollution overChemistry and Physics Biomass burning and urban airprimary anthropogenic and biomass burning organic aerosols

  11. Refueling Availability for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Markets: Sufficient Urban Station Coverage

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    Melaina, Marc W; Bremson, Joel

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ed Basin Dataset on Urban Gasoline Stations. Institute ofavailability Gasoline stations abstract Alternative fueldistribution, the existing gasoline station networks in many

  12. TRACING THE CONTAMINANT HISTORY OF AN URBAN WATERSHED THROUGH AN EXAMINATION OF AQUATIC

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    TRACING THE CONTAMINANT HISTORY OF AN URBAN WATERSHED THROUGH AN EXAMINATION OF AQUATIC SEDIMENTS. A smaller organic contaminant database indicates sediment PAH levels exceed probable effect level criteria

  13. Sustainable Urbanism: Vision and Planning Process Through an Examination of Two Model Neighborhood Developments

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    Kasioumi, Eirini

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2001. Urban Planning and Sustainable Development. Europeanin promoting sustainable development, and … about whichthe Issue of Sustainable Development? The Case of Hammarby

  14. Feasibility of rainwater harvesting for urban water management in Salt Lake City.

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    Jensen, Mark A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Water managers in the western United States are being challenged by rapid urban growth and limited water availability. The development of new water resources is… (more)

  15. Dual-duty rainwater harvesting: water supply and urban stream restoration.

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    Taylor, Benjamin Allan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??An exciting epoch is before us where we are focused on transforming urban living to a higher symbiosis with nature. For now, and looking over… (more)

  16. Civil society strategies on urban waterways : stewardship, contention, and coalition building

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    Campbell, Lindsay Kathleen

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban, industrial waterways-with their contamination, environmental injustice, and nebulous development futures given changing economies-present multiple problems that are confronted by environmental civil society ...

  17. Lifecycle impacts of natural gas to hydrogen pathways on urban air quality

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    Wang, Guihua; Ogden, Joan M; Nicholas, Michael A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the impact of hydrogen production on urban air quality.in ambient air quality: (1) onsite hydrogen production; (2)centralized hydrogen production with gaseous hydrogen

  18. GIZ Sourcebook Module 2a: Land Use Planning and Urban Transport...

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    What can developing cities do to address increasing problems of urban sprawl and automobile dependency? This module addresses all of these questions and provides policy...

  19. PREDICTING AND PREVENTING LOSSES OF IMPERILED FISH SPECIES IN AN URBANIZING ENVIRONMENT

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    Rosemond, Amy Daum

    and spatial autocorrelation. For a species (the Cherokee darter, Etheostoma etowahae) that shows, urbanization, Cherokee darter, Etowah darter, amber darter, predictive modeling, stormwater runoff, effective

  20. EMPLOYING A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INQUIRY APPROACH TO EXPLORE A FEW URBAN AFRICAN

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    EMPLOYING A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INQUIRY APPROACH TO EXPLORE A FEW URBAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MATH. The study utilized a qualitative phenomenological inquiry approach and four teachers participated

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - abandoned urban brownfield Sample Search...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and goods Urban and rural Public and private... and scrubbers RemediaAon Water and wastewater treatment ... Source: Fenster, Sam - Computer Engineering program City College, City...

  2. Migrants, Urban Village, and An Open Community - A Case of Yangji, Guangzhou, China.

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    Zhang, Zhuoyi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Massive migration is one the most significant phenomena of China’s urbanization. In the thirty years since the "Reform and Open Up" policy began, Guangzhou, as… (more)

  3. Biomass burning and urban air pollution over the Central Mexican Plateau

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the urban tracers (e.g. C 2 H 2 , MTBE, toluene) are highlymethyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) because their shorter atmo-

  4. E-Print Network 3.0 - affluent urban neighborhoods Sample Search...

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    suggest that more affluent, non... -Hispanic neighborhoods will be disproportionately affected by increasing temperatures due to urban-heat-island effects... . This study explores...

  5. The city design and the new Urban Revolution : conceptualizing catalytic, sustainable development in Mexico's second tier

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    Albericci, Allison N. (Allison Nicole)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What is the present role of technical change - particularly change in integrated Information-Communication Technology (ICT) - in facilitating sustainable urbanism in the developing world? Technological advancements are ...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - alleviating urban energy Sample Search...

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    Alleviation of Poverty through Provision of Local Energy Services 32... Integrated Energy Centres in ruralperi- urban areas New cleaner fuels, e.g. ethanol gel as...

  7. Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Wind Energy in Urban Environments Webinar (text version)

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    Below is the text version of the Webinar titled "Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Wind Energy in Urban Environments," originally presented on September 18, 2012.

  8. A Watershed Approach to Urban River Restoration: A Conceptual Restoration Plan for Sausal Creek

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    Ippolito, Teresa; Podolak, Kristen

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Forum: Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects. EnvironmentalR. Ladson. 2005. Stream restoration in urban catchmentsECONOMICS OF LID COMPARED TO IN- STREAM RESTORATION

  9. Baxter Creek Gateway Park: assessment of an urban stream restoration project

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    Goodman, Judd; Lunde, Kevin B; Zaro, Theresa

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of a Small Urban Stream Restoration Project in Northernfor: LA 227- Restoration of Rivers and Streams Instructor:restoration project was constructed with aspects of stream

  10. Restoration Potential of a Mining-Impacted Urban Stream: Horseshoe Branch of Lion Creek, Oakland, CA

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    Hackenjos, Bethany; Woelfle-Erskine, Cleo; Wood, Jacob

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the bay. The urban stream restoration movement that arose inecological value. Few stream restoration projects in the Bayon- campus lake and stream restoration activities. An active

  11. Creating an urban deer-vehicle accident management plan using information from a town's GIS project

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    Premo, Dean B.; Rogers, Elizabeth I.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN URBAN DEER-VEHICLE ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN USINGincrease in deer vehicle accidents. Given the Town'sof increased deer vehicle accidents which, in the past 10

  12. Potential Urban Forest Carbon Sequestration and Storage Capacities in Burnside Industrial Park, Nova Scotia.

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    Walsh, Alison

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Urban and industrial settings represent potential areas for increased carbon (C) sequestration and storage through intensified tree growth. Consisting of an estimated 1270 ha of… (more)

  13. Electric Urban Motorcycle: The design of a A1 class electric motorcycle, reaching highway speeds:.

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    Rotteveel, K.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This master thesis ‘Electric Urban Motorcycle’, shows the development of the next generation light motorcycle for Qwic. The assignment was performed by student Kars Rotteveel… (more)

  14. Comparing urban solid waste recycling from the viewpoint of urban metabolism based on physical input-output model: A case of Suzhou in China

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    Liang Sai, E-mail: liangsai09@gmail.com [School of Environment, State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Zhang Tianzhu, E-mail: zhangtz@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn [School of Environment, State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Impacts of solid waste recycling on Suzhou's urban metabolism in 2015 are analyzed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Sludge recycling for biogas is regarded as an accepted method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Technical levels of reusing scrap tires and food wastes should be improved. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Other fly ash utilization methods should be exploited. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Secondary wastes from reusing food wastes and sludge should be concerned. - Abstract: Investigating impacts of urban solid waste recycling on urban metabolism contributes to sustainable urban solid waste management and urban sustainability. Using a physical input-output model and scenario analysis, urban metabolism of Suzhou in 2015 is predicted and impacts of four categories of solid waste recycling on urban metabolism are illustrated: scrap tire recycling, food waste recycling, fly ash recycling and sludge recycling. Sludge recycling has positive effects on reducing all material flows. Thus, sludge recycling for biogas is regarded as an accepted method. Moreover, technical levels of scrap tire recycling and food waste recycling should be improved to produce positive effects on reducing more material flows. Fly ash recycling for cement production has negative effects on reducing all material flows except solid wastes. Thus, other fly ash utilization methods should be exploited. In addition, the utilization and treatment of secondary wastes from food waste recycling and sludge recycling should be concerned.

  15. 8th World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists WWW-YES-2008: Urban waters: resource or risks? 13-16 May 2008

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    Boyer, Edmond

    support systems; sustainable development; developing countries. INTRODUCTION Urban water provision poses prevention, complicate the urban water system's environment. In this context, facing the challenges8th World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists WWW-YES-2008: Urban waters: resource

  16. The City as a national growth machine : city-building and the role of urban development in South Korea's political and economic transitions

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    Joo, Yu Min

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation bridges the fields of international development and urban studies to examine South Korea's city building and urban development processes, arguing that the interaction between urban and industrial policies ...

  17. A decision-support system for sustainable urban metabolism in Europe

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    Gonzalez, Ainhoa, E-mail: ainhoag@yahoo.com [Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Donnelly, Alison, E-mail: donnelac@tcd.ie [Centre for the Environment, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Jones, Mike, E-mail: mike.jones@tcd.ie [Discipline of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Chrysoulakis, Nektarios, E-mail: zedd2@iacm.forth.gr [Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (Greece); Lopes, Myriam, E-mail: myr@ua.pt [Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento and CESAM, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban metabolism components define the energy and material exchanges within a city and, therefore, can provide valuable information on the environmental quality of urban areas. Assessing the potential impact of urban planning alternatives on urban metabolism components (such as energy, water, carbon and pollutants fluxes) can provide a quantitative estimation of their sustainability performance. Urban metabolism impact assessment can, therefore, contribute to the identification of sustainable urban structures with regards, for example, to building types, materials and layout, as well as to location and capacity of transportation and infrastructural developments. In this way, it enables the formulation of planning and policy recommendations to promote efficient use of resources and enhance environmental quality in urban areas. The European FP7 project BRIDGE (sustainaBle uRban plannIng Decision support accountinG for urban mEtabolism) has developed a decision-support system (DSS) that systematically integrates urban metabolism components into impact assessment processes with the aim of accurately quantifying the potential effects of proposed planning interventions. The DSS enables integration of multiple spatial and non-spatial datasets (e.g. physical flows of energy and material with variables of social and economic change) in a systematic manner to obtain spatially defined assessment results and to thus inform planners and decision-makers. This multi-criteria approach also enables incorporation of stakeholders' perceptions in order to prioritise decisive assessment criteria. This paper describes the methodological framework used to develop the DSS and critically examines the results of its practical application in five European cities. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Urban metabolism in sustainability assessment of planning alternatives. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer European FP7 project applied to 5 real life case studies across Europe. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Decision support system enables incorporating scientific knowledge into planning. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Scale, data availability and stakeholder representativeness limit its application.

  18. Assessing the Feasibility of Creek Daylighting in San Francisco, Part I: A Synthesis of Lessons Learned from Existing Urban Daylighting Projects

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    Smith, Brooke Ray

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Leonardson 2004). Why Daylight? In San Francisco, creekof San Francisco to daylight historical urban creeks withincity governments to daylight urban creeks, with successful

  19. Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Urban WaterConservation

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    Coughlin, Katie M.; Bolduc, Chris A.; Chan, Peter T.; Dunham-Whitehead, C.; Van Buskirk, R.D.

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a project undertaken for theCalifornia Urban Water Conservation Council (the Council) to create a newmethod of accounting for the diverse environmental benefits of raw watersavings. The environmental benefits (EB) model was designed to providewater utilities with a practical tool that they can use to assign amonetary value to the benefits that may accrue from implementing any ofthe Council-recommended Best Management Practices. The model treats onlyenvironmental services associated directly with water, and is intended tocover miscellaneous impacts that are not currently accounted for in anyother cost-benefit analysis.

  20. Texarkana Urban Transportation Study 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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    Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This page intentionally left blank. TUTS 2035 PLAN i October 1, 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 4 OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT What is the MPO? 1-1 O&M Goals 4-2 What does the MPO do? 1-1 O&M Strategies 4-2 Challenges...-7 TUTS 2035 PLAN ii October 1, 2009 7 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Amtrak-Passenger Rail Service 7-1 Texarkana Regional Airport 7-2 Greyhound Intercity Bus Service 7-4 Texarkana Urban Transit District Public Transportation 7-4 TRAX ? Rural Public...

  1. A sociological assessment of crowding perception on urban transit

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    Womack, Katie Nadine

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For study of interaction at a micro level has been pointed out. In th1s study, a particular sit- uation is focused upon as representat1ve of an occas1on in the city where people are engaged in the same activity. The situation is an urban bus trip go1ng... settings) and qualitative descriptions have followed. The foregoing types of studies have not addressed some very im- portant aspects that should be considered. In the first case, by con- centration upon individuals or small groups 1n controlled...

  2. Acquisition and registration of aerial video imagery of urban traffic

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    Loveland, Rohan C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The amount of information available about urban traffic from aerial video imagery is extremely high. Here we discuss the collection of such video imagery from a helicopter platform with a low-cost sensor, and the post-processing used to correct radial distortion in the data and register it. The radial distortion correction is accomplished using a Harris model. The registration is implemented in a two-step process, using a globally applied polyprojective correction model followed by a fine scale local displacement field adjustment. The resulting cleaned-up data is sufficiently well-registered to allow subsequent straight-forward vehicle tracking.

  3. Interdependent infrastructures and multi-mode attacks and failures: improving the security of urban water systems and fire response

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    Bristow, Elizabeth Catherine

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the interdependence between urban water distribution systems and urban fire response. The focus on interdependent critical infrastructures is driven by concern for security of water systems and the effects on related...

  4. A Comparison of the Demographic Characteristics, Movtiations for Fishing, and Consumptive Orientation of Texas Urban and Rural Anglers

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    Wolber, Nathan

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Sales of Texas fishing licenses have declined since 1988. Several authors have suggested that this decline is related to changes in the demographic characteristics of the Texas population, including increasing urbanization. As urban residents have...

  5. A multi-resolution ensemble study of a tropical urban environment and its interactions with the background regional atmosphere

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    Li, Xian-Xiang

    This study employed the Weather Research and Forecasting model with a single-layer urban canopy model to investigate the urban environment of a tropical city, Singapore. The coupled model was evaluated against available ...

  6. Telling the future together : the potential of collaborative scenario-building in the transformation of urban governance in Portugal

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    Rayle, Lisa (Lisa Michelle)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In cities worldwide, the geographic and functional mismatch between urban governance structures and the actual dynamics of urban activities has hindered efforts to achieve sustainable and equitable development at the ...

  7. Tactical urbanism, public policy reform, and 'innovation spotting' by government : from Park(ing) Day to San Francisco's parklet program

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    Davidson, Mariko Mura

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the prospects and impacts of tactical urbanism (TU). While tactical urbanism remains primarily a subcultural movement, it is beginning to gain traction in popular culture in traditionally politically ...

  8. The spatial and temporal dynamics of commuting : examining the impacts of urban growth patterns, 1980-2000

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    Yang, Jiawen, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The dissertation is broadly concerned with the issues of urban transportation and urban spatial structure change. The focus of the research is to interpret the increase in commuting time and distance in the last two decades. ...

  9. Health impacts from urban air pollution in China : the burden to the economy and the benefits of policy

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    Matus, Kira J. (Kira Jen)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In China, elevated levels of urban air pollution result in significant adverse health impacts for its large and rapidly growing urban population. An expanded version of the Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA), ...

  10. Operational energy consumption and GHG emissions in residential sector in urban China : an empirical study in Jinan

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    Zhang, Jiyang, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Driven by rapid urbanization and increasing household incomes, residential energy consumption in urban China has been growing steadily in the past decade, posing critical energy and greenhouse gas emission challenges. ...

  11. Collaborative process and the transformation of the urban environment : wall, street, and scaffolding on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

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    Carr, James D. (James David)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses two questions: how to develop a process of collaborative building in cities, and what kind of public places to make in cities. More generally: how can urban dwellers re-engage with urban architecture ...

  12. New urbanism on a grand scale : the challenges for large-scale, multi-phase master planned developments

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    Olchowicz, Edward J

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Urbanism has been described as an urban design movement promoting the master planning and development of communities that have walkable, human-scale neighborhoods while integrating the necessary elements of modern life ...

  13. Behind "successful" land acquisition : a case study of the Van Quan new urban area project in Hanoi, Vietnam

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    Bui, Phuong Anh, M. C. P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The transition to a market economy has sparked Vietnam's unprecedented urbanization and industrialization. In order to accommodate the spiraling land demand triggered by urban and economic growth, the Vietnamese government ...

  14. A contribution to urbanism--the tall building as a multi-dimensional framework for additive growth and change

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    Nelson, David J. (David Jeffrey)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Skyscrapers do not destroy cities; they make them look different and they make the urban space more crowded, but they have not yet put an end to the urban environment. Many of the problems with the early tall buildings ...

  15. Transit-oriented development and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail : shaping urban design patterns in northern New Jersey

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    Aranda, Marlon Patrick

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the influence of a new transit system on mature urban environments. The confluence of evolving socio-economic trends, cultural travel behaviors, and existing urban contexts, is changing how cities ...

  16. Presented at: 2000 Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling (Feb 24-25, Toronto, Ontario). Published in: Models and Applications to Urban Water Systems, Monograph 9. Edited by William James, CHI,

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    1 Presented at: 2000 Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling (Feb 24-25, Toronto, Ontario). Published in: Models and Applications to Urban Water Systems, Monograph 9. Edited by William organic and metallic toxicants in urban storm-induced discharges that can contribute to receiving water

  17. Power Centrality as a relational measure of urban hierarchy : testing the splintering urbanism theory with social media data from Santiago de Chile

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    Humeres M., Francisco J. (Francisco Javier Humeres Marfan)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power Centrality, a measure of node importance within a network, is borrowed from the field of Social Network Analysis and applied to the assessment of Urban Hierarchy. Based on the overlaps of human activity between places, ...

  18. Car-Free Housing Developments: Toward Sustainable Smart Growth and Urban Regeneration Through Car-Free Zoning, Car-Free Redevelopment, Pedestrian Improvement Districts, and New Urbanism

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    Kushner, James A.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    28-unit Wogano auto- 6. BEATLEY, supra note 1,2 at 145-46.allows the re- 21. See BEATLEY, supra note 1, at 150-56. 22.such as 1. See TIMOTHY BEATLEY, GREEN URBANISM: LEARNING

  19. EFFECTS OF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION IN URBANIZED AREAS ON UAV-GCS COMMAND AND CONTROL

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    Jenn, David C.

    EFFECTS OF RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION IN URBANIZED AREAS ON UAV-GCS COMMAND AND CONTROL Lock Wai Lek In an urban environment, the linkage between UAVs and ground control stations are subjected to multipath multipath can result in a nearly complete loss of command signals, which can limit the UAV's operational

  20. Influence of the thermophoresis on aerosol deposition on warm urban surfaces P. Roupsard1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .roupsard@irsn.fr In the case of an accidental or chronic atmospheric pollution by a nuclear plant, aerosols' deposition in the radioactive plume on urban areas with the smallest uncertainties. In this case, deposition must be determined locally in urban canopy. In dry atmospheric conditions, transfer coefficients are defined by the dry

  1. Historic and Traditional Urban Centers in Jordan: the Physical Transformation of Architecture and Landscape

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    Historic and Traditional Urban Centers in Jordan: the Physical Transformation of Architecture physical aspects of Jordanian historic centers concerning their urban character and architecture; in order and the sustainability of new built environment. At the same time, it takes into consideration land cost, building

  2. CAP3: Urban Sustainability in the Dynamic Environment of Central Arizona

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    CAP3: Urban Sustainability in the Dynamic Environment of Central Arizona 2011 Annual Report, Land Cover, and Land Architecture IV. Literature Cited V. Research Training and Development. Publications 2010-2011 Appendices #12;3 CAP3: URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT OF CENTRAL

  3. Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Review of Urban Bicyclists' Intake and Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution ALEXANDER Y. BIGAZZI- clists may experience increased inhalation of traffic-related air pollutants. Bicyclists have two to five regarding urban bicyclists' intake and uptake of traffic-related air pollution and to identify key knowledge

  4. UrbanSolutionsCenter Evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Reducing Non-Point

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    water bodies. · Reduced erosion from agricultural and urban lands will help sustain soil fertilityUrbanSolutionsCenter Evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Reducing Non-Point Source of the reservoir cannot be achieved without identifying, testing and implementing appropriate best management

  5. Assessing the economic revitalization impact of urban design improvements: the Texas Main Street Program

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    Ozdil, Taner Recep

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    and environmental values of urban design are considered to be important, these dimensions of value were not explored within the scope of this research (See Carmona, in Macmillan (ed.), 2004 for more discussion on the broader definition of value of urban design...

  6. The World Bank Indian Urban Water Report (July 2012) Yet Again, Thinking Backwards

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    Sohoni, Milind

    on reform in the urban water sector in India. This WB report focuses on institutional and financial reform. These reports have largely set the framework within which administrators, elected representatives of the agenda for the reform of the urban water supply sector, as the WB sees it. The current report

  7. Call for Papers The First International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics

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    Ngai, Edith Cheuk-Han

    Call for Papers The First International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics (in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2015) http://user.it.uu.se/~eding810/SmartCity2015/ Scope and Topics of Interest and communication systems play a critical role in building smart cities and supporting comprehensive urban

  8. A Simple and Effective Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Platform for Urban Electric Vehicles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Simple and Effective Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Platform for Urban Electric Vehicles B-in-the-loop simulation of urban electric vehicles. The proposed platform, which is expected to be used for electric is coupled to DC machine-based load torque emulator taking into account the electric vehicle mechanics

  9. Re-examining the De nition of Urban Open Space using Fuzzy SetTheory Introduction

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    , there is no standard de nition for urban open space.Various factors, such as size, shape, diversity, greenness/cultural and vacant lands. Sample site in Phoenix, Arizona is empirically investigated to test new theoretical concept the theoretical perspective developed in this study allows for detailed and appropriate analyses for urban open

  10. Effects of white roofs on urban temperature in a global climate model

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    Oleson, Keith W.; Bonan, Gordon B.; Feddema, Johannes J.

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    over all urban areas, the annual mean heat island decreased by 33%. Urban daily maximum temperature decreased by 0.6°C and daily minimum temperature by 0.3°C. Spatial variability in the heat island response is caused by changes in absorbed solar...

  11. Economic and Policy Implications of Urban Air Pollution in the United States: 1970 to 2000

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    awareness of the link between urban air pollutant levels and negative health effects have led to numerous the demand for air pollution health. This framework provides a way to consistently value effectsEconomic and Policy Implications of Urban Air Pollution in the United States: 1970 to 2000 by Trent

  12. The Effects of Urbanization on Net Primary Productivity in Southeastern China

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    Montana, University of

    , an expanding urban footprint on the landscape, and a growing take-out rate of net primary productivity (NPPThe Effects of Urbanization on Net Primary Productivity in Southeastern China Dengsheng Lu Abstract Net primary productivity (NPP) is one of the major ecosystem products on which human societies

  13. A Real-Time Navigation Architecture for Automated Vehicles in Urban Environments

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Real-Time Navigation Architecture for Automated Vehicles in Urban Environments Gang Chen presents a novel navigation architec- ture for automated car-like vehicles in urban environments. Motion with fully automated driving capabilities. A fleet of such vehicles would form a managed transportation

  14. Gender-specific out-migration, deforestation and urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    Gender-specific out-migration, deforestation and urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon Alisson F rates of deforestation of any Amazonian nation. Most of this forest elimination has been caused on deforestation, urbanization and regional development, population mobility within the Amazon has hardly been

  15. The Economic Productivity of Urban Areas: Disentangling General Scale Effects from Local Exceptionality

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    #12;The Economic Productivity of Urban Areas: Disentangling General Scale Effects from Local The factors that explain differences in the economic productivity of urban areas have remained difficult of economic activity in a city in terms of a production function, together with a scaling perspective

  16. Response of discharge, TSS, and E. coli to rainfall events in urban, suburban, and rural watersheds

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    Zhang, Minghua

    of the storm-period response of E. coli across an urban and rural gradient, but also lays a foundation of urban development during storm events. Identifying potential factors that affect E. coli concen that the water has been polluted by feces associated with pathogens. Simulation models can play an important role

  17. Urban Ecosystems, 7: 267281, 2004 c 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.

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    Allan, David

    the quality and utility of urban growth models. Having an empirical basis for making claims about construction. Fine scale design decisions about storm water movement or planting de- sign are unlikelyUrban Ecosystems, 7: 267­281, 2004 c 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured

  18. Response of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to Time Varying Wind Conditions found within the Urban

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    Tullis, Stephen

    Response of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to Time Varying Wind Conditions found within the Urban, 2010 PP 389­401 389 ABSTRACT Experimental testing of a vertical axis wind turbine within the urban of the turbine. Temporal variation of the wind with respect to the direction and velocity fluctuations

  19. Urban Computing With City Dynamics http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/urbancomputing/default.aspx

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Urban Computing With City Dynamics http://research.microsoft.com/en-us flow Human mobility Energy consumption Environment Economic Populations ...... Data available Mobile, person, vehicle, building, and street in the urban areas can be used as a component to sense city

  20. A PHYSICALLY-BASED SCHEME FOR THE URBAN ENERGY BUDGET IN ATMOSPHERIC MODELS

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    A PHYSICALLY-BASED SCHEME FOR THE URBAN ENERGY BUDGET IN ATMOSPHERIC MODELS VALÉRY MASSON Centre published data. Firstly, it is shown that the evolution of the model-predicted fluxes during a night. These two validations show that the radiative energy input to the urban surface model is realistic

  1. Flexible hybrid membrane treatment systems for tailored nutrient management: A new paradigm in urban wastewater treatment

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    in urban wastewater treatment D. Vuono a , J. Henkel a , J. Benecke a , T.Y. Cath a , T. Reid b , L: Sequencing batch reactor Membrane bioreactor Water reclamation Distributed wastewater treatment Tailored, decentralized, and satellite wastewater treatment systems into existing urban water infrastructure

  2. WATER POVERTY IN THE PERI-URBAN TERRITORIES OF MUMBAI, INDIA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 WATER POVERTY IN THE PERI-URBAN TERRITORIES OF MUMBAI, INDIA Anastasia Angueletou Ph.D. student addresses water poverty in the peri-urban areas of Mumbai1 . The term "water poverty" refers to a variety of situations where people lack from sufficient water in terms of quality and quantity or from enough money

  3. Urban Poverty in China's State-owned Enterprise Communities A Mixed Methods Study and Preliminary Analysis

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Urban Poverty in China's State-owned Enterprise Communities A Mixed Methods Study and Preliminary Sydney, Australia Abstract: Urban poverty among laid-off workers has become one of the major challenges increasing interest in using mixed methods in poverty research, there are no published reports of its

  4. Urban brownfields as temporary habitats: driving forces for the diversity of phytophagous insects

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    Kleyer, Michael

    Urban brownfields as temporary habitats: driving forces for the diversity of phytophagous insects Barbara Strauss and Robert Biedermann Strauss, B. and Biedermann, R. 2006. Urban brownfields as temporary brownfields (derelict sites), we studied the influence of local factors (successional age, vegetation

  5. Plant species richness, vegetation structure and soil resources of urban brownfield sites linked

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    Kleyer, Michael

    Plant species richness, vegetation structure and soil resources of urban brownfield sites linked September 2008 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Abstract Brownfield sites contribute of a chronosequence of urban brownfield sites in Bremen and Berlin, Germany. These parameters were linked

  6. School of Architecture College of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology M.S. IN URBAN DESIGN

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    1 School of Architecture College of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology M.S. IN URBAN and richly interdisciplinary experience, with required courses in urban design, architecture and city planning, with additional opportunities in civil and environmental engineering, real estate development

  7. Urban/industrial pollution for the New York CityWashington, D. C., corridor, 19961998

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    and Structure: Pollution--urban and regional (0305); 0365 Atmospheric Composition and Structure: TroposphereUrban/industrial pollution for the New York City­Washington, D. C., corridor, 1996­1998: 2. A study and Diagnostics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado, USA Received 11

  8. Observations and Numerical Simulations of Urban Heat Island and Sea Breeze Circulations over New York City

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    Raman, Sethu

    -level pollutant dispersion. When an urban area is located at the coast of a large body of water, complexitiesObservations and Numerical Simulations of Urban Heat Island and Sea Breeze Circulations over New examined during several synoptic scale flow regimes over New York City after the World Trade Center

  9. Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator /

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    Title: Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project Data Creator / Copyright Data Format: BIL, ASCII, Grid, Shapefile, CSV, XLS, E00 Datum / Map Projection: N/A Resolution: N Science Information Network (CIESIN). "Gridded Population of World and Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project

  10. www.exeter.ac.uk/inspiring-science Impact of Climate Change on Urban Flooding

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    Mumby, Peter J.

    www.exeter.ac.uk/inspiring-science Impact of Climate Change on Urban Flooding: a fairy taleMatiCs and PhysiCal sCienCes 2011ceMPS45 Dr Ole Mark is a specialist in climate change and urban water systems-years' experience in both developed and developing countries. Dr Mark is a key partner in the CORFU

  11. Climate change versus urban drinking water supply and management: a case analysis on the coastal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Informatics, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, P.O. Box. 101344, D-03013 Cottbus, GERMANY (E-mail: shafinoor@yahoo.com; ishafin@yahoo.com) Abstract Clean urban drinking water supply is now a crucial problem; management. INTRODUCTION Clean urban drinking water supply is now a global problem, and most of the countries

  12. GREEN ROOFS -A BMP FOR URBAN STORMWATER QUALITY? Brett V. Long1

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    Clark, Shirley E.

    GREEN ROOFS - A BMP FOR URBAN STORMWATER QUALITY? Brett V. Long1 , A.M.ASCE, Shirley E. Clark2 , M: khb4@psu.edu ABSTRACT The focus of this research is the impact of green roofs on urban stormwater a mix that produced the "best" overall reduction in pollutants from simulated rainwater. Because

  13. How Technology Supports Family Communication in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Kenya

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    Cortes, Corinna

    How Technology Supports Family Communication in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Kenya Erick Oduor1 communicate both within and between rural, suburban, and urban settings in Kenya. Our findings reveal the challenges that designers will face if creating or deploying family communication technologies in Kenya. ACM

  14. A sustainable urban logistics dashboard from the perspective of a group of logistics managers

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A sustainable urban logistics dashboard from the perspective of a group of logistics managers standpoints. The aim of this paper is to complete existing literature by proposing a sustainable dashboard for evaluating the sustainable performance of urban delivery systems, from the perspective of operational

  15. A review of "John Milton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1989-1999" by Calvin Huckabay and David V. Urban, edited by David V. Urban and Paul J. Klemp

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    Isitt, Larry

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reviews 11 Calvin Huckabay and David V. Urban. John Milton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1989-1999. Ed. David V. Urban and Paul J. Klemp . Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2011. xv + 488pp. $100.00 (cloth). Review by #30... annotated Milton bibliography of 2411 numbered entries of articles, books, reviews, col- lections, illustrations, translations, collections, and dissertations from 1989-1999. I am always amazed at the meticulous work involved in assembling reference...

  16. december 1, 2012 vol xlviI nos 47 & 48 EPW Economic & Political Weekly22 World Bank's Urban Water

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    Sohoni, Milind

    's Urban Water Report on India Thinking Backwards Milind Sohoni The latest World Bank report on reform, with the reports of 2006 and 2012, urban water reform. These reports have largely set the framework within which of the agenda for the reform of the urban water supply sector, as the WB sees it. The current report

  17. Health Impacts from Urban Air Pollution in China: The Burden to the Economy and the Benefits of Policy

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    Health Impacts from Urban Air Pollution in China: The Burden to the Economy and the Benefits and Policy Program #12;2 #12;Health Impacts from Urban Air Pollution in China: The Burden to the Economy, elevated levels of urban air pollution result in significant adverse health impacts for its large

  18. FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN 2003-2007 USDA FOREST SERVICE NORTHEAST CENTER FOR URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    FORESTRY United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Area #12;Page 2 D R AFT BACKGROUND AND MISSION The Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry was estab- lished in October. The Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry responds to urban and community forestry information needs

  19. Urban Magnetism Through The Lens of Geo-tagged Photography

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    Paldino, Silvia; Sobolevsky, Stanislav; Ratti, Carlo; González, Marta C

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an increasing trend of people leaving digital traces through social media. This reality opens new horizons for urban studies. With this kind of data, researchers and urban planners can detect many aspects of how people live in cities and can also suggest how to transform cities into more efficient and smarter places to live in. In particular, their digital trails can be used to investigate tastes of individuals, and what attracts them to live in a particular city or to spend their vacation there. In this paper we propose an unconventional way to study how people experience the city, using information from geotagged photographs that people take at different locations. We compare the spatial behavior of residents and tourists in 10 most photographed cities all around the world. The study was conducted on both a global and local level. On the global scale we analyze the 10 most photographed cities and measure how attractive each city is for people visiting it from other cities within the same country or...

  20. Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities

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    Wilbanks, Thomas J [ORNL] [ORNL; Fernandez, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Technical Report on Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities has been prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in support of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA). It is a summary of the currently existing knowledge base on its topic, nested within a broader framing of issues and questions that need further attention in the longer run. The report arrives at a number of assessment findings, each associated with an evaluation of the level of consensus on that issue within the expert community, the volume of evidence available to support that judgment, and the section of the report that provides an explanation for the finding. Cross-sectoral issues related to infrastructures and urban systems have not received a great deal of attention to date in research literatures in general and climate change assessments in particular. As a result, this technical report is breaking new ground as a component of climate change vulnerability and impact assessments in the U.S., which means that some of its assessment findings are rather speculative, more in the nature of propositions for further study than specific conclusions that are offered with a high level of confidence and research support. But it is a start in addressing questions that are of interest to many policymakers and stakeholders. A central theme of the report is that vulnerabilities and impacts are issues beyond physical infrastructures themselves. The concern is with the value of services provided by infrastructures, where the true consequences of impacts and disruptions involve not only the costs associated with the clean-up, repair, and/or replacement of affected infrastructures but also economic, social, and environmental effects as supply chains are disrupted, economic activities are suspended, and/or social well-being is threatened. Current knowledge indicates that vulnerability concerns tend to be focused on extreme weather events associated with climate change that can disrupt infrastructure services, often cascading across infrastructures because of extensive interdependencies threatening health and local economies, especially in areas where human populations and economic activities are concentrated in urban areas. Vulnerabilities are especially large where infrastructures are subject to multiple stresses, beyond climate change alone; when they are located in areas vulnerable to extreme weather events; and if climate change is severe rather than moderate. But the report also notes that there are promising approaches for risk management, based on emerging lessons from a number of innovative initiatives in U.S. cities and other countries, involving both structural and non-structural (e.g., operational) options.

  1. 8th World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists WWW-YES 2009: Urban waters: resource or risks? 2-5 June 2009

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    that cross the urban-rural divide. Also, an easy-to use model can support decision making at the local urban water planning and policy level. This paper describes ongoing research on the urban water system8th World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists WWW-YES 2009: Urban waters: resource

  2. Nitrogen (N) pollution is common in urban systems and may accumulate through the use of fertilizer, pet waste, and atmospheric deposition.

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    of fertilizer, pet waste, and atmospheric deposition. N is primarily accumulated in urban washes when storms

  3. Urban Dispersion Program Overview and MID05 Field Study Summary

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    Allwine, K Jerry; Flaherty, Julia E.

    2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Urban Dispersion Program (UDP) was a 4-year project (2004–2007) funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with additional support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also contributed to UDP through funding a human-exposure component of the New York City (NYC) field studies in addition to supporting an EPA scientist in conducting modeling studies of NYC. The primary goal of UDP was to improve the scientific understanding of the flow and diffusion of airborne contaminants through and around the deep street canyons of NYC. The overall UDP project manager and lead scientist was Dr. Jerry Allwine of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. UDP had several accomplishments that included conducting two tracer and meteorological field studies in Midtown Manhattan.

  4. Infrastructure Ecology for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Design

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    Jeong, Hyunju [Georgia Institute of Technology; Pandit, Arka [Georgia Institute of Technology; Crittenden, John [Georgia Institute of Technology; Xu, Ming [University of Michigan; Perrings, Charles [Arizona State University; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Li, Ke [University of Georgia; French, Steve [Georgia Institute of Technology

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The population growth coupled with increasing urbanization is predicted to exert a huge demand on the growth and retrofit of urban infrastructure, particularly in water and energy systems. The U.S. population is estimated to grow by 23% (UN, 2009) between 2005 and 2030. The corresponding increases in energy and water demand were predicted as 14% (EIA, 2009) and 20% (Elcock, 2008), respectively. The water-energy nexus needs to be better understood to satisfy the increased demand in a sustainable manner without conflicting with environmental and economic constraints. Overall, 4% of U.S. power generation is used for water distribution (80%) and treatment (20%). 3% of U.S. water consumption (100 billion gallons per day, or 100 BGD) and 40% of U.S. water withdrawal (340 BGD) are for thermoelectric power generation (Goldstein and Smith, 2002). The water demand for energy production is predicted to increase most significantly among the water consumption sectors by 2030. On the other hand, due to the dearth of conventional water sources, energy intensive technologies are increasingly in use to treat seawater and brackish groundwater for water supply. Thus comprehending the interrelation and interdependency between water and energy system is imperative to evaluate sustainable water and energy supply alternatives for cities. In addition to the water-energy nexus, decentralized or distributed concept is also beneficial for designing sustainable water and energy infrastructure as these alternatives require lesser distribution lines and space in a compact urban area. Especially, the distributed energy infrastructure is more suited to interconnect various large and small scale renewable energy producers which can be expected to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the case of decentralized water infrastructure, on-site wastewater treatment facility can provide multiple benefits. Firstly, it reduces the potable water demand by reusing the treated water for non-potable uses and secondly, it also reduces the wastewater load to central facility. In addition, lesser dependency on the distribution network contributes to increased reliability and resiliency of the infrastructure. The goal of this research is to develop a framework which seeks an optimal combination of decentralized water and energy alternatives and centralized infrastructures based on physical and socio-economic environments of a region. Centralized and decentralized options related to water, wastewater and stormwater and distributed energy alternatives including photovoltaic (PV) generators, fuel cells and microturbines are investigated. In the context of the water-energy nexus, water recovery from energy alternatives and energy recovery from water alternatives are reflected. Alternatives recapturing nutrients from wastewater are also considered to conserve depleting resources. The alternatives are evaluated in terms of their life-cycle environmental impact and economic performance using a hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) tool and cost benefit analysis, respectively. Meeting the increasing demand of a test bed, an optimal combination of the alternatives is designed to minimize environmental and economic impacts including CO2 emissions, human health risk, natural resource use, and construction and operation cost. The framework determines the optimal combination depending on urban density, transmission or conveyance distance or network, geology, climate, etc. Therefore, it will be also able to evaluate infrastructure resiliency against physical and socio-economic challenges such as population growth, severe weather, energy and water shortage, economic crisis, and so on.

  5. Green Buildings and High Performance for Sustainability in the Urban Zones of Contemporary Arab City

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    Ahmed, K. A.; Bakier, Z. A.

    the control of the climate exchange and in the same time the high-performance of sustainability. The final study how we realize the sustainable urban development with the green buildings in the Arab cities....

  6. Time and change as ordering principles for urban design : an exploration

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    Rosales, Miguel Angel

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban design proposals traditionally have tended to deal with images of a final stable state in the environment. A need for acceptance and display of the process of change which, though present in all cities, is absent ...

  7. Urban Sodicity in a Humid Subtropical Climate: Impact on Biogeochemical Cycling

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    Steele, Meredith Kate

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the mechanisms of non-point source carbon and nutrients in urban watersheds will help to develop policies to maintain surface water quality and prevention of eutrophication. The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate...

  8. Assessment of the urban public's knowledge of white-tailed deer management in two Texas communities

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    Alderson, Jessica Lynn

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Urbanization throughout much of Texas has resulted in diminished wildlife habitat, resulting from fragmented landscapes. Several previous studies addressed the public’s attitudes concerning the most acceptable white-tailed deer management techniques...

  9. Abundance and Distribution of Africanized Honey Bees in an Urban Environments

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    Chen, Szu-Hung

    2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    , and AHB population dynamics. The goal of my dissertation was to understand population dynamics of AHB in urban environments using removal records of AHB colonies in water meter boxes. I have demonstrated useful methods and repeatable procedures to process...

  10. Examining the Relationship Between Key Visual Characteristics of Urban Plazas and Aesthetic Response

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    Ferdous, Farhana

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban plazas as public spaces occur in every town and city around the world; however, some plazas are more user-friendly and successful than others. This study examined that “aesthetics” also have a significant impact to determine the extent...

  11. Hydrologic and Ecological Effects of Watershed Urbanization: Implication for Watershed Management in Hillslope Regions

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    Sung, Chan Yong

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    experienced rapid urbanization. For each study period, an impervious surface map was generated from Landsat TM image by a support vector machine (SVM) with pairwise coupling. SVM more accurately estimated impervious surface than other subpixel mapping methods...

  12. Sources and Fates of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Rural and Urban Watersheds in Brazos County, Texas

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    Cioce, Danielle

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    to frequent exposure to high sodium irrigation water. The results indicate that sodium is a major driver of DOC in the system. Sound management decisions concerning irrigation water chemistry and urban development might eventually emerge to protect water...

  13. Urban growth pattern and sustainable development: a comparative study of municipalities in the Seoul Metropolitan Region

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    Paek, Seunggeun

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The main purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of the impact of urban growth and change on sustainability based on a comparative study of municipalities comprising Gyeonggi Province within the Seoul Metropolitan Region, Korea...

  14. Urban Sewage Delivery Heat Transfer System (1): Flow Resistance and Energy Analysis

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    Zhang, C.; Wu, R.; Li, G.; Li, X.; Huang, L.; Sun, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thimble delivery heat-transfer (TDHT) system is one of the primary modes to utilize the energy of urban sewage. Given the schematic diagram of TDHT system, introducing the definition of equivalent fouling roughness height, and using the Niklaus...

  15. Development of Criteria for Evaluating Urban River Settings for Tourism-Rereation Use

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    Gunn, C. A.; Hanna, J. W.; Parenzin, A. J.; Blumberg, F. M.

    An earlier study, Cultural Benefits from Metropolitan River Recreation--San Antonio Prototype, (Gunn, et al., 1972), revealed that urban water resources can be successfully developed for tourism and recreation. The San Antonio River Walk is a unique...

  16. The Impact of Urban Form and Housing Characteristics on Residential Energy Use

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    Kim, Jong Yon

    2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Cities and their characteristics of energy use play an important role in climate change. While there is abundant research about the impact of energy use on transportation the impact of urban form and housing characteristics on residential energy use...

  17. CAP3: Urban Sustainability in the Dynamic Environment of Central Arizona

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    1 CAP3: Urban Sustainability in the Dynamic Environment of Central Arizona 2012 Annual Report ............................................................................................. 6 Characterizing Land Use, Land Cover, and Land Architecture ................................................................................................... 19 Land Use, Land Cover, and Land Architecture

  18. Building Urban Resilience and Sustainability (BURST): Integrating Adaptive Infrastructure Systems with Institutional and Ecological Functions

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Building Urban Resilience and Sustainability (BURST): Integrating Adaptive Infrastructure Systems Professor, School of Architecture Ernesto Indacochea, Professor, Civil & Materials Engineering Kazuya with the sustainability paradigm. It is organized around the principle that resilient and sustainable infrastructures

  19. The sequence of the supreme and mundane : case studies of the Chinese urban order

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    Huang, Jianxiang, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    After decades of urbanization and growth, Chinese cities are experiencing rapid renewal and redevelopment. The revolutionary changes in city form are accompanied by not only prosperity and wealth, but also chaotic environment ...

  20. Comparison of simplified models of urban climate for improved prediction of building energy use in cities

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    Street, Michael A. (Michael Anthony)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal simulation of buildings is a requisite tool in the design of low-energy buildings, yet, definition of weather boundary conditions during simulation of urban buildings suffers from a lack of data that accounts for ...

  1. 11.014J / 21H.232J American Urban History II, Fall 2004

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    Fogelson, Robert

    This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department ...

  2. The folding Roboscooter : structural analysis for an electric scooter used in urban conditions

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    Petron, Arthur J

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Roboscooter is an electric, folding scooter designed for use in dense urban areas where congestion and pollution is a problem. Already heavily used in most European cities, scooters provide cheaper, faster transportation ...

  3. Efficient Hydraulic State Estimation Technique Using Reduced Models of Urban Water Networks

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    Preis, Ami

    This paper describes and demonstrates an efficient method for online hydraulic state estimation in urban water networks. The proposed method employs an online predictor-corrector (PC) procedure for forecasting future water ...

  4. On-line Hydraulic State Estimation in Urban Water Networks Using Reduced Models

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    Preis, Ami

    A Predictor-Corrector (PC) approach for on-line forecasting of water usage in an urban water system is presented and demonstrated. The M5 Model-Trees algorithm is used to predict water demands and Genetic Algorithms (GAs) ...

  5. Road Safety in the Context of Urban Development in Sweden and California

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    McAndrews, Carolyn Ann

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Press. LaPorte, Todd R. , and Ann Keller. 1996. “AssuringUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dissertation in History.and Daily Urban Life. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan

  6. Slow urban living apartments : transformation of five story walk-up apartments in Seoul

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    Lim, Yihyun

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiential living is the new trend for future living. Whether it is through living in micro spaces, flexible units, mixed-use developments, practicing urban farming, or sharing lifestyles, these different trends of living ...

  7. Large-Eddy Simulation of Flow and Pollutant Transport in Urban Street Canyons with Ground Heating

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    Li, Xian-Xiang

    Our study employed large-eddy simulation (LES) based on a one-equation subgrid-scale model to investigate the flow field and pollutant dispersion characteristics inside urban street canyons. Unstable thermal stratification ...

  8. Modeling metropolis : clean energy guidelines for neighborhood design in rapidly urbanizing China

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    Wheeler, Alexis M. (Alexis Marie)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In China's current landscape the paradigm for urban development is the rapid creation of whole neighborhoods instead of the conventional piecemeal approach of creating individual buildings that gradually aggregate over ...

  9. The role of vegetation in the CO[subscript 2] flux from a tropical urban neighbourhood

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    Velasco, E.

    Urban surfaces are usually net sources of CO[subscript 2]. Vegetation can potentially have an important role in reducing the CO[subscript 2] emitted by anthropogenic activities in cities, particularly when vegetation is ...

  10. Delhi-- one city multiple destinies : impact of the metro rail on urban form

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    Bagley, Saurabh, 1978-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cities grow and with it urban form, unique to each, keeps evolving. Delhi can be perceived as having a poly centric, poly-nodal, radial city structure and a circumferential and partly sectoral form. World over, cities have ...

  11. Shifting Identities in South Kansas City: Hickman Mills's Transformation from a Suburban to Urban School District

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    Rife, Aaron Tyler

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation examines the history and development of a suburban school district, as its surrounding community transformed from a quiet village to a white, blue-collar suburb, then to an urban space with predominantly ...

  12. Aesthetic responses to urban greenway trail corridors: Implications for sustainable development in tourism and recreation settings

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    Chon, Jin Hyung

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    that viewed two urban greenway trail corridors. Each trail had three treatments including the existing trail condition, a manipulated trail condition, and a reverse in direction of the existing trail condition. Analyses were conducted to 1) identify...

  13. Restructuring the urban neighborhood : the dialogue between image and ideology in Phoenix Hill, Louisville, Kentucky

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    Isaacs, Mark Andrew

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis addresses the problems of restructuring the urban neighborhood as specifically applied to the Phoenix Hill community in Louisville, Kentucky. Theory and concepts are briefly presented as a basis for design ...

  14. How Can China Lighten Up? Urbanization, Industrialization and Energy Demand Scenarios

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    urban and rural total energy consumption per square meter ofas % Industry Total Energy Consumption Source: NBS 1.3.2its share of total primary energy consumption surged even

  15. Lightweight 3D Modeling of Urban Buildings From Range Data Department of Computer Science

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    Wolberg, George

    scanning, range data, segmentation, Google SketchUp, vectorization I. INTRODUCTION The 3D modeling of urban such as Google SketchUp. A key idea is that a simple set of extrusion and tapering operations applied to 2D

  16. Critical enhancements of a dynamic traffic assignment model for highly congested, complex urban network

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    Wei, Zheng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To accurately replicate the highly congested traffic situation of a complex urban network, significant challenges are posed to current simulation-based dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) models. This thesis discusses these ...

  17. Out of bounds? : rhetoric of urban form and its influence on state legislation in Massachusetts

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    Solomon-Schwartz, Benjamin Peretz

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban form is the product of the actions of a multitude of actors, from governments to individuals, from corporations to activist organizations. It is the result of rules, ideas, assumptions,and arguments, all of which ...

  18. Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into urban development : lessons from two South African cities

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    Farrell, Leanne A. (Leanne Andrea)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a risk that urban climate change adaptation planning - often led by city environmental agencies - will remain isolated from ongoing city decision-making processes, and thus irrelevant, unless adaptation is ...

  19. Urban agriculture as a tool for neighborhood fabric repair in post-industrial Detroit

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    Fairbank, Sandra Trubow

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis focuses on Detroit as a post-industrial city that suffers from abandonment, vacancy, and food security issues. I address this problem through the lens of agriculture, asking how urban farming can be used to ...

  20. Preparing Cities for Climate Change: An International Comparative Assessment of Urban Adaptation Planning. A Research Agenda

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    Carmin, JoAnn

    2014-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The research objective of this project is to conduct an international comparative assessment of urban adaptation planning. Cities throughout the world are experiencing chronic problems and extreme events that are being ...

  1. Factors to improve project performance : lessons from a Chilean urban agriculture program

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    Scott, Maggie, 1975-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates a Chilean urban agriculture project that has been underway for more than twenty years in Tome, a small coastal town located near the regional capital of Concepcion. Initiated in the early 1980s by ...

  2. Recommendations for the analysis and design of naturally ventilated buildings in urban areas

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    Truong, Phan Hue

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The motivation behind this work was to obtain a better understanding of how a building's natural ventilation potential is affected by the complexities introduced by the urban environment. To this end, we have derived in ...

  3. Research Summary The management of roe deer in peri-urban Scotland

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    , scale and map the distribution of `drivers' of people­deer interactions in peri- urban areas mprovide of relationships between initial Drivers, the Pressures they create, the resultant State of the environment

  4. The Pipe vs. The Shed: Waste Water compared with Natural Hydrology in an Urban Setting

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    Lather, Alaska; Wozniak, Monika

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water compared with Natural Hydrology in an Urban Setting Bypaper was to compare the hydrology of the East Bay Municipala stream and watershed hydrology. Using stream flow data for

  5. Composition, sources, and formation of secondary organic aerosols from urban emissions

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    Liu, Shang; Liu, Shang

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    City, Mexico; Bakersfield, US), urban pollution-influencedthe Mexico City basin, suggesting that the air pollution notMexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) is the second largest megacity in the world. Although its pollution

  6. Graduate Education in Transportation Nohad A. Toulan School o Urban Studies and Planningf

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Graduate Education in Transportation Nohad A. Toulan School o Urban Studies and Planningf College and Computer Science About Transportation at PSU Transportation education and research at Portland State University is multidisciplinary and focuses on transportation systems, infrastructure, policy, and planning

  7. City-Car : optimizing vehicle and urban efficiencies through a shared adaptive platform

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    Lark, William, 1981-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research focused on developing an innovative, yet simple automobile platform that maximizes its efficiency through shared convenience. Work was initially put into studying both current vehicles and urban architecture, in ...

  8. East Boston buffer : a transferable urban framework for adapting to sea rise

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    Jenkins, Carolyn (Carolyn Hiller)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban vulnerability to climate change is constantly increasing. Many coastal cities will need to begin sea rise mitigation efforts soon, and now is a critical time for architects to intervene in this process with good ...

  9. Form in the [middle]-ground : urban/suburban sprawl in Georgia & Tennessee

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    Prevendar, Nathaniel J. (Nathaniel Joseph)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the next quarter century the U.S. population will expand by 25 percent, an unprecedented steep and rapid increase that has already begun. The urban and suburban land area has been expanding to create a sprawling ...

  10. Re-constructing place and community : urban heritage and the symbolic politics of neighborhood revitalization

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    Serda, Daniel

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Inner-city neighborhoods have gathered new life as the hopeful settings for the resurrection of community, safety, economy, and social vitality. Preservationists, artists, historians, and urban designers make bold claims ...

  11. Outlining the indeterminate emergence : landscape as a framework in contemporary urbanism

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    Lee, Tien-Yun

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the last decade of the 20th century, landscape has become an emerging medium in the practice of urban design projects. Rather than architecture, landscape, once viewed as margin and subordinate of the architecture ...

  12. Growth and poverty in the urban fringe : decentralization, dispersion, and inequality in greater Buenos Aires

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    Libertun de Duren, Nora R

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research presents the case of growth in Buenos Aires since the late 1970s, when the decentralization of urban planning powers in the Province of Buenos Aires began, until 2001, when an economic crisis submerged -even ...

  13. Solar energy and urban morphology: Scenarios for increasing the renewable energy potential of neighbourhoods in London

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    Sarralde, Juan José; Quinn, David James; Wiesmann, Daniel; Steemers, Koen

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    to investigate whether the form of cities and neighbourhoods can be related to their energy efficiency, especially regarding the energy intensity of buildings and transportation. However, to analyse the overall energy performance of urban systems, both...

  14. MIT commuter common : measuring and improving the transportation footprint of an urban institution

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    Winder, James Ira

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops a system for observing, visualizing, and understanding transportation behavior at the scale of an urban institution's entire population. In particular, the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT) ...

  15. Intern experience at the Center for Urban Programs: an internship report

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    Kerbel, Richard (Richard Ira), 1950-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    facing local governments; 2. Improve the administration of the Center for Urban Programs so that the Center can more effectively serve Texas local governments; and 3. Gain insight into the decision making process of local governments...

  16. A global typology of cities : classification tree analysis of urban resource consumption

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    Saldivar-Sali, Artessa Niccola D., 1980-

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study was carried out to develop a typology of urban metabolic (or resource consumption) profiles for 155 globally representative cities. Classification tree analysis was used to develop a model for determining how certain ...

  17. Development of a Fast and Detailed Model of Urban-Scale Chemical and Physical Processing

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    Prinn, Ronald G.

    A reduced form metamodel has been produced to simulate the effects of physical, chemical, and meteorological processing of highly reactive trace species in hypothetical urban areas, which is capable of efficiently simulating ...

  18. 11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2007

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    Davis, Diane E., 1953-

    This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, ...

  19. The political economy of rural-urban conflict : lessons from West Africa & India

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    McDougal, Topher L. (Topher Leinberger)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation occupies the intersection between the fields of International Development, Political Economy, and Peace & Conflict Studies to examine how economic networks spanning the rural-urban divide condition conflict ...

  20. Redesigning rural life : relocation and In Situ urbanization in a Shandong village by Saul Kriger Wilson.

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    Wilson, Saul Kriger

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chinese government's attempts to improve village public service provision, limit the loss of arable land, and coordinate urbanization have converged in land readjustment schemes to rebuild some villages as more densely ...