Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment

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ISBN-13: 9780814784051
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 481,483
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David R. Diaz is Professor of Chicano Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.

Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Urban Planning, Chicano Studies, and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and co-author of After Race: Racism and Multiculturalism (NYU Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Introduction David R. Diaz Rodolfo D. Torres 1

2 Barrios and Planning Ideology: The Failure of Suburbia and the Dialectics of New Urbanism David R. Diaz 21

3 Aesthetic Belonging: The Latinization and Renewal of Union City, New Jersey Johana Londoño 47

4 Placing Barrios in Housing Policy Kee Warner 65

5 Urban Redevelopment and Mexican American Barrios in the Socio-Spatial Order Nestor Rodriguez 87

6 A Pair of Queens: La Reina de Los Angeles, the Queen City of Charlotte, and the New (Latin) American South José L S. Gámez 111

7 Fostering Diversity: Lessons from Integration in Public Housing Silvia Domínguez 135

8 Mexican Americans and Environmental Justice: Change and Continuity in Mexican American Politics Benjamin Marquez 163

9 After Latino Metropolis: Cultural Political Economy and Alternative Futures Victor Valle Rodolfo D. Torres 181

About the Contributors 203

Index 205

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“By placing Latinos at the forefront of contemporary urban planning this groundbreaking collection confronts the historical marginalization of Latinos in urban planning making evidently clear that critical Latino studies has much to offer to current debates around sustainable development, planning and urban studies and that Latino studies’ theoretical and conceptual insights must be central to any consideration of the future of American cities.” -Arlene Dávila,author of Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas

“This vital collection of essays is a manifesto for the Latino/a ciudadano—or citizen—and should catalyze a much-needed conversation among elected officials, urban planners, activists and scholars. With subtle theoretical insights and practical research from leaders in ethnic studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, sociology and political science, this sweet fruit of interdisciplinary Latino/a studies speaks to the most pressing policy dilemmas of our time, including migration, housing and environmental injustice. Torres and Diaz’s volume shows how a long history of Latino urbanism has made and will make the city—the dwelling place of the world’s majority—more liveable for all.” -Laura Lomas,author of Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects, and American Modernities

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