- Author(s): Kalmuss-Katz, Gabriel
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The following poems are an examination of how contemporary trends in urban planning in the city of San Diego, California embed segregation within the built environment. The poems make use of archival material and the stories of prominent figures in San Diego's history to forge links between past periods of crisis in city planning and current issues the city faces. In addition many of the poems in the manuscript argue that issues currently being faced in San Diego, including zoning, environmental planning, and mass transit design and implementation, are emblematic of larger problems many US cities are also facing. Through a variety of forms, including structured poetry, prose poetry, and prose blocks, the book also resists the authority of a master narrative present in many conversations about urban planning