Unequal Partnerships: The Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment in Postwar America (American Public Life) pdf epub fb2

Unequal Partnerships: The Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment in Postwar America (American Public Life) by Gregory Squires pdf epub fb2

Unequal Partnerships: The Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment in Postwar America (American Public Life) Author: Gregory Squires
Title: Unequal Partnerships: The Political Economy of Urban Redevelopment in Postwar America (American Public Life)
ISBN: 0813514525
ISBN13: 978-0813514529
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Pages: 334 pages
Publisher: Rutgers University Press (September 1, 1989)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1258 kb
Size EPUB version: 1754 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




Unequal Partnerships explores urban development in American cities since World War II. Gregory D. Squires and other contributors examine what has long been a highly inequitable and destructive process of urban development. They look at the political and social assumptions and interests shaping redevelopment, the social and economic costs of development for the vast majority of urban residents, and alternative approaches emerging.The book begins with an overview of the ideological forces that have shaped urban economic development in the United States from the urban renewal days of the 1950s and 1960s through the celebration of public-private partnerships in the 1980s. Subsequent chapters examine specific cities in light of the consequences of development initiatives. These cities include those in declining rustbelt regions that are struggling with the consequences of deindustrialization (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee), as well as growing cities in the sunbelt (Louisville, New Orleans, Houston, and Sacramento). The book concludes with a discussion of promising policy alternatives.