Urban planning and the African American community: in the shadows

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Political Science - 321 pages
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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June Manning Thomas is professor of urban and regional planning and urban affairs and director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Michigan State University. She is co-author of Detroit: Race and Uneven Development and co-editor of Urban Planning and the African American Community: In the Shadows.

Ritzdorf is Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

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