Variations in the perceptions of urban canals in Fresno, California

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Variations in the perceptions of urban canals in Fresno, California

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dc.contributor.advisor Foulkes, Matthew Walton, 1971- en
dc.contributor.author Whitney, Damian en_US
dc.coverage.spatial California -- Fresno
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T17:14:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T17:14:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Spring en
dc.identifier.other WhitneyD-050808-T10429 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5725
dc.description The 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.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 19, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Geography. en_US
dc.description.abstract In 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental impact analysis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Irrigation canals and flumes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neighborhoods -- Social conditions en_US
dc.title Variations in the perceptions of urban canals in Fresno, California en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Geography en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b64850560 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 253502862 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses


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