HUD/NBS Residential Water Conservation Program

Irrigation of Lawns: Can We Continue the Practice

Forecasting Housing Requirements in a College Town
A simple housing projection model that employs the economic-base and gravity-interaction theories is presented, and the results are compared with those of a parallel study that incorporates...

Neighborhood Traffic Controls
The issues associated with traffic control in residential neighborhoods are examined. Reasons for the increase in activity in implementing neighborhood traffic control measures are presented....

Residential Site Planning and Perceived Densities
Spiraling inflation in urban land prices and the national needs to conserve energy and promote environmental quality will continue to pressure planners to make more intensive use of residential...

Managing Storm Runoff in Chicago Area
Existing combined sewers in the Chicago area discharge a mixture of storm-water runoff and sewage to the rivers approx 100 times/yr and on occasions overload the river system making it...

The Renaissance of Downtown Detroit
The Detroit Renaissance Center consists of a 70-story hotel (one of the world's tallest) and 4 39 story office towers, plus restaurants, retail stores, and movie theaters....

NY's Building Boom
A report on a highly visible part of New York City's infrastructure, its buildings. An apparent resurgence of construction activity is underway; over one billion dollars in...

City Recovery: Migration
To bring about the recovery of cities will require these steps: obsolete residential areas of the city must be transformed into neighborhoods attractive enough to lure people who work...

Establishment of Residential Waterfront Property by Construction of Canal System in Coastal Wetlands: Problems and Solutions

Some Characteristics of Unstable Flow Past Slots
Analysis of flow instability reveals that, as a result of fluid-dynamic feedback, flow fluctuations in the vicinity of slots (or cavities) may occur within narrow-band dominant frequencies...

Effects of BART on Urban Development
The research objectives of the BART Impact Program Land Use and Urban Development Project are summarized, and the results of studies of BART's accessibility impacts and their...

Local Housing Demand
Housing demand has a significant influence on demand for construction engineers. Present or future demand for housing in a standard metropolitan statistical area may be predicted on the...

Environmental Impacts of BART and People's Responses
Results are intended for use in Federal transit policy making, in improvement of transit system design, and in simplification of the transit planning process. The study identified specific...

Jane Jacobs: Urban Planning Heretic
The impact of Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, is assessed and, to some extent, contrasted with the more tangible legacy of...

Energy Management in Commercial Buildings
The construction industry is a great consumer of energy and other resources. Commercial buildings consume nearly 15% of all the energy used in the United States annually. Commercial and...

Downtown Residential-Transportation Development
A single general equation useful in estimating the residential development potential has been developed. The method relates the road capacity to the residential development. The variables...

Concrete Slab Performance on Expansive Soils
The paper presents results from observations of 69 residences and their foundation slabs which were razed for a highway expansion. All houses were constructed in accordance with FHA standards...

Jane Jacobs: Urban Planning Heretic
The impact of Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, is assessed and, to some extent, contrasted with the more tangible legacy of...

Estimating Stock Water Use in Rural Water Systems
Recently there has been an increase in the number of regional water supply systems in the Midwest. These systems often serve large livestock populations in addition to the domestic needs...

 

 

 

 

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