Barrio Urbanism: A Century of Chicanos and American City

Barrio Urbanism: A Century of Chicanos and American City

by David R. Diaz
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945417
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IHistory of Chicana/o residential patterns
1Introduction : the structural influence of Chicanas/os on spatial relations in the cities of the Southwest3
2The early history of Chicana/o urban and locational patterns in the Southwest, 1880-194529
3Barrio logic and the consolidation of Chicanas/os in the city : 1945-197549
4Transformation of regional culture and the impact of civil rights reforms on racist real estate and banking industry practices : 1975-200063
Pt. IIMajor urban issues and the Chicana/o community
5Housing policy and the crisis of affordability in the Southwest91
6Economic development in Chicana/o communities121
7Open space and recreation145
8Redevelopment policy in the barrio161
Pt. IIILand use and politics arena in the post-World War II suburban expansion
9The history of confrontational urban politics : a reliance on social movements191
10The politics of environmental justice in the Southwest211
11The political and social transformation of California235
Pt. IVThe future of urban policy in the Southwest
12The new cities of the Southwest263
13Political coalitions, Chicanas/os, and the question of urban policy283
14Chicanas/os and the urban challenges of the twenty-first century299

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