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Dine Cultural Sustainability through Settlement Form: Finding Patterns for New Navajo Neighborhoods

Abstract The dynamic nature of Navajo or Diné culture is continuing to be constrained by a mechanistic planning paradigm supporting delivery of colonial subdivisions across the land. Poor housing and subdivision conditions levy pressures on the Navajo People that reduce their ability to cope with environmental, financial and social pressures. This study has taken this complex social justice related health challenge to heart through a 2015-2016 school year of Arizona State University dissertation driven, community-based participatory action research with high school students from Navajo Preparatory School (NPS) in Farmington, New Mexico and community participants from the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation. Fieldwork focused on case study analysis... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Pollari, Lynette Marie (Author) / Kroelinger, Michael (Advisor) / Brandt, Betsy (Committee member) / Hale, Michelle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Cultural anthropology / Education / community based planning / cultural zoning theory / incremental planning / indigenous plannnig / participatory action research / pattern language planning
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 383 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Design 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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