Published in Berkeley Planning Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1, January 1, 2011, pages 156-158.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author William Riggs was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Enthnoburbs; immigrant enclaves in suburban ghettos; suburban balkanization; these are not new topics, but they are new to the “garden city” Long Island suburbs described by Sarah Garland in her book Gangs in the Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation and Youth Violence are Changing America’s Suburbs. In a tone that echoes Françoise Gaspard’s description of extremely polarized, segregated suburbs around Paris (Gaspard 1995), Garland grapples not only with the inner workings of “one of the world’s most dangerous gangs” but also with cultural divides that are fracturing families and communities.
Urban, Community and Regional Planning
2011 William Riggs. Published by Berkeley Planning Journal.