ABSTRACT

The history of regressive land use and planning policy in barrios has hindered the economic and public health conditions in the Southwest and other regions. In lieu of developing and implementing policies to improve the quality of life, communities have been constantly forced into positions of resistance against regressive urban projects. It is a history of wasted time, wasted money, and the withering away of the concept of community by policies which assume that uneven development is the norm within the barrio economy.