ODABAŞIOĞLU, SEDEN1, firstname.lastname@example.org, and NİLGÜN2 OLGUNTÜRK. “Effects Of Coloured Lighting On The Perception Of Interior Spaces.” Perceptual & Motor Skills 120.1 (2015): 183-201. Education Source. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.
In this article we learn about a study conducted by the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design that tested the effects that different colored lighting had on the built environment of interior spaces. The study conducted involved lighting differed in color such as red, green, and white. There were ninety seven participants and their perceptions of these interior spaces were assessed. As researchers evaluated the results of this study, evidence was shown that spaces under red lighting were perceived as least comfortable and spacious. White lighting made individuals feel that the space was much brighter, clearer, and useful as opposed to under green and red lighting.
Same interior space with different colored lighting
This specific source helps us understand specific aspects of the built environment of interior spaces and this study is useful for interior architects, designers, and those who use light to create different atmospheres in a space. This source also allows individuals to learn off of the information and data provided while assuring its audience that it was written in an unbiased manner due to the fact that all of the information was taken from a regulated study conducted. This source will help provide insight into our own interior environments.
Felson, Alexander J., et al. “Mapping The Design Process For Urban Ecology Researchers.” Bioscience 63.11 (2013): 854-865. Environment Complete. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.
Throughout this article we gain an in depth understanding on how designers, engineers, and planners rely on scientific information that they, along with environmental consultants and scientists have adapted to the design process of urban environments. The environmental consultants are there to provide expertise on regulatory concerns as well as ecological input for the projected urban design projects. There is a series of design processes these consultants go through to design ecological and efficient urban architectural projects such as the first design process phase which include negotiations that determine the project team, time frame, program, and method of payments for these individual projects. Within the making of these urban designs, environmental consultants are invited to review the design and to share feedback and advice on how to reduce environmental impacts and related concerns. The ecological researchers are strategically placed in the involvement of urban design so that the end result of the urban project with the client and contractors lines up toward establishing viable research with the built environment and ecosystem.
Rizzo, Christopher. “Alternative Funding For An Equitable Park System In New York City And State.” Pace Environmental Law Review 32.(2015): 635. LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.
This article is based on the increase of “flagship parks” which means decimating friendly small parks and turning them into a wide public area for everyone to visit. This happens because there is not enough fundings to maintain the park, so private companies are allowed to takeover to reduce the price burden for the State. The main issue takes place in New York and discusses the struggles to acquire the funding and the maintenance of parks throughout the state. Not only do they have to convince the state for their dire need of funding, but they also have to compete with other departments for the funding. Although the funds are scarce, it is projected to grow due to the reliance on coastal parks. These parks, however, are expected to require an immense increase in maintenance and care due to the location of the parks. They are located towards the edge of the state; close to the sea, the parks are more likely to become destroyed due to hurricanes or other natural disasters. Similar areas are also subjected to extreme and uncontrollable climate changes. The article mentions a relief to monetary issues by having sought out sponsorships, capital budget reforms, and an increase on tax to help supply revenue.
Bentley, Mace L., J. Anthony Stallins, and Walker S. Ashley. “Synoptic Environments Favourable For Urban Convection In Atlanta, Georgia.” International Journal Of Climatology 32.8 (2012): 1287-1294. Environment Complete. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.
This article focuses on the pollution and drastic temperature changes and how they correlate to the outcome of the climate. Stated in the beginning, the air from pollution encourages a “collision-coalescence process” which in turn affects the weather by intensifying precipitation rates. The article contains data from multiple cities where they compared and contrasted the rates of storms and how frequent lightning strikes would occur. Research showed that Atlanta has weak thunderstorms during the warm seasons when compared to other cities such as Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. When heat induced storms appeared, they were inclined to spread further out into the suburbs of the state. The scientists measured the magnitude of the storms by measuring the thermodynamic instability which is the amount of heat produced; the heat measured originates from the lightning that strikes during the storm. The more water present during the storm also increased the likelihood of lightning strikes per storm. In conclusion, they discovered that areas of high instability and elevated air decreased the strength and chance of thunderstorms occurring.
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