Transportation in Rio de Janeiro: Sustainable Development and the 2016 Olympic Games

submitted by: mpashayi
Sustainability in developing countries is an issue gaining an increasing interest from the international community. This research project examines the upcoming development in Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Olympic Games catalyze major urban changes to its physical environment. The study focuses on transportation planning and how the population will be affected as the federal, state, and municipal governments work with private companies to implement projects that improve the current...

Disparities in Food Outlets

submitted by: mdmacmanus

An examination of food outlets in two socioeconomically distinct communities in San Diego: City Heights and Rancho Bernardo

A sustainable U.S. Mexico Border

submitted by: dgallego12

In this research, we wanted to determine whether it was beneficiary to restore Los Laureles Canyon due to minimal effects done to the region. Understanding the ecological footprint and challenges it introduces to the bio region of Los Laureles Canyon through analyses of different restorations attempts has question whether it is convenient to continue restoration plans.

The Privatization of the Public Realm: Downtown San Diego and the Commercialization of Public Space

submitted by: SDFriar1
With the opening of PETCO Park in 2004, and reinvestment within the community, Downtown San Diego has turned from a blighted community into a bustling center of activity. However, with the rapid ascent of residential and retail space, Downtown has seen an increase in the need for open space and widened public domain. The research presented in this case study examines the effects that privatization has had on the formation and transformation of public space in the Downtown San Diego community.

The Character of Infill: A Case Study of Hillcrest's Uptown Shopping Center

submitted by: jlngo
As new undeveloped land becomes scarce in San Diego and the economic downturn has put pressure on existing developments, particularly retail and commercial spaces, the trend has shifted towards infill redevelopment. Hillcrest’s Uptown District Shopping Center, developed three decades ago, has been heralded as the type of infill major cities should now strive for. Developments such as this one, however, are not easy to achieve nor are they to emulate. This research is a study of what makes...

The Faith Sector

submitted by: eu2nicexd

This research compares faith-based and non faith-based community organizing in City Heights.