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Title Diálogos : placemaking in Latino communities / edited by Michael Rios and Leonardo Vazquez, with Lucrezia Miranda
Published Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2012


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Description xxii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Forward / Ray Suarez -- Introduction: place as space, action, and identity / Michael Rios, Leonardo Vasquez and Lucrezia Miranda -- Historical overview of Latinos and planning in the Southwest, 1900 to present / Clara Irazábal and Ramzi Farhat -- Planning in the face of anti-immigrant sentiment: Latino immigrants and land use conflicts in Orange County, California / Stacy Anne Harwood -- Transnational placemaking in small-town America / Gerardo Sandoval -- Using culture as a competitive advantage: attracting cultural tourism in Latino neighborhoods / Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris -- Public space attachments for Latino and immigrant communities: a case study of MacArthur Park / Kelly Main -- Latinos and incremental construction: a case study of Texas colonias / Cecilia Giusti and Miriam Olivares -- Placemaking in New York City: from Puerto Rican to pan-Latino / Tom Angotti -- Planning against displacement: a decade of progressive community-based planning in San Francisco's Mission District / Fernando Marti ... [et al.] -- Finding a place called "home": homemaking as placemaking for Guatemalan immigrants in South Florida / Kasama Polakit and Yexsy Schomberg -- Planning for possible futures: the role of scenario planning in cross-cultural deliberation / Marisa A. Zapata -- Through the viewfinder: using multimedia techniques to engage Latino youth in community planning / Debra Flanders Cushing, Emily Wexler Love, and Willem van Vliet -- 17th and South Jackson: relocating Casa Latina and navigating cultural crossroads in Seattle / Pam Emerson and Jeffrey Hou -- Epilogue / Leonardo Vasquez and Michael Rios
Summary Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing social groups in the United States, and their increased presence is profoundly shaping the character of urban, suburban, and rural places. This is a response to these developments and is the first book written for readers seeking to learn about, engage and plan with Latino communities. It considers how placemaking in marginalized communities sheds light on, and can inform, community-building practices of professionals and place dwellers alike. Dialogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities will help readers better understand the conflicts and challenges inherent in placemaking, and to make effective and sustainable choices for practice in an increasingly multi-ethnic world. The essays explore three aspects of place: the appropriation and territorialization of the built environment, the claiming of rights through collective action, and a sense of belonging through civic participation. The authors illustrate their ideas through case studies and explain the implications of their work for placemaking practice. A consistent theme about planning and design practice in Latino communities emerges throughout the book: placemaking happens with or without professional planners and designers. All of the essays in Dialogos demonstrate the need to not only imagine, build, and make places with local communities, but also to re-imagine how we practice democracy inclusive of cross-cultural exchange, understanding, and respect. This will require educators, students, and working professionals to incorporate the knowledge and skills of cultural competency into their everyday practices.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Hispanic Americans -- Government relations.
Hispanic Americans -- Housing.
Place (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Place attachment -- Social aspects -- United States.
Public spaces -- Social aspects -- United States.
Community organization -- United States -- Planning.
Author Rios, Michael.
Vazquez, Leonardo.
Miranda, Lucrezia.
LC no. 2011028446
ISBN 9780415679008 hardback alkaline paper
9780415679015 paperback alkaline paper