URBP 298B Information
Key due dates for Spring 2014
|Statement of understanding||1/28|
|First full draft||3/10 (recommended 3/3)|
|Second full draft||4/7 (recommended 4/1)|
|Final report for instructor review||5/6|
|Finished report (pdf and print)||5/13|
Sample 298 reports
See the URBP 298 reports that have received an honors designation:
- Work/Live Development in Sacramento, by Laura Russell [.pdf]
- The University Campus and the Urban Fabric: Mending the University District, by Katja N. Irvin [.pdf]
- Estimating Time-Based Bus Service Areas Using the Time-Based Bus Service Area Tool, by Chao-Lun Cheng [.pdf]
- Sex Businesses in San Francisco: How the City Could and Should Regulate Where They Locate, by Seon Joo Kim [.pdf]
- Do Central Business District Redevelopment Investments Have a Positive Influence on Surrounding Neighborhoods, by Amy M. Fauria [.pdf]
- Examining the Built Environment and Childhood Obesity in Santa Clara County: Is the Distribution of Fast Food Restaurants Correlated with the Location of Public High Schools? by Lauren Doud [.pdf]
- The Effects of Residential Off-Street Parking Availability on Travel Behavior in San Francisco, by Alyssa Sherman [.pdf]
- Transforming Auto-Centric Communities Into Walkable Neighborhoods: Walkability Audits of Two Neighborhoods in San Jose, by George Schroeder [.pdf]
- Increasing Bus Ridership and Transit Cost?Assistance Awareness Among San Jose’s Very?Low Income Community, by Sarah Abel [.pdf]
- Assessing Transit Service Performance: Recommended Standards for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority , by Jason Tyree [.pdf 14MB]
- Skate and Engage: The Laguna Skategarden and Civic Engagement Among Teens, by Kayla Platt [.pdf]
- Removing a Barrier to the Financing of Transit-Oriented Development via a Standardized Evaluation Tool for Debt Capital Lenders, by Jorge Rick Gosalvez [.pdf]
- Diversity and Development in California Cities: A Quantitative Study of Local Economic Growth, by Matt Piven [.pdf]
- Do Women Have Equal Opportunity to Influence Bicycle Planning Policy? An Examination of Women's Participation in Bicycle Advisory Committees in California, by Cathy DeLuca [.pdf]
Resources on Research Methods and Writing
There are many good resources available on the web that can help you to develop your thesis, organize your paper, cite sources properly, and such. A small subset appears below here.
How to Write a Literature Review: This handout from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill provides a very helpful description of the purpose of a literature view, as well as the steps you take to write one.
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals: This handout from the Olin and Uris Libraries, Cornell University, explains how to identify scholarly or "academic" research.
Critical Evaluation of Resources: This handout from the Library at the University of California at Berkeley suggests strategies to evaluate the credibility and usefulness of materials you find on the web or in print.
Revising: This handout from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Writing Center suggests strategies for editing and proofreading draft writing.
You will also find many recommended books on writing in the course materials for Asha W. Agrawal's version of URBP 213. See the suggested readings at the bottom of the URBP 213 course home page and also the required readings on the URBP 213 course syllabus.