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  • Public Pensions and City Solvency

    Public Pensions and City Solvency

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248265

    Underfunded pension liabilities threaten the fiscal stability of many cities. While Detroit's bankruptcy has dominated the headlines, the problem is widespread. With ongoing battles in many localities, policymakers are increasingly turning their att…

  • Divided Cities

    Divided Cities
    av Jon Calame

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221954

    In Jerusalem, Israeli and Jordanian militias patrolled a fortified, impassable Green Line from 1948 until 1967. In Nicosia, two walls and a buffer zone have segregated Turkish and Greek Cypriots since 1963. In Belfast, "peaceline" barricades have se…

  • Shareholder Cities

    Shareholder Cities
    av Sai Balakrishnan

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251463

    Economic corridors—ambitious infrastructural development projects that newly liberalizing countries in Asia and Africa are undertaking—are dramatically redefining the shape of urbanization. Spanning multiple cities and croplands, these c…

  • The City After Abandonment

    The City After Abandonment

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244465

    A number of U.S. cities, former manufacturing centers of the Northeast and Midwest, have suffered such dramatic losses in population and employment that urban experts have put them in a class by themselves, calling them "rustbelt cities," "shrinking…

  • Blues for New Orleans

    Blues for New Orleans
    av Roger D. Abrahams

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812239591

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as the citizens of New Orleans regroup and put down roots elsewhere, many wonder what will become of one of the nation's most complex creole cultures. New Orleans emerged like Atlantis from under the sea, as th…

  • Against the Wall

    Against the Wall

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220179

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Typically residing in areas of concentrated urban poverty, too many young black men are trapped in a horrific cycle that includes active discrimination, unemployment, violence, crime, pris…

  • Women's Health and the World's Cities

    Women's Health and the World's Cities

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222647

    Growing urbanization affects women and men in fundamentally different ways, but the relationship between gender and city environments has been ignored or misunderstood. Women and men play different roles, frequent different public areas, and face di…

  • Sound, Space, and the City

    Sound, Space, and the City
    av Marina Peterson

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222364

    On summer nights on downtown Los Angeles's Bunker Hill, Grand Performances presents free public concerts for the people of the city. A hip hop orchestra, a mariachi musician, an Afropop singer, and a Chinese modern dance company are just a few examp…

  • The American Mortgage System

    The American Mortgage System

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223279

    Successful home ownership requires the availability of appropriate mortgage products. In the years leading up to the collapse of the housing market, home buyers frequently accepted mortgages that were not only wrong for them but catastrophic for the…

  • Principles of Housing Finance Reform

    Principles of Housing Finance Reform

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248623

    In the fall of 2008, the world watched in horror as the U.S. housing finance system shattered, triggering a global financial panic and ultimately the Great Recession. Now, nearly a decade later, the long and slow housing recovery has reached a criti…

  • Global Urbanization

    Global Urbanization

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812242843

    For the first time in history, the majority of the world's population lives in urban areas. Much of this urbanization has been fueled by the rapidly growing cities of the developing world, exemplified most dramatically by booming megacities such as…

  • Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster

    Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219807

    Disasters—natural ones, such as hurricanes, floods, or earthquakes, and unnatural ones such as terrorist attacks—are part of the American experience in the twenty-first century. The challenges of preparing for these events, withstanding…

  • Locked In, Locked Out

    Locked In, Locked Out
    av Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245134

    In November 1993, the largest public housing project in the Puerto Rican city of Ponce—the second largest public housing authority in the U.S. federal system—became a gated community. Once the exclusive privilege of the city's affluent r…

  • Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America

    Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244533

    Education, long the key to opportunity in the United States, has become simply essential to earning a decent living. By 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require at least some postsecondary education or training. Teachers and civic leaders stress th…

  • Making New York Dominican

    Making New York Dominican
    av Christian Krohn-Hansen

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244618

    Large-scale emigration from the Dominican Republic began in the early 1960s, with most Dominicans settling in New York City. Since then the growth of the city's Dominican population has been staggering, now accounting for around 7 percent of the tot…

  • Smarter Growth

    Smarter Growth
    av John H. Spiers

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250244

    Suburban sprawl has been the prevailing feature—and double-edged sword—of metropolitan America's growth and development since 1945. The construction of homes, businesses, and highways that were signs of the nation's economic prosperity a…

  • Beat Cop to Top Cop

    Beat Cop to Top Cop
    av John F. Timoney

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812242461

    Born in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood of Dublin, John F. Timoney moved to New York with his family in 1961. Not long after graduating from high school in the Bronx, he entered the New York City Police Department, quickly rising through the ranks t…

  • Mayor

    Mayor
    av Michael A. Nutter

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250022

    In 2007, after serving almost fifteen years on the Philadelphia City Council, Michael A. Nutter became the ninety-eighth mayor of his hometown of Philadelphia. From the time he was sworn in until he left office in 2016, there were triumphs and chall…

  • Life Among Urban Planners

    Life Among Urban Planners

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252286

    A collection of ethnographic case studies of urban planners and their practices Urban planners project the future of cities. As experts, they draft visions of places and times that do not yet exist, prescribing the tools to be used to achieve those…

  • Policy, Planning, and People

    Policy, Planning, and People

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222395

    The contributors of Policy, Planning, and People argue for the promotion of social equity and quality of life by designing and evaluating urban policies and plans. Edited by Naomi Carmon and Susan S. Fainstein, the volume features original essays by…

  • Ed Bacon

    Ed Bacon
    av Gregory L. Heller

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223590

    In the mid-twentieth century, as Americans abandoned city centers in droves to pursue picket-fenced visions of suburbia, architect and urban planner Edmund Bacon turned his sights on shaping urban America. As director of the Philadelphia City Planni…

  • Shared Prosperity in America's Communities

    Shared Prosperity in America's Communities

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247855

    While the nation's GDP has doubled in the last thirty years, significant increases in family income have been restricted to a small subset of the American population. This disjunct between national economic growth and stagnating incomes in all but t…

  • Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States

    Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249125

    In less than a generation, the dominant image of American cities has transformed from one of crisis to revitalization. Poverty, violence, and distressed schools still make headlines, but central cities and older suburbs are attracting new residents…

  • How Real Estate Developers Think

    How Real Estate Developers Think
    av Peter Hendee Brown

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224054

    Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find thems…

  • The Disaster Experts

    The Disaster Experts
    av Scott Gabriel Knowles

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222463

    In the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, many are asking what, if anything, can be done to prevent large-scale disasters. How is it that we know more about the hazards of modern American life than ever before, yet the nation faces ever-increasing…

  • Perspectives on Fair Housing

    Perspectives on Fair Housing

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252750

    Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibited discrimination in the sale, rent, and financing of housing based on race, religion, and national origin. However, manifold historical and contemporary forces, driv…

  • New Towns for the Twenty-First Century

    New Towns for the Twenty-First Century

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251913

    New towns—large, comprehensively planned developments on newly urbanized land—boast a mix of spaces that, in their ideal form, provide opportunities for all of the activities of daily life. From garden cities to science cities, new capit…

  • My Storm

    My Storm
    av Edward J. Blakely

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243857

    Edward J. Blakely has been called upon to help rebuild after some of the worst disasters in recent American history, from the San Francisco Bay Area's 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks in New York. Yet none of these jobs compar…

  • How Real Estate Developers Think

    How Real Estate Developers Think
    av Peter Hendee Brown

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247053

    Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find thems…

  • Design After Decline

    Design After Decline
    av Brent D. Ryan

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223040

    Almost fifty years ago, America's industrial cities—Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and others—began shedding people and jobs. Today they are littered with tens of thousands of abandoned houses, shuttered factories, and vaca…

  • Neighborhood and Life Chances

    Neighborhood and Life Chances

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222654

    Does the place where you lived as a child affect your health as an adult? To what degree does your neighbor's success influence your own potential? The importance of place is increasingly recognized in urban research as an important variable in unde…

  • Miami Transformed

    Miami Transformed
    av Manny Diaz

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222944

    Six-year-old Manuel Diaz and his mother first arrived at Miami's airport in 1961 with little more than a dime for a phone call to their relatives in the Little Havana neighborhood. Forty years after his flight from Castro's Cuba, attorney Manny Diaz…

  • Miami Transformed

    Miami Transformed
    av Manny Diaz

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244649

    Six-year-old Manuel Diaz and his mother first arrived at Miami's airport in 1961 with little more than a dime for a phone call to their relatives in the Little Havana neighborhood. Forty years after his flight from Castro's Cuba, attorney Manny Diaz…

  • Slums

    Slums

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247947

    Large numbers of people in urbanizing regions in the developing world live and work in unplanned settlements that grow through incremental processes of squatting and self-building. Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work shows that unauthorized…

  • Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change

    Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251142

    In the history of planning, the design of an entire community prior to its construction is among the oldest traditions. Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change explores the twenty-first-century fortunes of planned communities around t…

  • Growing Greener Cities

    Growing Greener Cities

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220377

    Nineteenth-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted described his most famous project, the design of New York's Central Park, as "a democratic development of highest significance." Over the years, the significance of green in civic life has…

  • Urban Tomographies

    Urban Tomographies
    av Martin H. Krieger

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243048

    Tomography is a method of exploring a phenomenon through a large number of examples or perspectives. In medical tomography, such as a CAT scan, two-dimensional slices or images of a three-dimensional organ are used to envision the organ itself. Urba…

  • America's Waterfront Revival

    America's Waterfront Revival
    av Peter Hendee Brown

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812241228

    Since the early years of the twentieth century, public authorities have been providing an enormous share of the public infrastructure in the United States and have shaped our urban environment in powerful ways. Politicians have continued to create n…

  • Street Commerce

    Street Commerce
    av Andres Sevtsuk

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252200

    A comprehensive analysis of the issues involved in planning for and facilitating successful street commerce Street commerce has gained prominence in urban areas, where demographic shifts such as increasing numbers of single people and childless "emp…

  • Governing the Fragmented Metropolis

    Governing the Fragmented Metropolis
    av Christina D. Rosan

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248555

    Today the challenges facing our nation's metropolitan regions are enormous: demographic change, aging infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban sprawl, spatial segregation, gentrification, education, housing affordability, regi…

  • The Other Philadelphia Story

    The Other Philadelphia Story
    av Ram A. Cnaan

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812239492

    For people living in U.S. cities, social services come not only from the government but increasingly also from local religious communities. Ever since the Clinton administration's welfare reform, faith-based institutions, and especially congregation…

  • The University and Urban Revival

    The University and Urban Revival
    av Judith Rodin

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812240221

    In the last quarter of the twentieth century, urban colleges and universities found themselves enveloped by the poverty, crime, and physical decline that afflicted American cities. Some institutions turned inward, trying to insulate themselves rathe…

  • Transforming the Urban University

    Transforming the Urban University
    av Richard M. Freeland

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251210

    In Transforming the Urban University, Richard M. Freeland reviews how Northeastern University in Boston, historically an access-oriented, private urban university serving commuter students from modest backgrounds and characterized by limited academi…

  • Why Don't American Cities Burn?

    Why Don't American Cities Burn?
    av Michael B. Katz

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222807

    At 1:27 on the morning of August 4, 2005, Herbert Manes fatally stabbed Robert Monroe, known as Shorty, in a dispute over five dollars. It was a horrific yet mundane incident for the poor, heavily African American neighborhood of North Philadelphia&…

  • How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development

    How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252255

    A collection of international case studies that demonstrate the importance of ideas to urban political development Ideas, interests, and institutions are the "holy trinity" of the study of politics. Of the three, ideas are arguably the hardest with…

  • Global Downtowns

    Global Downtowns

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223224

    Global Downtowns reconsiders one of the defining features of urban life—the energy and exuberance that characterize downtown areas—within a framework of contemporary globalization and change. It analyzes the iconic centers of global citi…

  • Revitalizing American Cities

    Revitalizing American Cities

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245554

    Small and midsized cities played a key role in the Industrial Revolution in the United States as hubs for the shipping, warehousing, and distribution of manufactured products. But as the twentieth century brought cheaper transportation and faster co…