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Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods
Achievements, Opportunities, and Limits

Edited by:
  • W Dennis Keating - Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Norman Krumholz - Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland State University, USA

Volume: 5

August 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods presents a timely look at some of the most troubled neighborhoods in eight American cities: Atlanta, Camden, Chicago, Cleveland, East Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. The authors, W. Dennis Keating and Norman Krumholz, review past federal policies and early assessments of the latest federal initiative, the Empowerment Zone. They find some signs of revival even in the most distressed urban neighborhoods, but often as an overlay to persistent poverty and social problems. The case studies emphasize the important roles played by Community Development Corporations, and the book concludes with an analysis of the future prospects for distressed urban neighborhoods.

W Dennis Keating
Introduction
W Dennis Keating
Federal Policy and Poor Urban Neighborhoods
Larry Keating
Atlanta
Peoplestown - Resilience and Tenacity versus Institutional Hostility  
Robert A Catlin
Camden, New Jersey
Urban Decay and the Absence of Public-Private Partnerships  
Robert Giloth
Chicago
Community Building on Chicago's West Side - North Lawndale 1960-1997  
Norman Krumholz
Cleveland
The Hough and Central Neighborhoods - Empowerment Zones and Other Urban Policies  
Mittie O Chandler
Detroit
Staying the Course - Detroit's Struggle to Revitalize the Inner City  
Kenneth Reardon
East St Louis, Illinois
Promoting Community Development through Empowerment Planning  
Ali Modarres
Los Angeles
Borders to Poverty - Empowerment Zones and Spatial Politics of Development  
Dennis E Gale
Miami
The Overtown Neighborhood - A Generation of Revitalization Strategies Gone Awry  
Tom Angotti
New York
Challenges Facing Neighborhoods in Distress  
W Dennis Keating and Norman Krumholz
Future Prospects for Distressed Urban Neighborhoods

". . .a useful book, clearly written. . .accessible for students of urban studies and the practitioners who wish to know about the American efforts to deal with the problems of distressed neighborhoods." 

Ali Madanipour
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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