Architecture and Planning ETDs

Author

Michael Furze

Abstract

Community-based redevelopment of Albuquerque, New Mexicos twenty-seven acre Barelas Rail Yard site represents one possible outcome of the ongoing redevelopment process. This thesis uses semistructured interviews with neighborhood residents and community activists to reveal visions and concerns about the future of the site from beyond the profit-driven approach of typical contemporary projects. Through interviews and the case studies, I provide recommendations for discussion and capacity-building that allows neighborhood residents to better navigate a complex political landscape and influence the redevelopment of the site through a community-based process that brings together multiple visions of renewed activity on the site that respects the cultural and historical relationship to the space while doing no harm to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

School of Architecture and Planning

First Advisor

Richardson, Ric

First Committee Member (Chair)

Imeokparia, Tim

Second Committee Member

Isaac, Claudia

Keywords

Redevelopment, Community-Based Process, Case Studies, Barelas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Creative Class

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