Barrio Urbanism: Chicanos, Planning, and American Cities

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Political Science - 347 pages
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This, the first book on Latinos in America from an urban planning/policy perspective, covers the last century, and includes a substantial historical overview the subject. The authors trace the movement of Latinos (primarily Chicanos) into American cities from Mexico and then describe the problems facing them in those cities. They then show how the planning profession and developers consistently failed to meet their needs due to both poverty and racism. Attention is also paid to the most pressing concerns in Latino barrios during recent times, including environmental degradation and justice, land use policy, and others. The book closes with a consideration of the issues that will face Latinos as they become the nation's largest minority in the 21st century.
 

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Contents

The Structural Influence
3
The Early History of Chicanao Urban
29
Barrio Logic and the Consolidation of Chicanasos
49
Transformation of Regional Culture and the Impact
63
Housing Policy and the Crisis of Affordability
91
Economic Development
121
Open Space and Recreation
145
Redevelopment Policy in the Barrio
161
The Political and Social
235
The New Cities of the Southwest
263
Political Coalitions Chicanasſos
283
Chicanasſos and the Urban Challenges of
299
Appendix
309
Bibliography
317
Index
333
Copyright

The Politics of Environmental
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David Diaz is a professor with a joint appointmetn in the Urban Planning and Chicano Studies Programs at Cal State-Northridge.

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