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2009

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

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The Impacts Of Casino Development On Demographic And Land Use Changes Over Time: Planning For Palmer Massachusetts, Erin E. Wilson Sep 2009

The Impacts Of Casino Development On Demographic And Land Use Changes Over Time: Planning For Palmer Massachusetts, Erin E. Wilson

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project uses spatial analysis tools to examine the impact of casino development on the demographic make-up of local communities. This was conducted in order to inform future casino communities as to how their communities may be impacted by casino development. First, this project uses Geographic Information System (GIS) based methods of descriptive spatial analysis to analyze demographic changes over time to see what, if any, economic and demographic impacts may likely occur around a casino. Second, this project also interviews key local officials in casino communities to gain on the ground incite regarding the impacts of casinos. While the ...


The Process And Issues Of Creating A Cohousing Development With Affordable Units In An Affluent Community: Stamford, Connecticut, Jennifer M. Siciliano May 2009

The Process And Issues Of Creating A Cohousing Development With Affordable Units In An Affluent Community: Stamford, Connecticut, Jennifer M. Siciliano

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project examines the process of creating a cohousing development with affordable units in the United States. It looks specifically at an affluent community, Stamford, Connecticut and analyzes its many aspects to form a framework to build this type of community within the municipality. Additionally, the project provides a model for affluent communities similar to Stamford to create a cohousing community with affordable units.

This project includes a cohousing literature review, interviews with affordable housing professionals, an analysis of Stamford's history, demographics, real estate, zoning and affordable housing environment and two case sCohousing in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts in Martha ...