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dc.contributor.advisorDooling, Sarahen
dc.creatorWitter, Claire Eliseen
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T14:10:01Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-06T14:10:01Zen
dc.date.created2012-05en
dc.date.issued2012-08-06en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5050en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractDue 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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectCommunityen
dc.subjectPlanningen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.titleCommunity-based agriculture and the implications for Central Texasen
dc.date.updated2012-08-06T14:10:30Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5050en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlmy, Deanen
dc.description.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen


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