Greening the University

submitted by: jgrosvenor
The need for sustainability within the university has been apparent for some while now; however it is only recently that this need has been seriously addressed in campus planning. This paper investigates the various approaches to sustainable practices within the university, and further examines the specific challenges and obstacles to the implementation of these practices. Also explored is the new type of collaboration between the sustainability institute and campus planning departments...

New Urbanism, an Experiment or a Practical Approach?

submitted by: judychau

Conformation of Americans to their vehicles has caused a great amount of congestion and problems in the urban infrastructure, in which New Urbanism claims to relieve. This project questions the effectiveness of New Urbanist theories and presents a realistic understanding of transit oriented development in relationship with the American lifestyle.

Designing Sustainability: Forging a Balance between Social and Ecological Imperatives

submitted by: jmdeleon

This research contributes to existing literature on urban park history, and sustainable development in the hope of improving the translation of sustainable design theory into practice.

Students Tout Campus Greenness in National Video Competition

submitted by: ucsandiego

Think UC San Diego has one of the coolest sustainability programs around? Now there’s a way to let everyone know. The campus is talking part in the nationwide Chill Out competition organized by the National Wildlife Federation.

Green Architectural Design and Consumerism

submitted by: erchen

A case study of University Town Center in La Jolla and Uptown Monterey Shopping Center. The purpose of this study is to examine consumerist infrastructure (namely shopping malls) and see whether or not going green plays a major role in drawing in consumers to shop

Biomimicry and the Built Environment

submitted by: Mearon

Biomimicry is a new science that links nature's best designs into human applications. It can be used to solve many problems which humans face in the fields of medicine, transportation, architecture and construction, energy, product design, computer science and network systems management. The science of biomimicry is a newly developing field but the application of biomimicry has been around since the beginning of man.

Promoting sustainable transportation options: Bicycle Master Planning at UC San Diego

submitted by: TylerLau
Senior Project focused on bicycle planning on university campuses. Three case studies focused on UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and their bicycle plans. The data collected helped determine the needs of the different campuses and the reasons for their bicycle plans and how they affected sustainability. Research was conducted through surveys, interviews, direct observations and review of scholarly literature. Findings include a need for an updated Bicycle Master Plan at UC San Diego...

Green Commitment Boosts UCSD as National Sustainability Leader

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox about UCSD Going Green

Sustainabilty Science and Greening the University of California San Diego

submitted by: kpezzoli

Planning for a greener campus at the University of California, San Diego.

Redevelopment in critical perspective: political economy and decision-making

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentor Isaac Martin leads Ted Faturos, Amanda Lazerus, Steven Mateer, Robin Teager, and Midori Wong to present their work on "Redevelopment in critical perspective: political economy and decision-making" for the grand challenge "Equitable Redevelopment and public policy" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project 2.2.1. For more information please see: http://seniorsequence.net/