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The Federal Government and Urban Housing
The Federal Government and Urban Housing (March 1995)
Second Edition
R. Allen Hays - Author

This book provides a complete picture of federal housing and community development policy during the last sixty years. Since the first edition was published in 1985, the quality and quantity of published works on U.S. housing policy have increased considerably. But this book still stands out from other works in the breadth of its coverage and analysis. This second edition covers virtually every major program that has attempted to provide housing for...(Read More)
From Combines to Computers
From Combines to Computers (November 1994)
Rural Services and Development in the Age of Information Technology
Amy K. Glasmeier - Author
Marie Howland - Author

"This book targets an important but little understood element of the rural economy and systematically debunks some prevalent myths about changes that are occurring in rural America. While doing this, the authors clearly articulate key theoretical issues about rural socioeconomic change and convincingly ground their conclusions with their empirical analyses." -- Forrest A. Deseran, Colorado State University

"This is the first large-scale, sys...(Read More)
Organizing the South Bronx
Organizing the South Bronx (November 1994)
Jim Rooney - Author

"This book tells a fascinating story about the relationships between a viable network of organizations and the political leadership of New York City. It provides a real feel for the people, interests, and issues that were part of these debates." -- Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida

This is a story of heroic and articulate individuals who were able to defy overwhelming odds and build affordable housing in the South Bronx. It...(Read More)
Contrapunto (July 1994)
The Informal Sector Debate in Latin America
Cathy A. Rakowski - Editor

"Contrapunto is a state-of-the-art treatment of informal activity in Latin America and, therefore, is a critical contribution to the literature. The authors are clearly among the most informed and insightful researchers and practitioners involved with informal activity in Latin America." -- Thomas Klak, Miami University

The informal sector denotes the small-scale, unprotected, and loosely regulated activities and self-e...(Read More)
Business Elites and Urban Development
Business Elites and Urban Development (April 1988)
Case Studies and Critical Perspectives
Scott Cummings - Editor

Written in a non-technical, narrative style, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with current trends in urban development. During the Reagan era, responsibility for urban planning and development was transferred from government to private business. This private sector hegemony over urban development differs markedly from the liberal policy initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s. Through a series of case studies, this book examines t...(Read More)
Neighborhood Upgrading
Neighborhood Upgrading (October 1986)
A Realistic Assessment
David P. Varady - Author

Neighborhood Upgrading examines the effectiveness of government-subsidized housing rehabilitation programs in reversing patterns of neighborhood decline. Varady takes a realistic look at the dilemma facing policy planners attempting to effect changes on a local level. His is the first study to assess the impact of neighborhood ethnic and social class changes on mobility and investment decisions.

There has been little empirical research...(Read More)
Remaking the City
Remaking the City (June 1984)
John S. Pipkin - Author

This book pulls together a variety of perspectives on urban form and urban design. It contains invited contributions by well-known architects, economists, geographers, sociologists, and planners, fostering a much-needed dialogue between practitioners and theorists of urban planning. The contributions provide inclusive reviews of the state-of-the-art in various fields, as well as develop original and sometimes controversial new ideas. As a whol...(Read More)
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume V, 1921-1941
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume V, 1921-1941 (June 1978)
Elder Statesman
Louis D. Brandeis - Author
Melvin I. Urofsky - Editor
David W. Levy - Editor

Covers the later years of his life, closing with his death.

This volume, which opens after the great schism in the Zionist movement and closes with Brandeis’s death, depicts him trying, in a variety of ways, to make the world a better place. Once again, the scope of his interests and the intensity of his involvement is astounding. He writes on Zionism, Palestine, the liberal press, economics, the Universi...(Read More)
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921 (June 1975)
Mr. Justice Brandeis
Louis D. Brandeis - Author
Melvin I. Urofsky - Editor
David W. Levy - Editor

These letters represent the closest Brandeis ever came to an autobiography.

The letters in this volume are easily the most intrinsically interesting of any that Louis D. Brandeis ever wrote. The excitement and quality of drama which these letters convey spring from the exciting and dramatic events which called them forth. On January 28, 1916, President Wilson stunned the nation by nominating Brandeis to the Sup...(Read More)
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915 (June 1973)
Progressive and Zionist
Louis D. Brandeis - Author
Melvin I. Urofsky - Editor
David W. Levy - Editor

With the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Louis D. Brandeis emerged as the undisputed intellectual leader of those reformers who were trying to recreate a democratic society free from the economic and political depradations of monopolistic enterprise. But now these reformers had a champion in the White House, and direct access to him through one of his most trusted advisers. In this volume we see what was probably the high point of progressive ...(Read More)
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