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    • Building in Puma 

      Ho, Rosanna (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-18)
      It is proven that sustainable development only occurs when ideas and resources are locally adapted; however, many conventional development approaches ignore local voices and treat them merely as passive consumers. Today, ...
    • Building inclusive resilience: Exploring justice and social equity in urban resilience planning 

      Fitzgibbons, Joanne (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-14)
      This thesis explores the process and politics of planning for urban resilience with an eye to issues of social equity and justice. Resilience approaches to urban planning have experienced a rise in popularity in recent ...
    • Building Local Resilience To Climate Change Vulnerability In Small-Scale Fishery Communities Of Lake Volta, Ghana. 

      Amoah Agyapong, Rosina (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-30)
      Climate change affects fishing globally, and the world’s 100 million small-scale fisheries (SSF) are no exception. Despite the high number of SSFs worldwide and their significant economic contributions, SSFs often go ...
    • Building Networks in the Face of Uncertainty 

      Gupta, Shubham (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-26)
      The subject of this thesis is to study approximation algorithms for some network design problems in face of uncertainty. We consider two widely studied models of handling uncertainties - Robust Optimization and Stochastic ...
    • Building on Building on Main Streets 

      Politano, Adrian (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-09)
      This thesis examines the problems of building on Toronto’s main streets. These arterial mixed-use corridors that define much of the public face of the city are the subject of ongoing residential intensification efforts ...
    • Building Scalable and Consistent Distributed Databases Under Conflicts 

      Fan, Hua (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-12)
      Distributed databases, which rely on redundant and distributed storage across multiple servers, are able to provide mission-critical data management services at large scale. Parallelism is the key to the scalability of ...
    • Building Sustainability: Definitions, Process and Case 

      Paleshi, Antoni Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2011-02-24)
      This thesis is an exploration of how to do sustainable development for buildings, especially during the earliest stages of such development. The thesis starts by considering clear definitions of sustainability, development ...
    • Building the Iron Horse: The Evolving Transportation and Land Use Planning Philosophy towards Calgary's Light Rail Transit System 

      Majcherkiewicz, Filip Mateusz (University of Waterloo, 2013-11-21)
      Many cities today are contemplating major investments in rail transit systems, especially Light Rail Transit (LRT), to address two significant planning issues which have characterized North American metropolitan growth ...
    • Buildings and Wind: A Software-Based Design Methodology 

      Fleming, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-26)
      There is a reciprocal relationship between wind and buildings, as they each affect the other. Building form affects wind by altering its speed and flow patterns, and can be used to create desirable wind conditions around ...
    • Built Environment Correlates of Asthma in the Region of Peel 

      Alhaan, Fatima (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-12)
      Asthma is one of the most common respiratory illnesses. In Canada, about 3 million people suffer from chronic asthma. Studies have demonstrated association of asthma with built environment, socio-economic, and environmental ...
    • Bulk Orientation of Agricultural-Filler Polypropylene Composites 

      Ng, Zena Sin-Nga (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-22)
      When two or more individual materials combine to form a new material with improved characteristics, a composite is created. The two major components in a thermoplastic composite are the polymer, such as polypropylene (PP), ...
    • Bulk Scattering Approximations for Collimated Light Transmitted through Paper 

      Chen, Tenn Francis (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-21)
      Paper is a complex fibrous material whose production involves substantial amounts of natural and industrial resources. To reduce its manufacturing costs, the pulp and paper industry often employs optical technology such ...
    • Bulk Supramolecular Polymerization via “Weak” Hydrogen Bonds and Aromatic Interactions: Recognizing the Potential of Metal Coordination Geometry 

      Lanigan, Nicholas (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-25)
      Bulk supramolecular polymers offer an attractive strategy for the development of functional materials. The use of small molecule monomers is of particular interest, because they maximize the potential of a fully reversible ...
    • Bulk Water Pricing Framework to Foster Sustainable Water Management in Ontario 

      Sandhu, Guneet (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-11)
      Amidst rising concerns for sustainability of water resources, the province of Ontario has placed a temporary moratorium expiring on January 1, 2019 on bulk groundwater extraction by new water bottlers while considering ...
    • Bullshit Makes the Art Grow Profounder: Evidence for False Meaning Transfer Across Domains 

      Turpin, Martin (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-05)
      The purpose of this thesis was to explore the decision making underlying the perception of meaning in abstract art. In particular, I explore if features adjacent to the content of the art itself predominantly drive the ...
    • Burning Behaviour of Heavy Gas Oil from the Canadian Oil Sands 

      Mulherin, Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-17)
      This work presents the first systematic investigation and characterisation of the burning behaviour of untreated heavy gas oil from the Canadian oil sands, an intermediate product in the upgrading process of forming synthetic ...
    • Burrowing Through the Edifice: Viewing the Patterns of Woodboring Beetles as a Representation of the Chthulucene 

      Baker, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-19)
      Following a process of formal and craft explorations this thesis uses the lines, tracings, and voids of various forest pests, specifically woodboring beetles and their fungal symbionts, as a way of evoking Donna Haraway’s ...
    • Bush Garden 

      Gignac, Danielle (University of Waterloo, 2014-10-22)
      To garden is to draw with the land. This tending is the primary act of culture: to perpetuate a people by negotiating with a place. Gardening impresses hope upon the land, measuring the bounds of sustenance. A boundary ...
    • Business Angel Decision Making 

      Maxwell, Andrew Lewis (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-20)
      Business Angels (BAs) are wealthy individuals whose investments in entrepreneurial ventures enable them to increase the likelihood of both attracting subsequent Venture Capital (VC) and achieving long-term venture success. ...
    • The Business of Last Chance Tourism: Stakeholders' Perspectives 

      Swartman, Bobbie (University of Waterloo, 2015-06-15)
      Last Chance Tourism (LCT) is argued as a new form of travel behaviour emerging because of climate change. Some tourism stakeholders and communities have already begun adapting to climate changes they have experienced. ...

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