Re: Highways, rural communities, SIA, and anthropology

Roy Roper (r-roper@UIUC.EDU)
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 14:13:58 -0500

If you're looking at the literature on displacement, I'd contact Rabel
Burdge at the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He and many others worked on a range of
projects both in Kentucky and Illinois. Though more oriented toward
relocation engendered by water resources projects (lakes and dams), the
social/familial issues and relationships with contracting agencies have
many parallels.


At 6/21/95 11:53 AM, John Stone (ANT) wrote--------:>A colleague of ours
practices anthropology at a private transportation
>planning firm in Clearwater, Florida. His responsibilities include, among
>other things, coordinating public participation programs and conducting
>SIA studies for proposed highway projects. He is currently conducting
>such a study in Florida, and he is seeking input from other practicing
>anthropologists who have experience with or knowledge of such projects.
>Unfortunately, the firm for which he works does not yet have an internet
>connection and thus he is unable to directly access ANTHRO-L. He has
>asked that I send the follwing missive to elicit your responses:
> I am conducting an SIA of a highway project proposed to be built
> through a small rural community and need to find case studies
> (including the "grey" leterature) of SIAs conducted for similar
> transportation projects (or for transportation projects in general)=
> Written SIA reports would be most beneficial, though less formal
> information and verbal communication would be helpful also.
> Please call or write to:
> Jeffrey Schlotter
> 13577 Feather Sound Drive, #600
> Clearwater, FL 34622
> (813)-572-7111
> (813)-571-3371 (FAX)
>You may also feel free to e-mail me (John Stone) directly; I will be
>happy to forward your correspondence to Jeff:
>Thank you for your assistance.
>John V. Stone
>Doctoral Program in Applied Anthropology
>University of South Florida, Tampa


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