The Faith Sector

submitted by: eu2nicexd

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

Identifying Environmental Injustice through Topics of Tribal Sovereignty and Land Use Politics

submitted by: aplotina

In this research, I analyzed environmental justice issues in San Diego County with a specific focus on Native American Reservations. I did case studies of the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Campo Band of Mission Indians. I looked at their experiences with their sovereignty with regards to environmental issues and their socioeconomic status.

The Birdland Pit: Community Involvement in Infill Development

submitted by: agage
Infill development is the future of growth in San Diego. Yet when new infill projects are announced they are often opposed by community groups that do not want the character of their neighborhood to change. The goal of this case study was to get ahead of the contentious phase of the redevelopment process by examining a potential infill site in the Birdland neighborhood. The study sought to determine whether there was consensus among the residents -- without the pressure that a looming...

Emergency Response Planning

submitted by: esreed
Recent events suggest that the United States as a whole is unprepared to respond effectively to damage caused by natural disasters. Research indicates that the nation’s university campuses require increased attention paid to their own disaster preparedness planning. This study is tailored specifically to earthquakes in proximity to the University of California at San Diego. Data ascertained has provided crucial insight into the potential consequences of a large-magnitude earthquake in...

New Urbanism, an Experiment or a Practical Approach?

submitted by: judychau

Conformation of Americans to their vehicles has caused a great amount of congestion and problems in the urban infrastructure, in which New Urbanism claims to relieve. This project questions the effectiveness of New Urbanist theories and presents a realistic understanding of transit oriented development in relationship with the American lifestyle.

Designing Sustainability: Forging a Balance between Social and Ecological Imperatives

submitted by: jmdeleon

This research contributes to existing literature on urban park history, and sustainable development in the hope of improving the translation of sustainable design theory into practice.