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1

Erie Canal built in what year?

1825

2

Union Pacific RR and Central Pacific RR joined in Utah in what year?

1869

3

Where and when was the first US subway built?

Boston 1897

4

Where and when was the first historic preservation commission?

Vieux Carrie, New Orleans 1921

5

Where and when we're the first off street parking regulations enacted?

Columbus Ohio 1923

6

Where and when was the first historic preservation ordinance passed?

Charleston South Carolina 1931

7

Where and when was the first urban growth boundary established in US?

Lexington Kentucky 1958

8

What State was the first to institute statewide zoning and when?

Hawaii 1961

9

When did the ACIP and ASPO join to become APA?

1978

10

What is the largest concrete structure in the us?

Grand Coulee Dam in 1941

11

What does ZIP code stand for?

Zone Improvement Plan Code

12

How many square feet in an acre?

43,560

13

How many linear feet in a mile?

5,280

14

How many acres in one hectare?

2.47

15

How many acres in a square mile?

640

16

What scale is a USGS topo quadrangle map in?

1:24,000 which means 1 inch on map equals 24,000 inches (2,000 feet) in real world.

17

When was the first Earth Day?

April 22, 1970

18

Approx how much land does the Federal Gov hold in trust for Native Americans?

56 million acres

19

When and Where was the first national conference on city planning?

Washington DC in 1909

20

When was the APA created?

1978 when the ACPI (American City Planning Institute) and ASPO (American Society of Planning Officials) joined.

21

What are the functions of planning, within the framework of linking goals/knowledge to action?

1) improve efficiency of outcomes
2) enhance social welfare
3) widen range of choice
4) enrich civic engagement and governance

22

Types of Planning Theories

1) Normative
2) Disciplinary
3) Procedural

23

Planning Movements

Parks
Sanitary Reform
Settlement House
City Beautiful
Garden City
City Efficient
Progressive Movements

24

Define Census Tract

Small, relatively permanent statistical subdivisions of a county or equivalent entity that generally have a population size between 1,200 and 8,000 people, with an optimum size of 4,000 people.

25

CPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design.

26

PERT Program Evaluation and Review Technique

(Scheduling technique) PERT is a project management tool which was designed to analyze tasks of a project and to identify the minimum time needed to complete the total project.

27

TVA Tennessee Valley Authority

The TVA is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression

28

Linear Programming

A technique to find the optimum design solution for a project

29

ITE parking generation rates for Office

0.5-3.0 spaces per 1,000sf

30

ITE parking generate rates for Shopping Centers

1.0-5.0 spaces per 1,000sf

31

Where and when was the first metropolitan plan developed?

The Chicago Plan of 1909

32

Ad Valorem Tax

A tax on property that is calculated based on a percentage of the value of that property.

33

Percolation tests

Evaluates suitability of soil for subsurface disposal of sewage. Conventional tests include tile field, sandmound, and deep trench methods.

34

Palastrine
Lacastrine
Littoral
Oligotrophic

swamp/marsh wetlands (non-tidal)
lake
intertidal shallow water zone
deep lake with few nutrients little organic matter

35

Wrack

Algae, plant and animal material that accumulate on beaches at high water marks

36

What was the first national wildlife refuge?

Pelican Island in 1903

37

Programmable thermostat cost savings

Up to 20% in heating costs saved.
Closing off air vents in unoccupied rooms saves 5-10%.

38

When was the first National Park created?

Yellowstone National Park established in 1872

39

When was the National Park Service created?

In 1912

40

Real property includes rights to what?

all land, structures, attached equipment such as street lights, anything growing on the land, the right to drill for oil, use airspace or an easement across another's property

41

What is a plebiscite?

A plebiscite is a direct vote on an issue

42

What is the ideal service area for neighborhood parks?

1/2 mile

43

Cohort survival method for population analysis

A method for forecasting future population based upon the survival of the existing population and the births that will occur. 5 years is the smallest time frame using a cohort survival method of population analysis.

44

First city to adopt a comprehensive plan?

Cincinnati in 1925. Alfred Bettman of Euclid v ambler fame was involved