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A Systems Approach to Sustainable Urban Development By Chris Caldwell
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The focus of this book is to show the need for urban planning to increase its potential for sustainable development through applied systems thinking. By incorporating a systems approach that includes... More > enhanced information gathering and comprehensive social and environmental metrics, the planner can engage stakeholders with foresight to assist in better decision-making. A conceptual model is included to show the intersection of an explicit information system designed for sustainable development indicators and a tacit stakeholder engagement approach. A systems approach to urban development is not simply about eco-efficiency but a new way of seeing our planning obligations toward a vision and strategy inclusive of the diversity of people and ecosystems.< Less
A Systems Approach to Sustainable Urban Development By Chris Caldwell
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The focus of this book is to show the need for urban planning to increase its potential for sustainable development through applied systems thinking. By incorporating a systems approach that includes... More > enhanced information gathering and comprehensive social and environmental metrics, the planner can engage stakeholders with foresight to assist in better decision-making. A conceptual model is included to show the intersection of an explicit information system designed for sustainable development indicators and a tacit stakeholder engagement approach. A systems approach to urban development is not simply about eco-efficiency but a new way of seeing our planning obligations toward a vision and strategy inclusive of the diversity of people and ecosystems.< Less
[SUB]URBAN DISCO[N]TENT By Allyn Hughes
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What is the social impact of the built environment? Social behaviors are in a transitional period; there is a large gap between the present understanding of new technologies and their future... More > possibilities. By creating new social spaces, one has the potential to mediate between objects, events, and people. Post modernity is here, but one must not discount the fact that there was a time when all that was known was human flesh. Some may call it nostalgia, however premeditated socializing can be disseminated into today’s context.< Less
Chapter 7 - The State of Black South Carolina: Believing in Possibilities: The Center of Excellence for the Education and Equity of African American Students By Columbia Urban League
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"Believing in Possibilities: The Center of Excellence for the Education and Equity of African American Students" by Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte, a Benedict College education professor,... More > highlights "a notable effort" in the state "to ensure that African American children achieve educationally and socially to their fullest potential." The chapter profiles four successful teachers trained by the center to use culturally relevant pedagogy in the teaching of African American students. Culturally relevant pedagogy is the concept of incorporating the students' cultural background -- their cultural, social, educational, political, and economic realities -- into how the students are taught. These examples show that African American students may perform better academically when the teacher is knowledgeable about their cultural background and uses it to teach them.< Less
5th Year Thesis Book By Justin Skoda
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A critical response to the erosion of public space in contemporary cities. Discrete zoning, spatial commoditization and the devaluing of the social function of the in- between urban milieu have... More > created cities that lack the spontaneity and social cohesion that was so critical in historical cities. The in-between can again become meaningful and serve to allow for latent urban potentials to become manifest in the city. An investigation into contemporary urban fabrics and a proposal for a new formal arrangement to allow for a renewed urban vitality in post- suburban Garden Grove, CA (part of the larger Los Angeles metro region) as a paradigm to be utilized throughout the region at various underutilized sites as new centers of density, urban vitality and social intensity. Completed as part of Bachelors of Architecture Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Doug Jackson's 5th Year Studio< Less
Re-envisioning the relationship between landscape architecture and the politicized food complex By Jennifer Walker
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The built environment has a profound impact on society's food systems through exerting influence on social, political, and economic discourse and the ordering of spaces that inhibit/promote the... More > production and consumption of food. Landscape architecture, as a discipline concerned with the design, planning, and management of the landscape, presents a significant potential for contributing to the creation of a food complex that is socially just, environmentally restorative, and contributes to the betterment of public health. The work of Leberecht Migge—an early 20th century German landscape architect—is presented and critically evaluated as a case study. A framework is proposed that situates the contemporary food complex as a multivalent phenomenon and describes its incorporation into the process and practice of landscape architecture through increased attention to landscape management and professional activities that involve mediation and advocacy in addition to design and planning.< Less
Re-envisioning the relationship between landscape architecture and the politicized food complex By Jennifer Walker
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The built environment has a profound impact on society's food systems through exerting influence on social, political, and economic discourse and the ordering of spaces that inhibit/promote the... More > production and consumption of food. Landscape architecture, as a discipline concerned with the design, planning, and management of the landscape, presents a significant potential for contributing to the creation of a food complex that is socially just, environmentally restorative, and contributes to the betterment of public health. The work of Leberecht Migge—an early 20th century German landscape architect—is presented and critically evaluated as a case study. A framework is proposed that situates the contemporary food complex as a multivalent phenomenon and describes its incorporation into the process and practice of landscape architecture through increased attention to landscape management and professional activities that involve mediation and advocacy in addition to design and planning.< Less
Brickstarter By Dan Hill, Bryan Boyer
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Brickstarter is a prototype for a 21st century social service, described in this book. It proposes a new model for how we make shared decisions about shared spaces. Brickstarter tests the exciting... More > potential of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing against the practical realities of debating, governing, investing in, and ultimately delivering the built environment. This service doesn’t exist yet, though we purposefully talk about it as if it does. Brickstarter was executed as a prototype and a provocation intended to bring attention to both the exciting potential and the difficulties of working at the intersection of technology and urban environments. This book gives you the tools to take it forward. Will Brickstarter be built by you?< Less
Private/Public By Katz Chiao
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Private/Public is a catalog of design prototypes addressing the issues faced by homeless service providers in New York City. The designs in the catalog operate at a variety of architectural... More > scales—interiors, furniture, signage, print materials—and in service of a range of constituencies, from city workers and volunteer professionals to the homeless themselves. This catalog is intended as an open document, with the potential to expand over time through continued experimentation and dialogue.< Less
Private/Public By Katz Chiao
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Private/Public is a catalog of design prototypes addressing the issues faced by homeless service providers in New York City. The designs in the catalog operate at a variety of architectural... More > scales—interiors, furniture, signage, print materials—and in service of a range of constituencies, from city workers and volunteer professionals to the homeless themselves. This catalog is intended as an open document, with the potential to expand over time through continued experimentation and dialogue.< Less