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dc.contributor.advisorFoulkes, Matthew Walton, 1971-en
dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Damianen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCalifornia -- Fresno
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 19, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Geography.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the fertile but dry San Joaquin Valley in California, Irrigation canals serve as the life blood of the agricultural industry. These canals predate urbanization and the expansion of cities in the valley have incorporated canals as de facto elements of the urban environment. Neighborhoods in Fresno have developed relationships with these linear structures in the process of this incorporation. Canals, however, traverse a diverse range of neighborhoods, many of which, have different perceptions of and relationships with canals. This study examines the difference in perceptions of canals between two specific neighborhoods. Old Fig is a higher socio-economic neighborhood that exudes a specific sense of neighborhood. Contrasting that is Mayfair, a lower socio-economic, racially diverse neighborhood that lacks a specific neighborhood identity. A comparison of canal perceptions between these two neighborhoods will reveal the effect of neighborhood identity on environmental perception as well as reveal the lack of consideration concerning neighborhood level issues in canal land use policy.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b64850560en_US
dc.identifier.oclc253502862en_US
dc.identifier.otherWhitneyD-050808-T10429en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5725
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental impact analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation canals and flumesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNeighborhoods -- Social conditionsen_US
dc.titleVariations in the perceptions of urban canals in Fresno, Californiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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