Berkeley Planning Journal
The Struggle of Memory against Forgetting: Insurgent Histories and the Development of a New Suburban Praxis
- Author(s): Schildt, Chris
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/BP324111870
In this paper, I revisit the popular history of race and class in the suburbs to show that poor communities and communities of color have played a pivotal role in shaping contemporary suburban landscapes, using eastern Contra Costa County as a revealing example. I then draw on Leonie Sandercock’s concept of “insurgent historiographies” to argue that this insurgent history of the suburbs can and should redefine urban planning praxis today.