Community Organizing for Equitable Redevelopment: The Barrio Logan and San Ysidro Struggle

submitted by: d4gonzal
Before gentrification was used to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods, the federal government destroyed and rebuilt to address blight, causing extreme displacement. Extensive criticism of ‘urban renewal’, a U.S. program of land redevelopment in urban areas involving the destruction of slum housing, businesses, the relocation of people, and the use of eminent domain, transformed that program into an ‘urban revitalization’ process following two themes: historic preservation and a...

Biomimicry and the Built Environment

submitted by: Mearon

Biomimicry is a new science that links nature's best designs into human applications. It can be used to solve many problems which humans face in the fields of medicine, transportation, architecture and construction, energy, product design, computer science and network systems management. The science of biomimicry is a newly developing field but the application of biomimicry has been around since the beginning of man.

San Diego River Park and Its Efforts to Improve the Water Quality of the San Diego River

submitted by: BopGun86

By working with the San Diego River Park Foundation, I have done some research on the San Diego River to evaluate the extent that the river's water quality can be cleaned up to respectable levels. Right now, the River Park Foundation is in the process of making a fifty two mile long green belt along the river: in order for this to be come a reality, issues of water quality and cleanliness are a must.

Urban Natural Reserve Management: The Challenges of Balancing Human and Ecological Needs

submitted by: kheinema
Scripps Coastal Reserve (SCR), a marine and terrestrial ecosystem protected by the University of California, is home to several endangered and threatened native plant and animal populations. The Reserve is within walking distance of the University of California San Diego and is visited daily by walkers, runners and sightseers. Current research on the public's use of the area suggests that in the past decade, humans have been mistreating the space significantly with reports of vandalism,...