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Will the US cities recover?

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, 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/9781847426833.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes how the three larger industrial cities of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia responded to the urban crisis. It explains that programmes of renewal evolved in US cities ... More


Between economic revival and social disruption: the redevelopment of Greater Downtown and the emergence of new socio-spatial inequalities

René Kreichauf

in Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327868
eISBN:
9781447327882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327868.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes Detroit’s approaches to redeveloping its Downtown and Midtown and the consequences for the urban society. To do so, it briefly presents neo-Marxist perspectives on the study of ... More


Domestic Property

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the owners and tenants of urban property. It analyses the gendered characteristics of the property market as well as the changing value of property prices and rents and their ... More


Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Anne Power

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Through a close look at major British cities, using Birmingham as a case study, the book explores the origins of Britain's acute urban decline and sprawling exodus; the reasons why ‘one size doesn't ... More


Introduction

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter outlines seven of the book’s key arguments (detailed below) while introducing new concepts such as legal segregation, policy-driven segregation, popular segregation, suburban redlining, ... More


Epilogue: “America Is a Thousand Flints”

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The deindustrialization of Flint made cynics out of all but the most optimistic Vehicle City boosters. Nevertheless, many civic leaders remained hopeful about the city’s fate and rejected the notion ... More


Mainlining along the Line: Building a Transnational Drug Market

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/9781469625201.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the heroin economy that developed during the late-1940s and 1950s. Americans and Canadians bought and sold narcotics, and mingled with other users in the border cities' bars, ... More


The role of housing in city economic performance

Geoffrey Meen and Mark Andrew

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of housing in the economic performance of cities in Great Britain. It proposes a framework for the analysis of housing dynamics capable of explaining the emerging ... More


The Great Society, High and Low

in Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226684482
eISBN:
9780226684505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By early 1967 it was clear to most observers, and to the president himself, that the Great Society was running out of steam, and facing so many obstacles, Johnson began to wonder “why he had ever ... 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


Good Governance

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/9780801452505.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents Paul Grogan and Tony Proscio's study. The cities they examined experienced a so-called “renaissance”—recovery from urban decline such as an increasing number of youth who ... More


Boom and Bust

Mark Wild

in Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605234
eISBN:
9780226605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the peak and decline of the renewal movement. As the number of renewal ministries, both church-based and secular, continued to grow, competition and redundancy increasingly ... More


Condition of Uncertainty: Life in an Industrial Wasteland

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines both the absence of ideology and its hesitant return in Kyrgyzstan, with particular emphasis on hopeless situations and the concomitant glimmering of hope. Focusing on the ... More


Epilogue

Matthew Pehl

in The Making of Working-Class Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040429
eISBN:
9780252098840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue argues that worker religion, for a time, provided a powerful cultural template that rooted workers within traditional ideas of community, history, and morality, while also encouraging ... More


Struggling for the City

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/9781469631349.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Many white residents correlated the economic decline of the city with the contemporaneous Latino immigration and so scapegoated the city's newcomers for Lawrence's decline. Resisting Latino ... More


Secular Architecture and the Fate of the City

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

With the disruptions of the Transitional Period, many Byzantine cities were reduced to villages or simply abandoned. The evidence from Ephesus, Thessalonike, and elsewhere indicates loss of the urban ... More


Singing a Big Nine Blues Revolution

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp

in Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637273
eISBN:
9781469637297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 assesses the historic rise, ‘decline’, and ongoing revival of the East Ninth Street/Martin Luther King Blvd. corridor and neighbourhood. The work contends that public and institutional ... More


My Life as a Wonk

Colin Gordon

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author describes the two-way relationship that can exist between scholarship and engagement by drawing on his experience as an engaged scholar. He recounts how his traditional ... More


Conclusion: Why Cities Fail (Mainly, But Not Solely, an American Story)

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/9780190053710.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Why has the richest nation in the world produced dismal urban failures: stagnating Rustbelt cities and inner-city ghettos, breeding grounds for poverty and violence? At the same time, America has ... More


Epilogue

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue considers the developments in racial progress since the decades covered in this volume. It shows how millions of African Americans find themselves mired in poverty and trapped in a ... More


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