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Exploring Urban America
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Exploring Urban America
An Introductory Reader

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November 1994 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
PART ONE: CITIES AND URBANISM
Timothy K Barnekov and Daniel Rich
Introduction to Cities and Urbanism
Anthony M Orum
Apprehending the City
The View from Above, Below, and Behind

 
Scott Greer
Urbanism and Urbanity
Cities in an Urban-Dominated Society

 
Norton E Long
The Citizenships
Local, State, and National

 
 
PART TWO: URBAN HISTORY
Carl Abbott
Introduction to Urban History
Cees D Eysberg
The Origins of the American Urban System
Historical Accident and Initial Advantage

 
Richard C Wade
The Enduring Ghetto
Urbanization and the Color Line in American History

 
 
PART THREE: URBAN POLICY
Robert J Waste
Introduction to Urban Policy
Mary K Nenno
Urban Policy Revisted
Issues Resurface with a New Urgency

 
William R Barnes
Urban Policies and Urban Impacts After Reagan
Robert Warren
National Urban Policy and the Local State
Paradoxes of Meaning, Action, and Consequences

 
Robert C Wood
People versus Places
The Dream Will Never Die

 
 
PART FOUR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Norman Krumholz
Introduction to Economic Development
Susan E Clarke and Gary L Gaile
The Next Wave
Postfederal Local Economic Development Strategies

 
Norman Krumholz
Equity and Local Economic Development
Elaine B Sharp and David R Elkins
The Politics of Economic Development Policy
Thomas A Clarke and Franklin J James
Women-Owned Businesses
Dimensions and Policy Issues

 
 
PART FIVE: COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Robert Warren
Introduction to Community Services and Infrastructure
Robert Warren, Mark S Rosentraub and Louis F Weschler
A Community Services Budget
Public, Private, and Third Sector Roles in Urban Services

 
Marshall Kaplan
Infrastructure Policy
Repetitive Studies, Uneven Response, Next Steps

 
Richard P Nathan
Needed
A Marshall Plan for Ourselves

 
 
PART SIX: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Margeret Wilder
Introduction to Community Development
Charles Bartsch
Government and Neighborhoods
Programs Promoting Community Development

 
Louise Jezierski
Neighborhoods and Public-Private Partnership in Pittsburg
John R Logan and Gordana Rabrenovic
Neighborhood Associations
Their Issues, Their Allies, and Their Opponents

 
 
PART SEVEN: URBAN HOUSING
Patricia Baron Pollak
Introduction to Housing
Peter Drier and W Dennis Keating
The Limits of Localism
Progressive Housing Policies in Boston, 1984-1989

 
Edward G Goetz
Local Government Support for Nonprofit Housing
A Survey of U.S. Cities

 
 
PART EIGHT: URBAN GROWTH
Nico Calavita
Introduction to Urban Growth
Ronald K Vogel and Bert E Swanson
The Growth Machine versus the Antigrowth Coalition
The Battle for Our Communities

 
Robyne S Turner
Growth Politics and Downtown Development
The Economic Imperative in Sunbelt Cities

 
 
PART NINE: URBAN EDUCATION
Jeffrey A Raffel
Introduction to Urban Education
Kenneth A Sirotnik
Improving Urban Schools in the Age of 'Restructuring'
Jean J Schensul and Thomas G Carroll
Visions of America in the 1990s and Beyond
Negotiating Cultural Diversity and Educational Change

 
Andrea G Zetlin et al
The Evolution of a University/Inner-City Partnership
A Case Study Account

 
Floyd W Hayes, III
Race, Urban Politics, and Education Policy-Making in Washington D.C.
A Community's Struggle for Quality Education

 

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