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From Bomb Zone to Boom Town: Real Estate Trends and Community Based Practice in Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Title: From Bomb Zone to Boom Town: Real Estate Trends and Community Based Practice in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Author: Garcia Zambrana, Ivis
Advisor(s): Isaac, Claudia
Committee Member(s): Cordova, Teresa
Binder, Melissa
Department: Community and Regional Planning and Latin American Studies
Subject: Real Estate Boom
Community Based Practice
Gentrification
Housing Boom
Vacation Homes
Navy
Speculation
Affordable Housing
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: The departure of the Navy in 2003, paired with extensive media coverage throughout the U.S., resulted in increased demand for real estate in Vieques. Most properties were bought by land speculators and baby-boomers from the U.S. The increase in demand caused prices to skyrocket, quadrupling prices in just four years. Activists, residents and government officials are now concerned that low-to-middle income Viequense families, who account for the majority of the population, are unable to afford property in their own community. The aim of this thesis is to document the real estate market trends in Vieques, demonstrate how rising prices and an influx of outsiders have impacted the local community and document local housing initiatives.
Graduation Date: May 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9355


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