Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Public Administration and Urban Policy
John C. Morris
John R. Lombard
The McGuire et al. model (1994) showed that development of a strategic plan led to higher development capacity, but did not address the relationship between development capacity and redevelopment success. This study examined the link between development capacity and redevelopment success.
This study examined six base realignment and closure communities. Following the Yin Multiple Case Study Method, each community was evaluated on its own merits before being compared with other communities. In this study the McGuire et al. model was expanded to fourteen variables in three categories; citizen participation, community structure, and development instruments. Redevelopment success was measured by attainment of the communities' redevelopment goals and indices used by other development agencies.
The results show that higher development capacity leads to higher redevelopment success when measured by indices used by other agencies and attainment of community redevelopment goals. The most significant category is development instruments. The most significant variables are lead agency, an appropriate development focus, and investing in institutional infrastructure.
Loomis, Paula J..
"Determining if Development Capacity Leads to the Attainment of Redevelopment Goals for Six Communities Affected by Base Realignment and Closure (1988, 1991, and 1993)"
(2015). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, , Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/2hqb-jy65