There has been a steady increase in anthropogenic pressure over the past few years due to rapid industrialization, urbanization and population growth, causing frequent environmental hazards. Threats of global environmental change, such as climate change and sea level rise, will exacerbate such problems. Therefore, appropriate policies and measures are needed for management to address both local and global trends.
Part of the San Jose project in which Stefflre Associates, Inc., a market research firm, designed and implemented attitude surveys for the RAND Urban Policy Analysis Group. RAND then analyzed the data. The objectives were to understand and characterize how people in Santa Clara County perceive different living environments and to answer questions about the impact of rapid growth on citizens' attit......
All of us think we know real estate, and we have all been
involved with it in one way or another since our arrival in the
Ahospital delivery room. That building, our earliest impres-
sion of the world, is real estate; the residence we were taken home
to, whether a single-family house or an apartment, is real estate; the
malls and neighborhood centers where we shop, the factories and
office buildings where we work, the hotels and resorts...
The real estate impact of arts and cultural activities
is seen not only in the redevelopment of discrete
buildings, but in the incremental renewal of large
districts involving complex social and design solutions.
The physical expression of place-making by the
creative sector often plays out over decades. Older
urban neighborhoods are filled with architecturally-
distinct buildings that exist in the interplay of recently
re-built and longer term deteriorated sites.
This report considers the significance of the main urban pests and the medical conditions
they create, as well as the resulting economic cost of the burden of disease, when data
were available. It also proposes technical and policy options for governments that desire
to implement adequate surveillance and contingency plans.
The report is based on contributions from international experts in the fields of pests, pest-
borne diseases and pest management, invited by the WHO European Centre for
Environment and Health, Bonn. The office acted as secretariat for the working group.
In February of 2011, the Melman boys were at it again opening Paris Club and Studio Paris in
Chicago’s River North neighborhood solidifying the already known truth that they too had a knack for
opening and operating hot new restaurants. The menu, created by Chef Jean Joho is approachable
French dining in a casual urban setting. Upstairs is Studio Paris, one of Chicago’s hottest nightlife
In this publication, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment
Fund, examines the role of community-based arts and cultural activity
in neighborhood development and points towards strategies for building
an integrated vision of creativity and development. It focuses on the ways
cultural activity and neighborhood development have complementary and
in some ways intertwined missions, and offers a framework for flexible
investment and funding that supports this synthesis and can contribute to
imaginative and substantive urban revitalization....
To our knowledge, only one previous effort (Wilson et al, 2007) explicitly studied
school travel in light of school choice. There, we found that school choice led to
longer school commute distances (because children attend schools across the district
rather than in their neighborhood) and reduced levels of walking and bicycling to
school (because longer commutes are less amenable to walking or bicycling). The
current study strengthens and expands earlier research.We survey parents to determine
attitudes that affect school choice and school travel mode.
The principle of carsharing is simple: individuals gain the benefits of private
vehicle use without the costs and responsibilities of ownership. Carsharing is most
common in major urban areas where transportation alternatives are easily accessible.
Individuals generally access vehicles by joining an organization that maintains a fleet of
cars and light trucks in a network of locations (1, 2). Vehicles are most frequently
deployed from lots located in neighborhoods, at transit stations, or businesses.
Significant development always builds from existing
assets and points of strength. Accordingly, not all
economically distressed places are positioned to utilize
arts and cultural activities as a major development
strategy at either the regional or neighborhood level.
Additionally, no economic or community development
strategy should be viewed as a quick-fix to complex
social and economic problems.