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    • Off the Rails for Nature Trails: Expansion of the Rails to Trails Program in Wisconsin 

      Schumacher, Molly; Morgan, Christopher; Mullendore, Katya (2016-06-14)
      Increasing the accessibility to nature trails is important in addressing the many public health initiatives geared toward exercise and mental health. Thus, we seek to identify potential sites for expansion of the Rails to ...
    • On Varying the Detectability of Symbols to Encode Data Uncertainty 

      Huffman, Daniel P. (2010)
      Visual variables are properties of an image, such as the size or shape of a mark, that can be manipulated systematically to convey information. However, there is another, more fundamental property of images which has not ...
    • One Body, Many Members: Landscapes of Christian Congregations in Madison, Wisconsin 

      Milligan, Marielle; Watter, Kyle (2018-05-06)
      There is wide diversity amongst Christian churches across the United States, representing dozens of different denominations, each with congregations that differ in size, demographics, and values. However, despite the ...
    • Online Communities: Interactions and PlaceMaking in a Virtual Environment 

      Rohn, AJ; Ripp, Morgan; Kutsch, Brandon; Gorski, Tyler (2014-12)
      We are studying placemaking online and how and why people participate in these communities. In our literature review we focus on the unique aspects of virtual space such as the varying degrees of anonymity, the disjoint ...
    • Optimizing Bus Rapid Transit for Equity in Madison, WI 

      Sanchez, Jacob; Gomez Parra, Orsen; Nelson, Alex (2018-05-16)
      In Madison, WI the 2016 Metro Transit annual report cites overcapacity as the leading detriment to the system’s efficiency. This disproportionately affects low income, minority, and carless populations who rely on the ...
    • Optimizing Bus Routes in Detroit, Michigan: an Analysis of Relevant Destinations, Origins and the Routes Connecting Them 

      Hrubecky, Jacob; Sherer, Will; Franczyk, Xavier (2018-05-06)
      Due to a high population of residents without personal cars and the limited extent of bus routes in Detroit, Michigan, the city could benefit significantly from redesigned bus routes. We are going to perform a route and ...
    • Out of the Loop: Transit Deserts, Health and Well-Being in Chicago 

      Becerra, Jasmin; Vriezen, Grace; Fredericks, Meg; Herron, Carly (2017)
      This project explores access to public transportation in the city of Chicago through the Chicago Transit Authority’s light-rail train network, referred to as the ‘L’. Using this network, we investigated the correlation ...
    • Past, Present and Future Development of James Madison Park 

      Bernhardt, Paige; David, Andy; Gutierrez, Valora; McFarlane, Duncan (2018)
      This case study examines the redevelopment process of James Madison Park by asking two questions: (1) How has James Madison Park changed through time and why? and (2) What populations are best served and not served by ...
    • Pastures & Pluralism: Forum Shopping & Community-based Dispute Resolution on Afghanistan's Rangelands 

      Gillin, Kramer (2014)
      For over a decade, news stories have despairingly cataloged the American-led foreign forces’ failure to stabilize Afghanistan. From afar, the impoverished country may seem awash with eternal struggles between unreasonable ...
    • People, Parks and Places: an Analysis of Green Spaces in Madison Through Sentiment Mapping 

      Molinaro, Samuel; Kim, Shannon; Wettstein, August (2018)
      This paper examines the role of parks and green spaces in creating social interaction and strengthening community ties. How park structure, both physical and institutional influence sentiments and the use of the spaces, ...
    • Perceptions and Possibilities: Renewable Energy on the UW-Madison Campus 

      Burg, Ally; Eibergen, Andrea; Hersh, Jordan; Kazar, Suzie (2017)
      This study examined the perceptions and possibilities of future renewable energy utilization on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to determine the realistic future of implementation. We accomplished this through ...
    • Permanent Public Art in Madison 

      Gordon, Sela; King, Andrew; Streiffer, Catherine (2016-06-16)
      Where is the public art in Madison and who is served by it? We catalogued, photographed, and geotagged 81 permanent, publicly owned, outdoor artworks in Madison, creating a GIS layer from their locations and other ...
    • Perspectives of Locality in Madison, WI: Knowing Farmers, Food, and Fields of View 

      White, Grace; Hollister, Justin; Durkin, Brendan (2012)
      Wisconsin?s deep-rooted traditions of farming and activism fuse to form a unique and dynamic local food landscape. This comprehensive overview of local food landscapes explores alternative definitions of local food, describes ...
    • Picnic in the Park: A Demographic Case Study of Brittingham Park 

      Kannard, Amanda; Schellinger, Grace; Bukowski, Anna; Zirbel, Chad (2011-12-18)
      This case study examines the demographic composition, use patterns and perception of Brittingham Park patrons. In seeking to answer the research question who uses Brittingham Park and why, we used both quantitative and ...
    • Picnic Point: A Study on Student Use and Perception 

      Marshment-Howell, Bobby; Morganroth, Alex; Paust, Brad; Shimeall, Charlie (2011)
      Interest in the 21st century understanding of green space sparked research on university students' perceptions and uses of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, specifically Picnic Point, which has belonged to the University of ...
    • Point Object Extraction From Scanned Topographic Maps 

      Chen, Yuying (2015)
      The fundamental research problem this thesis addresses is how to extract point objects automatically from scanned topographic maps. Map objects include natural objects such as rivers and lakes as well as artificial objects ...
    • Post-Industrial Imaginaries: Nature, Representation, and Ruin in Detroit, Michigan 

      Millington, Nate (2010)
      I examine representations made of Detroit, with a focus on images made over the past two years. I do this in order to assess how these images work as material objects that circulate inside and outside of the city, as well ...
    • Prairie du Chien: the Americanization of a French Settlement 

      McEssey, Thomas R.; Goldstein, David A.; Zamora, Michelle F.; Myers, Carly N. (2009-05)
      The French had a significant influence on the settlement of the United States, impacting city planning, land divisions, architecture, religion and many other aspects of life. Coming to the United States in search of trade ...
    • Prairie Restoration in Green County, Wisconsin 

      Spencer, Ilsa; Sigg, Hannah; Grych, Aaron; Lauridsen, Zachary (2018)
      This paper lays out a comparison of prairie restoration sites in three separate stages of progress: one prospective, one in-progress and one established. Through interviews with three restoration experts connected to ...
    • Public Attitudes Towards Heroin Addictions: Spatial Consequences for Treatment Options and Access 

      Johnson, Michelle; Hartnett, Caitin; Ostermeier, Anna (2017-12-17)
      Over the past 20 years, heroin has become one of the most deadly street drugs available in the United States. This national narrative is reflected in Madison, where, increasingly, city agencies are allocating resources ...