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Ranching In Point Reyes National Seashore: Compromise And Coexistence, Fiona Pettigrew Jan 2017

Ranching In Point Reyes National Seashore: Compromise And Coexistence, Fiona Pettigrew

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis discusses ranching in Point Reyes National Seashore as well as the social, economic, and environmental impacts that it has on the surrounding area. This project answered the question; “what is the purpose/goal of Point Reyes National Seashore, and how does agricultures fit into this purpose?” In order to understand this issue one must look at the historical context of the area and the National Park Service in general. This thesis explores the current issues in the Park and offered recommendations based on collected secondary research as well as responses from a survey released in the community. A ...


Urban Juxtaposition: A Precedent Analysis Of New Urbanism In Denver, Colorado, Avery Lajeunesse Jan 2016

Urban Juxtaposition: A Precedent Analysis Of New Urbanism In Denver, Colorado, Avery Lajeunesse

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The New Urbanist movement embraces neotraditional design principles in an attempt to create a more sustainable urban form; however, some New Urbanist developments, and to some extent their principles, are not progressive enough to make legitimate claims of increasing environmental and social sustainability. In Denver, Colorado New Urbanist neighborhoods are inconsistent with New Urbanist principles; the Stapleton neighborhood, Highland Garden Village, and Riverfront Park are three New Urbanist neighborhoods used in my precedent analysis in order to illustrate these inconsistencies. Riverfront Park accomplishes many of New Urbanisms principles and goals while the Stapleton neighborhood, the largest greyfield development in the ...


Planning For A Postmodern Era: Storytelling, Public Participation, And The Limits Of Ordinary Democracy, Sara Elizabeth Mcclellan Jan 2012

Planning For A Postmodern Era: Storytelling, Public Participation, And The Limits Of Ordinary Democracy, Sara Elizabeth Mcclellan

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Everyday assumptions about democracy and its limitations shape alternative public participation practices. This case study examines how participants in a multi-stakeholder city visioning process communicated to design a storytelling initiative with the aim of updating the city’s general plan based on community values. By framing public participation as a discursive practice, this analysis shows how a variety of participant discourses shaped communication design in ways that enabled and constrained public interaction in meaningful ways. This study employs discourse tracing (LeGreco & Tracy, 2009) methods to analyze how subjects (re)produced and navigated a variety of discourses to understand, design, and ...