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  1. Neighborhood Perception Data and Needs Analysis: Tools for Small Business Site Selection and Retail Mix in the Discovery District in Downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA

    Geppert, Margaret "Margo"
    This thesis proposes two potential tools for understanding neighborhood retail mix in the Discovery District in Downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA. While downtown has been growing and gaining residents since 2010, the retention rate of businesses has remained relatively the same regardless of the increase in residents. The first tool is perception data. Both community members within a neighborhood, and citizens not affiliated with a neighborhood, have perceptions of both the community and what is in it. Perceptions can differ regardless of statistical data, built infrastructure, or resources provided. In terms of economic development, what does perception mean for business site...

  2. Playing With People's Lives: How city-builder games portray the public and their role in the decision-making process

    Plumley, William
    City-builder computer games are an integral part of the city planning profession. Educators structure lessons around playtime to introduce planning concepts, professionals use the games as tools of visualization and public outreach, and the software of planners and decision-makers often takes inspiration from the genre. For the public, city-builders are a source of insight into what planners do, and the digital city's residents show players what role they play in the urban decision-making process. However, criticisms persist through decades of literature from professionals and educators alike but are rarely explored in depth. Published research also ignores the genre's diverse offerings...

  3. Bridging Social and Environmental Justice: Mapping the Geography of Environmental Segregation in Columbus, OH

    Johnson, Frank R.
    Around Columbus, OH boundaries of wealth difference seem to accompany boundaries of difference in environmental assets, particularly trees. This research investigated whether this anecdote supported a broader measurable relationship between the landscapes of wealth and greenery across the Columbus area. A sizable correlation was found between Kirwan Institute Opportunity Index scores and both environmental assets and stressors. This exploratory work identifies a relationship between environment, economy, and discriminatory policy to be investigated further, which bridges the agendas of social and environmental justice.

  4. Do Older People Want to Live in Mixed-income Neighborhoods?

    Burgi, Kristiana
    Current research shows that residential segregation based on income in American cities is growing; mixed-income housing may be a solution. However, mixed-income housing residents often face negative stereotypes, and public housing itself carries a negative stigma. Little to no research has examined this perceived stigma concerning mixed-income housing by non-subsidized residents, and whether or not age affects this stigma. This study analyzes potential predictors of willingness to live in a mixed-income neighborhood. The first hypothesis is older people are less likely to be willing to live in a mixed-income neighborhood than younger people. The second hypothesis is adults with low annual...

  5. Language and Cultural Barriers in Planning Communication

    Andrea, Hong
    English is considered one of the international languages. Although, there are more than 6,170 living languages in the world and most of them are spoken in Africa or Asia. When English is a second language, is its use enough to communicate technical information? Although all parties may speak English, some may not understand it as well as others. Additionally, any information may be viewed through a cultural lens. Through the study of critical theory, communication theory in planning and cross cultural communication tools used today, this research seeks to test, in a context where English is the common language among...

  6. Inside the Box

    Ziga, Bryan
    Independent objects created in order to serve functional purposes while also engaging the form of the physical human body; this is the concept of furniture. Furniture renders the user stationary but gives the user purpose. Not only can one feel comfortable physically but also mentally. The user feels entitled to location, if one is sitting in a chair, the area becomes the property of the individual, for another user to sit in the same area creates a social disturbance. Proper furniture conception can be the inspiration and medium for social interaction. Through the combination of complimentary forms, hybridization, and proximity,...

  7. sims[city]:unleash easton

    Sims, Katie
    I will develop an experiential installation that produces social and emotional displacement. The installation has become a genre within the realm of art and architecture, and in order to design in respect to the issues I am interested in, I must understand the notion of the genre and what techniques its sub-genres represent. I will begin by researching precedents for selected art and architectural installations while examining how psychological effects are involved in the arousal of emotional responses. My research then becomes a critical productive tool to the design of my final installation, by examining the success or failure of...

  8. Sexy Architecture

    Friend, Howard
    Since gender is a cultural construct, this project will revisit the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition, (1922 and 1980), to explore how the contemporary notion of male and female are incorporated in American Architecture. Gender and architecture will be studied to create a dialogue to define architecture that identifies itself as being sexy. Sexy is a contemporary design term that depicts a project as being sensual, cool, erotic, flashy or seductive. Used literally it means to arouse or excite the senses. While each description gives a general understanding of the term, both fail in providing a definite or insightful description. As...

  9. White House Redux: NETworks

    McKenzie, Jennifer
    "It [Internet] created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world." Thomas Friedman Friedman’s perception of a flattened world presents the opportune moment to revise America’s identity. Citizens and governments are more connected than ever, while the United States’ relation to its neighbors is predominantly economic. Cross-cultural cohesiveness is globalization’s unfulfilled promise. America’s revised role as a mediator will transcend her past poses of a politically isolated authority. The sudden exigency for nation building in Afghanistan and...

  10. ReVITALize: Urban Intervention in Akron's Highland Square

    Shovlin, Natalie
    Neighborhood gentrification is defined as a phenomenon in which physically deteriorated neighborhoods undergo renovation and an increase in property values. Frequently, an influx of wealthier residents displaces the prior community. Gentrification can happen as a result of neighborhood revitalization, and often results in a loss of history, community, and character in an urban neighborhood. In age where contemporary design movements, such as New Urbanism, look for a solution to urban sprawl, inner city neighborhoods provide prime real estate for residents looking to return to a metropolitan lifestyle without upsetting existing greenfield sites. Urban revitalization plans look to restore these neighborhoods,...

  11. A World of Synthetics:Existing Condition

    Blumensheid, Bradley
    Nature is the origin from which all architecture and technology has derived. The primitive hut was the first instance when man manipulated the landscape for better utility transforming the natural landscape into the synthetic landscape. Over time the influence of these synthetic landscapes has grown with the expanse of civilization and knowledge. Knowledge, acting as a catalyst for control, allows the natural conditions to become logical and numerical ultimately replacing the natural with the synthetic. The natural condition is broken down into two categories: the cognitive natural condition; the physical natural condition. The cognitive natural condition is our perception of nature...

  12. Materials and Methods: the Affect of Expression on the Twentieth Century Church

    Wellman, Erin
    The typology of the church, being influenced by the mechanization of the modern spirit, experienced a decline in the quality of the mood and atmosphere of the space through the use of materials but can be redirected through those same materials by drawing on the rich history of knowledge of past and traditional materials and tectonics of the church typology. The architects of the latter twentieth century conducted an experiment on the typology of the church. It was to the work and influence of Le Corbusier that one turns to for the point at which the typology was modified. The...

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