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Evaluating Urban Governance: A Three-Part Framework

Sara Hughes

in Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740411
eISBN:
9781501740428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter develops a framework for understanding and evaluating the tools available to, and deployed by, city governments for governing, foregrounding the “how” of urban climate change mitigation. ... More


Progress or Pipe Dream?: Cities and Climate Change Mitigation

Sara Hughes

in Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740411
eISBN:
9781501740428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines how and why city governments have taken it upon themselves to set ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. More importantly, it raises the question of whether and how ... More


The Shifting Ambitions and Positions of City Governments

Sara Hughes

in Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740411
eISBN:
9781501740428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This introductory chapter discusses the shifting ambitions and positions of city governments. Once considered the purveyors of street repairs and sewer mains, city governments are now being heralded ... More


Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

David Sims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo, this book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the ... More


City Wards and Jacksonian Democracy

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter deals with the efforts by civil rights activists to undo at-large elections and the city commission form of government in Jackson, Mississippi, the state's capital and largest city. ... More


City Soviet and Commissariats, 1917–1920

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The move to establish the authority of the centre over a wayward and centrifugal society may be a common tendency of revolutionary governments, but the actual constitution of the new central ... More


Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

Sara Hughes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740411
eISBN:
9781501740428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740411.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

City governments are rapidly becoming society's problem solvers. As this book shows, nowhere is this more evident than in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto, where the cities' governments are ... More


Epilogue

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.13
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the changes to be observed in city government between 1200 and 1500. In these three hundred years, the Londoners evolved a system for governing the city and dealing with the ... More


Down in the Districts, 1917–1920

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A marked feature of the revolution was the coming into being of local institutions, a phenomenon which the Bolshevik seizure of power encouraged still further, but the subsequent process of ... More


Partnering with Caesar

in God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how activist African American churches in New York City began to employ church- associated community development corporations in the 1980s as their primary vehicles for ... More


Neighbourhood interventions: can small scale make a difference in big cities?

Anne Power, Jörg Plö, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the smaller-scale, more-local efforts of the seven European cities to reintegrate marginalised areas and populations. It explains that city governments usually develop targeted ... More


Ward 17

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

Mary P. Follett opened her Highland Union debating club for young male Irish immigrants in Roxbury at a time when some of the nation's leading political commentators, including Lincoln Steffens, were ... More


Perfect for Washington: Marion Barry and the Rise and Fall of Chocolate City, 1979–1994

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/9781469635866.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter opens with the sense of hope, optimism, and possibility that many D.C. residents shared in the early years of Mayor Marion Barry’s administration. Black activists and their allies who ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker

in Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Empowerment Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452505
eISBN:
9780801470912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452505.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter describes the U.S. federal government's Empowerment Zones (EZ) and Enterprise Communities (EC) initiative—a multibillion-dollar community revitalization effort to create ... More


Does Measuring Performance Lead to Better Performance?

Mary Bryna Sanger

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

Performance measurement, despite its widespread use by American cities, rarely leads to improved government or more efficient municipal management. Through contacts with organizations that track, ... More


Introduction

in God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the collaboration of African American churches with the city government. The first section of the book deals with the scope ... More


Decrepitude and Memory in the Landscape

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter turns to Daniel Libeskind's unbuilt proposal for the site of former SS barracks next to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. This plan was commissioned by the local city ... More


Cleanse

Amanda I. Seligman

in Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Some problems that block clubs confronted were too complex for low-budget, volunteer organizations to tackle on their own. To address issues such as deteriorating sidewalks, garbage collection, and ... More


Pushing Through the Doors of Resistance in the 1950s

Julie A. Gallagher

in Black Women and Politics in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036965
eISBN:
9780252094101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter follows a number of African American women in the postwar period further into party politics and into city government, and it charts the efforts of local renegades to launch political ... More


The Extent and Support of African American Churches' Collaboration with Government

in God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226642062
eISBN:
9780226642086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which examines the scope of African American churches' collaboration with the New York City government, analyzes why activist African American churches collaborate with government and ... More


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