Modeling perception of, and response to, suburban land use change: A case study of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
AuthorPeterson, Gary George.
KeywordsLand use -- Planning -- Citizen participation.
Land use, Urban -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley.
City planning -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley.
AdvisorZube, Ervin H.
Mulligan, Gordon F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractConflicts surrounding newly proposed land-uses can have profound and lasting effects on all stakeholders in the land development process. While considerable attention has been directed toward finding ways to mediate land-use conflict, little is known about why such conflict develops: What are the key factors that produce negative perceptions of land-use change? What are the key dimensions that may effect a response to such changes? What is the nature of that response? This study explores these questions focusing on a case study of a newly-proposed land-use change in the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Two separate questionnaire surveys are employed in the study. The first is used to assess conditions prior to widespread knowledge of the proposed change, and the second to evaluate residents' perceptions and responses once the change is widely known and its full impact has been appreciated. Perceptions and responses to the newly-proposed use are modeled using two stepwise multiple regression models. Residents' land-use expectations, community-level activism, as well as their tie to community and location, are found to be significant predictors in both the perception and response models. A general conceptual framework of necessary and sufficient conditions is advanced that captures a series of threshold effects observed between significant predictor and criterion variables.
Degree ProgramGeography and Regional Development