• An Approach to Natural Resources Conservation and Regional Development: Ecotourism in Taiwan

      Chiang, Hsin-Hui; Huntoon, Laura; Becker, Barbara; Bailey, Keiron D. (The University of Arizona., 2005)
    • Attitudes of Verde Valley residents toward the presence of National Park Service units in the area

      Wilkin, Donovan C.; Bradley, Catherine McCarthy, 1953- (The University of Arizona., 1991)
      The purpose of this study was to determine attitudes of Verde Valley residents toward the presence of National Park Service (NPS) units in the area. The study area is largely undeveloped rural land which includes a perennial riparian expanse along the Verde River in central Arizona. Three National Park Service units protect significant local archaeological relics. The general public and local land use decision makers were polled, using random mail surveys and telephone interviews, to determine local values toward economic, visual, cultural, historic and natural resource issues. Responses from each group were compiled and compared for similarities and significant divergence. Results indicate this is a fairly satisfied community which highly values local natural and scenic resources but values the cultural/historic resources to a lesser degree. Results also indicate a lack of association between the relationship of the Verde River and other natural resources with the presence of NPS units.
    • Brownfields: A Means to Economic Development through Sustainable Reuse

      Tylutki, Daniel; Becker, Barbara; Huntoon, Laura; Evans, Grace (The University of Arizona., 2006)
    • Citizen participation and the computerization of public planning

      Goldsmith, Susan Len Nelson, 1943- (The University of Arizona., 1974)
    • 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)
    • A Cost / Benefit Analysis of Historic Districting in Tucson, Arizona

      Krause, Andy; Becker, Barbara; Esparza, Adrian; Jeffery, R. Brooks (The University of Arizona., 2004)
      The process of historic districting is often credited with stabilizing neighborhoods and thus increasing property values. For over twenty-five years city officials and academics have been conducting studies to determine if such a relationship actually exists. While early studies used a difference-on-difference methodology, recent studies have adopted hedonic modeling as a preferred method of determining the relationship between historic districts and property values. This study uses hedonic modeling together with a cost/benefit analysis to 1) determine if and to what extent historic districting impacts property values in Tucson, Arizona and 2) if the increase in the tax base outweighs the value of tax incentives granted within these districts. This research assesses the fiscal impact of both historic districting and the Arizona State Historic Property Tax Reclassification Program (SPT) in Tucson. This report consists of four sections. The first is a literature review of the brief history of preservation in the United States, a look at the economics of historic districting, and an overview of similar studies by other authors. The methodology of this study is contained in the second section and the hedonic model results and cost/benefit analysis follows in section three. The final section contains two policy recommendations to both the City of Tucson and the State of Arizona preservation officials: 1) Decrease the current SPT tax deduction rate 2) Implement a tax incentive for local districts.
    • Criteria for the evaluation of scenic roads

      Mercer, Allan Eugene, 1938- (The University of Arizona., 1972)
    • Developing A Strategic Conservation Plan for Rincon Institute

      DeGrush, Steve Bradley (The University of Arizona., 2008)
    • An economic development plan for the Model Cities program

      MacDonald, Peter David, 1946- (The University of Arizona., 1973)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Future Tourism Developments in Haiti: Jacmel, Haiti, a case study

      Thermil, Kareen; Becker, Barbara; Matter, Fred; Frederickson, Mark (The University of Arizona., 1998)
    • Grande Avenue Transportation Design Study: A Corridor Plan

      Kablitz, Antje Silke (The University of Arizona., 2005)
      The Grande Avenue Transportation Design Study is an initial corridor plan for the neighborhoods of Barrio Hollywood and Menlo Park in Tucson, Arizona. This corridor plan is designed to be a guideline for future streetscape development along Grande Avenue. The document includes an inventory of existing conditions within the right-of-way and some future design options for the streetscape. This report also includes detailed information regarding traffic calming measures. Some policy recommendations are provided to help aid the neighborhoods achieve their streetscape goals for Grande Avenue.
    • 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.
    • The Influence of Public Service Expenditures on Housing Values and Rents: An Interurban Approach

      Welch, Robyn Kelly (The University of Arizona., 2004)
      Although a wealth of research within the field of urban and regional economics focuses on intraurban variation in housing prices and rents, comparatively less research has been done on their variation at the interurban level – especially with respect to public services. This research attempts to fill this gap in the literature through the investigation of four questions: Do public service expenditures help to explain interurban variation in housing prices and rents? What types of spending make the most difference? How does their effect on housing values compare to their effect on rents? And do these effects change through time? Using an econometric analysis of housing prices and rents in a national data set of metropolitan counties, this research provides substantial evidence linking public goods and services to the place-to-place variations in the cost of living – suggesting that public policy may be used to directly influence the relative attractiveness of regions.
    • Infrastructure Planning: A Green Approach

      Wietgrefe, Wade Wesley (The University of Arizona., 2008)