Community-based agriculture and the implications for Central Texas

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dc.contributor.advisor Dooling, Sarah
dc.creator Witter, Claire Elise
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T14:10:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T14:10:01Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-08-06
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5050
dc.description.abstract Due to health and climate change concerns, there is growing interest in a shift away from large-scale agricultural production towards a more localized, organic methodology. These practices help to preserve local ecosystems and require less energy than conventional farming. With this trend, a new form of community development is emerging. Developments that incorporate agriculture are a form of conservation development and have been in existence in their latest form in the United States for the past ten years. Most of the examples are located in the northern, eastern and western United States, including Vermont, Virginia, Illinois, Utah and Georgia. Why has this type of development not yet appeared in Texas? The purpose of this research is to identify the motivations behind creating these developments and to describe how they function, to identify the challenges in the development review process and how they were negotiated, to present a set of issues and lessons learned from the case studies about what matters to the development of a successful case and determine how this applies to potential Texas development. Is this a more sustainable model for development, as opposed to the traditional method for greenfield development? The research is aimed ultimately at exploring this newer type of development, determining whether it is more sustainable than traditional greenfield development and to present a set of issues and lessons drawn from the cases about what matters to the development of a successful case.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Agriculture
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Planning
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Sustainability
dc.title Community-based agriculture and the implications for Central Texas
dc.date.updated 2012-08-06T14:10:30Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5050
dc.contributor.committeeMember Almy, Dean
dc.description.department Architecture, School of
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Architecture, School of
thesis.degree.discipline Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning

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