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Author Proppe, Sara Joy
Title Vernacular revitalization in South Minneapolis: The case of Midtown Global Market
book jacket
Descript 127 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-02, page: 0843
Adviser: Francis Y. Owusu
Thesis (M.C.R.P.)--Iowa State University, 2011
Urban revitalization has often been associated with the negative outcomes of minority displacement and gentrification. In an era of globalization, the need to for planning approaches that encourage redevelopment without discounting the diverse local community is more pressing than ever. This case study of the redevelopment of Midtown Global Market in a low-income, multicultural neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, finds that planning processes which encourage citizen participation in the highest form of collaboration and take advantage of endogenous community resources, specifically in terms of social capital and diversity, are effective for achieving vernacular revitalization---one that reflects and values the local context; local residents, thereby, are able to shape and adapt to the changing environment rather than be forced out. Additionally, findings suggest that place attachments can significantly color the redevelopment environment with an air of benevolence as stakeholders rally together around a building that serves as a place of community identity and gathering
School code: 0097
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-02
Subject Urban and Regional Planning
Alt Author Iowa State University. Community and Regional Planning
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