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dc.contributor.advisorJ. Phillip Thompson.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Kathryn J. (Kathryn Johnson)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-ilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-30T16:35:34Z
dc.date.available2009-01-30T16:35:34Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44347
dc.descriptionThesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines a grassroots effort undertaken by local residents of the communities of Nora and Warren in northwest Illinois in their attempt to prohibit the construction of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in their county. In particular, it is an attempt to understand and document the process by which a sparsely-populated rural community organizes itself in an attempt to disallow this type of facility from being sited in their area. Like poor urban communities, poor rural communities have found themselves the recipients of the wastes that are unwanted by larger, wealthier, politically powerful communities. Unique to rural communities, however, are the environmental and social impacts which transpire as a result of agricultural industrialization and specifically the siting of CAFOs. The objective of this research is to: 1) identify various members of the community who are working to oppose or support the dairy, 2) determine in what way these individuals have responded to this proposal, 3) construct a narrative of their individual viewpoints and concerns pertaining to the dairy, 4) explore their motivation for supporting or opposing the facility, and 5) investigate the political underpinnings and the state and federal agricultural regulations which despite successful community organizing to oppose the dairy, disallow any meaningful political voice for these residents.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Kathryn J. Thomas.en_US
dc.format.extent107 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectUrban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.titlePrivate land, public interest : small town meets big dairyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.C.P.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc276306968en_US


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