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The purpose of this research is to examine the social networks of the development community in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque. The method for examining the social networks is social network analysis carried out using a survey tool as well as UCInet statistical software. The scope of the research covers pre-determined spheres of developmental influence in the neighborhood. The findings from the research are 1. Local government and a local non-profit development organization exert a significant influence over the social network, and 2. The quantity and quality of network connections matter in terms of relative amount of influence exerted on the overall network. The conclusion is that because of the changing nature of work, social network analysis is an appropriate method by which to examine development processes. Implications for planning and policy include using social network analysis to encourage greater community participation in development processes, and using social network analysis to foster greater intra-network connections.

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Public Administration

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School of Public Administration

First Committee Member (Chair)

Mitchell, Jeffrey

Second Committee Member

Smith, Stephanie




Community development -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque, Social networks -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque, Neighborhood leaders -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque, Citizens' associations -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque

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