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.

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...