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Identity | Place: Urban Cultural Landscapes as Contact Zones By Arijit Sen
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This book contains field work and research done by Arijit Sen and his students in an architectural methods class. Arch 533 summer course ran for four weeks during which students studied selected... More > sites in New York city's Lower East Side. They traveled, researched, documented and analyzed these spaces during a 4-week period and completed this work in six weeks.< Less
Facing Urban Terrorism: Root Causes With Boko Haram By Kelly NGYAH
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Understood that World Wars I & II, and the other major natural disasters around the globe made frightening human death tolls, the phenomenon of terrorism finally surfaces and soaks the world anew... More > in dread and increased need for security measures over populations everywhere. While major terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda and Taliban continue to impose terror across the globe, West and Central Africa falls into the hands of another terrorist sect called Boko Haram which though smaller, has succeeded in sending across a strong message to world leaders that, ‘size is not the issue’ but it’s how negligence on their part may make a tiny pin pierce deep in the skin and probably crumble the whole system. This study principally reflects to some root causes of terrorism instituted within certain United Nations Resolutions through transnational and organized crimes. It also emphasizes on societal psycho-behaviourial patterns towards rehabilitating youths in responsible urban communities.< Less
Instinct and Study By Richard Leach & Hanan Kazma
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Instinct and Study is the fourth book of collaborations between Lebanese photographer Hanan Kazma and American poet Richard Leach. Kazma's images include abstracted self-portraits and urban walls and... More > windows. Leach's poems written in response to them range from surreal free verse to rhymed lyrics. The book's title is a phrase from Herman Melville's poem "Art", which names the "unlike things" which must meet in order "to wrestle with the angel art."< Less
Creating Successful Urban Schools: The Urban Educators Month by Month Guide to School Improvement By Dr. Sandy D. Womack Jr.
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Creating Successful Urban Schools will provide the readers with specific unique strategies to increase the current levels of performance in public schools. The strategies are effective and... More > incorporate the case study of Hartford Middle School. A 98% poverty - 90% minority school that moved from Academic Emergency to the Effective rating over a three year period. the case study along with the month by month guide with helpful hints will support novice to veteran administrators become servant leaders and successful educators.< Less
Creating Successful Urban Schools: The Urban Educators Month By Month Guide to School Improvement By Dr. Sandy D. Womack Jr.
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Creating Successful Urban Schools will provide the readers with specific unique strategies to increase the current levels of performance in public schools. The procedures are effective and... More > incorporate the case study of Hartford Middle School. A 98% poverty-90% minority school that moved from the Ohio Department of Education rating of Academic Emergency (F) rating to the Effective (B) rating over a three year period. The month by month guide provides tips, strategies, and systemic changing ideas incorporating families, community, and students to increase the academic achievement levels of all students.< Less
Destination Sud: Haiti By Urban Design Lab
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As part of the Côte Sud Initiative (CSI)1 , a multi-institutional, multi-sectorial research and development initiative in the Côte Sud (South Coast) region of Haiti, the Urban Design Lab... More > was tasked with investigating the current push for tourism development in the region. Included in this work has been the involvement of a Spring 2012 Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Urban Design seminar that studied how the proposed construction of a visitor center might be spatially-conceptualized and effectively coupled with ongoing research and aid initiatives in the region.< Less
RE-ENVISIONING HEALTH IN KUMASI By Urban Design Lab
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I am very pleased that the Millennium Cities Initiative and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Urban Design... More > program at Columbia University have been coming to Kumasi for the past two years to work alongside students of the Department of Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to together address important urban issues in Kumasi. I am also glad that this work has been done in cooperation with our traditional authorities, government leaders and communities. I hope that the poposed projects, written essays, and compiled research for sustainable development for Kumasi will be studied and used by the traditional authorities, governmental bodies, academic institutions and citizen groups, to help transform Kumasi into a city with an enterprising economy, good ecology, and a healthy society.” OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II ASANTEHENE< Less
Designing Patch Dynamics By Urban Design Studio
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In the summer of 2002, Drs. Steward T.A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso, and J. Morgan Grove, scientists from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), approached Brian McGrath at the Urban Design Program at... More > Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) with an innovative cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunity. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER), the BES brings together researchers from a variety of social and biophysical science disciplines to engage in data collection, education, and community outreach. Their primary goal is to understand and explain metropolitan Baltimore as a complex ecological system. In an intrepid and prescient next step for BES and LTER, Drs. Pickett, Cadenasso and Grove put forth the radical proposition that urban designers can help to break new ground in the field of ecology and that current ecosystem science would enliven our own design milieu.< Less
Re-Envisioning Health In Kumasi By Urban Design Lab
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I am very pleased that the Millennium Cities Initiative and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Urban Design... More > program at Columbia University have been coming to Kumasi for the past two years to work alongside students of the Department of Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to together address important urban issues in Kumasi. I am also glad that this work has been done in cooperation with our traditional authorities, government leaders and communities. I hope that the poposed projects, written essays, and compiled research for sustainable development for Kumasi will be studied and used by the traditional authorities, governmental bodies, academic institutions and citizen groups, to help transform Kumasi into a city with an enterprising economy, good ecology, and a healthy society. OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II ASANTEHENE< Less
Fall 2011 International PUARL Conference: Generative Process, Patterns, and the Urban Challenge By Hajo Neis et al.
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After the success of the 2009 Portland Urban Architecture Research Lab Symposium, Current Challenges for Patterns, Pattern Languages, and Sustainability, PUARL has risen the bar for their second... More > conference in 2011 with its focus on Generative Process, Patterns, and the Urban Challenge. This journal of the proceedings of the conference presents the latest thinking on and application of generative design and process and pattern-based theory and application in the urban environment. This journal addresses wide-ranging issues from historic preservation and urban regeneration to urban sustainability, livability, and beauty.< Less

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