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...

Live/Work Org Strategies

submitted by: katiepsf

A look at the Creative Economy and its effect on the rising income gap. Deeper look at California Live/Work organizations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego and the strategies that each live/work org is using to combat this gap

Inhibitor of Good Planning? The Influence of CEQA Litigation on the San Diego Region

submitted by: MattGoodman
Outlines a research strategy to examine the positive impact of CEQA litigation by San Diego region advocacy groups in providing the region with more robust, environmentally friendly projects. This proposal focuses on four essential areas in which CEQA litigation is of the utmost importance to protect the region’s environment. Environmental sustainability is crucial to future generations of humans and the region’s wildlife. This raises fundamental problems: Land use development is...

Education for Sustainability

submitted by: valerieh2009

This research examines the success of China’s and Great Britain’s programs implementing education for sustainability with their Green Schools and Forest Schools and provides the benefits of having sustainable schools for the environment and student learning. Current research on the success of China’s and Great Britain’s schools suggests that such sustainable programs could also be established in the United States.