This work is compiled from reflections on community development efforts in a rural New Mexico region invested with shared traditions and livelihoods emerging from a unique location herein referred to as the â€œVillage of Magdalena, City of Socorro Study Areaâ€. The possibility that rural communities may leverage place-based resources and networks comprehensively comprises this studyâ€™s propositional anlage to spark questions as to how leveraging may unfold through initiatives supporting both arts and agricultural activities. How communities identify with their location--its history, economy, resource and communal spacesâ€”defines opportunities both realized and imagined in this scarcely populated New Mexico place. Interviews and surveys of professional organizers, as well as observations of markets and open-air festivals were conducted to gain insight into the values and community development objectives of the study area.
Community and Regional Planning
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School of Architecture and Planning
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Community Economic Development Planning
Vigil, Susan. "COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL PLACES AND LOCAL ASSETS." (2014). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arch_etds/27