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Exploring Urban America : An Introductory Reader - Roger W. Caves

Exploring Urban America

An Introductory Reader

Paperback Published: 1st November 1994
ISBN: 9780803956384
Number Of Pages: 552

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This collection of seminal articles will introduce undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban affairs. It investigates a variety of areas including: cities and urbanism, urban history, urban policy, economic development, community development, community services and infrastructure, housing, urban education and growth. Each section of the collection is introduced by a leading figure in the field. This well- integrated and accessible book will be a useful introductory text.

Cities and Urbanism
Introduction to Cities and Urbanism
Apprehending the City
The View from Above, Below, and Behind
Urbanism and Urbanity
Cities in an Urban-Dominated Society
The Citizenships
Local, State, and National
Urban History
Introduction to Urban History
The Origins of the American Urban System
Historical Accident and Initial Advantage
The Enduring Ghetto
Urbanization and the Color Line in American History
Urban Policy
Introduction to Urban Policy
Urban Policy Revisted
Issues Resurface with a New Urgency
Urban Policies and Urban Impacts After Reagan
National Urban Policy and the Local State
Paradoxes of Meaning, Action, and Consequences
People versus Places
The Dream Will Never Die
Economic Development
Introduction to Economic Development
The Next Wave
Postfederal Local Economic Development Strategies
Equity and Local Economic Development
The Politics of Economic Development Policy
Women-Owned Businesses
Dimensions and Policy Issues
Community Services and Infrastructure
Introduction to Community Services and Infrastructure
A Community Services Budget
Public, Private, and Third Sector Roles in Urban Services
Infrastructure Policy
Repetitive Studies, Uneven Response, Next Steps
A Marshall Plan for Ourselves
Community Development
Introduction to Community Development
Government and Neighborhoods
Programs Promoting Community Development
Neighborhoods and Public-Private Partnership in Pittsburg
Neighborhood Associations
Their Issues, Their Allies, and Their Opponents
Urban Housing
Introduction to Housing
The Limits of Localism
Progressive Housing Policies in Boston, 1984-1989
Local Government Support for Nonprofit Housing
A Survey of U.S. Cities
Urban Growth
Introduction to Urban Growth
The Growth Machine versus the Antigrowth Coalition
The Battle for Our Communities
Growth Politics and Downtown Development
The Economic Imperative in Sunbelt Cities
Urban Education
Introduction to Urban Education
Improving Urban Schools in the Age of 'Restructuring'
Visions of America in the 1990s and Beyond
Negotiating Cultural Diversity and Educational Change
The Evolution of a University/Inner-City Partnership
A Case Study Account
Race, Urban Politics, and Education Policy-Making in Washington D.C.
A Community's Struggle for Quality Education
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ISBN: 9780803956384
ISBN-10: 080395638X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st November 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 17.68  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.98

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