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Safeguarding Our Common Future
Safeguarding Our Common Future (August 2000)
Rethinking Sustainable Development
Ingrid Leman Stefanovic - Author

This book examines how a phenomenological approach helps move us closer toward safeguarding our common future by evolving a more originative and informed way of thinking about the foundations of sustainable development. Phenomenology, as conceived by Heidegger, enlarges and deepens our ways of thinking about sustainable development and offers a unique methodology of environmental policy development and planning.

"There is no to...(Read More)
 
 
The Urban Growth Machine
The Urban Growth Machine (August 1999)
Critical Perspectives, Two Decades Later
Andrew E. G. Jonas - Editor
David Wilson - Editor

Harvey Molotch's "city as a growth machine" thesis is one of the most influential approaches to the analysis of urban politics and local economic development in the United States. However, the nature and context of urban politics have changed considerably since the growth machine thesis was first proposed more than twenty years ago, and recent attempts to apply it to settings outside the U.S. have revealed conceptual and empirical limitations.
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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)
 
 
Citizen Perspectives on Community Policing
Citizen Perspectives on Community Policing (February 1998)
A Case Study in Athens, Georgia
Brian N. Williams - Author

Examines the perspectives of inner-city residents in Athens, Georgia on policing, community policing, and the co-production of law enforcement.

Assessing citizen satisfaction with local governmental services and their delivery and distribution is essential in evaluating, restructuring, and implementing effective governmental policies. Citizen evaluations provide public officials with important clues about the perceived p...(Read More)
 
 
The Organization of Hope
The Organization of Hope (January 1997)
Communities Planning Themselves
Howell S. Baum - Author

Analyzes the future of urban communities and presents models for community planning, taking into account different classes, ethnicities, and cultures.

The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities toge...(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)
 
 
Selling Cities
Selling Cities (August 1995)
Attracting Homebuyers Through Schools and Housing Programs
David P. Varady - Author
Jeffrey A. Raffel - Author

Shows that cities can be revitalized by attracting and retaining the middle class through schools and housing programs.
"This book offers empirical insights to a critical urban policy issue: Can central cities attract middle-class homeowners? The analysis is thorough, the data interpretation is well balanced and non ideological, and the policy recommendations user-friendly. The argument that cities can do something about decline is an ...(Read More)
 
 
Hurricane Andrew, the Public Schools, and the Rebuilding of Community
Hurricane Andrew, the Public Schools, and the Rebuilding of Community (July 1995)
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Author
Sandra H. Fradd - Author

This book shows how schools help people to cope with disasters and rebuild their communities.
Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida early on Monday morning, August 24, 1992. Widely described as the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history, the storm left 38 people dead in South Florida, 80,000 homes destroyed, and damage estimates of at least billion. The area devastated by the hurricane was approximately three times the size of Manh...(Read More)
 
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