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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)
 
 
Writing Paris
Writing Paris (May 1999)
Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Marcy E. Schwartz - Author

Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America.

Exploring Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, Marcy E. Schwartz examines fiction by Julio Cortazar, Manuel Scorza, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, and Luisa Futoransky as she uncovers the city's class, gend...(Read More)
 
 
Housing and Community Development in New York City
Housing and Community Development in New York City (January 1999)
Facing the Future
Michael H. Schill - Editor

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of the housing and neighborhood problems facing residents of the nation's largest city, and the policies that have been developed to solve these problems.
Leading housing scholars and practitioners provide a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of housing and community development policy as they examine one of America's largest and most important cities.
Thro...(Read More)
 
 
Shelter and Society
Shelter and Society (April 1998)
Theory, Research, and Policy for Nonprofit Housing
C. Theodore Koebel - Editor

An in-depth examination of the non-profit housing sector that covers theory, research, and policy.

Dissatisfied with the performance of government and the for-profit sector in the provision of low-income housing, housing policymakers have increasingly turned to the nonprofit sector. The nonprofit housing sector, despite its small size in the United States and its serious problems with production and management capacity,...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora
Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora (July 1997)
The New Urban Challenge
Charles Green - Editor

Links the plight of contemporary urban dwellers of African descent across North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, examines their coping strategies, and advocates social policies sensitive to their cultural and societal differences.

"The construction of theory about the black experience in the 21st century cannot be grounded solely in the concept of the nation-state. With the transform...(Read More)
 
 
Under One Roof
Under One Roof (July 1996)
Issues and Innovations in Shared Housing
George C. Hemmens - Editor
Charles J. Hoch - Editor
Jana Carp - Editor

"This book offers intriguing stories and useful analysis about housing generally and housing for particular groups whose needs are often not well served by the market. It also addresses more fundamental questions regarding the culture, values, and politics of American society in general. The message that currently unconventional forms of housing can and do meet real needs, and that many forces restrict such housing development, is important." -- Gre...(Read More)
 
 
A Town Abandoned
A Town Abandoned (April 1996)
Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization
Steven P. Dandaneau - Author

A cultural study of the Flint community's response to its own deindustrialization, within the framework of the state, national, and international forces that produced it.
"This work will remain as a major study of a decisive period in American industrial and business history. It is an in-depth examination of the response of the Flint, Michigan, community to its deindustrialization--and examines that response within the framework of statew...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development
Community, Culture, and Economic Development (November 1995)
The Social Roots of Local Action
Meredith Ramsay - Author

A comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns that have rejected development.

"This is a fascinating and sophisticated account of rural politics that is much more than anecdotal. The book is unique in applying theories developed in the study of urban policy (market, growth machine, regime) to the politics of ru...(Read More)
 
 
Lives in the Balance
Lives in the Balance (October 1995)
Youth, Poverty, and Education in Watts
Ann Diver-Stamnes - Author

This compelling examination (by a former high school teacher in Watts, Los Angeles) shows how poverty affects the lives of young people.

"Lives in the Balance literally explodes with images of youth culture within inner-city settings. Through observation and interview techniques, the author's close-up look at the effects of poverty on children's lives is staggering. Just the opportunity to hear 'insider' perspectives provides ...(Read More)
 
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