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A Healthier Newark

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U.S. States by Population Density

Population 1900 - 2010

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Top 10 Cities in America with the highest poverty percentage

African American 53%

Asian 1%

Other / Mixed 19%

White / Caucasion 27%

Percentage of People in Newark, NJ (by race)

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WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD THIS CITY GO?


Healthy Lifestyle

Advantages of a healthy Lifestyle • Longer Life expectancy • Can lower medical cost for both the individual and the country • Less chance of weight related diseases • And many more.............. Michael Laster Jr.


One of the many things that living a Healthy lifestyle can do is cut down on the Obesity rate in this country...............

• Obesity has been cited as a contributing factor to approximately 100,000–400,000 deaths in the United States per year and has increased health care use and expenditures, costing society an estimated

$117 bil-

lion in direct and indirect costs.

• An analysis of projected health care costs has revealed that by the year 2018, obesity-related medical expenses will top $344 billion. Current estimates suggest that in just ten years 43 percent of Americans will be obese if obesity continues to rise at the current rate.

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Obesity Percentge by Country

“Americans are continuing to get fatter and fatter, with obesity rates reaching 30 percent or more in nine states last year” Denise Grady of “The New York Times” Michael Laster Jr.


Obesity in America

White / Caucasion

African American

Hispanic

N/A

25-29

<20 20-24

30-34 >35

State Specific Percentage of Obesity by Race

The importance of obesity is increasing among all age and the different racial groups in the United States. There is, however, a uneven rise of obesity among African-Americans and Hispanic/Mexican Americans.

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Obesity in Newark NJ

Asian 1%

African American and Hispanic - 72%

White / Caucasion 27%

Race breakdown in Newark NJ

Newark vs. New Jersey Obesity Percentage

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Parks Only

0.225 Percent of the city is

Riverfront Stadium

0.094 sq. mi.

West Side Park

0.201 sq. mi.

Riverbank Park

0.032 sq. mi.

0.065 sq. mi.

Norman Samuel Plaza

Lincoln Park

26

sq

.

Rippel Field

Newark NJ has just 9 porminent parks that service the entire city. The secondary and tertiary parks are not in good condition and are never used.

Parks

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Newark, NJ

Hayes Park

0.030 sq. mi.

0.060 sq. mi.

0.060 sq. mi.

The Green

0.069 sq. mi.

Vailsburg Park

0.198 sq. mi.

used for parks


Fast Food Resturants There are over

40

fast food resturants in Newark

Newark NJ has over 30 fast food restaurants in and around Newark. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just including the major commercial chains.

Fast Food Rest.

Newark, NJ

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House Values (by neighborhood

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Lowest


Racial Density

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This map is showing where the majority of races live in the city of Newark

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Included Program Active Spaces and Fitness Facilities Provide frees access to amenities that promote a healthy active lifestyle. Amentites that can also be accessed during all seasons of the year. •Gyms •Swimming Pools •Tennis Courts •Basketball Courts •Skate Board Parks •Playgrounds •Ice Rinks •Other Sports Facilities

Commerical Businesses By addding stores and shops on site it keeps the site active the majority of the day. Some advantages would be that: •This will reduce crime, due to the fact that there will be more “eyes on the street”. •you reduce dependence on automotive transportation, being that mostly everything that a person needs is close and in walking distance. • you reduce street pace, being that less space is used for parking you can provide more shops. •More people walking also increases a felling of “Community” through out the neighborhood. • Shops that open onto the sidewalk encourage pedestrian traffic, and pedestrians are better able to window shop than drivers.

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Included Program Mixed Residential Housing Mixed-income neighborhoods increase urban variety by mixing types and sizes of housing. they also increase the closeness of a community. •It is important to develop a good community when trying to successfully incorporate something new into a neighborhood.

School / Education Having schools in and on site. Some advantages would be that: •Safer Routes To School •Quicker access to school for the families that live on and adjacent to the site •By having schools on health oreinted site, this can maybe help get the healty living idea into the childern while the are young

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Process Models - Stacking

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Process Models - Threading

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Process Models - Twisting

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Process Models

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how do you increase physical activity What are you doing healhly today

What issues do i want to focus on

What do i want to provide how do you make a stair that people want to walk

how should you circulate through spaces

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What goes next to what

how do you make a staircase the primary circulation

What is a active space

how and where do you enter

What do healthy people need


Design

When thinking about my design there are a couple ideas that I want to keep in mind: •Circulation

•Daily use of spaces

•Adjacent Spaces

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Circulation Diagram

How do you make a staircase the primary circulation path?

Highway (Faster)

• Increases personal interaction • Increases physical activity • Decreases non productive time waiting for elevator

Streets (Slower)

• Slow down elevator speed to increase wait time

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Daily Usage Diagram

Parks

Education

Commercial

Active Spaces

Food

Residential

2AM

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6AM

8AM

10AM 12PM

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6PM

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10PM 12PM

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Adjacency Study

Residential

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Education


Adjacency Study View of

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Primary Adjacency Secondary Adjacency Indirect Adjacency Access to Outside

Park

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Residential

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Scheme 2

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Active Spaces


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Scheme 3

Residential

Food

Parks

Education

Commercial

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Active Spaces


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Scheme 4

Education

Food

Parks

Commercial

Residential

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Active Spaces


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