publication . Article . 2017

(Un)Sustainable Community Projects: An Urban Ethnography in a Barrio in Las Vegas

Castrejón, J. Adrian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This essay and the accompanying study are part of a broader project, Southern Nevada Strong (SNS), which seeks to improve housing, safety, transportation, and employment opportunities in areas of high need in the Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area. The study examined the living conditions for Chicanx/Latinx residents in Barrio 28th Street, employing urban ethnographic methods as part of the community-input phase of SNS. Although barrios are cultural and historical places of solidarity for Chicanx/Latinx urbanism and spaces of resistance from white Euro-centric influence, they are also spaces of segregation and repression characterized by poor urbanism and inade...
Subjects
free text keywords: ethnography, community projects, urbanism, segregation, poor urbanism, housing policies, barrio, Las Vegas
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