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dc.contributor.author Roberts, Rachel E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:20:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:20:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:20:08Z
dc.date.submitted January 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10079 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1824
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how fast-growing cities in Texas with populations over 100,000 plan for local cultural and environmental resources. In the face of globalization, cities in the United States attempt to craft unique identities for themselves in order to attract tourists, residents, and footloose capital, but plans are often borrowed from work in other cities or are forms of Disneyfication and lead to increasing homogenization among cities. This paper argues that planning based on vernacular assets can better shape local identity, with vernacular assets defined as local cultural and environmental resources that are rooted in place. Plans and related documents from eight fast-growing cities were evaluated in terms of how or if they protect or develop vernacular assets. The paper concludes that, although the cities do protect some vernacular assets, these resources are not generally used as a framework for planning or for developing local identity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Grodach, Carl en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.title Vernacular Assets: Planning For Local Culture And Environment en_US
dc.type M.C.R.P. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Grodach, Carl en_US
dc.degree.department Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.C.R.P. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1850
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