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Urban Renewal and the Prospects of a Free and Open Society

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 6 demonstrates the limitations of “black business activism” during the 1960s while focusing on urban renewal in Durham, North Carolina. Durham’s urban renewal program began in 1958, as a ... More


New Institutions for a New Governing Agenda

Joel Rast

in The Origins of the Dual City: Housing, Race, and Redevelopment in Twentieth-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661445
eISBN:
9780226661612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661612.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the push for institutional change that accompanied the shift from the paradigm of privatism to that of public-private redevelopment partnerships in mid-twentieth century ... More


Civil society organizations and local governance in Hong Kong

Eliza Wing-yee Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines political organisation in Hong Kong from the point of view of local governance, and argues that the post-colonial government has continued to rely on structures and machinery ... More


Sin, Slums, and Shady Characters: Fighting Vice in the Detroit-Windsor Region

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In response to the visibility of vice, communities groups, activists, city residents, and government officials came together to fight what they saw as immoral industries destroying their cities. ... More


Bulldozing Jim Crow

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first of two chapters that explore the processes by which government officials removed formal Jim Crow while preserving key aspect of residential segregation. “Bulldozing Jim Crow,” in ... More


The Motoring Public and Neighborhood Erasure: The Culture and Practice of Postwar Transportation Planning

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the period immediately following World War II, the federal government made tremendous investments in urban renewal and highway infrastructure. Many of the city's largest downtown-based ... More


The Urban/Suburban Divide

Llana Barber

in Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631349
eISBN:
9781469631363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One locates the roots of Lawrence's economic decline in suburban development from World War II until 1980. It focuses on white flight from the city and the divergent housing markets that ... More


Introduction: Reputation as History

Douglas A. Boyd and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134086
eISBN:
9780813135892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction presents the scenario of a neighborhood that was branded with the reputation as the “bad-part-of-town” and how an oral history project challenged outsider's perceptions of this ... More


Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism

Myka Tucker-Abramson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282708
eISBN:
9780823286195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282708.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Novel Shocks argues that the political and cultural origins of neoliberalism lie in the battles over suburban and urban space in the 1950s and early 1960s. At the end of World War II, Harry Truman’s ... More


Redevelopment Planning and Distributive Justice in the American Metropolis

Susan S. Fainstein

in Justice and the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676125
eISBN:
9781452947822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676125.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the redevelopment policy, intended to improve the quality and efficiency of existing cities and of suburbs. It examines the forces shaping American redevelopment policy and its ... More


On Feeling Bad at the Zoo

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Zoo Renewal is not an attempt to explain away or fix that sinking feeling we might experience when looking at a living animal in its zoo enclosure; its tonalities may well exceed interpretation or ... More


How Long? How Long?: Mounting Frustration within the Black Majority, 1956–1968

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with urban renewal, which destroyed the entire quadrant of Southwest Washington in the late 1950s. The catastrophic impact of urban renewal helped catalyze an era of grassroots ... More


Zoo Slum Clearance in Washington, D.C.

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Two traces the revitalization of the National Zoo through twenty years of master planning. I situate changes in the zoo’s physical geography as symptomatic of and responsive to a civic ... More


Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Lisa Uddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Why do we feel bad at the zoo? In a fascinating counterhistory of American zoos in the 1960s and 1970s, Lisa Uddin revisits the familiar narrative of zoo reform, from naked cages to more naturalistic ... More


“Jobs and Homes … Freedom”: Working-Class Struggles against Postwar Urban Inequality

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 uncovers the links between jobs and public housing. From the vantage point of overlooked historical actors, the chapter examines the massive urban renewal programs that razed black ... More


Shame and the Naked Cage

Lisa Uddin

in Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816679119
eISBN:
9781452950587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679119.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter One, focuses on the seminal role of the “naked cage” as a widely condemned design staple by tracking its iterations across radically different sites of zoo revitalization, and the specific ... More


Stories of Neighborhood Abandonment, Degradation, and Transformation

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 3 presents the baseline conditions of historical marginalization and environmental degradation that activists in CayoHueso, Casc Antic, and Dudley faced. It outlines the history of each ... More


Unfair Housing

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

in Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653662
eISBN:
9781469653686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653662.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Great Migration saw millions of African Americans move from rural areas to cities between the 1940s and 1970s. The existence of segregated housing meant that African Americans were forced into ... More


Toward Wal-Mart: The Death of the Department Store Movement

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book concludes with an examination of the relocation of department stores to suburban shopping centers and the Sears, Roebuck, and Company affirmative action cases. Mass suburbanization, the rise ... More


Gordon Matta-Clark’s Anarchitecture

Erin Wallace

in Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘anarchitecture’ applied anarchist strategies of mutual-aid, direct action, and critiques of property to urban spaces in a bid to destabilize the top-down procedures of ... More


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