Erualdo R. González

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Erualdo R. González
Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

2006, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
2004, M.A., University of California, Irvine
1997, B.A., Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Dr. Erualdo R. González’s research and teaching interests are critical and Latino urbanism, community development and planning, urban politics and governance, and urban planning and health equity. He examines the intersection of these topics with race, ethnicity, class, and immigration, with an emphasis on Chicana/o-Latina/o communities.
Dr. González is intrigued by planning processes and discourses, both within and outside formal planning mechanisms, and the extent they reflect transformative social and policy outcomes. Prof. González has 20 years of national and state level evaluation and strategic planning experience of healthy communities and community building initiatives.
Dr. González’s forthcoming book Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots (Routledge) examines residential and commercial redevelopment of a downtown in the Southern California central city of Santa Ana– a city considered on of the United States’ more Mexican and poor, working-class, and immigrant communities; looks at the racial, intra-ethnic, class community-wide and political revitalization and gentrification debates that accompany it; analyzes how revitalization plans re-imagine and alienate place; examines how clusters of new businesses are encroaching and gentrifying a downtown; and details both the contradictions and promises of community-based planning approaches for formulating local urban policy.
He has co-authored or authored Special and Supplement Issues, including  Local Environment on Emerging Issues in Planning,  Preventive Medicine on Active Living

, and the  Californian Journal of Health Promotion examining Health Disparities in Latino Communities.

González, E. R. Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics, and the Grassroots. New York, London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Anticipated publication date November 2016.
Lejano, R. P and E . R. González. 2016 “Sorting Through the Differences: The Problem of Planning as Reimagination.” Journal of Planning Education and Research.  Published online before print March 23, 2010.

González, E. R. and C. Irazábal. 2015. “Emerging Issues in Planning: Ethno-Racial  Intersections.” Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 20 (6) 600-610.
Londoño J. and E. R. González. 2015. “The Changing Politics of Latino Consumption: Debates Related to Downtown Santa Ana’s New Urbanist and Creative City Redevelopment.” In A. Fabian and Bay M. E. (eds). Race and Retail: Consumption Across the Color Line. Rutgers University Press, pp. 176-199.
Pollak, K., E. R. González, E. Hager, and J. Sallis. 2014. “The Active Living Research 2014 Conference: ‘Niche to norm.’”  Preventive Medicine, 69, Supplement 1 S1-4.
González, E. R. and M. Mouttapa. 2014. “Urban Revitalization and Health Justice: Questions

and Recommendations.

” Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 11(2), iv-vii.
González, E. R. and L. Guadiana. 2013. “Culture-Led Downtown Revitalization or Creative  Gentrification?” in M.E. Leary and J. McCarthy (eds). The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 536-547.
González, E. R., Sarmiento, C. S., Urzúa, A, S., and S. Luévano. 2012. “The Grassroots and  New Urbanism: A Case From a Southern California Latino Community.” Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability , 5(2-3), 219-239.
González, E. R. 2012. Health Disparities in Latino Communities. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 10 (1), v-viii.
González, E. R., Villanueva, S., and C. N. Grills. 2012. “Communities Creating Healthy Environments to Combat Obesity: Preliminary Evaluation Findings From Two Case Studies

.” Californian Journal of Health Promotion,10, 88-98.
González, E. R., and Lejano, R.P. 2009. “New Urbanism and the Barrio.” Environment and Planning A, 41(12), 2946-2963.
González, E. R., Lejano, R. P., Vidales, L., Conner, F. R., Kidokoro, Y., Fazeli, B., and R. Cabrales. 2007. “Participatory Action Research for Environmental Health: Encountering Freire in the Urban Barrio.” Journal of Urban Affairs, 29(1), 77-100.
González, E. R. 2007. Review of Lejano R. P. Frameworks for Policy Analysis: Merging Text and Context. Routledge. In Frontera Norte, 19(38), 233-237.