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Visioning our community : using urban design to move from "don't want" to "want"

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dc.contributor.advisor John de Monchaux. en_US
dc.contributor.author DeLisi, Daniel (Daniel Bryon), 1973- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T17:42:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T17:42:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/65720
dc.description Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2000. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 92-95). en_US
dc.description.abstract Communities often find difficulty in organizing against the siting of locally unwanted land uses. While residents find ease in expressing what they do not want, they often fail to express what they do want, causing their ultimate exclusion from land use decision. This thesis examines how communities can use urban design as a process and a product to move from reactive organizing to proactive organizing in order to build more complete and effective campaigns for land use and community visions. To detail how communities can use urban design for proactive organizing, this thesis outlines several case studies. The major case, the Mystic View planning and design effort, is outlined in detail. As comparison I used brief descriptions of five other cases where community organization used urban design for proactive organizing. Urban design as a process and a product has flaws as a community-organizing tool. This thesis points out these flaws and shortcomings and explores ways that community organization can better make use of urban design to impact land use decisions. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Daniel DeLisi. en_US
dc.format.extent leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.title Visioning our community : using urban design to move from "don't want" to "want" en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 47911933 en_US


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