Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era

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For decades, North American cities racked by deindustrialization and population loss have followed one primary path in their attempts at revitalization: a focus on economic growth in downtown and business areas. Neighborhoods, meanwhile, have often been left severely underserved. There are, however, signs of change. This collection of studies by a distinguished group of political scientists and urban planning scholars offers a rich analysis of the scope, potential, and ramifications of a shift still in progress. Focusing on neighborhoods in six cities-Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Toronto-the authors show how key players, including politicians and philanthropic organizations, are beginning to see economic growth and neighborhood improvement as complementary goals. The heads of universities and hospitals in central locations also find themselves facing newly defined realities, adding to the fluidity of a new political landscape even as structural inequalities exert a continuing influence. While not denying the hurdles that community revitalization still faces, the contributors ultimately put forth a strong case that a more hospitable local milieu can be created for making neighborhood policy. In examining the course of experiences from an earlier period of redevelopment to the present postindustrial city, this book opens a window on a complex process of political change and possibility for reform. show more

Book details

EAN

9780226289014

Classifications

North America (USA and Canada)
Urban communities

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

304 pages

Weight(g)

486g

Dimensions(mm)

231 x 279 x 19

Publication date

2015-09-18

Publisher

The University of Chicago Press

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780226289014
Classification North America (USA and Canada)
Urban communities
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 304 pages
Weight(g) 486g
Dimensions(mm) 231 x 279 x 19
Publication date 2015-09-18
Publisher The University of Chicago Press
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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