Mapping and cartography have been a functional part of understanding cities for centuries. Looking at the different types of maps we use helps us to better understand a city’s geography as well as it’s culture.
What is Urban Sprawl? That is a question that is much harder to answer than one might think, but this exhibit will explain it simply and discuss some of the implications of sprawl. In addition, links will be provided for further exploration. Before we get into the discussion, take a look at the following time lapses that show the change of New York City, Chicago, and Houston. This is a great visualization of what urban sprawl is in the most basic sense.. DEFINING URBAN SPRAWL A common understanding of sprawl in the simplest of ways is that it is when a city grows quickly, uses land inefficiently, and results in damaging the...
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification provides building owners the opportunity to showcase their commitment to sustainability and preserving the environment with measurable green building design and construction criteria.
Although a newly founded religion adherents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormons were quickly met by fierce conflict and persecution. This would lead them west to found Salt Lake City. Although distinct in its own way it also held characteristics of other cities at the time. This city would provide a short glimpse into an attempt to form a idyllic religious community, the consequences of which we can still see today.