Building Community through Public Art Spaces

submitted by: ecvalenc

A Case Study of "The Writerz Blok" Graffiti Park in San Diego.
Senior Research Project: What impact do community art centers have on the neighborhood they reside in and how do the strategies used facilitate positive community development?

Mighty Oaks From Acorns Grow: Gompers Preparatory Academy as a model for Urban Education

submitted by: jgose

A case study on Gompers Preparatory Academy, a San Diego charter school. A review of statistical and policy based data to determine most effective aspects of charter in terms of improving academic performance.

The Citizen Impact on the Politics of Land Use and Planning

submitted by: ghk002
The geographical configuration of a city is not an outcome of chance. Rather, it is the result of pressure from various dependent needs such as that of the federal and local government, investors, large-scale financial institutions and private investors. So many different groups of varying objectives take an interest in local politics because change is most visibly implemented at the local level, and it is these local levels of change that most directly impacts individual lives. While the...

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,...