Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Post-industrial approaches to urban development in Denver, Colorado: evaluating strategic neighborhood plans
by Palmisano, Lucas W., M.A., University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, 124; 1556875
Abstract (Summary)

Research has shown that neoliberal economic reforms and globalization have helped foster a post-industrial economy in the United States. As manufacturing has fled for cheaper labor markets, this post-industrial economy increasingly focuses on creative and knowledge-based industries, financial sectors and related service industries, and tourism as economic drivers. This has led to a rise of the "creative class" of labor who specialize in these areas. A literature review has shown that city and regional strategic plans have begun to focus on attracting these industries, the creative class and capital investment rather than focus on building strong communities through social reproduction strategies. This thesis will investigate whether these changes can be observed on a neighborhood planning level by investigating strategic neighborhood plans prepared by the Community Planning and Development department at the City of Denver.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Robinson, Anthony
Commitee: Berry, Michael, Tecza, Thaddeus
School: University of Colorado at Denver
Department: Political Science
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Political science
Keywords: Community planning, Globalism, Neighborhood planning, Neoliberal economics, Post-industrial, Strategic planning
Publication Number: 1556875
ISBN: 978-1-303-93274-8
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