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Exploring Urban America
An Introductory Reader

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September 1994 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"It is no easy matter to make a good selection of readings on exploring urban America, but Roger W. Caves does it excellently in a substantial collection published by Sage. . . . The collection is intended as an introductory reader, but it could also well serve as a main text in U.S. urban studies." --Barry Cullingworth Review An outstanding new introductory text, Exploring Urban America presents a collection of seminal articles gathered from top urban studies journals. This carefully edited and accessible collection of articles introduces undergraduate students to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies and urban affairs. As such, it investigates a variety of areas, including cities and urbanism, urban history, urban policy, economic development, community development, community services and infrastructure, housing, urban education, and growth. Each section of this reader begins with an introduction by a leading figure in the field. This text is skillfully synthesized and provides an accessible format that will serve well as an introductory reader/text for students of urban studies, political science, and public administration.

 
PART ONE: CITIES AND URBANISM
Timothy K Barnekov and Daniel Rich
Introduction to Cities and Urbanism
Anthony M Orum
Apprehending the City
The View from Above, Below, and Behind

 
Scott Greer
Urbanism and Urbanity
Cities in an Urban-Dominated Society

 
Norton E Long
The Citizenships
Local, State, and National

 
 
PART TWO: URBAN HISTORY
Carl Abbott
Introduction to Urban History
Cees D Eysberg
The Origins of the American Urban System
Historical Accident and Initial Advantage

 
Richard C Wade
The Enduring Ghetto
Urbanization and the Color Line in American History

 
 
PART THREE: URBAN POLICY
Robert J Waste
Introduction to Urban Policy
Mary K Nenno
Urban Policy Revisted
Issues Resurface with a New Urgency

 
William R Barnes
Urban Policies and Urban Impacts After Reagan
Robert Warren
National Urban Policy and the Local State
Paradoxes of Meaning, Action, and Consequences

 
Robert C Wood
People versus Places
The Dream Will Never Die

 
 
PART FOUR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Norman Krumholz
Introduction to Economic Development
Susan E Clarke and Gary L Gaile
The Next Wave
Postfederal Local Economic Development Strategies

 
Norman Krumholz
Equity and Local Economic Development
Elaine B Sharp and David R Elkins
The Politics of Economic Development Policy
Thomas A Clarke and Franklin J James
Women-Owned Businesses
Dimensions and Policy Issues

 
 
PART FIVE: COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Robert Warren
Introduction to Community Services and Infrastructure
Robert Warren, Mark S Rosentraub and Louis F Weschler
A Community Services Budget
Public, Private, and Third Sector Roles in Urban Services

 
Marshall Kaplan
Infrastructure Policy
Repetitive Studies, Uneven Response, Next Steps

 
Richard P Nathan
Needed
A Marshall Plan for Ourselves

 
 
PART SIX: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Margeret Wilder
Introduction to Community Development
Charles Bartsch
Government and Neighborhoods
Programs Promoting Community Development

 
Louise Jezierski
Neighborhoods and Public-Private Partnership in Pittsburg
John R Logan and Gordana Rabrenovic
Neighborhood Associations
Their Issues, Their Allies, and Their Opponents

 
 
PART SEVEN: URBAN HOUSING
Patricia Baron Pollak
Introduction to Housing
Peter Drier and W Dennis Keating
The Limits of Localism
Progressive Housing Policies in Boston, 1984-1989

 
Edward G Goetz
Local Government Support for Nonprofit Housing
A Survey of U.S. Cities

 
 
PART EIGHT: URBAN GROWTH
Nico Calavita
Introduction to Urban Growth
Ronald K Vogel and Bert E Swanson
The Growth Machine versus the Antigrowth Coalition
The Battle for Our Communities

 
Robyne S Turner
Growth Politics and Downtown Development
The Economic Imperative in Sunbelt Cities

 
 
PART NINE: URBAN EDUCATION
Jeffrey A Raffel
Introduction to Urban Education
Kenneth A Sirotnik
Improving Urban Schools in the Age of 'Restructuring'
Jean J Schensul and Thomas G Carroll
Visions of America in the 1990s and Beyond
Negotiating Cultural Diversity and Educational Change

 
Andrea G Zetlin et al
The Evolution of a University/Inner-City Partnership
A Case Study Account

 
Floyd W Hayes, III
Race, Urban Politics, and Education Policy-Making in Washington D.C.
A Community's Struggle for Quality Education

 

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