At the margin of the park : social inequality in urban environmental planning in the Santo Domingo greenbelt

dc.contributor.advisorSletto, Bjørnen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPaterson, Robert G.en
dc.creatorDavila, Tania Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T18:56:33Zen
dc.date.available2012-11-26T18:56:33Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en
dc.date.updated2012-11-26T18:57:16Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractGreenbelts have been used around the world to control urban growth and to enhance the natural environment of cities since the last century. However, some Latin American governments, influenced by urban renewal principles and modern planning, have implemented greenbelts to beautify and order cities. Much criticism has arisen about the social repercussions of using greenbelts as a way to control citizen behavior, which in many cases has resulted in exclusionary practices, especially of low-income populations. Based on a case study that documents and analyzes the uses and perceptions of residents of the informal settlement, Los Platanitos, of the Parque Nacional Mirador Norte, my research attempts to illuminate the political and social processes shaping urban environmental planning in Santo Domingo in order to understand practices of exclusion and marginalization in contexts marked by socioeconomic inequalities.en
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6218en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6218en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectGreenbeltsen
dc.subjectUrban environmental planningen
dc.subjectUrban parksen
dc.subjectExclusionary practices in planningen
dc.subjectDominican Republicen
dc.subjectSanto Domingoen
dc.subjectLos Platanitosen
dc.titleAt the margin of the park : social inequality in urban environmental planning in the Santo Domingo greenbelten
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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