Altering Practices in Design through Community Engagement

submitted by: tahlor.c
This project seeks to identify the benefits in altering current design practices to better social capital, particularly in marginalized communities. It will look at current uses of community engagement through the design process to further sustainability of communities and to build social capital, particularly in affordable housing communities. Through the close study of various Community Development Agencies, interviews with field experts, and comparison of case studies, I hope to establish...
Authors: Tahlor Cleveland

Student housing and its effect on student interaction

submitted by: llemusin
The purpose of my research is to learn more about the architectural design of residential communities and their influence in perpetuating or discouraging student engagement in on-campus university residences. Though some researchers suggest that individual desire increases student engagement, I suggest that the design of the community space is an even larger factor. This research design is centered on an observational study and survey at two common spaces located within a corridor and...

Fuel Cells/ Hydrogen

submitted by: DaveCancel

Fuel Cells/ Hydrogen

USP SRP: Designing for People

submitted by: dustink
MEANT TO BE VIEWED AS "VIDEO ONLY." This research question aims to explore and identify urban design elements that encourage automobile dependence and what strategies encourage walkability and alternative modes of transportation. The area of study will focus specifically in the neighborhood surrounding the Euclid Ave. Transit Center in the Encanto neighborhood of Southeastern San Diego. Research was conducted through examining various case studies of urban design elements found in cities...

Developing Green Street and Green Alley Projects in the United States

submitted by: melissakwan

Discover the challenges of Green Street and Green Alley Projects facing by Civic San Diego and other participating department units;
Compares design guidelines handbooks of Green Infrastructure programs in Chicago, Portland, and Los Angeles to identify suitable design guidelines; Provides suitable recommendations to regulate the current and future Green Street and Green Alley Projects in San Diego

A Study of California Environmental Quality Act: Uses, Challenges and How It Could Be A Barrier for Development

submitted by: Malaoudi
This research seeks to examine if CEQA can be used as a tool to delay or prevent projects not for environmental concerns, yet for personal interest purposes. The research is focused on local and environmental groups in the San Diego Region and their role in development challenges. The evidence will be gathered through interviews, case study, and observant as a research intern at Civic San Diego- a city owned non-profit redevelopment agency. The study will contribute to the understanding of...