Flashcards in Miscellaneous Deck (44):
Erie Canal built in what year?
Union Pacific RR and Central Pacific RR joined in Utah in what year?
Where and when was the first US subway built?
Where and when was the first historic preservation commission?
Vieux Carrie, New Orleans 1921
Where and when we're the first off street parking regulations enacted?
Columbus Ohio 1923
Where and when was the first historic preservation ordinance passed?
Charleston South Carolina 1931
Where and when was the first urban growth boundary established in US?
Lexington Kentucky 1958
What State was the first to institute statewide zoning and when?
When did the ACIP and ASPO join to become APA?
What is the largest concrete structure in the us?
Grand Coulee Dam in 1941
What does ZIP code stand for?
Zone Improvement Plan Code
How many square feet in an acre?
How many linear feet in a mile?
How many acres in one hectare?
How many acres in a square mile?
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.
When was the first Earth Day?
April 22, 1970
Approx how much land does the Federal Gov hold in trust for Native Americans?
56 million acres
When and Where was the first national conference on city planning?
Washington DC in 1909
When was the APA created?
1978 when the ACPI (American City Planning Institute) and ASPO (American Society of Planning Officials) joined.
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
Types of Planning Theories
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.
CPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design.
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.
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
A technique to find the optimum design solution for a project
ITE parking generation rates for Office
0.5-3.0 spaces per 1,000sf
ITE parking generate rates for Shopping Centers
1.0-5.0 spaces per 1,000sf
Where and when was the first metropolitan plan developed?
The Chicago Plan of 1909
Ad Valorem Tax
A tax on property that is calculated based on a percentage of the value of that property.
Evaluates suitability of soil for subsurface disposal of sewage. Conventional tests include tile field, sandmound, and deep trench methods.
swamp/marsh wetlands (non-tidal)
intertidal shallow water zone
deep lake with few nutrients little organic matter
Algae, plant and animal material that accumulate on beaches at high water marks
What was the first national wildlife refuge?
Pelican Island in 1903
Programmable thermostat cost savings
Up to 20% in heating costs saved.
Closing off air vents in unoccupied rooms saves 5-10%.
When was the first National Park created?
Yellowstone National Park established in 1872
When was the National Park Service created?
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
What is a plebiscite?
A plebiscite is a direct vote on an issue
What is the ideal service area for neighborhood parks?
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.