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...

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...

Sustainable Green Alleys: Collaborative Governance

submitted by: julieyun
The Southcrest Beta Green Street Alley pilot project represents a longstanding priority of the City of San Diego to pave the dirt alleyway with permeable material to promote sustainability and to improve accessibility for the adjacent residents. Cities across the United States have been adopting their own green alley programs to better manage storm water and urban runoff while this trend has only caught on recently for San Diego. As greening alleys is a fairly new concept to San Diegans,...
Authors: Julie Yun

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

Skate Parks: Countercultural Communities Reclaiming Urban Public Space

submitted by: bpn003

The central focus of this study has attempted to deconstruct the idea of public space through an analysis of skate parks and the colonization of public space by youth and countercultural communities. The existing scholarly literature primarily concentrates on the architecture and spatial function of skate parks.

The Struggle of Establishing Authentic Demand in the Mist of Development

submitted by: Jessica Nevarez

Poster describing research done in USP 187