By M. Paloma Pavel, Carl Anthony
Activists, analysts, and practitioners describe cutting edge concepts that advertise fit neighborhoods, reasonable housing, and available transportation all through America's towns and suburbs.
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Progress in moving toward equity requires a deeper understanding of the disparities that unravel our social fabric. The isolation of those residing in America’s hollowed-out urban cores, as well as the social costs of sprawl, are exacerbated by outmoded policies that need to be better understood. Public policies that have resulted in racial segregation and isolation have also been responsible for haphazard growth of low-density development, duplication of public services in the suburbs, destruction of critical habitat, and development of strip malls as well as increased trafﬁc congestion, squandering of energy, and related air and water pollution (Wolch, Pastor, and Dreier 2004).
I Roots of the Regional Equity Movement and the Reinterpretation of Metropolitan Space Introduction to Part I The meaning of regionalism in the ﬁeld of American planning has changed during the twentieth century. In the early decades of the 1900s, under the inﬂuence of Patrick Geddes, Lewis Mumford, Benton MacKaye, and the Regional Plan Association of America, the term referred to a strategy for ﬁtting human settlements into a natural ecological setting. During the Depression, the idea was further inﬂuenced by the efforts of the Roosevelt administration to address rural poverty through creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
It is demonstrating a community-building process in which participants respond to an imminent threat, build organizational and leadership capacity, acquire policymaking and litigation tools, and engage in a community-visioning process to develop assets for the region as a whole. Solutions must take into account the region as a whole because the dynamics that create poverty in our urban cores are regional in scope. Even when extensive resources are directed to lifting a pocket of concentrated poverty, this action alone will not solve the problems.
Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis (Urban and Industrial Environments) by M. Paloma Pavel, Carl Anthony