The Collaborative City: Opportunities and Struggles for Blacks and Latinos in U.S. Cities, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Collaborative City

Opportunities and Struggles for Blacks and Latinos in U.S. Cities, 1st Edition

By John Betancur, Douglas Gills

Edited by John Betancur, Douglas Gills


320 pages

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This book explores Latino and Black and other relevant local experiences of collaboration and contention around policies and initiatives of advancement, in the context of recent global and national socioeconomic changes and changes in social policies in the United States.

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1: Introduction 2. Chapter 2: The Restructuring of Urban Relations: Recent Challenges and Dilemmas for African Americans and Latinos in U.S. Cities 3. Chapter 3: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in New York: Cycles and Circles of Discrimination 4. Chapter 4: The African American and Latino Coalition Experience in Chicago Under Mayor Harold Washington 5. Chapter 5: Race and Class Coalitions in the South 6. Chapter 6: Displaced Labor Migrants or the "Underclass": African Americans and Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia's Economy 7. Chapter 7: Pulling Together or Pulling Apart? Black-Latino Cooperation and Competition in the U.S. Labor Market Cedric Herring 8. Chapter 8: Can't We All Just Get Along? Interethnic Organization for Economic Development 9. Chapter 9: Building Networks to Tackle Global Restructuring: The Environmental and Economic Justice Movement 10. Chapter 10: Black and Latino Coalitions: Means to Greater Budget Resources for Their Communities? 11. Chapter 11: Community Economic Development and the Latino Experience 12. Chapter 12: Understanding the Future: Toward a Strategy for Black and Latino Survival and Liberation in the Twenty–First Century 13. Chapter 13: The Possibilities of Collaboration and the Challenges of Contention: Concluding Remarks

About the Series

Contemporary Urban Affairs

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General