Compact Growth - Model for Future Urban Development

submitted by: acko
Compact growth addresses the problems of sprawl and congestion and enhances the overall quality of life socially and environmentally. It follows an extensive measure to prevent environmental, economical and social ills within a community by witholding the values of the individual, the community and the environment. It encourages pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that incorporates mixed-use and beautifies the neighborhoods. Community development needs to direct its attention back into the...

The Character of Infill: A Case Study of Hillcrest's Uptown Shopping Center

submitted by: jlngo
As new undeveloped land becomes scarce in San Diego and the economic downturn has put pressure on existing developments, particularly retail and commercial spaces, the trend has shifted towards infill redevelopment. Hillcrest’s Uptown District Shopping Center, developed three decades ago, has been heralded as the type of infill major cities should now strive for. Developments such as this one, however, are not easy to achieve nor are they to emulate. This research is a study of what makes...

Factors For Successful Transit-Oriented Development in San Diego County

submitted by: mnegge
An interconnected, efficient, and expansive metropolitan rail system is a long-term goal for many urban areas and has become a fixed component of many metropolitan regional plans. This study aims to uncover the leading factors contributing to the success of transit-oriented development; specifically, what motivates residents to use the San Diego County Trolley. As the nature and availability of resources to maintain and develop the urban environment changes, the way city planners and...