This year (2012), the Studio returned to two previous DPAC communities--Doña Ana Village and downtown Las Cruces. Addressing these communities concurrently this time presented the opportunity to consider how they are connected and the context they share. In cooperation with the New Mexico Mainstreet Program and local community organizations, DPAC students held conversations with local stakeholders, studied the communities and their larger context (in person and through secondary sources) to identify assets and challenges, and uncover strategies that build upon the region's history and existing strengths, preserve and restore valuable ecologies, make the most of scarce resources (water), and make places that are safer and more comfortable for residents, business owners, and visitors alike.
Doña Ana, Las Cruces, Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation
Design Planning Assistance Center, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
Pride, Michaele; Susan Frye; John Barney; Mark Childs; Claudia Isaac; and Chris Wilson. "Reviving Mainstreet 2012: Doña Ana + Las Cruces Communitites." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dpac_projects/12
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