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Building a Better Chicago: Race and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment

Teresa Irene Gonzales


Building a Better Chicago explores the complex ecosystem of nonprofits within Chicago and highlights the tensions between formal nonprofits and informal grassroots organizations. As scholars of urban neighborhoods argue, such field-level analysis allows one to more fully understand how relationships between community members within the neighborhoods and external agencies and groups frame neighborhood dynamics. Throughout the text, the author analyzes how urban elites, nonprofit staff, and residents use interorganizational trust and mistrust to respond to large-scale redevelopment initiatives. ... More

Keywords: Chicago, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, redevelopment, trust, mistrust, nonprofits, grassroots organizations, race and ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479839759
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479839759.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Irene Gonzales, author
University of Massachusetts, Lowell