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,...

Implementing Sustainable Practices and Elements in University City

submitted by: amonreal88

This study seeks to improve the pedestrian environment in University City. The community is very automobile-dependent, but characteristics of the community (land uses and densities) promote sustainability efforts.

Climate Change and Southern California Ecosystems

submitted by: ucsandiego
Climate change will disturb ecosystems found here and in rest of California, posing a challenge for managers and policy makers. On April 30, Elsa Cleland will describe what we know about the coming changes how plant communities are likely to respond, and what we still need to find out in order to protect important natural habitats. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/newsrel/events/04-09NatureMatters.asp

Urgency For Inter-City Railway System In Southern California

submitted by: arkbleu

Southern California has always been a place planned 'for the automobile'. That is to say that that the sole focus of Southern California's transportation planning is to develop transportation infrastructures such as widening freeways or building more freeways to improve the regional transportation mobility and as well as planning residential zones horizontally so that citizens have to drive a long distance before they can get to their workplace.

A Step Ahead of the Next 'Big One'

From detection to warning, Scripps researchers are helping preparations for Earth's most elusive natural hazard