• Infrastructure Planning: A Green Approach

      Wietgrefe, Wade Wesley (The University of Arizona., 2008)
    • Conservation Stewardship and Monitoring: A Guide for the Rincon Institute, Tucson, AZ

      Lien, Aaron Matthew; Huntoon, Laura; Pivo, Gary; McCrory, Michael (The University of Arizona., 2008)
    • Developing A Strategic Conservation Plan for Rincon Institute

      DeGrush, Steve Bradley (The University of Arizona., 2008)
    • A Blueprint Guide to Successful Downtown Revitalization

      Bratcher, Sara Ann; Becker, Barbara; Evans, Grace; Vargas, Ann (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • The Effects of De-Listing the Grizzly Bear from the Endangered Species Act on Timber Management in the Yellowstone Ecosystem

      Hagemeier, Andrew James; Pivo, Gary; Evans, Grace; Roupp, Rebecca (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      When the grizzly bear is delisted from the Yellowstone Ecosystem, strict federal standards regulating timber management on the surrounding National Forests will elapse, and new standards written to protect grizzly bear habitat will take their place. Controversy surrounds this change in management, with some believing this will result in an increase in logging. This paper address how will the delisting may effect timber management on National Forest surrounding Yellowstone National Park. Comparing the documents that guided the management of grizzly bear populations and habitat as a listed species, and the documents guiding management post-delisting, has shown there were many standards and guidelines controlling the size, shape, location, and timing of timber sales in occupied grizzly bear habitat. When the bear is delisted, there will only be one standard controlling the size, shape, location, and timing of timber sales. This one standard will allow greater flexibility in how timber sales are designed, which may result in slight increases in the size of timber sales in occupied grizzly bear habitat.
    • Rural Subdivision Regulations

      Parry, Dylan Wyn (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Ecotourism: A Sustainable Approach of Tourism in Jordan

      Al-mughrabi, Abeer; Becker, Barbara; Bradley, Michael; Ruopp, Rebecca (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Shaping the Future Design of Pima County, Arizona

      Rocque, Michael Paul (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Starting a Community Land Trust in Tucson

      Jackson, Cyrus (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Issues and Responses to Urban Encroachment at the Edge of Western Protected Public Lands

      Metz-Estrella, Tania M.; Pivo, Gary; Huntoon, Laura; Shaw, William (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Infrastructure Improvement in Poor Areas in Jordan

      Al-bakhit, Zaid; Becker, Barbara; Huntoon, Laura; Bradley, Michael (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Green Building Practices Among Production Home Builders

      Zimmerman, Benjamin Neil (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      Residential green building is gaining increased attention around the United States. Interviews with five production home builders from different markets in the western United States explore green building practices among production builders. Examination of what production builders are doing that is considered green, motivations for building green and advantages of green homes helps to inform planners of measures that can be taken to encourage the growth of green building in home construction.
    • Integrating Water Resources Into Land Use Planning: Connecting Local Land use Decisions and Water Resource Impacts

      Schwarz, Mark Andrew; Megdal, Sharon (The University of Arizona., 2007)
      Water supply development has changed significantly in the last fifty years. Expanding existing water supplies or locating and securing new water supplies has become increasingly difficult and highly constrained. In addition, awareness of and experience with the deleterious environmental impacts of water supply development has further constrained future development. Given this new paradigm, it is imperative that growing areas identify water supplies to accommodate new development before the development occurs. This report provides an analysis of the physical and institutional characteristics of land use and water resource development in Pima County, Arizona. Using this analysis, policy recommendations are formulated to improve the County’s integration of land use and water resource planning. In the case of Pima County, a comprehensive plan water resources element is used as the policy vehicle for reforming public policies.
    • Brownfields: A Means to Economic Development through Sustainable Reuse

      Tylutki, Daniel; Becker, Barbara; Huntoon, Laura; Evans, Grace (The University of Arizona., 2006)
    • Employer Assisted Housing: Implications for the University of Arizona

      Green, Erika (The University of Arizona., 2006)
      The nation’s affordable housing shortage affects millions of households as well as businesses and regional economies. This report presents one solution to the affordable housing deficiency: employer assisted housing. Specifically, it provides initial guidelines and research for implementing a housing program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. This document includes a review of employer assisted housing literature, covering both general employer assisted housing publications as well as information specifically relating to universities. Four affordable housing models that could potentially provide a framework for the University of Arizona are also included. Additionally, university case studies are presented that could assist the University of Arizona in implementing a faculty and staff housing program. Finally, recommendations are made, based on the literature and case studies, for a potential faculty and staff housing program.
    • Solid Waste Management in the City of South Tucson

      Dederich, Jennifer J.; Becker, Barbara; Evans, Grace; Huntoon, Laura (The University of Arizona., 2005)
      Local municipalities in the United States are increasingly concerned about how and where we are going to dispose of our trash without generating unmanageable costs. The phenomena of increasing land prices, stricter national environmental protection regulations and landowners that are unwillingly to live next to a dump are forcing costs through the roof, in turn, this is draining municipal budgets which are not prepared for the changing solid waste industry. These fiscal drains and stiffening regulation are forcing local legislators to modify the way in which they treat solid waste disposal. Cities and towns are setting up systems that treat waste as a utility that is paid for incrementally and based on usage. This report provides a broad overview of the solid waste disposal in the United States including a brief history, and a synopsis of solid waste disposal policies at the national and state level. Long-term solid waste management concerns and a discussion of current programmatic trends (including Enterprise Funds, Pay As You Throw (PAYT) systems) and complementary services (such as recycling and green waste pickup) are discussed in detail. The City of Tucson’s solid waste policies are used as a framework for the possible restructuring of the smaller municipality, the City of South Tucson’s Sanitation Services. Current sanitation practice in the City of South Tucson and preliminary findings for the FY 2002-03 Sanitation Services cost benefit analysis demonstrate the need for in-depth documentation of all revenues and expenditures. Programmatic and fiscal recommendations for the City of South Tucson include the tracking of all Sanitation Services revenues and expenditures (Base Study), the formation of a self-standing Sanitation Services enterprise fund, the implementation of once a week trash pick up with the integration of complementary services (recycling and green waste), and the eventual implementation of a Pay-As-You-Throw fiscal program. It is recommended that these fiscal and programmatic changes be actuated on an incremental basis, which is dependent on the findings of the Sanitation Services Base Study. An in-depth understanding of the long and short-term solid waste issues will guide the Mayor and Council of the City of South Tucson in making an informed decision on potential policy changes that could enhance the current program while ensuring the program’s fiscal accountability.
    • Regulating Colonias: Findings from a Case Study on Lot-Splitting in Pima County

      Mahaney, Nancy Ellen; Becker, Barbara (The University of Arizona., 2005)
    • An Accountability Assessment: PRO Neighborhoods of Tucson, AZ

      Maloney, Ryan E (The University of Arizona., 2005)