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Networking Neighborhoods : Social Problems and Social Issues (Univ of South Carolina) - Erik Van Hove

Networking Neighborhoods

Social Problems and Social Issues (Univ of South Carolina)

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Published: 1st February 2001
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In Networking Neighborhoods, Erik Van Hove establishes a direct link between existing perceptions of cities and the persistence of urban poverty. He explores a mystery surrounding urban poverty-its perpetuation despite the great wealth of modern nations and their efforts to eradicate it. Through his overview of urban history, his appeal to the ideas of key urban sociologists, and his experiences as a partner in an unconventional neighborhood development agency, Van Hove offers a fresh way of looking at urban environments that enables the resuscitation of neighborhoods choked off from the vitality around them. Moving from theory to application, Van Hove illustrates his contentions through the work of the Neighborhood Development Agency, or BOM, founded in Antwerp, Belgium, in the 1980s by a coalition of university researchers and private and public agencies. Compiling and assessing the contributions of community workers, urban planners, economists, architects, and sociologists, Van Hove places the experience of the BOM within the broader field of urban renewal policy in the "welfare states" of the world.

List of Illustrations
Editor's Preface
Introductionp. 1
The Making of the Urban Problemp. 5
Urban Sociologyp. 28
Regaining Space for the Cityp. 57
Another Look at the Urban Problemp. 73
The Search for "Urban Poverty" in Antwerpp. 84
The Neighborhood Development Agencyp. 99
Learning from the Projectp. 114
The Larger Contextp. 127
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9781570033858
ISBN-10: 1570033854
Series: Social Problems and Social Issues (Univ of South Carolina)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1st February 2001
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.49  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.29