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A Place to Live

Nicole P. Marwell

in Bargaining for Brooklyn: Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226509068
eISBN:
9780226509082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509082.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter tells the story of what grew in the void left behind when the growth machine abandoned Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a neighborhood whose pre-World War II working-class, immigrant residents ... More


Urban Policy

James Lee

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains urban policy in Hong Kong. It points out at the very beginning of the chapter that urban policy should not be approached simply as finding technical means for technical problems ... More


Urban Growth Machines—But at What Scale?

Neil Brenner

in New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190627188
eISBN:
9780190627201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627188.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Urban and Rural Studies

Theories of the urban growth machine have long been a central analytical tool for contemporary research on urban governance. But in what sense are growth machines, in fact, “urban”? To what degree ... More


Gardens in the Growth Machine: Seattle’s P-Patch Program and the Pursuit of Permanent Community Gardens

Charlotte Glennie

in A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479834433
eISBN:
9781479809042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834433.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Community gardens have a complex relationship with urban growth and gentrification. This chapter draws on the history of Seattle’s P-Patch community gardens, which are well insulated from development ... More


The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Sharon Zukin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

The Innovation Complex shows how the new urban economy is being shaped by digital technology businesses and organizations, city government, and a tech-financial meritocracy. Looking closely at ... More


The Political Construction of Partnership

Josh Pacewicz

in Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226402550
eISBN:
9780226402727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402727.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how neoliberal reforms changed community leaders’ public culture. The chapter first engages with urban growth machine theory, regime theory, and various field theories of action, ... More


After Urban Renewal: Building Governance Constellations

Lawrence J. Vale

in After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190624330
eISBN:
9780190624361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624330.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 traces the changing nature of urban governance and participation between the 1940s and the present. It argues that much of HOPE VI variation is rooted in a city’s experience with earlier ... More


“Vast and Sudden Municipality”: Boosting and Lamenting Chicago’s Growth

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

An overview of Chicago’s first century as a city, tracing the expansion of Chicago’s real estate businesses, boosters, and suburbs, this chapter also analyzes literary reactions to Chicago’s early ... More


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