Refresher Urban Planning

Granny Pods – alternative to nursing home for elderly; a temporary structure placed adjacent to the existing house
developing stable mortgage market – -insuring savings: FDIC, insured deposits (30s)
(raise & limit cost of lendng)
(FSLIC)
-insuring mortgages
(FHA, insure mortgages/banks)
-creating the mortgage supply
(FNMA fannie mae, FHLMC Freddie mac, GNMA ginnie mae)
Discuss three features that should be included in an environmental inventory that would be associated with a land development project. – Many environmental considerations must be taken into account with any land development project. Three examples are topography and slopes, soil suitability, and landscape fragmentation. The topography of a region can lend itself to certain types of projects and be totally wrong for others. Planners must also take into consideration slope angles and any possible slope instability. Soil suitability is determined by many factors, including its weight bearing capacity, shrink-swell potential, infiltration capacity, and erodability. Landscape fragmentation occurs when areas of habitat and their ecosystems are fragmented by human development. Many species are unable to survive in only small areas of suitable land, so fewer large undisturbed areas are better than more small ones.
Edge City – place in suburbs with characteristics of urban spaces: (1) intensity/concentration of use, (2) quality of buildings (3) traffic congestion, (4) daytime/nightime. E.g. missisauga and tyson's corner
Benjamin C. Marsh – An urban planner who upheld social justice values as well as heavy German planning ideas. He spearheaded the first National Conference on City Planning, but later lost considerable power to Frederick Law Olmstead Jr.
Joel Salatin and Polyface Farm – community and food planning perspective, uses grass-fed fields to sequester carbon, wonders how people can trust those who produce their food (don't often have second thoughts about who is growing their food), can still feed people without mechanized systems.
Family-owned, organic farm in VA. Joel Salatin is the owner. Grass-based farming, low-impact farming (agricultural systems designed to have less dramatic impacts on the environment than does conventional agriculture). Focused on staying local and traditional.
Buildings Department (n. phr.) – 屋宇署
Eco-Tourism – – Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people
-focuses on uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel
-educates the traveler, provides funds for ecological conservation and directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities
-form of place- based economic development
Granny Pods – Kenneth Dupin, mini mobile home that becomes a freestanding spare room for the elderly. Contains security cameras that only film 12 inches off the ground for safety. provides necessary care and security while keeping American independence in mind
Edge City – place in suburbs with characteristics of urban spaces: (1) intensity/concentration of use, (2) quality of buildings (3) traffic congestion, (4) daytime/nightime. E.g. missisauga and tyson's corner
antebrachial – portion of arm distal to the elbow (lower arm)
Aesthetic Urban Reform – – Late 1800s
– people wanted better things in their cities like in europe
SWALE – a graded flow path used in open drainage systems
In which of the following metropolitan areas have cities worked together to slow sprawl and provide additional resources for inner suburbs? – Minneapolis-St. Paul
Le Corbusier – City for 3 million
town/city planning – cover large areas; cover all aspects of planning; policy oriented results a little abstract set development framework
Eco-Tourism – – Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people
-focuses on uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel
-educates the traveler, provides funds for ecological conservation and directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities
-form of place- based economic development
Commercial district – A zoning district with designated
land uses characterized by commercial offi ce activities, services, and retail sales. Ordinarily these
areas have large numbers of pedestrians and a
heavy demand for parking space during periods
of peak traffi c.
Inferior Vena Cava – Umbilicus
Technical Analysis for General Plan – building density and condition, traffic patterns, demographics, population and economic data, info on water wildlife, discussion of hazards, community's fiscal condition.
Community Development Block Grant Program – focused on preservation rather than removal; 3 components:
1.Housing Rehabilitation of abandoned buildings, etc.,
2. Commercial Revitalization of small businesses in neighborhood,
3. Improving Neighborhood Services by encouraging partnerships of non-profit groups and public services
Pedestrian-friendly – The density, layout, and infrastructure that encourages walking and biking within a subdivision or development, including short setbacks, front porches, sidewalks, and bike paths

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