Place Matters: Metropolitics for the TwentyFirst Century Studies in Government and Public Policy

University Press of Kansas - Thoroughly revised and updated for its third edition, explores a range of policy solutions to address them, Place Matters examines the major trends and problems shaping our cities and suburbs, and looks closely at the potential political coalitions needed to put the country's "urban crisis" back on the public agenda.

The problem of rising inequality is at the center of Place Matters. How can the united states create the political will to address our major urban problems—poverty, and housing, education, unemployment, traffic congestion, crime, toxic pollution, energy consumption, among others? That's the basic question addressed by the new edition of this award-winning book.

Place Matters: Metropolitics for the TwentyFirst Century Studies in Government and Public Policy - During the past several decades, the number of poor people has reached its highest level since the 1960s, the standard of living for the American middle class has stagnated, and the super-rich have dramatically increased their share of the nation's wealth and income. And they draw upon the latest research and case studies not only to examine the negative impacts of income inequality and economic segregation, but also assess the efforts that civic and community groups, business, unions, and government are making to tackle them.

Fully up to date and far richer and more provocative, this new version surpasses its previous editions and will continue to be an essential volume for all who study urban politics and care about our cities. In cities and suburbs alike, poor, middle class, and wealthy Americans now live in separate geographic spaces.

The authors have updated the case studies and examples used to illustrate the book's key themes, incorporated the latest Census data, and drawn on exit polls and other data to examine the voting patterns and outcomes of the 2012 elections. At the same time, americans have grown further apart in terms of where they live, work, and play.





Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Penguin Books - . Or are they? in this revelatory book, edward Glaeser, greenest, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, and richest in both cultural and economic terms places to live. A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of citiesAmerica is an urban nation, poor, unhealthy, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, environmentally unfriendly .

. Using intrepid reportage, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, Glaeser makes an urgent, and cogent argument, keen analysis, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. A masterpiece. Steven D. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind.

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier - Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics"Bursting with insights. The new york times Book Review Penguin Group USA.





Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

Vintage - Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities—and our entire economy.

Penguin Group USA. In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth.





Local and Regional Development

Routledge - The approach provides a theoretically informed, critical analysis of contemporary local and regional development in an international and multi-disciplinary context, grounded in concrete empirical analysis from experiences in the global North and South. Penguin Group USA. Amidst its rising importance, approaches and interventions, principles and values, frameworks of understanding, the book addresses the fundamental issues of ‘what kind of local and regional development and for whom?’, its purposes, and integrated approaches to local and regional development throughout the world.

. Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, climate change and resource shortages; new multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development.

It concludes by identifying what might constitute holistic, inclusive, progressive and sustainable local and regional development, and reflecting upon its limits and political renewal. Local and regional development provides an accessible, critical and integrated examination of local and regional development theory, institutions and policy in this changing context.

Local and Regional Development - Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development.





The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

Basic Books - In recent years, and affluent have surged back into cities, educated, the young, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. Penguin Group USA. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.

And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, and inequality.

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It - . Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy.





Planning and Community Development: A Guide for the 21st Century

W. W. Norton & Company - An ideal introduction to community planning for students, local officials, community leaders, planners, and citizens.20 four-color and 125 black-and-white photographs Penguin Group USA. Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. Two experienced educators offer a general introduction to planning, including the elements of the comprehensive plan, and the tools of plan implementation.

Planning and Community Development: A Guide for the 21st Century - Practical examples and case studies from across the United States supplement the text. Each chapter includes a continuing case study of Rivertown, a fictitious community used for planning exercises.





Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Oxford University Press - But as sharon zukin shows in naked city, and closely monitored urban streetscapes--has helped drive out the very people who first lent a neighborhood its authentic aura: immigrants, the working class, expensive stores, the rapid and pervasive demand for authenticity--evident in escalating real estate prices, and artists.

Indeed, naked city is a sobering update of Jacobs' legendary 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Oxford university Press USA. As cities have gentrified, funky ethnic restaurants, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, small boutiques, art galleries, neighborhood old-timers, and old, upscale food markets, family-owned shops.

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places - Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs.

Penguin Group USA.





Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place, 20th Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface

University of California Press - This sociological classic is updated with a new preface by the authors looking at developments in the study of urban planning during the twenty-year life of this influential work. Penguin Group USA. Oxford university Press USA. Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, social and ecological sustainability, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic.





More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City Issues of Our Time

W. W. Norton & Company - Though the discussion of racial inequality is typically ideologically polarized. Penguin Group USA. Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. Wilson dares to consider both institutional and cultural factors as causes of the persistence of racial inequality.

More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City Issues of Our Time - He reaches the controversial conclusion that while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it. A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma.

In this timely and provocative contribution to the american discourse on race, the plight of low-skilled black males, William Julius Wilson applies an exciting new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, and the fragmentation of the African American family.

Oxford university Press USA.





New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate Urban and Industrial Environments

The MIT Press - Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. Most of these were developed during fierce struggles against gentrification, and environmental hazards, displacement, and most got little or no support from government.

New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate Urban and Industrial Environments - He tells of two pioneering plans forged in reaction to urban renewal plans including the first community plan in the city, the 1961 Cooper Square Alternate Plan―a response to a Robert Moses urban renewal scheme; struggles for environmental justice, including battles over incinerators, sludge, and garbage; plans officially adopted by the city; and plans dominated by powerful real estate interests.

Used book in Good Condition. New york for sale teaches the empowering lesson that community plans can challenge market-driven development even in global cities with powerful real estate industries Penguin Group USA. In new york for sale, real estate mega-projects, tom angotti tells some of the stories of community planning in New York City: how activists moved beyond simple protests and began to formulate community plans to protect neighborhoods against urban renewal, gentrification, and environmental hazards.

After describing the political economy of New York City real estate, and the roots of community planning in social movements and community organizing, its close ties to global financial capital, Angotti turns to specifics.





The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism

Cornell University Press - The term "neoliberalism" was originally used in reference to a set of practices that first-world institutions like the IMF and World Bank impose on third-world countries and cities. Penguin Group USA. Oxford university Press USA. Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, social and ecological sustainability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, climate change and resource shortages;.

New multi-actor and multi-level systems of government and governance and a re-ordering of the international political economy; state austerity and retrenchment; and, new and reformed approaches to intervention, policy and institutions for local and regional development. Basic. Used book in Good Condition.

The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism - . Used book in Good Condition. The american inner city is seen as a crucial battle zone for the wider neoliberal transition primarily because it embodies neoliberalism's antithesis, Keynesian egalitarian liberalism. Focusing on issues such as gentrification in new York City; public-housing policy in New York, Chicago, and Seattle; downtown redevelopment in Phoenix; and urban-landscape change in New Brunswick, N.

J. Neighborhoods, hackworth shows us how material and symbolic changes to institutions, and entire urban regions can be traced in part to the rise of neoliberalism.