Urban Planning and the African-American Community: In the Shadows / Edition 1

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Overview

Clarifying the historical connections between the African-American population in the United States and the urban planning profession, this book suggests means by which cooperation and justice may be increased. Chapters examine: the racial origins of zoning in US cities; how Eurocentric family models have shaped planning processes of cities such as Los Angeles; and diversifying planning education in order to advance the profession. There is also a chapter of excerpts from court cases and government reports that have shaped or reflected the racial aspects of urban planning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803972346
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/10/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - June Manning Thomas and Marsha Ritzdorf
PART ONE: ZONING AND REAL ESTATE
The Racial Origins of Zoning in American Cities - Christopher Silver
Locked Out of Paradise - Marsha Ritzdorf
Contemporary Exclusionary Zoning, the Supreme Court, and African-Americans, 1970-Present
The Second Ghetto and the 'Infiltration Theory' in Urban Real Estate, 1940-60 - Raymond A Mohl
Family Values, Municipal Zoning, and African-American Family Life - Marsha Ritzdorf
PART TWO: PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY
The Persistence of Racial Isolation - Yale Rabin
The Role of Government Action and Inaction
Urban Planning, Equity Planning, and Racial Justice - Norman Krumholz
Gary, Indiana - Robert Catlin
Planning, Race, and Ethnicity
Model Cities Revisited - June Manning Thomas
Issues of Race and Empowerment
PART THREE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES
Charlotta A Bass, The California Eagle, and Black Settlement in Los Angeles - Jacqueline Leavitt
Winning Some Battles but Losing the War? Blacks and Urban Renewal in Greensboro, NC, 1953-1965 - Sigmund C Shipp
The Roots and Origins of African-American Planning in Birmingham, Alabama - Charles E Connerly and Bobby Wilson
Urban Environmentalism and Race - Robert W Collin and Robin Morris Collin
PART FOUR: PLANNING EDUCATION
The Status of Planning Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Siddhartha Sen
The Case of Morgan State University
Coming Together - June Manning Thomas
Unified Diversity for Social Action
PART FIVE: EXCERPTS FROM SELECTED PLANNING-RELATED DOCUMENTS

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