UP 101 - Dislocation-Struggling to embrace

UP 101- - Both the movie Dislocation about the Robert Taylor homes and the reading Struggling to Embrace Difference in Land-Use Decision Making in

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Both the movie Dislocation, about the Robert Taylor, homes and the reading, Struggling to Embrace Difference in Land-Use Decision Making in Multicultural Communities, related strongly to one another. I was disappointed to read that the U.S. planners were called “ambivalent about minority issues” and officially blind to social differences” (Hardwood 355). I would like to think that planners were working toward improving the communities that they work on rather than dividing it. Watching the movie also worried me. I understand that the city was trying to improve the appeal of the community as well as boost its reputation but, in tearing down the Robert Taylor homes and building the new town homes, only “ten percent of the existing community” would be able to live there (Dislocation). When initially planning the Robert Taylor homes the goal was to provide “affordable homes for mixed income families” (Dislocation). However, the majority of families that moved in were low or no income black families that were being segregated from the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course UP 101 taught by Professor Sweet during the Fall '06 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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