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The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition
The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition (May 2012)
R. Allen Hays - Author

A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation’s effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.

Since its initial publication, The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition has become a standard reference on the history of housing policy in the United States. It remains a uni...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of a Federal Partnership
The Creation of a Federal Partnership (November 2010)
The Role of the States in Affordable Housing
Margaret M. Brassil - Author

New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.

With the ongoing recession and housing crisis, it has never been more important to understand the federal and state governments’ roles in affordable housing. The Creation of a Federal Partnership takes a fresh look at the history of national and state housing policy by examining the role played ...(Read More)

 
 
Transporting Atlanta
Transporting Atlanta (July 2009)
The Mode of Mobility under Construction
Miriam Konrad - Author

Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.

America’s worsening nightmare of gridlock is given full attention in this illuminating study of the transportation crisis in Atlanta. Inconveniences and hardships created by too many automobiles and too few alternatives for movement have reached untenable levels. Miriam Konrad investigates three major transportation projects involving public tran...(Read More)
 
 
Sprawl and Politics
Sprawl and Politics (July 2008)
The Inside Story of Smart Growth in Maryland
John W. Frece - Author
Gerrit-Jan Knaap - Foreword by

An account of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s Smart Growth land use program begun in 1966.

Sprawl and Politics is a political history of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s well-known Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation initiative. It is an insider’s look at the political pressures and decisions made by Parris N. Glendening, the forme...(Read More)
 
 
Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities
Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities (January 2008)
Jerry Mitchell - Author

Examines the impact of business improvement districts on the quality of contemporary civic life.

Jerry Mitchell provides a comprehensive analysis of business improvement districts (BIDs)—public-private partnerships that shape city places into enticing destinations for people to work, live, and have fun. Responsible for the revitalization of New York’s Times Square and Seattle’s Pioneer Square, BIDs...(Read More)
 
 
Economic Development in American Cities
Economic Development in American Cities (July 2007)
The Pursuit of an Equity Agenda
Michael I. J. Bennett - Editor
Robert P. Giloth - Editor

Evaluates the impact of equity investments in five cities during the 1990s.

Economic Development in American Cities addresses the roles of municipal leaders and civic partners in promoting social equity by examining the experiences of five American cities in the 1990s—Austin, Cleveland, Rochester, Savannah, and Seattle. These five cities were chosen for their activist municipal administrations, robust po...(Read More)
 
 
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough (January 2006)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics
Peter F. Burns - Author

Examines how and why government leaders understand and respond to African Americans and Latinos in northeastern cities with strong political traditions.

Focusing on four medium-sized northeastern cities with strong political traditions, Electoral Politics Is Not Enough analyzes conditions under which white leaders respond to and understand minority interests. Peter F. Burns argues that conventional explanations, in...(Read More)

 
 
Kitchen Capitalism
Kitchen Capitalism (October 2004)
Microenterprise in Low-Income Households
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden - Author
Cynthia K. Sanders - Author
Michael Sherraden - Author

The first in-depth examination of self-employment from the perspectives of low-income entrepreneurs.

Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, including who chooses to open a micro business, and why; what resources do they...(Read More)
 
 
Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair
Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair (April 2000)
The Community-Based Development Model
Herbert J. Rubin - Author

Honorable Mention: 2003 Paul Davidoff Award presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Builds upon the narratives of community development activists to describe how they bring about affordable, quality housing, commercial opportunities and empowerment within poor areas.

Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair
builds upon narratives provided by leaders of community-based development organizations (CB...(Read More)
 
 
On Narrow Ground
On Narrow Ground (January 2000)
Urban Policy and Ethnic Conflict in Jerusalem and Belfast
Scott A. Bollens - Author

Uses case studies of Jerusalem and Belfast to explore how cities function in the midst of nationalistic conflict.

Examining how nationalistic ethnic conflict penetrates the building of cities, this book explores whether urban policymaking may independently influence the shape and magnitude of that conflict. Bollens utilizes an analytic lens to study the complex spatial and psychological qualities of unique urban arenas of nationalistic...(Read More)
 
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