Student Publications


Angela Acosta

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Raza Planning


This document was created for the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (CDC) and provides information and guidance relating to planning and economic development issues in the South Valley. The information is provided to assist this organization in reaching its goals and mission as a non-profit, community service organization. This professional project is a compilation and analysis that draws conclusions and then recommends community action regarding plans developed by the City of Albuquerque, the County of Bernalillo, the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture & Planning, and various agencies and individuals from 1970 to 1995. The plans used in this document were developed to facilitate the planning process in regards to the regulation of land use, address issues of water rights, address agriculture preservation, transportation and other environmental and development decision making issues. The focus of this work, in degree of emphasis is on the Atrisco, South Valley, and Bernalillo County areas. This document includes the following: A community vision statement made by South Valley residents identifying their concerns ; An assessment of planning efforts from 1973 to 1995 which support the community vision especially in the area of agricultural preservation, historical and cultural importance, and economic development ; An analysis of planning efforts as they relate to supporting the concerns of the South Valley residents ; A few reasons why the implementation of these plans have not been realized based on the results of the assessment ; An analysis of obstacles to plan implementation ; A demonstration of how the approval of zone changes and special use permits disregard plan policies ; A few strategies and alternatives for community action to overcome plan implementation obstacles

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Latina o planning, Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, South Valley, Planning efforts, Economic development, Land use, Obstacles to plan implementation