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The Battle for Downtown

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Before the financial crash froze the motion of money, the plan to repopulate thinned-out downtowns had become an article of faith among advocates of low-carbon urbanism. Where else could the ... More


Present-day Pittsburgh

Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly L. Patterson, Li Yin, Molly Ranahan, and Laiyun Wu

in Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities: From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447327585
eISBN:
9781447327622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327585.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter examines core city revitalization strategies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It begins with a discussion of the structural causes of the city’s population decline, highlighting how ... More


Children in the Streets: Urban Governance in Cape Town City Center

Tony Roshan Samara

in Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyzes neoliberal governance in the urban core, where street children have emerged as central subjects. It explains categories and vocabularies of neoliberal governance on how the ... More


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