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Addressing food, water, waste and energy yields in urban regenerative environments By Eleni Katrini
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Cities and dense urbanized areas are expanding with immense speed creating severe issues of food access, waste accumulation, floods, water contamination and increased energy demands. Through this... More > thesis, different systems of urban agriculture, water management and treatment, as well as energy production from waste were identified and studied in order to create a toolkit for urban regenerative environments. The purpose of the toolkit is to introduce those systems to designers and provide them with their key dimensions and benefits through actual case studies< Less
Situated Technologies Pamphlets 1: Urban Computing and its Discontents By Adam Greenfield & Mark Shepard
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The Situated Technologies Pamphlet series, published by the Architectural League, explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism: How is our experience of the city... More > and the choices we make in it affected by mobile communications, pervasive media, ambient informatics, and other “situated” technologies? How will the ability to design increasingly responsive environments alter the way architects conceive of space? What do architects need to know about urban computing and what do technologists need to know about cities? Situated Technologies Pamphlets will be published in nine issues and will be edited by a rotating list of leading researchers and practitioners from architecture, art, philosophy of technology, comparative media study, performance studies, and engineering.< Less
Experiences and Lessons from the Urban Youth Fund in Africa and Asia By Tizai Mauto
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The Experiences and Lessons from the Urban Youth Fund report is the third report in the Global Youth-Led Development series. Informed by in-depth case studies of 13 youth fund funded projects, it... More > analyzes experiences and lessons-learned from these projects. In contrast to the first two reports, it is having a more in-depth focus on a few selected projects.< Less
Classroom Management Urban K-8 and Special Education Teachers By Denise Adrienne Johnson
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The Little Yellow School Bus "ONE CHILD NOT REFERRED TO THE CHILD STUDY TEAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSIFICATION = SUCCESS" Do you remember the little Yellow School Bus for the special... More > education kids? Let's try Classroom Management Techniques instead. The Little Yellow School Bus is gone; but the over use of labeling and classifying students special education has not. There is still room for a lot of improvement. Too many students are being referred to the child study team for testing and classification as emotional and learning disabled. Young boys, especially urban inner-city African American black boys, are often classified special education because of poor behavior. When in fact, they may not need to be classified special education at all. Instead, behavior modification techniques could be used. This book includes a chapter dedicated to the special education teacher; and chapter on creating excellent lesson plans. This along with classroom management techniques that work.< Less
Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil' Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth By Jomo K. Johnson
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"Deadest Rapper Alive" makes an eye-opening examination and social diagnosis of the Rap Music icon, Dwayne Carter a.k.a. Lil’ Wayne. By studying his image, content, persona, and... More > lyrics, Pastor Johnson makes a dire plea of warning. He proposes that the music of Wayne is actually much more than beats and lyrics, but it is a philosophy that when followed will lead to extremely dangerous consequences in the lives of Urban Youth.< Less
Breaking Broken Windows: A Multivariate Approach to the Effects of Crime and Urban Decline By Emily J. Moore
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Broken windows theory suggests that neighborhood disorder, including physical deterioration and large-scale accumulations of graffiti and trash, routinely occur in many urban communities. Research on... More > community disorder suggests that signs of community disorganization and decay increase individuals’ perceived risks of criminal victimization and their subsequent fear of crime. The purpose of this study is to determine whether certain conditions found within communities have an effect on an individual’s level of fear.< Less
Breaking Broken Windows: A Multivariate Approach to the Effects of Crime and Urban Decline By Emily J. Moore
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Broken windows theory suggests that neighborhood disorder, including physical deterioration and large-scale accumulations of graffiti and trash, routinely occur in many urban communities. Research on... More > community disorder suggests that signs of community disorganization and decay increase individuals’ perceived risks of criminal victimization and their subsequent fear of crime. The purpose of this study is to determine whether certain conditions found within communities have an effect on an individual’s level of fear.< Less
Bottom-Up Urbanism: A Survey of Temporary Use in Europe By David Glick
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This catalog of outlier case studies is representative of a wide range of contemporary Do It Yourself approaches in which artists, architects, and everyday citizens have become emboldened to take on... More > more proactive roles in shaping the public realm. These examples of grassroots "placemaking" and temporary use tactics are a provocation to normative top-down, real estate and urban planning models; and serve as a jumping off point for envisioning more holistic models of urban design practice. ++++Full preview is available at http://issuu.com/davidglick/docs/bottom-up_urbanism ++++< Less
Stormwater to Street Trees: Engineering Urban Forests for Stormwater Management By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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This guide is divided into the following four sections: Section 1. Urban Stormwater Runoff defines urban stormwater runoff and explains why it is a problem. Section 2. The Role of Trees in Stormwater... More > Management discusses what trees need to grow in urban environments and how they help manage stormwater. Section 3. Stormwater Management Systems with Trees provides an introduction to engineered systems available that utilize trees to manage a volume of stormwater. Section 4. Case Studies presents projects from throughout the country that have successfully used trees in the engineered systems discussed. This guide is intended to help engineers, planners, developers, architects, arborists, and public officials understand how trees perform and interact in a stormwater management system, and the new technologies that are being used to increase the stormwater utility function of the urban forest, even in the densest urban environments.< Less
HETEROGENEITY IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE: IMPACTS ON HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES AND NITROGEN POLLUTION By Monica Lipscomb Smith
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This research evaluated the usefulness of the commonly used National Land Cover Database for deriving urban hydrologic parameters, defined metrics linking suburban landscape structure and nitrogen... More > fluxes, and determined variance of hydrologic properties of residential lawns according to social and physical factors. Results suggested that the NLCD is insufficient for urban hydrologic studies due to biases and variability of these datasets. Nitrate concentrations of suburban streams were best characterized by watershed infrastructure. Septic-managed watersheds’ stream nitrate correlated with population density, septic location, and presence of wetlands. Reduced saturated infiltration rates in residential lawns caused only marginal differences in overland flow when compared to regional rain records. Of the factors assessed in this dissertation, waste management infrastructure was defined as the most critical feature explaining nitrate dynamics in the urban landscape.< Less

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