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Urban Planning and the African-American Community
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Urban Planning and the African-American Community
In the Shadows

Edited by:
  • June Manning Thomas - University of Michigan, USA, Michigan State University, USA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
  • Marsha Ritzdorf - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

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Planning (General)

February 1997 | 331 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
June Manning Thomas and Marsha Ritzdorf
Introduction
 
PART ONE: ZONING AND REAL ESTATE
Christopher Silver
The Racial Origins of Zoning in American Cities
Marsha Ritzdorf
Locked Out of Paradise
Contemporary Exclusionary Zoning, the Supreme Court, and African-Americans, 1970-Present

 
Raymond A Mohl
The Second Ghetto and the `Infiltration Theory' in Urban Real Estate, 1940-60
Marsha Ritzdorf
Family Values, Municipal Zoning, and African-American Family Life
 
PART TWO: PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Yale Rabin
The Persistence of Racial Isolation
The Role of Government Action and Inaction

 
Norman Krumholz
Urban Planning, Equity Planning, and Racial Justice
Robert Catlin
Gary, Indiana
Planning, Race, and Ethnicity

 
June Manning Thomas
Model Cities Revisited
Issues of Race and Empowerment

 
 
PART THREE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN INITIATIVES AND RESPONSES
Jacqueline Leavitt
Charlotta A Bass, The California Eagle, and Black Settlement in Los Angeles
Sigmund C Shipp
Winning Some Battles but Losing the War? Blacks and Urban Renewal in Greensboro, NC, 1953-1965
Charles E Connerly and Bobby Wilson
The Roots and Origins of African-American Planning in Birmingham, Alabama
Robert W Collin and Robin Morris Collin
Urban Environmentalism and Race
 
PART FOUR: PLANNING EDUCATION
Siddhartha Sen
The Status of Planning Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The Case of Morgan State University

 
June Manning Thomas
Coming Together
Unified Diversity for Social Action

 
 
PART FIVE: EXCERPTS FROM SELECTED PLANNING-RELATED DOCUMENTS

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ISBN: 9780803972346
£72.00