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The road to resegregation : Northern California and the failure of politics /
by Alex Schafran.
imprint
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
description
xxii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
0520286448, 0520286456, 9780520286443, 9780520286450
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Book
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imprint
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
isbn
0520286448
0520286456
9780520286443
9780520286450
contents note
Preface : the personal and the political -- Introduction -- The suburbanization of segregation -- The postindustrial garden -- The Dougherty Valley dilemma -- The reproduction of Babylon and the gentrification dilemma -- Silicon San Francisco and the West Bay Wall -- The Altamont Line -- The regionalist dream -- The unrealized coalition -- Conclusion : resegregation and the pursuit of common purpose.
abstract
"How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this region continuously reproduce racial poverty and reinvent segregation in old farm towns one hundred miles from the urban core? This is the story of the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism, and political fragmentation between middle class white environmentalists and communities of color. As Alex Schafran shows, the responsibility for this newly segregated geography lies in institutions from across the region, state, and political spectrum, even as the Bay Area has never managed to build common purpose around the making and remaking of its communities, cities, and towns. Schafran closes the book by presenting paths toward a new politics of planning and development that weave scattered fragments into a more equitable and functional whole"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
11956196
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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