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Exploring Urban Resiliency: Three Theories By ucplanning daap
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Exploring Urban Resiliency considers three theories in the context of redesigning the area around Cincinnati's City Hall. The book emerged out a studio course from the UC School of Planning. The... More > studio was sponsored by the City of Cincinnati and instructed by Mahyar Arefi.< Less
Exploring Urban Resiliency: Three Theories By ucplanning daap
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Exploring Urban Resiliency considers three theories in the context of redesigning the area around Cincinnati's City Hall. The book emerged out a studio course from the UC School of Planning. The... More > studio was sponsored by the City of Cincinnati and instructed by Mahyar Arefi.< Less
Urban Screens Reader By Sabine Niederer, Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin
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The Urban Screens Reader is the first book to focus entirely on the topic of urban screens. In assembling contributions from a range of leading theorists, in conjunction with a series of case studies... More > dealing with artists’ projects and screen operators’ and curators’ experiences, the reader offers a rich resource for those interested in the intersections between digital media, cultural practices and urban space. Urban Screens have emerged as a key site in contemporary struggles over public culture and public space. They form a strategic junction in debates over the relation between technological innovation, the digital economy, and the formation of new cultural practices in contemporary cities. How should we conceptualize public participation in relation to urban screens? Are ‘the public’ citizens, consumers, producers, or something else? Where is the public located? When a screen is erected in public space, who has access to it and control over it?< Less
So I have this theory... By Caleb Zwar
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Think back to when you were a child and the world was filled with amazing surprises and endless joys of discovery! Now it seems to be filled only with staff meetings, traffic commutes, and paying... More > taxes... What happened to that old, amazing world? What would happen if we chose to believe in the world as it used to be when we were younger? A world full of wonder, mysteries, and sasquatches! What if we choose to believe in dragons and leprechauns? What if we truly believed that there is a real pot of gold at the end of each and every rainbow? That is precisely what this book is about, I have found quite a few areas in my life where the simple truth was wholly inadequate. So instead of giving up and believing boring facts about my existence, I have decided to create a few theories to spice life up a bit.< Less
A Theology for Urban Youth Work By Sally Nash
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Dr Sally Nash develops a theology for urban youth work. She does this by combining a brilliant analysis of incarnational youth ministry theory - most especially kenosis - and example from the life... More > and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She also grounds her work in the organisational ministry of Youth for Christ< Less
When Theories Collide: Crime in the Suburbs By Kyle Alston
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At different points in time, suburban areas have had to deal with the reality of crime just like other areas have had to. The reasons for the crimes that occur in suburban communities might be... More > different than the ones for crimes that occur in urban ones, based on context and the various niches that are involved. Pertinent to this issue of suburban crime are race relations, a misconception of suburban neighborhoods, and the level of strength of community safety. There are some who say social disorganization theory explains why crime occurs in suburbs, but in actuality, routine activities theory provides a more efficient argument as to why crime occurs in such areas. Join me as I briefly discuss some of the complex ideas associated with this major issue in society.< Less
The Dynamic Unity of Form and Process in Sustainable Urban Design By Daniel Schwab
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This book describes the relationship between Christopher Alexander's generative theory of planning and Bill Hillier's space syntax theory. It proposes a future for urban design based on these two,... More > and the biophilia theory, by bringing human beings into a more profound relationship with their environment.< Less
Ecological Metabolism: In Pursuit of Landscape’s Equality in the Urban Realm By Carla Novak
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This book identifies theories of mat-urbanism, landscape urbanism and void metabolism as conceptual apparatus that can be applied concurrently as a means of reanimating the voids within the... More > contemporary city using an adaptive social ecology. It strongly approbates rejuvenation of the city in an adaptive manner, adopting flexibility as an important criteria in the future of our cities, and utilising landscape to activate and occupy it in new ways that blur the existing boundaries between ecology and architecture. The hope is for a cityscape that is open to public interpretation and evolves with the social needs and requirements of the city’s inhabitants.< Less
Promoting College Completion Through Leadership Among Underrepresented Urban College Students: A Theory of Change and Evaluation of College Retention Outcomes for the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative By Timothy J Herron
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The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is a leadership development and college retention and success program developed by the Northwest Leadership Foundation that provides intensive... More > cohort-based training and support, along with full-tuition, full-need scholarships, to underrepresented urban college students to attend religiously affiliated liberal arts colleges across the Pacific Northwest. Act Six has produced notably high levels of persistence and graduation when compared to national and local data for students with similar demographic characteristics. This University of Washington Doctor of Education dissertation presents a comprehensive literature-based theory of change that proposes how and why the many interventions of Act Six work together to affect the desired outcomes of the program. It then evaluates the collective impact of these interventions on participants' college persistence and graduation by comparing outcomes for Act Six participants with participants in a comparison program.< 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