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Neighbourhood Policy and Programmes : Past and Present - Naomi Carmon

Neighbourhood Policy and Programmes

Past and Present

By: Naomi Carmon (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th October 1990
ISBN: 9780333495162
Number Of Pages: 257

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This volume, comprised of contributions by urban planners and social scientists sets forth accumulated experience directed at improving the quality of life in cities through neighbourhood programmes. Policy issues, housing programmes and job development plans, along with organizational innovations aimed at redistribution of power, are described and evaluated. The book shows that in spite of national and local differences, there are common lines of thinking in the urban planning profession that lead to similar approaches to solving problems of urban neighbourhoods in western countries. In all of them, slum clearance has been substituted by programmes to improve the existing housing stock and to open new opportunities to the local residents. In addition, government-only large projects are being replaced by public-private smaller initiatives. The collection of papers leads to the conclusion that there are reasons and ways to cultivate our neighbourhoods. This may be important in our times, when changing employment arrangements cause a larger proportion of the population to spend more time at home and at its immediate environment, the neighbourhood.

List of Tables - List of Figures - Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - PART 1: OVERVIEWS - Conceptual issues in Neighborhood Decline and Revitalization; D.E.Gale - Neighborhood Housing Renewal in Britain; A.Murie - PART 2: NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS - Model Cities: What Went Wrong: The Programs or its Critics?; R.Wood - Israel's Project Renewal: Describing and Explaining a Relative Success; N.Carmon - PART 3: ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS AND IMPLEMENTATION - Interorganizational Coordination in Neighborhood Development: Four Cases; E.Alexander - Implementation Analysis of a National Neighborhood Program: The Case of Israel's Project Renewal; R.Alterman - PART 4: EMPOWERMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS - New York City's Community Boards: Neighborhood Policy and its Results; P.Marcuse - Resident Participation Issues Through the Prism of Israel's Project Renewal; A.Churchman - PART 5: CURRENT NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES - Community-Based Housing: Strengths of the Strategy Amid Dilemmas that Won't Go Away; R.G.Bratt - Self Sufficiency of Neighborhood Development Organizations in a Time of Austerity; T.A.Reiner - PART 6: RETHINKING FOR THE FUTURE - Neighborhood Planning: Limits and Potentials; S.A.Fainstein - Rethinking Neighborhood Strategies; B.J.Frieden & M.Kaplan - Index

ISBN: 9780333495162
ISBN-10: 0333495160
Series: Past and Present
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 24th October 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1