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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Readings list three

Week 11

11.a  Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities Chapter 8. Lighter, Greener, Cheaper, Smarter Infrastructure.

11.b   Agriculture on the Edge. Discussion Paper. Condon P. and Mullnix, K. 2009. 
Understand the basic idea espoused and why it might be controversial. 

11.c  Transportation Design Standards for Tyson Corner Urban Center. 
This is a great indication of how things are changing. These are technical details for an ambitious attempt to turn North Americas most famous sprawl center into a subway served walkable and transit oriented urban centre.  Sadly its hard to point you to what i might test you on. Please review the differences in the existing urban pattern shown on the cover to what they propose shown on page DS - 4. Then review their standards for roads and parking on pages 8 - 12 and be prepared to comment on how these seem to improve things, or not, for walkability and sustainability. 

Week 12

12. a   Amble Greene, District of Surrey, BC. Alternative Stormwater Management Systems. 2000  http://www.jtc.sala.ubc.ca/bulletins/TB_issue_04_Ambleside_edit.pdf

12.b.   Shallow Stormwater Infiltration Devices vs. Injection Well Systems: A Comparison of Groundwater Contamination Potential. Condon P. Jackson A. Condon, P. and Gonyea, A. 2006  http://www.jtc.sala.ubc.ca/bulletins/stormwater%20bulletin%2013%20final.pdf

12.c.   The impact of urban patterns on aquatic ecosystems: An empirical analysis in Puget lowland sub-basins. Alberti et. al. 2006.
(note, this is a classic article, although long and technical. We dont expect you to retain the technical information from this article. You will only be tested on the general content in the introduction and on retaining the key conclusions described in the conclusions section of the article.)

Week 13 No additional readings!
Lab time to be used for assignment 4.

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