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Master of Arts (MA)
Weir, Sara J.
Abel, Troy D.
Johnson, Vernon Damani
Building on Schattschneider's (1960) conflict expansion theory, this study sheds light on the changing role of critical citizens power to delay and defeat development projects. Little attention has been focused on the how the rise in critical citizens can potentially block policy adoption within large redevelopment programs. This thesis examines the relationship between the level of consensus among economic stakeholders [Port and City] and level of mobilization in critical citizens to analyze the pace of rebuilding Bellingham, Washington's downtown waterfront from 2005 to 2009.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Planning--Citizen participation; Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Planning; City planning--Washington (State)--Citizen participation; City planning--Washington (State)--Bellingham
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Conway, Christopher M., "Getting to 'Win' 'Win': the case of the redevelopment of Bellingham, Washington's downtown waterfront" (2010). WWU Graduate School Collection. 64.