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dc.contributor.authorJones, Melissa Kayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:32:55Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:32:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03272012-090909en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31561
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore the ways racial and socio-economic diversity potentially affect economic development in Columbia City, one of Seattleâ s most diverse neighborhoods. Case studies of diverse metropolitan neighborhoods have not considered the impacts of diversity on economic development directly, and quantitative studies regarding diversity and economic development have produced conflicting results. Therefore, this exploratory research will attempt to answer the question, how do neighborhood actors perceive the relationship between racial and socio-economic residential composition and economic development in a diverse, urban neighborhood? For this study, the author conducted 22 semi-structured interviews with neighborhood stakeholders including nonprofit leaders, government officials, business owners, and residents. The author used the interpretive approach to analyze the interviews. Results derived from the perspectives, accounts, experiences, opinions, and understanding of neighborhood informants suggest an important connection between diversity and economic development.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJones_MK_T_2012.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectdiversityen_US
dc.subjecteconomic developmenten_US
dc.subjectneighborhooden_US
dc.subjectColumbia Cityen_US
dc.subjectSeattleen_US
dc.titleDiversity and Economic Development in Urban Neighborhoods: A Case Analysis of Columbia City, Seattleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHyra, Derek S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTaylor, Daniel B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKoebel, Charles Theodoreen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03272012-090909/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-03-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-05-08
dc.date.adate2012-05-08en_US


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