• A Blueprint Guide to Successful Downtown Revitalization

      Bratcher, Sara Ann; Becker, Barbara; Evans, Grace; Vargas, Ann (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)
    • Starting a Community Land Trust in Tucson

      Jackson, Cyrus (The University of Arizona., 2007)
    • Shaping the Future Design of Pima County, Arizona

      Rocque, Michael Paul (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)
    • 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.
    • Open Space Preservation: A Case Study of Mohave, Yavapai, and Cochise Counties in Arizona

      Mirela, Hromatka (The University of Arizona., 2005)
      Open space preservation becomes an increasingly important concern in areas with a rapid population growth and extensive land consumption. Open space provides multiple benefits to people on both local and regional scales, including recreational, environmental, economic, and ecological benefits. Land ownership determines how land is managed, utilized, or conserved. Taking this into consideration, some lands are designated for open space and permanently preserved while others can be sold and lost to different uses, such as residential and commercial. Different stakeholders are involved in preservation of open space, including governments, private conservation organizations and others, and they all have a great impact on preservation efforts. In Arizona, land consumption outpaced the population growth, meaning that land is consumed at a faster rate than necessary. Rural communities are often targets of the increased interest of urban population in rural lifestyle and healthier living. These communities experience an escalating demand for land and housing in relatively close proximity to open space. This research was done to explore the idea of how some of Arizona’s rural counties plan for preservation of open space. Different open space preservation techniques are employed by each of the three selected Arizona counties, depending on needs, demands, desires, and availability of funding for preservation.
    • Evaluating the Adequacy of Private Neighborhood Parks in Oro Valley, Arizona

      Keith, Millard; Becker, Barbara; Huntoon, Laura; Evans, Grace (The University of Arizona., 2005)
      Traditional public neighborhood parks have long been regarded as the building blocks of successful parks and recreation systems. They provide important recreational opportunities to nearby residents as well as numerous public health, economic, environmental, and social benefits. The widespread prevalence of new residential subdivisions developed as common-interest developments governed by homeowner associations has created the new phenomenon of the private neighborhood park, in which the park is entirely owned and maintained by the homeowners association for the use of member residents only. Municipal governments rely upon private neighborhood parks to serve the same functions as traditional public neighborhood parks, but rarely ensure that they are developed to the same standards. Even the National Recreation and Parks Association has not yet recognized the new role of the private neighborhood park in their recommended parks, open space, and pathways system. The rapidly growing suburban community of Oro Valley, Arizona, is used as a case study to analyze the adequacy of privately owned and maintained neighborhood parks. The purpose of this report is to show the importance of implementing private neighborhood park design standards to ensure that future private neighborhood parks are developed to compliment and enhance existing parks, open space, and pathways systems.
    • An Accountability Assessment: PRO Neighborhoods of Tucson, AZ

      Maloney, Ryan E (The University of Arizona., 2005)
    • Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity in Suburban Tucson, AZ

      Mraz, Michelle (The University of Arizona., 2005)
    • An Investigation of Placemaking in Downtown Tucson

      Sonmez, Evren (The University of Arizona., 2005)
      This report presents an investigation of the application of placemaking practices in downtown Tucson. It begins with a classification of planning and design elements of placemaking and an identification of the role of the community in the placemaking process. Selected Tucson downtown plans are evaluated to determine the extent to which the placemaking elements are reflected in the plans. Finally, observational findings on any placemaking elements from the plans that were implemented are presented.
    • The Idea of Planning: A Case Study of Nouakchott, Mauritania

      Thiam, Mahamadou; Huntoon, Laura; Baro, Mamdou; Bradley, Michael (The University of Arizona., 2004)
    • Environmental NGO Accountability: Project Management through Evaluation

      Lopez, Jaclyn Marie; Huntoon, Laura (The University of Arizona., 2004)
    • Collaborative Planning for Binational Cultural Resource Management

      Spangler, Thomas Michael (The University of Arizona., 2003)
      The purpose of this report is to examine the process through which the National Park Service (NPS), the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), and other key partners, are developing a collaborative plan aimed at enhancing the management of cultural resources within Spanish colonial mission complexes. In particular, it provides insight into procedural differences between the creation of a multi-agency strategic plan and the methods traditionally prescribed by the National Park Service for individual park units. The report identifies critical factors in determining the success of multi-agency partnerships and assesses the Missions Initiative in light of these factors. Key findings highlight the difficulty in coordinating a project of this scope among international agencies with complex institutional cultures and structures. The report recommends that certain steps be taken to clarify institutional roles and decision making procedures in order to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the proposed collaboration between resource administrators in the United States and Mexico.
    • BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF SOUTH TUCSON, AZ

      JOHNSON, MEGAN (The University of Arizona., 2003)
    • IMPLEMENTING RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION DESIGN STANDARDS IN MARANA, ARIZONA

      BURNINGHAM, BRETT D. (The University of Arizona., 2003)