Inheriting Sustainability: Problems of Induction, the Individual and the Architect

submitted by: cpegg

This video briefly summarizes an undergraduate research project that examined potential consequences to sustainability stemming from demographic change in the San Diego Region. This video presents a brief look at some of the findings of this study, including some results from a survey of regional architects' opinions regarding demographic changes and the effects which these changes may have on the design requirements and sustainability of current housing designs.

Recovered [In]equalities: Empowering Communities to Impact Built Environment Change

submitted by: lbelen
It is often believed that private stakeholders are solely responsible for many environmental injustices in low-income minority communities, however this is not truly always the case. This research project examines public participation in the community planning process as a way of achieving environmental justice in land use and the built environment by evaluating two San Diego communities: Barrio Logan and Carmel Mountain Ranch. This research project also seeks to determine whether a...

Active living for rural children: community perspectives using PhotoVOICE

submitted by: ehenness
BACKGROUND: Active living integrates physical activity into one's daily routine. Current understanding of active living among children and their families living in rural communities is limited. A community perspective is critical to understand the contextual factors that influence children's physical activity in rural areas. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the perceived environmental factors that support or hinder physical activity among rural children to develop...
Authors: Erin Hennessy, Vivica Kraak, Raymond Hyatt, Julia Bloom, Mark Fenton, Colby Wagoner, Christina Economos

A Firm Foundation For Private Data Analysis

submitted by: cdwork2003@yahoo.com
In the information realm, loss of privacy is usually associated with failure to control access to information, to control the flow of information, or to control the purposes for which information is employed. Differential privacy arose in a context in which ensuring privacy is a challenge even if all these control problems are solved: privacy-preserving statistical analysis of data. The problem of statistical disclosure control— revealing accurate statistics about a set of...
Authors: Cynthia Dwork

9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 3

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5 . Visit also the Blog on...

9th Dialogue on Science 2010 - Opinions of the participants Part 2

Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 During this year’s Dialogue on Science held in Engelberg in mid October, experts from various disciplines and countries with different forms of government analyzed the concept of democracy. You can find the reportings, impressions, audio- and video-files of the 9th Dialogue on Science on the website: http://www.academia-engelberg.ch/conference_2010.php5 . Visit also the Blog on...