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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. 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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Urban stairs

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    Cho, Yoonhee

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent decades, Seoul in Korea has experienced a rapid economic and urban development. As a result, the city exposes extreme disharmony between different zones. For example, the heavy mega structures are inconsiderately ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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...

  7. Alternative Fuels, Vehicle Technologies and Urban Logistics

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    Witt, Maggie

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technologies and Urban Logistics Policy Note prepared byvehicle technologies, urban logistics, and VMT reduction. It

  8. 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.

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

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    Minnesota, University of

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

  10. 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

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

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    Lithander, Becky

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rely  impervious   Derby/Po)er  Creek  Watershed:  Urban  cisterns     Derby/Po)er  Creek  Watershed:  Urban  of  impermeability   Derby/Po)er  Creek  Watershed:  Urban  

  12. 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. ...

  13. 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

  14. Urban nUtrient Urban nUtrient

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Soil-Water RelationshipsUrban nUtrient ManageMent Handbook #12;#12;Urban nUtrient ManageMent Handbook Content Coordinators: Michael Goatley Jr., Professor, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech Kevin Hensler

  15. Urban Commerce and Security Study Urban Commerce and Security Study

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    Urban Commerce and Security Study Urban Commerce and Security Study Contact Information Fred S. Roberts Research Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security Rutgers University/CCICADA Center Professor.S. Department of Homeland Security, under Agreement 2009-ST-061-CCI002-02. Any opinions, findings

  16. 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

  17. A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable...

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    A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable Energy Practices into Metropolitan Planning, May 2004 A Blueprint for Urban Sustainability: Integrating Sustainable...

  18. 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

  19. 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...

  20. Urban Hopper Program

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron SpinPrinceton PlasmaAfternoon4. Uranium purchasedUrban Hopper Program As

  1. Urban Ecosystem Design Bedrich Benes

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    Aliaga, Daniel G.

    Urban Ecosystem Design Bedrich Benes Michel Abdul Massih Philip Jarvis Purdue University Daniel G. Aliaga Carlos A. Vanegas a) b) c) Figure 1: This example demonstrates the need for urban ecosystems. The image in a) shows a terrain occupied by a wild ecosystem and b) displays the same ecosystem grown over

  2. 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

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 ...

  7. Analysis of large urban fires

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    Kang, S.W.; Reitter, T.A.; Takata, A.N.

    1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fires in urban areas caused by a nuclear burst are analyzed as a first step towards determining their smoke-generation chacteristics, which may have grave implications for global-scale climatic consequences. A chain of events and their component processes which would follow a nuclear attack are described. A numerical code is currently being developed to calculate ultimately the smoke production rate for a given attack scenario. Available models for most of the processes are incorporated into the code. Sample calculations of urban fire-development history performed in the code for an idealized uniform city are presented. Preliminary results indicate the importance of the wind, thermal radiation transmission, fuel distributions, and ignition thresholds on the urban fire spread characteristics. Future plans are to improve the existing models and develop new ones to characterize smoke production from large urban fires. 21 references, 18 figures.

  8. 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,

  9. Parameterization of Urban Characteristics for Global Climate Modeling

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    Jackson, Trisha L.

    2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of varying scales and effects of climate change on urban populations, urbanization must be included in global climate models (GCMs). To properly capture the spatial variability in urban areas, GCMs require global databases of urban extent and characteristics...

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Study of Pollutant Dispersion in Urban Environments

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    Allen, Gabrielle

    and Cell (MAC) method for the governing equations, transport of passive scalars like the pollutantStudy of Pollutant Dispersion in Urban Environments Razvan Corneliu Carbunescu Center head: Study of pollutant dispersion in urban environments #12;Abstract Computational simulations can

  14. Spatiotemporal Monitoring of Urban Vegetation Christopher Small

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    Small, Christopher

    in vegetation abundance influence environmental conditions and energy fluxes by selective reflection and absorbtion of solar radiation, by modulation of evapotranspiration and by sequestration of pollutants of the urban/suburban environment. Vegetation influences urban environmental conditions and energy fluxes

  15. 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. ...

  16. 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 

  17. 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 ...

  18. URBAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM APPLICATION

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    URBAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM APPLICATION as part of your Graduate College application to the Urban Leadership Program/Supervisor: #12;Part 3: LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES: Identify any educational leadership experiences

  19. 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

  20. 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...

  1. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race

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    Landweber, Laura

    racial- ized poverty. He challenged the conventional wisdom that urban decline was the result of failed the roots of urban poverty in a hidden history of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustri- alization

  2. 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 ...

  3. Towards Militaristic Urban Planning: the Genealogy of the Post-Colonial European Approach to Social and Urban Insecurity 

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    Hedjazi, Alexandre B; Fekkak, Hatem

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban Planning: the Genealogy of the Post-Colonial Europeanexperience, the British genealogy of city planning and urban

  4. An urban lake remediation experiment

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    Castelli, S.E.; Gardner, K.H.; Jennings, A.A.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Circumstances provided the opportunity to study a small urban lake as the surrounding municipalities attempted to improve its aesthetic quality by dredging. This manuscript focuses primarily on the sediments in the system: accumulation rates, the expected dynamics of the lake bed drying process, and the influence of the sediments on water quality.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

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

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    Research Summary A review of urban health, health inequalities and the role of urban forestry of Melbourne, Australia, to carry out a literature review of the role of urban forestry and its potential and health inequalities and identified the links between urban forestry and health in urban populations

  15. Parcel delivery and urban logistics-changes in urban courier, express and parcel services: the French (DUCRET, Raphalle; DELAITRE, Loc)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Parcel delivery and urban logistics- changes in urban courier, express and parcel services PARCEL DELIVERY AND URBAN LOGISTICS- CHANGES IN URBAN COURIER, EXPRESS AND PARCEL SERVICES: THE FRENCH new logistic organisations. The purpose of this paper is to give an updated overview of the urban

  16. 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 ...

  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. 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...

  19. 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

  20. Cultivation, Capital, and Contamination: Urban Agriculture in Oakland, California

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    McClintock, Nathan

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    urban gardens. Land Contamination & Reclamation 12 Schiff,Potentially toxic metal contamination of urban soils andAlloway, B. J. 2004. Contamination of soils in domestic

  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Department...

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    Housing and Urban Development The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality...

  5. Trucking Industry Demand for Urban Shared Use Freight Terminals

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    Regan, Amelia C.; Golob, Thomas F.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Urban Shared Use Terminals Taniguchi, E. , M. Noritake,of public logistics terminals. Transportation Research –Demand for Urban Shared Use Terminals References Aitchison,

  6. CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List

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    Hickman, Mark

    1 CE 668 Urban Public Transportation Systems Reading List General Reference Alan Black, Urban Mass Transportation Planning. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. Canadian Urban Transit Association, The Canadian Transit.), Public Transportation. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1992. Vukan Vuchic, Urban Public Transportation

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Urban temporal storage : re-thinking the public domain using interstitial space in NYC

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    Uchida, Mio

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis aims to rethink the notion of public space and civic duty in the city. By using interstitial, underused spaces, without disputing present urban and legal status, the thesis wants to accomodate services for the ...

  10. A nesting study of two populations of cardinals: urban and non-urban

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    Kutac, Mary Florence

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Urban Area. 25 ~ NEST LOCATION T E R R I T 0 R Y POND CREEK BED TRAIL BUILDING / / / / / 9 0 ~ IDI 500 FEET Figure 3. Nest Sites and Estimated Territory Size for the Non-Urban Area. estimation was taken in 1968 and does not show... utilized, not just the nesting habitat. Nest Site Location Urban Area In the urban area, the mean height of the vegetation in which nests were built was 12. 0 feet (S. D. = + 8. 5, n = 16) with a range of 4-40 feet. 25% of the nests were built...

  11. 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. ...

  12. Controlling Tree Squirrels in Urban Areas

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    Texas Wildlife Services

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In urban areas, tree squirrels can become pests when they eat pecans, berries, bird seed or vegetables from home gardens, or when they nest in attics. This leaflet discusses control of squirrels by fencing, trapping, poisoning and shooting....

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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

  15. 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)

  16. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  19. Browse : re-forming the urban library

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    Baron, Sandra Ann

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The urban library has persisted as a cultural entity, largely because its interiorized form functions as a vault, creating a clear, although often intimidating, boundary between library program and the public realm. While ...

  20. 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 ...

  1. Webinar: Tapping Into Wind in Urban Environments

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    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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. THE IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION/URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLIMATE OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    THE IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION/URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLIMATE OF PUERTO RICO Angel R. Torres Valcarcel MPH Ph.D José R. Acosta #380 Roosevelt, Hato Rey Puerto Rico atorresv09@gmail.com A detailed analysis of century-scale climate change for Puerto Rico was done to assess the degree to which some

  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. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. 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, ...

  17. IS URBAN LOGISTICS POOLING VIABLE? A MULTISTAKEHOLDER MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    IS URBAN LOGISTICS POOLING VIABLE? A MULTISTAKEHOLDER MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS Jesus Gonzalez. Urban consolidation and logistics sharing. III. Multi-stakeholder mutli-criteria methodology. A of application. V. Conclusion. ABSTRACT Collaborative transportation and logistics pooling are relatively new

  18. alleviating urban energy: Topics by E-print Network

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    2012-11-29 17 Operational energy consumption and GHG emissions in residential sector in urban China : an empirical study in Jinan MIT - DSpace Summary: Driven by rapid urbanization...

  19. 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

  20. Camera for the invisible : toward a toolkit for urban exploration

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    Silver, Jay (Jay Saul)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We are disconnected from our environment. We can't reconnect because we can't even see the Nature within our urban surroundings. Inspired by urban explorers and Nature Awareness traditions, I will develop methodologies and ...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Volker Urban | Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengthening aTurbulenceUtilize AvailableMedia1.1 TheVolker Urban Volker Urban

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. The Urban Heat Island: Linking Science, Society, and Technology

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    The Urban Heat Island: Linking Science, Society, and Technology Living in the desert has always much heat. As Phoenix has grown, the natural environment has been transformed from native desert: · Investigate the Urban Heat Island phenomenon · Explore the impact of the Urban Heat Island on people and other

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN Main author: Diana Diziain, Greater-Est, France KEYWORDS: rail, waterways, intermodal logistics, urban freight, city logistics ABSTRACT been carried out on intermodal logistic policies at national scales. However, in urban areas, the use

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 ...

  15. NFWF Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program

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    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.

  16. 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...

  17. MAGNITUDE OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACES IN URBAN AREAS

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    Quality Database NURP Nationwide Urban Runoff Program P Phosphorus PLSS Public Land Survey System QA Chemical Oxygen Demand DCIA Directly Connected Impervious Areas DOQQ Digital Ortho Quarter Quads EIA Total Suspended Solids USDA Unite States Department of Agriculture USGS Unites States Geological Survey

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Turbulence Kinetic Energy in the Oklahoma City Urban Environment

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    Lundquist, J K; Leach, M; Gouveia, F

    2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Joint URBAN 2003 field experiment took place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, during July 2003 to explore the effect of an urban canopy on the transport and diffusion of a passive tracer released in an urban area. Over one hundred three-dimensional sonic anemometers were deployed in and around the urban area to monitor wind speed, direction, and turbulence during releases of SF6. Deployment locations include a profile of eight sonic anemometers mounted on a crane located 1 km north (typically downwind) of the central business district, and several surface meteorological towers within an urban canyon.

  1. Integrated Pest Management: Conducting Urban Rodent Surveys i Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Integrated pest management: conducting urban

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    #12;Integrated Pest Management: Conducting Urban Rodent Surveys i Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Integrated pest management: conducting urban rodent surveys. Atlanta: US...........................................................................................................................2 Characteristics of Urban Rodent Surveys

  2. 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...

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  4. 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 ...

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

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Regulated Public Environments: The New Geography of US Urban Poverty

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    Rongerude, Jane

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New Landscapes of Poverty Management,” !" #$%&'($)*+The New Geography of US Urban Poverty residents, boards, andthrough the project of poverty management. “Public” includes

  12. 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...

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

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    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...

  14. affluent urban neighborhoods: Topics by E-print Network

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

    on households and neighborhoods. ... Valle, Brian P. (Brian Philip) 2011-01-01 17 Does energy follow urban form? : an examination of neighborhoods and transport energy use in...

  15. ambient urban levels: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Travel time data from an extensive dependent travel time-speed, GHG or CO2 emissions, urban congestion, depot location. Submitted: December 20 The impacts of congestion on...

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

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

    Urbane Homes who worked with Building America research partner NAHBRC to build HERS-57 homes with rigid foam insulated slabs and foundation walls, advanced framed walls,...

  17. 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 ...

  18. `Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development

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    `Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development sanitation ``Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development of modern nursing

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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...

  1. 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:

  2. Urban Form and Travel Patterns at the Regional Scale Considering Polycentric Urban Structure

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    Yi, Young-Jae

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ) per capita and daily transit passenger miles (DPMT) per capita. To overcome major problems of previous studies, i.e., lack of generalizability and multicollinearity, a cross-sectional analysis of 203 U.S. urbanized areas was conducted, using directed...

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

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    Beigl, Michael

    are the general consensus of scientific community. Within the generalized Smart Grid concept, Smart City participants of Smart Grid and turning to be "prosumers" utilizing an urban environmental sensing network, the result of which is a new concept called a Smart City. The Smart City concept emphasizes the inclusion

  4. 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

  5. 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-

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

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    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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues: Consequences of Aerodynamics and Debris Laboratory University of Notre Dame The Saga of Glass Damage in Urban Environments Continues: Consequences east of the city of Houston. Initial reconnaissance suggested that the observed glass/cladding damage

  10. 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

  11. Turbulent Kinetic Energy in the Oklahoma City Urban Environment

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    Lundquist, J; Leach, M; Gouveia, F

    2004-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A major field experiment, Joint URBAN 2003 (JU2003), was conducted in Oklahoma City in July 2003 to collect meteorological and tracer data sets for evaluating dispersion models in urban areas. The Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency were the primary sponsors of JU2003. Investigators from five Department of Energy national laboratories, several other government agencies, universities, private companies, and international agencies conducted the experiment. Observations to characterize the meteorology in and around the urban area complemented the observation of the dispersion of SF6, an inert tracer gas. Over one hundred threedimensional sonic anemometers were deployed in and around the urban area to monitor wind speed, direction, and turbulence fluxes during releases of SF6. Sonic deployment locations included a profile of eight sonic anemometers mounted on a crane less than 1 km north of the central business district (CBD). Using data from these and other sonic anemometers deployed in the urban area, we can quantify the effect of the urban area on atmospheric turbulence and compare results seen in OKC to those in other urban areas to assess the parameters typically used in parameterizations of urban turbulence.

  12. CLASSIFYING AGRICULTURAL LAND IN AN URBAN LANDSCAPE WITH APPLICATION

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    CLASSIFYING AGRICULTURAL LAND IN AN URBAN LANDSCAPE WITH APPLICATION TO WATERFOWL CONSERVATION: Master of Resource Management Title of Research Project: Classifying Agricultural Land in an Urban to remotely sense agricultural lands and demonstrates how the results can be used for waterfowl conservation

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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 urbanizing at a rapid pace that has affected the condition of water bodies. To identify water resource to map all the water bodies including groundwater recharge sites ­ 44 lakes and 355 village ponds. Hauz

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Urban logistics pooling viabililty analysis via a multicriteria multiactor method

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Urban logistics pooling viabililty analysis via a multicriteria multiactor method Jesus Gonzalez transportation and logistics pooling are relatively new concepts in research, but are very popular in practice. In the last years, collaborative transportation seems a good city logistics alternative to classical urban

  1. AN URBAN SURFACE EXCHANGE PARAMETERISATION FOR MESOSCALE MODELS

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    AN URBAN SURFACE EXCHANGE PARAMETERISATION FOR MESOSCALE MODELS ALBERTO MARTILLI1, , ALAIN CLAPPIER. A scheme to represent the impact of urban buildings on airflow in mesoscale atmospheric models is presented the presence of the buildings. The parameterisation is introduced into a mesoscale model and tested

  2. 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

    aspects. The research applies a novel perspective of examining both the methods of modeling-supported urban design and the design content of urban design to attempt to reveal a correlation or causal relation. Using the mixed method approach, this research...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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

    of this study is to explore the similarities and differences in the selection process, preparation programs and the professional development practices as perceived by elementary school principals in urban public schools in the southern U.S and urban public...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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. Urban oasis : the central market redevelopment of Hong Kong

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    Kwok, Sean Zee, 1975-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the ultra-urban centers of today, "nature" has become a precious resource that often gets sacrificed in the name of progress and development. The presence of nature has become increasingly elusive in the concrete jungle ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. TRANSPORTATION NODES, REAL ESTATE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The Metamorphosis Project

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    Malinnikova, Eugenia

    1 TRANSPORTATION NODES, REAL ESTATE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The Metamorphosis Project Norwegian ON SPEEDBOATS, ALONG THE LEBANESE COAST. THEN EACH PORT OF CALL WOULD BECOME A TRANSPORTATION HUB · 4 ­ 5

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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

  17. 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, ...

  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. (Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning) WICCI Science Council

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Jim LaGro UW-Madison (Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning) WICCI Science Council October 28, 2011 Unlimited Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring Network Wisconsin Environmental Initiative Wisconsin River

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Shaping urban form without zoning: a case study of houston

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    Qian, Zhu

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    , civic and private organizations such as super neighborhoods and homeowner associations fill the gaps left by the lack of land use zoning. These two aspects contribute to land use planning and urban form of the city. Houston presents a contradiction...

  5. Sustainable urban forms for Chinese typical new towns

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    Son, Sunhwa, 1980-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The phenomena of exploding world urban population and sharply decreasing global arable lands are illustrated in contemporary China in a dramatically amplified form. Construction of many new towns in rural areas has been ...

  6. 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...

  7. Building Energy Supply Infrastructures and Urban Sustained Development of Shenyang

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    Feng, G.; Wang, Y.; Gao, Y.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban energy supply is a necessary infrastructure of civic development. Shenyang is an old industrial-based center in the northeast. Its development influences the economic development of the whole old northeast industry base. This paper analyses...

  8. 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

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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

  11. 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, 

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Planning by contract? : negotiated regulation in urban development

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    Marantz, Nicholas J

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the turn of the twenty-first century, a new term entered the lexicon of urban redevelopment: the community benefits agreement (CBA). Although the term has been applied to a variety of arrangements, it frequently refers ...

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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 ...

  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. abandoned urban brownfield: Topics by E-print Network

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    2007-01-01 266 THE URBAN ECOLOGY OF CANNABIS CiteSeer Summary: Cannabis sativa aka, hemp, marijuana, or Indian hemp, et al, is a tall, robust, dioecious annual that grows from...

  4. ambulatory urban patient: Topics by E-print Network

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    2007-01-01 215 THE URBAN ECOLOGY OF CANNABIS CiteSeer Summary: Cannabis sativa aka, hemp, marijuana, or Indian hemp, et al, is a tall, robust, dioecious annual that grows from...

  5. acque reflue urbane: Topics by E-print Network

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

    2007-01-01 167 THE URBAN ECOLOGY OF CANNABIS CiteSeer Summary: Cannabis sativa aka, hemp, marijuana, or Indian hemp, et al, is a tall, robust, dioecious annual that grows from...

  6. ORIGINAL RESEARCH Chung-Horng Lung Joseph E. Urban

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    Lung, Chung-Horng

    ORIGINAL RESEARCH Chung-Horng Lung Æ Joseph E. Urban Gerald T. Mackulak Analogy-based domain problem that shares significant aspects with the past problem and C.-H. Lung (&) Department of Systems

  7. Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands: A Global View

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    Meier, Alan

    2006-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An important milestone was passed this year when the fraction of the world's population living in cities exceeded 50%. This shift from the countryside to urban areas is certain to continue and, for many, the destination will be large cities. Already there are over 400 cities with populations greater than one million inhabitants and twenty cities with populations greater than ten million inhabitants. With a growing fraction of the population living in an urban environment, the unique aspects of an urban climate also rise in importance. These include features like air pollution and increased humidity. Another unique feature of the urban climate is the phenomenon of the urban heat island. The urban heat island phenomenon was first observed over one hundred years ago in northern latitude cities, where the city centers were slightly warmer than the suburbs. (Instantaneous communications probably played a role in its identification, much as it did for other weather-related events.) For these cities, a heat island was generally a positive effect because it resulted in reduced heating requirements during the winters. It was only in the 1960s, as air conditioning and heavy reliance on automobiles grew, that the negative impacts of heat islands became apparent. The heat islands made summer conditions much less comfortable and increased air conditioning energy use. Since then the summer heat island has become the dominant environmental concern. Measurements in thousands of sites, plus the development of sophisticated dynamic simulations of urban air basins, has enabled us to better understand the relationships between urban temperatures, sunlight, and rates of formation of air pollutants. These models have also given us insights into the roles of vegetation and other characteristics of the land surface. More recently-roughly the last fifteen years-it has become possible to quantify the roles of the major features influencing the formation and persistence of urban heat islands. These developments also allowed us to answer 'what if' questions, such as, 'what if surfaces were changed to be covered with more vegetation or if the albedo of the streets or the roofs was increased'? These simulations, plus measurements of the impact of actual changes, made it possible to imagine that countermeasures to urban heat islands would result in a cooler city requiring less air conditioning and other benefits. In the past five years we have seen the first generation of countermeasures to urban heat islands appear. 'Cool' roofing materials, are now available and, in California, help comply with energy efficiency requirements for buildings. In Japan, cities are giving special incentives to buildings that provide vegetation on their roofs.

  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. Modeling sediment in stormwater runoff from urban areas

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    Haster, Thomas Wayne

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MODELING SEDIMENT IN STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM URBAN AREAS A Thesis by THOMAS WAYNE HASTER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject...: Civil Engineering MODELING SEDIMENT IN STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM URBAN AREAS A Thesis by THOMAS WAYNE HASTER Approved as to style and content by: W P mes (C air of ommittee) Bill Batchelor (Member) Donald L. Reddell (Member) James . . Yao (Head...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Logit Models for Estimating Urban Area Through Travel

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    Talbot, Eric

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    LOGIT MODELS FOR ESTIMATING URBAN AREA THROUGH TRAVEL A Thesis by ERIC TALBOT 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 August 2010 Major Subject: Civil Engineering LOGIT MODELS FOR ESTIMATING URBAN AREA THROUGH TRAVEL A Thesis by ERIC TALBOT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

  13. 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...

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

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    Ruffino, Denise Marie

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    interactions between human beings and potential rabies vectors (Hanlon et al. 1999), can reduce the chance of disease transmission to people and pets, it is important to note the reverse is true as well. Within urban/suburban environments, habitat... of mortality factors, common in rural areas, may serve to increase urban skunk survival rates (Riley et al. 1998), while also increasing the threat of disease transmission (Prange et al. 2003). In a comparison study conducted by Gehrt (2005), disease...

  15. Sources and transport of nitrogen in arid urban watersheds

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    Hale, Rebecca L.; Turnbull, Laura; Earl, Stevan; Grimm, Nancy B.; Riha, Krystin M.; Michalski, Greg; Lohse, Kathleen; Childers, Daniel L.

    2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban watersheds are often sources of nitrogen (N) to downstream systems, contributing to poor water quality. However, it is unknown which components (e.g., land cover and stormwater infrastructure type) of urban watersheds contribute to N export and which may be sites of retention. In this study we investigated which watershed characteristics control N sourcing, biogeochemical processing of nitrate (NO3–) during storms, and the amount of rainfall N that is retained within urban watersheds. We used triple isotopes of NO3– (?15N, ?18O, and ?17O) to identify sources and transformations of NO3– during storms from 10 nested arid urban watersheds that varied in stormwater infrastructure type and drainage area. Stormwater infrastructure and land cover—retention basins, pipes, and grass cover—dictated the sourcing of NO3– in runoff. Urban watersheds can be strong sinks or sources of N to stormwater depending on the proportion of rainfall that leaves the watershed as runoff, but we found no evidence that denitrification occurred during storms. Our results suggest that watershed characteristics control the sources and transport of inorganic N in urban stormwater but that retention of inorganic N at the timescale of individual runoff events is controlled by hydrologic, rather than biogeochemical, mechanisms.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Public scale : the arcade as an urban phenomenon, its urban implications, and how it can be used today

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    Chou, Ching Yi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an urban phenomenon called an arcade. I will study it and show how it can be used today. I will investigate its autonomy in forming a public space, the external society, economy, climate, program, and geography, ...

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. Climate Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Constraints

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Climate Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Policy Design: Interactions among Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Urban Air Pollution Constraints by Marcus. The third case examines the benefits of increased policy coordination between air pollution constraints

  8. Movin' on up : mainstreaming under-serviced urban communities in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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    Wickrema, Marinne Dhakshike

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis offers an early look at a radical shift in Sri Lankan urban housing policy regarding slums in the capital city of Colombo. During the 1980s, the Sri Lankan government achieved widespread urban improvements by ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Rooftop Gardens: A Feasible Method for Urban Sustainability in the UK? 

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    Knowles, Oliver

    2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Urbanisation is causing cities to expand and increase in density. As this happens, nature is removed from urban areas and replaced with concrete, slate and metal surfaces; carbon emissions increase; the Urban Heat Island ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Hydrology and channel form of an urban creek : Rheem Creek in the context of restoration efforts

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    Balazs, Carolina; Lang, Micah

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Reach 3 Hydrology and Channel Form of an Urban Creek:Rheem Creek in the Context of Restoration Efforts CarolinaChannel Form of an Urban Creek: Rheem Creek in the Context

  15. 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 ...

  16. "Table HC8.5 Space Heating Usage Indicators by Urban/Rural Location...

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    5 Space Heating Usage Indicators by UrbanRural Location, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"UrbanRural Location (as Self-Reported)" ,"Housing Units (millions)" "Space Heating...

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

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    5: April 15, 2013 Top Ten Urban Areas for Fuel Wasted due to Traffic Congestion, 2011 Fact 775: April 15, 2013 Top Ten Urban Areas for Fuel Wasted due to Traffic Congestion, 2011...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  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. 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

    A parameterization for urban surfaces has been incorporated into the Community Land Model as part of the Community Climate System Model. The parameterization allows global simulation of the urban environment, in particular the temperature of cities...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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

  11. Freight Distribution Tours in Congested Urban Areas: Characteristics and Implications for Carriers' Operations and

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    trip generation, distribution, or network assignment are scant or nonexistent [1]. ConfidentialityFreight Distribution Tours in Congested Urban Areas: Characteristics and Implications for Carriers;FREIGHT DISTRIBUTION TOURS IN CONGESTED URBAN AREAS: CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CARRIERS

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Structure and motion in urban environments using upright panoramas Jonathan Ventura Tobias Hollerer

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    Hollerer, Tobias

    Structure and motion in urban environments using upright panoramas Jonathan Ventura · Tobias H scenarios for the creation of urban models for virtual environments. Firstly, panoramic captures J. Ventura

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. COPING WITH CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS AND SOILS IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT.

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    JONES,K.W.; VAN DER LELIE,D.; MCGUIGAN,M.; ET AL.

    2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Soils and sediments contaminated with toxic organic and inorganic compounds harmful to the environment and to human health are common in the urban environment. We report here on aspects of a program being carried out in the New York/New Jersey Port region to develop methods for processing dredged material from the Port to make products that are safe for introduction to commercial markets. We discuss some of the results of the program in Computational Environmental Science, Laboratory Environmental Science, and Applied Environmental Science and indicate some possible directions for future work. Overall, the program elements integrate the scientific and engineering aspects with regulatory, commercial, urban planning, local governments, and community group interests. Well-developed connections between these components are critical to the ultimate success of efforts to cope with the problems caused by contaminated urban soils and sediments.

  20. 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

  1. Going Green? Urban vs. Rural Residency and Pro-Environmental Attitudes in China

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    Chiu, Samantha

    drinking water by 2010 [?] and demands to improve urban sewage systems in cities with populations over 200,000; hoping that by 2010 at least 60% of urban water and 95% of industrial waste will be processed in order to reach a certain environmental... of hukou? household registration categorized by urban or rural residency. The following is an overview of the CCP?s distinct urban and rural measurement system and justifies why this measurement is necessary to understand economic and social reform...

  2. 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

  3. Clean Urban Transport for Europe CUTE | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof EnergyInnovationin UrbanCity ofCityClean Economy Network JumpClean FuelsClean Urban

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

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    . Within the area of urban wind energy, different applications are to be distinguished. The main groups-R-1668(EN) 1 INTRODUCTION Wind energy in urban areas is a new area and a rather blank page concerning the energy to the grid and reduction of transmission loss. Within the area of urban wind energy, different

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. VEGETATED ROOFS FOR URBAN ECOSYSTEM REMEDIATION: PERFORMANCE AND POLICY IN THE TANYARD BRANCH WATERSHED

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    Rosemond, Amy Daum

    VEGETATED ROOFS FOR URBAN ECOSYSTEM REMEDIATION: PERFORMANCE AND POLICY IN THE TANYARD BRANCH the urbanization process. This study evaluated the performance and feasibility of using vegetated or green roof systems for urban ecosystem remediation. The stormwater retention performance of a thin-layer green roof

  11. Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision perspective

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Assessing urban logistics pooling sustainability via a hierarchic dashboard from a group decision to measure the sustainable performance of urban logistics pooling systems. To do this, we start by defining it, since the method is able to be replicated in any context of group decision in urban logistics

  12. The deployment of urban logistics solutions from research, development and pilot results

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The deployment of urban logistics solutions from research, development and pilot results Lessons logistics solutions is one of the main pending questions in the field of urban goods transport research demonstration project, this paper presents the main issues related to the deployment of urban logistics

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  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. Employment Information for Master of Urban Planning Graduates Working

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    Papalambros, Panos

    and Environment, Inc. Houston, TX ESRI Redlands, CA The Futures Company New York, NY The Habitat Company Ann ArborEmployment Information for Master of Urban Planning Graduates Working in Planning Related Jobs Boulder County Land Use Planning Division Boulder, CO Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Chicago, IL

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Roadmap: Horticulture Technology Urban Forestry Associate of Applied Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Horticulture Technology ­ Urban Forestry ­ Associate of Applied Science [AS Updated: 30-Apr-12/LNHD This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major Experience in Tree Care 3 Course is taken twice, in summer I and II #12;Roadmap: Horticulture Technology

  1. 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

  2. Community-Scale Environmental Measures and Urban Heat Island

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    , are not well quantified. Community-scale environmental measures include solar collection technologiesCommunity-Scale Environmental Measures and Urban Heat Island Impacts Buildings End-Use Energy 2011 The Issue Community-scale environmental measures offer the potential to reduce energy use

  3. Urban Fabric | Steenhuis stedenbouw/landschap Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

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    Franssen, Michael

    Urban Fabric | Steenhuis stedenbouw/landschap Technische Universiteit Eindhoven cultuurhistorische Lieve Vrouwestraat JohnF.Kennedylaan Prof. Dorgelolaan Spoorgebiedrichting centrum Eindhoven Dom m el Dommel De Zaale De Wielen De Lismortel DenDolech DeRondom Situatie TU Eindhoven 2009 Bomen Spoorgebied N

  4. 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

  5. Urban Hydrology: theory and new approaches for stormwater

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    management practices and strategies. "water is a precious resource, keep it here, clean it, save it for laterUrban Hydrology: theory and new approaches for stormwater management Jack Ahern, Professor Dept source(s), and infiltrating as much as possible into the soil through the implementation of best

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 PUBLICATIONS Bowman, L. and J. Thompson. Departments of Public Administration and Colleges of Business Administration: Allies or Aliens? Journal of Public Affairs Education (forthcoming). Thompson, J. "Toward

  10. Roads to Development: Experimental Evidence from Urban Road Pavement

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    Silver, Whendee

    Roads to Development: Experimental Evidence from Urban Road Pavement Marco Gonzalez-Navarro UC peripheries in many developing country cities lack basic local public goods like pavement, water, sewerage pavement provision in Mexico. Our findings show that homes in streets that were paved increased their value

  11. UrbanSolutionsCenter Breeding and Development of Ornamental Plants

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    UrbanSolutionsCenter Breeding and Development of Ornamental Plants Background Ornamental plants and increases in human activity, ornamental plants sometimes lose their natural resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. Although ornamental plants have adaptation mechanisms via natural selection, artificial selection

  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. 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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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

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

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    Kareem, Ahsan

    are presently facing; an overview of clad- ding damage from Hurricane Alicia, Hurricane Andrew, Typhoon York in and around urban areas, the results are often devastating and costly. For instance, Hurricane Andrew facing; an overview of cladding damage from Hurricane Alicia, Hurricane Andrew, Ty- phoon York

  18. 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

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  1. NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION IN Michel Parent

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION IN EUROPE Michel Parent INRIA - IMARA France without access to an automobile. Another problem concern the excessive energy cost and the massive and they can be divided into two approaches: - a regulation of the demand for transport through a better use

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Urban & Fischer Verlag http://www.urbanfischer.de/journals/aeue

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    Bornemann, Jens

    fields to min- imize energy storage and losses, not by means of a variational formulation of the inherent optimiza- tion property of electromagnetic fields to minimize energy storage and losses© Urban & Fischer Verlag http://www.urbanfischer.de/journals/aeue Field

  10. 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

  11. International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality Nov 5-6, 2009 URBAN WIKI AND VR APPLICATIONS

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    effectively designing a large scale urban project, and how VR platform helps in building up the VR urban models to facilitate visualizations and designing. An urban project of a village scale, which employed in the design of Urban Wiki can be potentially used to build scalable, easily navigable

  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. 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 ...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Logistic Growth and Ergodic Properties of Urban Forms

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    Masucci, A Paolo; Wang, Jiaqiu; Hatna, Erez; Stanilov, Kiril; Batty, Michael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban morphology has presented significant intellectual challenges to mathematicians and physicists ever since the eighteenth century, when Euler first explored the famous Konigsberg bridges problem. Many important regularities and allometries have been observed in urban studies, including Zipf's law and Gibrat's law, rendering cities attractive systems for analysis within statistical physics. Nevertheless, a broad consensus on how cities and their boundaries are defined is still lacking. Applying percolation theory to the street intersection space, we show that growth curves for the maximum cluster size of the largest cities in the UK and in California collapse to a single curve, namely the logistic. Subsequently, by introducing the concept of the condensation threshold, we show that natural boundaries of cities can be well defined in a universal way. This allows us to study and discuss systematically some of the allometries that are present in cities, thus casting light on the concept of ergodicity as relat...

  17. 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.

  18. New Orleans Urbanized Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan FY 2032

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    New Orleans Urbanized Area Regional Planning Commission

    2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    which are more economical or which have less environmental eff ects while achieving similar transportation objectives. Burgeoning corridors such as the corridor between the Louis Armstrong International Airport and the Central Business District...2 0 23 F Y Metropolitan Transportation Plan New Orleans Urbanized AreaNew Regional Planning Commission Jefferson, Orleans Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana June 12, 2007 Metropolitan Transportation Plan New Orleans...

  19. Urban Residents' Perceptions About The City of Austin's Wildlands

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    Martin, Laura Elizabeth

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2010 Major Subject: Rangeland Ecology and Management 27 Urban Residents? Perceptions About the City of Austin?s Wildlands Copyright 2010 Laura Elizabeth... education levels correlated with high-risk perception, but that does not imply that education would modify risk perceptions (Riley and Decker 2000). Approval of lethal methods for controlling wildlife is influenced by ecological knowledge, level...

  20. SCALING AN URBAN EMERGENCY EVACUATION FRAMEWORK: CHALLENGES AND PRACTICES

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    Karthik, Rajasekar [ORNL; Lu, Wei [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Critical infrastructure disruption, caused by severe weather events, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc., has significant impacts on urban transportation systems. We built a computational framework to simulate urban transportation systems under critical infrastructure disruption in order to aid real-time emergency evacuation. This framework will use large scale datasets to provide a scalable tool for emergency planning and management. Our framework, World-Wide Emergency Evacuation (WWEE), integrates population distribution and urban infrastructure networks to model travel demand in emergency situations at global level. Also, a computational model of agent-based traffic simulation is used to provide an optimal evacuation plan for traffic operation purpose [1]. In addition, our framework provides a web-based high resolution visualization tool for emergency evacuation modelers and practitioners. We have successfully tested our framework with scenarios in both United States (Alexandria, VA) and Europe (Berlin, Germany) [2]. However, there are still some major drawbacks for scaling this framework to handle big data workloads in real time. On our back-end, lack of proper infrastructure limits us in ability to process large amounts of data, run the simulation efficiently and quickly, and provide fast retrieval and serving of data. On the front-end, the visualization performance of microscopic evacuation results is still not efficient enough due to high volume data communication between server and client. We are addressing these drawbacks by using cloud computing and next-generation web technologies, namely Node.js, NoSQL, WebGL, Open Layers 3 and HTML5 technologies. We will describe briefly about each one and how we are using and leveraging these technologies to provide an efficient tool for emergency management organizations. Our early experimentation demonstrates that using above technologies is a promising approach to build a scalable and high performance urban emergency evacuation framework that can improve traffic mobility and safety under critical infrastructure disruption in today s socially connected world.

  1. 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.

  2. Development of PM trap system for urban buses

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    Kumagai, Yasuaki; Nakashima, Naohisa; Miyata, Osamu; Ikeda, Tatuya

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In response to stringent particulate matter (PM) emission regulations worldwide, developments of diesel particulate filter (DPF) continue apace in addition to engine modification for PM reduction. Particularly with buses used in urban areas, reduction methods in black smoke emissions are being researched in addition to the efforts to satisfy the aforementioned PM regulations. The system described in this paper was developed for use mainly with buses in large urban concentrations. The system consists of both wall-flow monolith filters for filtration of PM emissions and electric heaters for regeneration. A key feature of this system is that exhaust gas is used for effective combustion of PM during regeneration. Optimization of the exhaust gas flow rate drawn into the filter under regeneration has resulted in regeneration efficiency comparable with those achieved using air pumps. The difficulty of putting DPF systems to practical use has been due to cracking and melting of filters caused by excessive PM accumulation and subsequent increases in temperature in excess of tolerable levels. To prevent these problems, some means of controlling the accumulated PM mass was required. Since bus routes in large urban concentrations follow common patterns, the mass of PM accumulated over a given time period is more or less constant. Thus, the amount of PM accumulated over a given time period can be estimated easily and filter damage can be prevented.

  3. The use of remotely sensed data as a tool in urban heat island investigations: An overview

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    Orvis, K.H.; Akbari, H. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Remotely sensed data contribute an important tool to areawide, cost-effective studies of urban heat island phenomena. This paper provides an overview of its use dating from the first satellite thermal images of urban heat signatures in the early 1970`s, and briefly examines the range of previous uses of remotely sensed data in urban studies, including identification and analysis of heat island effects, modeling of energy budgets, attempts to analyze and classify the urban landscape, and temporal analyses. The intent is not to provide an exhaustive review but rather to describe research trends and patterns. In addition the paper lists an compares those sensing devices that have seen significant use in urban studies and briefly discusses potential strengths and weaknesses of remotely sensed data for use in urban analyses. Three annotated bibliographies, divided by subject, are included. 95 refs.

  4. 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).

  5. 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...

  6. Spatial Metrics to Study Urban Patterns in Growing and Shrinking Cities

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    Reis, José P.; Silva, Elisabete A.; Pinho, Paulo

    2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    of smart cities, mainly seen on Western Europe and on the largest US urban areas; to the urban decline of former US and Western European mining and industrial cities and to the severe decline of important Eastern European agglomerations. After many...   Title: Spatial Metrics to Study Urban Patterns in Growing and Shrinking Cities Authors: José P. Reis(corresponding author) University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP (United Kingdom) jpdffr2@cam...

  7. Flux Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds from an Urban Tower Platform

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    Park, Chang Hyoun

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    11. INTRODUCTION Air quality studies overwhelmingly focus on the concentration of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criteria air pollutants using monitoring and numerical modeling. While the latter uses surface fluxes from emission... chemistry and public health. Urban air pollution sources are related to a multitude of land-uses and human-made structures, which, together with natural and introduced vegetation, make up the urban fabric. To measure pollutant flux over urban terrain, a...

  8. Primary Research Paper Untangling the confounding effects of urbanization and high water level on

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    McMaster University

    Primary Research Paper Untangling the confounding effects of urbanization and high water level form 1 December 2004; accepted 15 December 2004 Key words: multiple stressors, water level

  9. 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-

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    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.

  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. TITLE: Cornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives HOST: Marianne Krasny, Helene Dillard and Marvin Pritts

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    TITLE: Cornell's Urban Sustainability Initiatives HOST: Marianne Krasny, Helene Dillard and Marvin by Marianne Krasny (Natural Resources), Helene Dillard (CCE), and Marvin Pritts (Horticulture). #12;

  13. 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

  14. 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

    Level Biotic Index Score, 0= low, 10= high Horseshoe CreekWater Quality in an Urban Creek Watershed, Oakland, CA. AGUHydraulics. 2010. Codornices Creek Gage: Codornices Creek,

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Boundaries of Inequality: Perceptions of Distributive Justice among Urbanities, Migrants, and Peasants

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    Feng, Wang

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Riskin. 1998. “Income and inequality in China: Composition,Charles. 1998. Durable Inequality. Berkeley and Los Angeles:and Categories: Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist Urban

  19. 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

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

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    Aden, Nathaniel T.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sectional U.S. energy consumption trends from 1993 to 1994The divergent energy consumption trends between urban andproduction and energy consumption trends. To account for

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

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    al. : Biomass burning pollution over Central Mexico Editedburning and urban air pollution over the Central MexicanJ. : The characterisation of pollution aerosol in a changing

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

    revenues to remediate mining impacts. State and regionalRestoration Potential of a Mining-Impacted Urban Stream:have addressed the impacts of mining, although hundreds of

  5. 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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. CFD Simulations of Joint Urban Atmospheric Dispersion Field Study

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    Lee, R; Humphreys III, T; Chan, S

    2004-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the understanding of urban wind flow and dispersion processes has gained increasing attention over recent years. While many of the simpler dispersion models are based on a set of prescribed meteorology to calculate dispersion, the CFD approach has the ability of coupling the wind field to dispersion processes. This has distinct advantages when very detailed results are required, such as for the case where the releases occur around buildings and within urban areas. CFD also has great flexibility as a testbed for turbulence models, which has important implications for atmospheric dispersion problems. In the spring of 2003, a series of dispersion field experiments (Joint Urban 2003) were conducted at Oklahoma City (Allwine, et. al, 2004). These experiments were complimentary to the URBAN 2000 field studies at Salt Lake City (Shinn, et. al, 2000) in that they will provide a second set of comprehensive field data for evaluation of CFD as well as for other dispersion models. In contrast to the URBAN 2000 experiments that were conducted entirely at night, these new field studies took place during both daytime and nighttime thus including the possibility of convective as well as stable atmospheric conditions. Initially several CFD modeling studies were performed to provide guidance for the experimental team in the selection of release sites and in the deployment of wind and concentration sensors. Also, while meteorological and concentration measurements were taken over the greater Oklahoma City urban area, our CFD calculations were focused on the near field of the release point. The proximity of the source to a large commercial building and to the neighboring buildings several of which have multistories, present a significant challenge even for CFD calculations involving grid resolutions as fine as 1 meter. A total of 10 Intensive Observations Periods (IOP's) were conducted within the 2003 field experiments. SF6 releases in the form of puffs or continuous sources were disseminated over 6 daytime and 4 nighttime episodes. Many wind and concentration sensors were used to provide wind and SF6 data over both long and short time-averaging periods. In addition to the usual near surface measurements, data depicting vertical profiles of wind and concentrations adjacent to the outside walls of several buildings were also taken. Also of interest were observations of the trajectory of balloons that were deployed close to the tracer release area. Many of the balloons released exhibit extremely quick ascents up from ground level to the top of buildings, thus implying highly convective conditions. In this paper we will present some simulations that were performed during the planning of the field experiments. The calculations were based on two possible release sites at the intersections of Sheridan and Robinson, and Broadway and Sheridan. These results provided initial information on flow and dispersion patterns, which could be used to guide optimal placement of sensors at appropriate locations. We will also discuss results of more recent simulations for several releases in which reliable data is available. These simulations will be compared with the near field data taken from the wind sensors as well as the time-averaged data from the concentration sensors. Among the other topics discussed are initial and boundary conditions used in the simulations, adaptation of building GIS data for CFD modeling and analysis of field data.

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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), ...

  14. 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. ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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...

  17. Enabling and inhibiting urban development : a case study of Lahore Improvement Trust as a late colonial institution

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    Malik, Hala Bashir

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the Lahore Improvement Trust in relation to the urban development of the city of Lahore in mid-twentieth century. LIT was responsible for most major urban development in the city from 1936 up until ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Calculation of Air Temperatures above the Urban Canopy Layer from Measurements at a Rural Operational Weather Station

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    Hidalgo, Julia

    Urban canopy models (UCMs) are being used as urban-climate prediction tools for different applications including outdoor thermal comfort and building energy consumption. To take advantage of their low computational cost, ...

  20. 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. ...

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f <Maintained By FaultSunpods IncEuropeSustainable Urban Transport

  6. Indonesia-Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging

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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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup | OpenHunan Runhua NewSmallholderEconomy Countries (URBAN-LEDS) | Open

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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

  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 generation (SIG) model [2]. A SIG can be configured for the same sun, scene, and sensor geometry as the real

  10. Housing Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, 103126, 2003 Renters' Housing Behaviour in Transitional Urban

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    Huang, Youqin

    Housing Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, 103­126, 2003 Renters' Housing Behaviour in Transitional Urban how renters make their housing decisions in urban China, where market mechanisms are being introduced into a previously welfare- oriented housing system. It is argued that while renters now enjoy more housing options

  11. URBAN AEROSOLS SURVEY USING LIDAR AND NUMERICAL MODEL S. GEFFROY1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    URBAN AEROSOLS SURVEY USING LIDAR AND NUMERICAL MODEL S. GEFFROY1 , L. SOULHAC2 , E. FREJAFON3 , R technologique ALATA BP2, F-60550 Verneuil-en-Halatte, France. Keywords: LIDAR, URBAN AEROSOLS, MODEL, IMPACT SURVEY. INTRODUCTION The impact of particulate matters and aerosols on environment and on radiative

  12. Satellite characterization of urban aerosols: Importance of including hygroscopicity and mixing state in the retrieval algorithms

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    Satellite characterization of urban aerosols: Importance of including hygroscopicity and mixing the sensitivity of the calculated optical properties of urban aerosols to (1) hygroscopicity and (2) internal of satellite retrievals of aerosol optical thickness (t) and aerosol effective radius (reff). State

  13. Rapid Prototyping of Urban River Corridors Using 3D Interactive, Real-time Graphics

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    Romano, Daniela

    Living Agendas, is a major project looking at sustainability led redevelopment of these areas. Part Introduction URSULA, Urban River corridors and Sustainable Living Agendas, is a complex, interdisciplinary task with many elements needing to be drawn together. URSULA, Urban River corridors and Sustainable

  14. Team Facilitator: Urban Garden Youth Employment 7 team facilitator positions open for summer 2012

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    Janssen, Michel

    Team Facilitator: Urban Garden Youth Employment 7 team facilitator positions open for summer 2012 team of 6 urban teenagers. The Team Facilitator creates and maintains a dynamic garden work experience for their teams. Facilitators are responsible for setting the stage for their team to build successful

  15. 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

  16. Coupling traffic models on networks and urban dispersion models for simulating sustainable

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    Ceragioli, Francesca

    models for modeling and testing different traffic scenarios, in order to define the impact on air quality it with the urban dispersion model Sirane. Keywords: urban air quality, macroscopic traffic models, road networks, pollutant dispersion models, traffic emissions control. AMS subject classification: 35L65, 35L67, 60K30, 90B

  17. 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

  18. Surface Urban Heat Island Across 419 Global Big Cities Shushi Peng,

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    aspects of human impacts on the earth system. Here we assess the diurnal and seasonal variation of surface of human impact on the earth system.1 It is well-known that urban centers experience higher temperatures-11 this urban heat island effect has gained in importance.3,4 In the context of global warming it has been

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology Journal: International Journal of Pavement Engineering

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology Journal: International Journal of Pavement Engineering URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gpav E-mail: IJPE.editor@citg.tudelft.nl, alqadi@uiuc.edu Removable Urban Pavements: An innovative, sustainable technology François de Larrard1, Thierry Sedran2, Jean

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    development in the city. But if we take care with some important elements like equity in distributing and suitable for Housing and Services in the urban zones we could realize our liabilities for the urban progress. We means about the Green buildings its...

  4. Business Plan for the Healthy Urban Tree Initiative Deeva Green | Davida Heller | Iigo Larraya

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    involved surveying the current state of urban forests and researching best practices in stewardship, capturing ambient air pollutants and absorbing storm water runoff. The business plan for the Healthy Urban project is the culmination of Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Management

  5. Deep Conservation in Urban India and its Implications for the Design of Conservation Technologies

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    Toronto, University of

    -of-use feedback technologies, modular solutions, distributed energy storage, harnessing by-products and automated and water resources has become an international problem. Urban residential households are among the primary in the developed world. We present a study of energy, water and fuel conservation practices in urban India. Our

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The consequences of urban land transformation on net primary productivity in the United States

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    Vermont, University of

    regions. In terms of biologically available energy, the loss of NPP due to urbanization of agricultural of carbon fixed through photosynthesis by 0.04 pg per year or 1.6% of the pre-urban input. The reduction is enough to offset the 1.8% gain made by the conversion of land to agricultural use, even though

  9. ISDA 2010, Montpellier, June 28-30, 2010 1 URBAN AGRICULTURE DIVERSITY IN BRITAIN

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    develop short term success (hierarchical structure, high input of energy and monoculture) are the aspectsISDA 2010, Montpellier, June 28-30, 2010 1 URBAN AGRICULTURE DIVERSITY IN BRITAIN: BUILDING London ailbhe.gerrard@gmail.com Abstract -- Diversity of urban agriculture (UA) in Britain could reduce

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALGAL BIOSENSOR FOR TOXICITY ASSESSMENT OF URBAN WET WEATHER

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    Boyer, Edmond

    .ferro@entpe.fr Abstract Stormwater runoff from urban areas generates various pollutants (suspended solids, heavy metals of receiving water bodies (urban streams, ground water). In order to preserve aquatic ecosystems the contamination of these effluents by various compounds: heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs

  17. 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 Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports, Lyon, France Abstract Urban logistics has now become a priority issue logistics managers, one of the categories of stakeholders given less consideration by public authorities

  18. Estimating traffic flows and environmental effects of urban commercial supply in global city logistics decision support

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    logistics decision support Jesús González Feliu Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports Frédéric Henriot for the entire urban logistics system. The model shows the relation between several aspects of commercial on representative scenarios are proposed. Introduction City logistics studies the urban part of the logistic chain

  19. DC's Marble ceiling : urban height and its regulation in Washington, DC

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    Trueblood, Andrew Tyson

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Washington, DC has a unique urban form that is the result of a century-old law. Through the narrow lens of DC's height limit, I survey a range of topics related to urban height, starting with a review of its history of ...

  20. Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand Filter

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    Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand management; Urban areas; Hydraulic models; Sand, filter; Parameters; Estimation; Water treatment. Author. Optimized model parameter values were calculated on a storm by storm basis. Thereafter, a gamma distribution

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Heavy Metals in the Environment Effect of Biosolids Processing on Lead Bioavailability in an Urban Soil

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    Brown, Sally

    Heavy Metals in the Environment Effect of Biosolids Processing on Lead Bioavailability in an Urban for biosolids products to reduce Pb availability in both in a soil matrix and as pure minerals, can altersoil was tested on a high Pb urban soil with biosolids from a treatment plant that used different processing

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First Results from Phase 1

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First Results from Phase 1 C. S and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece h University of Lo´ dz´, Lo´ dz´, Poland i Royal) ABSTRACT A large number of urban surface energy balance models now exist with different assumptions about

  8. SIGNIFICANCE OF TRAFFIC PRODUCED TURBULENCE FOR URBAN DISPERSION MODELING Petra Kastner-Klein

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    Fedorovich, Evgeni

    in reducing tail-pipe emissions, urban air pollution caused by mobile sources is still a major problem released inside the urban canopy. The street ventilation is then controlled by the interaction between buoyancy-related and traffic-induced air motions are secondary street-ventilation mechanisms compared

  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. THE HOUSEHOLD AS SECURITY: STRATEGIES OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS IN CHINA

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    205 CHAPTER 11 THE HOUSEHOLD AS SECURITY: STRATEGIES OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS IN CHINA C. Cindy Fan and lack of economic opportunities on their own. Agriculture faces an uncertain future, so do peasant work in urban industries and services, the sectors of the Chinese economy characterized by poorly paid

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. Impacts of Climate Policy on Urban Air Pollution: Implications for Policy Design for Integrating Air-quality Co-benefits

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    Impacts of Climate Policy on Urban Air Pollution: Implications for Policy Design for Integrating, Technology and Policy Program #12;#12;3 Impacts of Climate Policy on Urban Air Pollution: Implications climate change and urban air pollution and imply that opportunities exist to simultaneously deal

  14. 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

  15. Taxicab regulation and urban residents' use and perception of taxi services: a survey in eight DARBRA, Richard

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Taxicab regulation and urban residents' use and perception of taxi services: a survey in eight cities DARBÉRA, Richard 12 th WCTR, July 11-15, 2010 ­ Lisbon, Portugal 1 TAXICAB REGULATION AND URBAN-Latts ABSTRACT Taxicab regulation and urban residents' use and perception of taxi services: a survey in eight

  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. Sustainable urban logistics: Concepts, methods and information Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Jean-Louis Routhier and Frdric Semet

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Sustainable urban logistics: Concepts, methods and information systems Preface Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Jean-Louis Routhier and Frédéric Semet Urban logistics is a wide studied subject. Indeed, since more/urban logistics are retained. The first is that of Taniguchi et al. [1] who define city logistics as « the process

  18. The limits of public policy intervention in urban logistics: The case of Vicenza (Italy) and lessons for other European cities.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 The limits of public policy intervention in urban logistics: The case of Vicenza (Italy - University of Lyon Laetitia DABLANC, INRETS Abstract For over fifteen years, the subject of urban logistics logistics, local policy, regulations, urban distribution centres, competition 1. Introduction Freight

  19. Disruption on urban chicken markets in Haiti and Cameroon: The role of socio-economic factors on chicken's consumption

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Disruption on urban chicken markets in Haiti and Cameroon: The role of socio-economic factors (2009)" #12;2 Disruption on urban chicken markets in Haiti and Cameroon: The role of socio in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and in 2006 at Port-au-Prince (Haiti) applied to 180 urban households in each country

  20. 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...

  1. Large-eddy simulation of urban dispersion during the Urban 2000 Field Program IOP-10, 25-26 October 2000

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    DeCroix, D. S. (David S.)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In October 2000, the US Department of Energy, along with NOAA and several other government labs and universities, conducted the Vertical Transport and Mixing Experiment (VTMX) and URBAN2000 field programs in Salt Lake City, Utah (Alwine et al., 2002). The VTMX program focused on the basin-scale flow regime, where the URBAN2000 component focused on transport and dispersion in the downtown Salt Lake City area. In this paper, we will focus on a specific Intensive Operations Period, IOP-10, which occurred on October 25-26, 2000. IOP-16 was chosen because the winds in the downtown area were fairly weak and variable early in the experiment, and became more windy in the later part of the IOP. The local conditions were influenced by a shortwave ridge, and were cloudy, with a weak and very shallow surface inversion, and light mean southerly flow over the area. An inert tracer gas, SF6, was released downtown Salt Lake City for a duration of one hour at three separate times on 26 October 2000, 01:00-02:00, 03:00-04:00, and 05:00-06:00 MDT. This paper will focus on the first release time, from 01:00-02:00 MDT.

  2. 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.

  3. 8th World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists WWW-YES 2009: Urban waters: resource or risks? 2-5 June 2009

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    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

  4. Robust Background Subtraction with Foreground Validation for Urban Traffic Video

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    Cheung, S S; Kamath, C

    2004-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Identifying moving objects in a video sequence is a fundamental and critical task in many computer-vision applications. Background subtraction techniques are commonly used to separate foreground moving objects from the background. Most background subtraction techniques assume a single rate of adaptation, which is inadequate for complex scenes such as a traffic intersection where objects are moving at different and varying speeds. In this paper, we propose a foreground validation algorithm that first builds a foreground mask using a slow-adapting Kalman filter, and then validates individual foreground pixels by a simple moving object model, built using both the foreground and background statistics as well as the frame difference. Ground-truth experiments with urban traffic sequences show that our proposed algorithm significantly improves upon results using only Kalman filter or frame-differencing, and outperforms other techniques based on mixture of Gaussians, median filter, and approximated media filter.

  5. Petroleum hydrocarbon pollution of urban topsoil in Ibadan city, Nigeria

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    Onianwa, P.C. [Univ. of Ibadan (Nigeria)] [Univ. of Ibadan (Nigeria)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The distribution of total petroleum hydrocarbon in topsoils from various parts of Ibadan city, Nigeria, was studied. Samples were selected from around the following zones: (a) railway tracks, (b) petrol stations, (c) refuse dumps, (d) residential areas, (e) high traffic density areas, (f) mechanical workshops, and (g) control zones. Contamination of the topsoil with hydrocarbons was significant only around petrol stations and mechanical workshops where the factors of accumulation were 10.1 and 4.72, respectively. The general trend in hydrocarbon levels was petrol station > mechanical workshop > refuse dumps > high traffic areas {ge} rail tracks > control residential areas. The results highlight the need to monitor urban environments that are remote from petroleum exploration activities for petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. 19 refs., 3 tabs.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Crossing the rural-urban divide in twentieth-century China

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    Brown, Jeremy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the Peasantry. ” Modern China 20, no. 4 (1994): 387-415.R. J. R. Urbanization in China: Town and Country in ain the Chinese Interior. ” China Quarterly, no. 115 (1988):

  11. 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 ...

  12. Local Environmental Pollution Strongly Influences Culturable Bacterial Aerosols at an Urban Aquatic Superfund Site

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    Uriarte, Maria

    Local Environmental Pollution Strongly Influences Culturable Bacterial Aerosols at an Urban Aquatic Information ABSTRACT: In polluted environments, when microbial aerosols originate locally, species composition of the aerosols should reflect the polluted source. To test the connection between local environmental pollution

  13. 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

    This report discusses the author's internship at Texas A&M University Center for Urban Programs from May, 1978 through February, 1979. The objectives of the internship were to: 1. Increase the intern's technical competence in problems...

  14. The Future of Shrinking Cities: Problems, Patterns and Strategies of Urban Transformation in a Global Context

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    Karina Pallagst; et al

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy, high-density center city, St. Louis became an areaCity How Do Low Energy Communities Affect Older Urban Areas?city of incredible energy, throughout the day and evening. Today The former commercial area

  15. Urban Ecosyst (2006) 9:243257 DOI 10.1007/s11252-006-9354-2

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    Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    primary productivity (Schwartz et al., 2002; Badeck et al., 2004), energy and mass balance in the lower earlier in the city than in the surrounding un-urbanized habitat. Moreover, ephemerals, early spring

  16. Urban-scale impacts on the global-scale composition and climate effects of anthropogenic aerosols

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    Cohen, Jason Blake

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A reduced form meta model 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 ...

  17. Seeing differently : cartography for subjective maps based on dynamic urban data

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    Chen, Xiaoji, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What should maps look like in the information age? This thesis proposes dynamic subjective map - maps that are tailored to the context of the observer - to digitally bridge the gap between man in cities and massive urban ...

  18. Tenements : dwellings for the urban poor. Comparative study illustrating 28 cases in developing countries

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    Aliman, Isam Mohammad

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tenements are significant systems that provide habitation to the poor in most of the urban areas of the developing countries. Yet, tenements are practically ignored if not prohibited by the public sector and consequently ...

  19. Physics-based statistical model and simulation method of RF propagation in urban environments

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    Pao, Hsueh-Yuan (San Jose, CA); Dvorak, Steven L. (Tucson, AZ)

    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A physics-based statistical model and simulation/modeling method and system of electromagnetic wave propagation (wireless communication) in urban environments. In particular, the model is a computationally efficient close-formed parametric model of RF propagation in an urban environment which is extracted from a physics-based statistical wireless channel simulation method and system. The simulation divides the complex urban environment into a network of interconnected urban canyon waveguides which can be analyzed individually; calculates spectral coefficients of modal fields in the waveguides excited by the propagation using a database of statistical impedance boundary conditions which incorporates the complexity of building walls in the propagation model; determines statistical parameters of the calculated modal fields; and determines a parametric propagation model based on the statistical parameters of the calculated modal fields from which predictions of communications capability may be made.

  20. Old standbys, new standards : evaluating LEED-ND through existing models of green urbanism

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    Martin, Sophie C. (Sophie Christina)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Green Building Council, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Natural Resources Defense Council are currently developing a rating system aimed at evaluating the environmental sustainability of new neighborhood ...

  1. 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 ...

  2. Design projections for a commuter ferry terminal and commercial pier in Portland, Maine's historic urban waterfront

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    Schmidt, Eric Paul

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work is based on a design project: to connect the grid urban form, and its associated buildings, and their uses, to the larger Maine (natural) landscape, and its forms. These two contextual categories will strongly ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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

    Viani L. 2004. The Baxter Creek Watershed: a cultural andCity of El Cerrito, Friends of Baxter Creek, The WatershedProject, Urban Creeks Council, Restoration Design Group.

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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

  10. Fish for the City: Urban Political Ecologies of Laguna Lake Aquaculture

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    Saguin, Kristian Karlo Cordova

    2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    nearby Metro Manila with its fish requirements. Half a century of aquaculture in the lake, however, has transformed ecologies, landscapes and livelihoods. Flows of fish to the city encounter socioecological contradictions in lake production and urban...

  11. 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

  12. Finding home : making a place for the homeless in the urban landscape

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    Cheng, Marissa A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Is homelessness a problem? What if you considered homelessness to be a state, rather than a problem, and provided for it accordingly in the urban landscape? As roads and water and sewer lines are one type of infrastructure, ...

  13. School, community, home : usuing architecture and urban design in creating an integrated learning environment

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    Farrell, Stephanie C. (Stephanie Cahill)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis tests the assertion that the design of the physical environment plays a role in the effective integration of school and community. The design of most existing urban schools fails to recognize the integral role ...

  14. 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

  15. 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 ...

  16. Public by design : auto-fabrication for a contemporary urban physiognomy

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    Barone Lumaga, Michela

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The revolution in modes of design and production anticipate a liberalization of material/fabrication that can potentially allow the masses to take control of the design of the urban space. Historically with each technical ...

  17. Synthesis of provably correct controllers for autonomous vehicles in urban environments

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    Wongpiromsarn, Tichakorn

    This paper considers automatic synthesis of provably correct controllers for autonomous vehicles operating in an urban environment populated with static obstacles and live traffic. We express traffic rules such as collision ...

  18. Real-Time Motion Planning With Applications to Autonomous Urban Driving

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    Kuwata, Yoshiaki

    This paper describes a real-time motion planning algorithm, based on the rapidly-exploring random tree (RRT) approach, applicable to autonomous vehicles operating in an urban environment. Extensions to the standard RRT are ...

  19. A High-Rate, Heterogeneous Data Set from the Darpa Urban Challenge

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    Huang, Albert S.

    This paper describes a data set collected by MIT’s autonomous vehicle Talos during the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Data from a high-precision navigation system, five cameras, 12 SICK planar laser range scanners, and a ...

  20. Casinos in context : the impacts of stand-alone casino development on urban neighborhoods

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    Schray, Luke J. (Luke Joseph)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the stigma of gambling fades and governments seek more sources of revenue the urban casino is becoming more common. Many of these are legalized to operate with limited competition in their state, standing alone in their ...

  1. Newfound land : urban highway removal and planning the land it uncovers

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    Masenten, David J. (David Joel), 1974-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When the interstate highway system was routed through urban centers during the 1950's and 1960's, few thought these elevated expressways would have a serious detrimental impact on the cities they served. These interstates ...

  2. New Chemical Aerosol Characterization Methods- Examples Using Agricultural and Urban Airborne Particulate Matter

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    Zhou, Lijun

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This study explored different chemical characterization methods of agricultural and urban airborne particulate matter. Three different field campaigns are discussed. For the agricultural aerosols, measurement of the chemical composition of size...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Downtown living: for families? : the Vancouver, BC urban livability experience and lessons for other cities

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    Loewus, Sabra Elysia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Across North America, downtowns are experiencing revitalization and population growth, as "urban pioneers" are making their homes in city centers. While downtowns are typically thought of as places for empty nesters and ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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) ...

  18. 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

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  1. Why farm the city? Theorizing urban agriculture through a lens of metabolic rift

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    South. The spike in oil and food prices in late 2007 and early 2008 and the shocks of the current in UA should come as no surprise. Historically, urban food production in the US and Britain has

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Decentralised composting of urban waste an overview of community and private initiatives in Indian cities

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    Columbia University

    Decentralised composting of urban waste ­ an overview of community and private initiatives Before Disposal`` and clearly stipulates composting as an option for organic waste treatment. It also recommends waste separation as prerequisite for treatment. Although various composting schemes of different

  6. Automatic deployment of autonomous cars in a robotic urban-like environment (RULE)

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    Itani, Sara T.

    We present a computational framework and experimental setup for deployment of autonomous cars in a miniature Robotic Urban-Like Environment (RULE). The specifications are given in rich, human-like language as temporal logic ...

  7. The case for micro-apartment housing in growing urban centers

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    Shore, Zachary, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Taking an analytical approach, this thesis will address how the unmet housing need of urban single-person households can be rectified by the introduction of micro-apartments. The existing housing stock has been built largely ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. EPA/600/R-99/029 Innovative Urban Wet-Weather

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    EPA/600/R-99/029 Innovative Urban Wet-Weather Flow Management Systems By James P. Heaney Department Laboratory #12;iv Abstract This research project describes innovative methods to develop improved wet weather

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  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. Rethinking walled residential compound in peripheral urban China : a guideline for boundary and size design

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    Sun, Na

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last two decades, with the high speed urbanization, walled residential compound as the typical housing development is being constructed on a large scale in peripheral areas of Chinese cities. Its self-enclosing ...

  14. Parameterization of urban sub-grid scale processes in global atmospheric chemistry models

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    Calbó, Josep.; Pan, Wen Wei.; Webster, Mort David.; Prinn, Ronald G.; McRae, Gregory J.

    We have derived a parameterization consisting of a set of analytical expressions that approximate the predictions by the CIT Urban Airshed Model for the net export to the environment (i.e., effective emissions) of several ...

  15. 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) ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Survey on Cooling Costs and Related Factors for Apartments in an Urban Area of Osaka 

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    Umemiya, N.; Lin, X.; Inoue, G.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A questionnaire survey was carried out to assess cooling behaviors and cooling costs for 290 apartments in an urban area. 1) Cooling costs are strongly related to the number of air conditioners, the months of occupation, and the air conditioner...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...