Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Susan Bradbury

Second Advisor

Paul Coates

Abstract

Small town city administrators have the responsibility of managing all functions for the community in which they are employed, but often lack the resources of their larger counterparts to devote to specific city functions such as planning. This includes planning and development functions.;Studies show that city administrators, in all sizes of cities, have varying roles that accompany their positions. For the purpose of this study, those roles have been separated into traditional/technical roles, and contemporary/proactive roles. This study questions whether these roles impact the quality of small town planning.;Through surveys and interviews with small town Iowa administrators, and review of documentation, this study is somewhat inconclusive on whether the administrators' perceived roles impact planning in their respective communities. Thus, this study first discusses possible conclusions that can be drawn from the research, and more importantly, outlines further research that would strengthen the study.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15952

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Ryan A. Bland

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1443116

OCLC Number

164593732

ISBN

9781109818314

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

113 pages

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