Farmers' Markets as Community-Based Health Interventions

submitted by: sal014
This research project set out to determine whether a farmers' market can serve as an effective intervention in the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity through expansion of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in communities with high levels of food insecurity. The use of a farmers' market as a community-based health intervention appeared to be a successful tool in the community of City Heights. Implementation of a farmers' market in similar communities may also...

It Takes a Vision to Raise a Village: A Case Study of The Village at Market Creek

submitted by: Kristy Shields

This video is a short introduction to my Senior Research Project for the Urban Studies and Planning program at the University of California at San Diego.

Does Physical Design Actually Promote Pedestrianism?

submitted by: audrey07
Pedestrian friendly design features of the built environment are the denominator to challenging the car culture in Southern California, changing the habits of residents is the numerator to the Pedestrianism equation. Changing the middleclass Southern California residents’ car culture mindset and making them walk more instead of drive requires each individual’s desire to be in public spaces over private spaces and the function-ability of walking instead. A presumed walkable community,...

Empowering the Mixtec in Linda Vista

submitted by: dmiguel
Immigration according to Fulton and Shigley (2005) is one of the three main trends that is facing California’s planning environment. However over the last couple of years the Urban and Regional planning field has been mainly focused on the sustainability of the natural environment and the creation of community through design. This report is an attempt to step away from the physical environment and to focus on the sustainability of preserving community through immigrant culture. Familia...

Economic Limits to Oil Supply: A Non-Hubbert Curve View

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Authors: Richard S. Bishop and Wayne L. Kelley. Historically, questions of oil supply have been addressed by citing volumes of reserves and/ or resources. Supply, however, cannot be estimated from volumes alone but must include economic considerations. An optimistic outlook on global oil supply commonly will include large volumes of unconventional resources or undiscovered fields. While very large` such resources cannot add proportionately large supply rates due to logistical limitations,...

Assessing China's Path Toward a Sustainable Design Agenda

submitted by: anluong89

Looks at the planned eco-city project Dongtan, in comparison with the relatively successful Bo01 in Sweden.