From Dolores Hayden, "Urban landscapes as Public History" (1994)

“Change is not simply a matter of acknowledging diversity or correcting a traditional bias toward the architectural legacy of wealth and power. It is not enough to add on a few African American or Native American projects, or a few women’s projects, and assume that preserving urban history is handled well in the United States in the 1990′s. Nor is it enough to have a dozen different organizations advocating separate projects. Instead, a larger conceptual framework is required to support urban residents’ demands for a far more inclusive ‘cultural citizenship,’ as Rina Benmayor and John Kuo Wei Tchen have defined it, 'an identity that is formed not out of legal membership but out of a sense of cultural belonging.’ Benmayor and Tchen argue that public culture needs to acknowledge and respect diversity, while reaching beyond multiple and sometimes conflicting national, ethnic, gender, race, and class identities to encompass larger common themes, such as the migration experience, the breakdown and reformulation of families, or the search for a new sense of identity in an urban setting. They are asking for an extremely subtle evocation of American diversity, which at the same time reinforces our sense of common membership in an American, urban society.”