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Transformative Planning
Tom Angotti, ed.

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Transformative Planning : Radical Alternatives to Neoliberal Urbanism

Tom Angotti, ed.

 

Though modern urban planning is only a century old, it appears to be facing extinction. Historically, urban planning has been narrowly conceived, ignoring gaping inequalities of race, class, and gender while promoting unbridled growth and environmental injustices. In Transformative Planning, Tom Angotti argues that unless planning is radically transformed and develops serious alternatives to neoliberal urbanism and disaster capitalism it will be irrelevant in this century. This book emerges from decades of urban planners and activists contesting inequalities of class, race, and gender in cities around the world. It compiles the discussions and debates that appeared in the publications of Planners Network, a North American urban planners’ association. Original contributions have been added to the collection so that it serves as both a reflection of past theory and practice and a challenge for a new generation of activists and planners.

Tom Angotti is Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He was the founder and director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development. His recent books include Zoned Out! Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City, Urban Latin America: Inequalities and Neoliberal Reforms, The New Century of the Metropolis, New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, which won the Davidoff Book Award, and Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths. He is an editor of progressivecity.net and Participating Editor for Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He is active in community and environmental issues in New York City.

272 pages; 2020

Table of Contents

  • Preface - Norma M. Rantisi
  • Introduction to Transformative Planning - Tom Angotti
  • CHAPTER 1: ROOTS AND REFLECTIONS ON TRANSFORMATIVE PLANNING
    • Transformative Planning for Community Development - Marie Kennedy
    • Advocacy, Planning and Land: How Climate Justice Changes Everything - Tom Angotti
    • Changing Times, Changing Planning: Critical Planning Today - Peter Marcuse
    • Cracks in the Foundation of Traditional Planning - Barbara Rahder
    • Hudson Yards: A Giant Machine for Accumulating Capital - Samuel Stein
  • CHAPTER 2: RESISTANCE AND ALTERNATIVES
    • Decolonial Planning - Annette Koh
    • Resistance and Planning: Puerto Rico and Beyond - Edwin R. Quiles Rodríguez
    • Bottom-up Planning: Lessons from Latin America’s Third Left - Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly
    • Reflections of an Activist Scholar - Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
    • Progressive Planning and Organizing: Filmmaker-Organizer Partnerships - Allison Lirish Dean
  • CHAPTER 3: RACE, DISPLACEMENT AND COMMUNITY PLANNING
    • Introduction - Jeffrey Lowe
    • Towards a Transformative View of Race: The Crisis and Opportunity of Katrina - John A. Powell, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Daniel Newhart and Eric Steins
    • The South: The Race Culture Sustained - William M. Harris
    • Placemaking When Black Lives Matter - Annette Koh
  • CHAPTER 4: CLIMATE JUSTICE, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, RESILIENCE
    • Introduction - Tom Angotti
    • Sustainability is Not Enough - Peter Marcuse
    • Resilience is Not Enough: Think Seven Generations, Act Now for Climate Justice - Tom Angotti
    • How Capitalism and the Planning Profession Contribute to Climate Change - Dick Platkin
    • Permitting Environmental Justice at US EPA - Natalie Bump Vena
    • Dots Crying in the Wilderness - Jean Garren
  • CHAPTER 5: GLOBAL URBANIZATION, COLONIAL AND IMPERIAL PLANNING
    • Introduction - Marie Kennedy and Chris Tilly
    • Transnational Organizations and Local Popular Movements - Richard Pithouse
    • Rio's real vs. Unmet Olympic Legacies: What They Tell Us About the Future of Cities - Theresa Williamson
    • From Here to Autonomy: Mexico’s Zapatistas Combine Local Administration and National Politics - Chris Tilly and Marie Kennedy
    • PALESTINE AND PLANNING:
    • The Role of Planning in the Occupation of Palestine - Julie Norman
    • Palestine’s Problems: Checkpoints, Walls, Gates and Urban Planners - Tom Angotti
    • Israel’s War for Water - Marie Kennedy
  • CHAPTER 6: GENDER, LGBTQ RIGHTS AND THE CITY 175
    • Introduction: Planning for and with Women and LGBTQ Communities: Strategies for Solidarities - Heather McLean
    • Women Plan Toronto: Incorporating Gender Issues in Planning - Barbara Rahder
    • Is there a Place in the Progressive City for the LGBTQ Community - Petra Doan
    • From and Toward Queer Urbanism - Kian Goh
    • Street Harassment: Old Issue, Ongoing Struggle, New Movement - Nina M. Flores
    • Femicide in Ciudad Juárez - María Teresa Vázquez-Castillo
  • CHAPTER 7: POLICING, INCARCERATION AND THE MILITARIZATION OF URBAN LIFE
    • Introduction: Policing, Incarceration, and the Militarization of Urban Life - Sylvia Morse
    • Prisons, Policing and Planning: Making the Connections Visible - Sheryl-Ann Simpson
    • The Poverty of Planning - Samuel Stein
    • Immigration Policy and Planning in the Era of Mass Incarceration - Silky Shah
  • CHAPTER 8: CAPITALISM, SOCIALISM AND THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
    • Introduction - Tom Angotti
    • On Ethics and Economics - Kanishka Goonewardena
    • The Socialist City, Still - Tom Angotti
    • Sound Theory and Political Savvy - Morris Zeitlin
    • Whose Right to What City - Kelly Anderson
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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