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Norman Street Revisited: Claiming a Right to New York City

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter opens with a brief discussion of the production of urban space and the historical contributions of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs to the structuring of New York City. The section that ... More


Alternate: Jane Jacobs’ legacy

Peter J. Taylor, Geoff O’Brien, and Phil O’Keefe

in Cities Demanding the Earth: A New Understanding of the Climate Emergency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529210477
eISBN:
9781529210514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210477.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter provides a description of Jane Jacobs’ legacy beyond her famous intervention into city planning. Five aspects of her work are highlighted. First and foremost she was a knowledge builder, ... More


Cities Demanding the Earth: A New Understanding of the Climate Emergency

Peter Taylor, Geoff O'Brien, and Phil O'Keefe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529210477
eISBN:
9781529210514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210477.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Current climate change policy is necessary but insufficient. This is because the basic modus operandi – presenting scientific evidence to states for them to take action - misrepresents the complex ... More


Declarations: Root and Branch Unthinking

Peter J. Taylor, Geoff O’Brien, and Phil O’Keefe

in Cities Demanding the Earth: A New Understanding of the Climate Emergency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529210477
eISBN:
9781529210514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210477.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter takes the failure of current climate change policy as a given and seeks explanations and ways forward. Policy-making should be firmly grounded in the essential nature of anthropogenic ... More


Cities, Human Capital, and Economic Development

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter emphasizes the common elements in the works of Jane Jacobs and Professor Robert Lucas on economic development. Both shed light on significant failures of the standard neoclassical model ... More


Reset: Anthropogenic Climate Change Is Urban, not Modern

Peter J. Taylor, Geoff O’Brien, and Phil O’Keefe

in Cities Demanding the Earth: A New Understanding of the Climate Emergency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529210477
eISBN:
9781529210514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210477.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This is the second chapter on unthinking, specifically building a new narrative to show anthropogenic climate change is not a result of modern industrial society rather it has a much deeper pedigree ... More


On Planning Necropolis

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the use of fear in the written critiques of postwar redevelopment in New York City. With a special emphasis on the celebrated urban thinker Jane Jacobs, it examines how ... More


Chicago and American Urbanism

in The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the lesson that can be learned by urban redevelopment in Chicago and comments on the alternative scenarios offered in Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class and ... More


“Eloquent Reminders of Sailing and Shipbuilding”: How the Seaport and World Trade Center (Re)made Fulton Street

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by the South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center in (re)making Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. It begins with a discussion of the dispute involving ... More


Wresting the New From the Once Modern

in The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042930
eISBN:
9780226042954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines urban redevelopment in Chicago. It explores the strategies used to replan and rebuild local public housing communities and the logic of public housing redevelopment in ... More


The Siege of Harlem and Its Commune

Myka Tucker-Abramson

in Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282708
eISBN:
9780823286195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282708.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Warren Miller’s Siege of Harlem is a strange and vexing novel that draws on the “internal colony” thesis of black power thinkers and imagines Harlem’s secession from the United States. It is also a ... More


Suburban Networks and Urban Villages: Community and the Built Environment

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter interrogates the built environment with respect to its compatibility with thick community. Echoing and extending the analyses of Jane Jacobs and Ray Oldenburg, it is argued that much of ... More


Modeling the Dynamics of Urban Growth

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines models of modern urban growth. It looks back at the ideas proposed by economist David Ricardo almost two centuries ago about the importance of trade for economic development and ... More


A Look Beyond Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This is a transitional chapter that removes the primary focus from Los Angeles. First, Soja discusses his critical spatial perspective, summarizing key ideas from Postmodern Geographies, Thirdspace, ... More


The Barcelona Model of Urban Transformation

in Thinking Barcelona: Ideologies of a Global City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318320
eISBN:
9781846317873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317873.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the Barcelona model of urban transformation in relation to two urban theories: Kenneth Frampton's program of Critical Regionalism, and Jane Jacobs' call for a new urbanism ... More


New Ideas from Old Things in Oakland

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter opens the book by introducing key players and key nodes in the history of the charitable landscape in California; putting voluntary associations in context; explaining understandings of ... More


Creating Wealth: It Takes a City and Also Much More

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190053710
eISBN:
9780190053741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053710.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter returns to the question at the heart of economics as a social science since Adam Smith and his seminal work on the origins of wealth. Why are some nations rich and others poor? The focus ... More


The Road Versus the Street

Anna Greenspan

in Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the West, the utopian ideal of the modern city was subjected to an intense — and ultimately devastating — critique. The contours of this debate were shaped in twentieth century New York, which ... More


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