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  • ALANA TUCKERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + URBAN PLANNING

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    EDUCATIONUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR, MAY 2017

    Master of Urban PlanningGPA: 3.884/4.000

    UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, MAY 2015Bachelors Science in Business Administration

    Major: International Business Minors: Spanish, Community + Regional Planning

    GPA: 3.987/4.000

    COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSIDAD, MADRID, SUMMER 2013 4-weeks study abroad

  • 3WORK EXPERIENCEMICHIGAN ENGAGING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CLASSROOM (MECC)September 2015 - Present

    LINCOLN PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTJanuary 2014 - May 2015

    NEBRASKA FOOTBALL DEPARTMENT August 2011 - December 2013

    RESEARCHStudying the use of digital tools for civic crowdfunding for tactical urbanism projects in the United States

    ADVISOR:Dr. Robert Goodspeed, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan

    PUBLICATIONSReincarnation: the adaptive reuse of churches in post-industrial America Agora Journal of Planning and Design, Agora 10, April 2016

    SKILLSAdobe Illustrator, InDesign, CAD, Database Management (Excel and Constant Contact), CMS, Social Media Planning (Hootsuite), Team Management, Social Venture Operation, Conversational Spanish, Design Thinking, Squarespace

    CREATIVEcosmaps | www.givebackcosmaps.com | Since 2015, Small Business Owner Hand-carve maps of custom cities and donate a portion of the profit to respective localities

    Agora Journal of Planning and Design | Fall 2015 present, Layout Editor Design overall journal template, meet with published authors, determine article layout scheme

    1st UNL Diversity Think Tank | April 2014, Event Coordinator Orchestrated an event that addressed timely diversity issues with over 40 selected faculty, staff and students

    UNL Environmental Sustainability Committee | 2012, Project Co-Creator Conceived and designed an Earth Week Mural as an awareness piece for student pedestrians

    Freelance Wedding Vocalist

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  • 5GAS TAX

    VMT TAX

    DMV

    TAXES

    The driver pays the DMV for VMT which is checked against log of expected miles traveled

    The driver self-reports and pays for mileage with their taxes

    The driver pays the insurance company who pays the government

    The driver pays the a tax for gas purchased at the pump

    ODOMETER

    GPSPRIVACY CONCERNS

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    TRACKING METHODS

    COLLECTION METHODS

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    REPRESENTATION

    A. A timeline representation of the historical contestation of the M-30 Highway in Madrid, Spain, leading up to the burying of the subterranean highway and planning, design and development of the subsequent Madrid Rio Linear ParkPrograms Used: Google Earth, Rhino, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign

    B. Designed infographic published in Agora 10, Journal of Planning and Design at the University of Michigan in article Benefits and Costs: A comparison of VMT tax and gasoline tax in 2016Programs Used: Adobe Illustrator

    C. Trace canals, greenhouses, and green spaces of Xochimilco, Mexico City. Due to the existence of informal settlements in this region and the general lack of formal recognition by the Mexican government, cartography of the area is widely in accessible.Programs Used: Google Earth, Photoshop, RhinoTeam Member: Camille Chabrol

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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    In 2015, the city of Atlanta had unmet demand of 3,552 housing units, indicating the market readiness for our affordable, market-rate,

    Average apartment occupancy rate

    Unmet housing demand (units)

    Average age (years)

    Bachelor degree or higher

    Median income

    Average household size

    MIDTOWN ATLANTA

    COMPETITIONULI Hines Competition, January 2016

    TEAM MEMBERS: Ryan Goold, Iuliana Bleanda-Mogosanu, Liz Szatko, Alana Tucker, and

    Clayton Witt

    FACULTY ADVISOR: Douglas Kelbaugh

    DESIGN SUMMARY: STEAM Green, located in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia is a mixed-

    use development providing for 24/7 activated public space, access to transit, bounteous ammenities, and a variety of housing

    conventions for people of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Addtionally, the development features Atlantas first micro-unit housing, an

    underground bar, and the International Institute for Heat Island Research.

  • 7Carrie and Liwei

    Savannah College of Art and Design Masters students

    Aspire to open an art gallery; Carrie as a metal designer and Liwei as a painter

    They buy organic food from the co-op down-stairs for their cat, Pickles

    Ricardo, Sam, Gabriella, and Joe

    Georgia Tech graduates

    Work in the ATDC entrepreneurial incubator at Technology Square

    Argue over who goes first for karaoke at Torch Bar every Friday night

    George and Monica

    Recently retired from stressful careers and just returned from traveling abroad

    Seeking a walkable community with events and good restaurants

    Excited to people-watch on the balcony of their high-rise condo above The Green

    Ada

    Professor of computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology

    Takes MARTA to work every day

    Attempting to try every cuisine in Steam Green before summer break

    HETEROGENEITY PEOPLE IN PLACE

    Pierre and Elliot

    Single father raising a teenage son

    Pierre builds and sells furniture in the flexible workshop on the Alley and Elliot hopes to study engineering at Georgia Tech

    They regularly attend Falcons and Braves games using the MARTA subway line

    MARTA ANNUAL RIDERSHIP IM-PACTNORTH AVENUE STATION

    Based on our research, our develop-ment would have increased ridership for the nearest public transit station by over 700,000 annual trips due to

    2,116,440

    1,900,000Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

    2,300,000

    2,368,507

    2,742,686

    2,835,471

    2,500,000

    2,700,000

    2,900,000

    CURRENT RIDERSHIP AT NORTH AVENUE

    RIDERSHIP DURING STEAM GREEN CONSTRUCTION

  • a l t511 elizabeth street, ann arbor, mi 48104

    altucker@umich.edu 402.570.6385