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Virginia Tech

1. Im, Joo Won. A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation.

Degree: PhD, Architecture, 2016, Virginia Tech

Green Streets, a stormwater management practice that is implemented within the public right of way, can effectively treat stormwater runoff on-site by closely mimicking natural processes. By providing multiple benefits, Green Streets can, purportedly, be a more sustainable alternative compared to conventional storm systems. However, there is no empirical research that evaluates how, or to what extent, the supposed or potential benefits of Green Streets are actually realized in projects built to date. Thus, planners and designers (or the public who are concerned about their watersheds) will find the literature on the subject to be of limited assistance in assessing many aspects of Green Street projects: their cost in terms of time, money, and resources; challenges; and whether the projects actually achieve the benefits touted by their proponents. This study is conducted to address these issues through two analyses. The first analysis looks at Green Street projects that were nominated by experts as the most successful additions to their communities. This portion of the study reveals that, in current practice, for a Green Street project to be successful, not only does it have to treat stormwater runoff but it also has to offer additional benefits, particularly in relation to the social aspects. The second analysis examines Green Street implementation processes in six sample cities, and four successful Green Street projects that appear to offer additional benefits were chosen for more detailed studies. Finally, a model process was developed with emphasis on the following: site analyses on multiple scales, the formation of interdisciplinary teams, and public outreach throughout the implementation process. The case studies elucidate the given challenges and suggest best practices for ensuring more sustainable outcomes in future projects. The study sheds light on the importance of incorporating multiple benefits in the implementation process and presents eight recommendations for successful Green Street implementation regarding the need for individuals who champion the project, interdisciplinary collaboration, opportunities for the public to voice their concerns, need of expanding the design scope, securing funds as delivering benefits, consideration of the maintenance plan, documentation of knowledge, and development of a model process. Advisors/Committee Members: Miller, Patrick A. (committeechair), Bork, Dean R. (committeechair), Pearce, Annie R. (committee member), Day, Susan D. (committee member), Koebel, Charles T. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Green Street; sustainability; livable community; design process

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APA (6th Edition):

Im, J. W. (2016). A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/81408

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Im, Joo Won. “A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/81408.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Im, Joo Won. “A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation.” 2016. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Im JW. A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2016. [cited 2019 Jul 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/81408.

Council of Science Editors:

Im JW. A Study of the Current State of Green Street Practice for Successful Implementation. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/81408


Humboldt State University

2. Menzies, Scott M. From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building.

Degree: MA, Social Sciences: Environment & Community, 2008, Humboldt State University

In an age of the ever-increasing scale and mega-corporatization of the means of daily existence through such entities as Wal-Mart, Costco, Starbucks and Home Depot, are we losing the places and spaces that we, as people, need in order to stay psychologically, socially, and culturally healthy? Is the local Wal-Mart as equally capable of acting as a site of community-building as the old general store? Is a chain-formula Starbucks just as good as an independent coffee shop or the old ???local pub???? Can Starbucks ever be a place ???where everybody knows your name???? Does it even matter? This pilot study explores small, local, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building as compared to their larger and/or mega-corporate counterparts. Chain coffee shops are compared to independent shops using direct observation and qualitative interviewing. Small natural food stores are compared to their post-expansion larger versions through qualitative interviewing. Preliminary results indicate that small, independent businesses are the best sites of community-building. However, both chain stores and the larger natural food stores were found to serve other goals and objectives, the importance of which individual communities should be ready to debate. Simplified Chinese: ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? – -??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Traditional Chinese: ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? … Advisors/Committee Members: Watson, Elizabeth.

Subjects/Keywords: Passive community-building; Built environment; New urbanism; Community-building; Independent business; Small scale business; Big-box retail; Large-scale retail; Sociality; Interaction; Social capital; Closure; Community of practice; Smart-growth; Community by design; Engineered community; Intentional community; Cohousing; Mainstreet; Independent business alliance; Life between buildings; Walkable communities; Livable communities; Malls; Shopping centers; Relationships; Bridging social capital; Bonding social capital; Wal-Mart; Costco; Starbucks; Home Depot; Chain/formula store; Coffee shops; Mega-corporate; Conflict of community objectives; General store; Oldenburg; Third place; Cross-counter interaction; Regulatory environment; Store specialization; To-go; Sit down; Drive-thru; Community design; Mixed-use; Live/work; Indy biz; Indie biz; Shared culture; Mental health

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APA (6th Edition):

Menzies, S. M. (2008). From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building. (Masters Thesis). Humboldt State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2148/452

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Menzies, Scott M. “From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building.” 2008. Masters Thesis, Humboldt State University. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2148/452.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Menzies, Scott M. “From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building.” 2008. Web. 16 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Menzies SM. From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Humboldt State University; 2008. [cited 2019 Jul 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2148/452.

Council of Science Editors:

Menzies SM. From the local pub to the corner store: a pilot study on the importance of small, independent businesses as sites of passive community-building. [Masters Thesis]. Humboldt State University; 2008. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2148/452

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