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.
Community and Regional Planning
Level of Degree
School of Architecture and Planning
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Redevelopment, Community-Based Process, Case Studies, Barelas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Creative Class
Furze, Michael. "Barelas Rail Yard Redevelopment: A Stakeholder Assessment." (2010). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arch_etds/6