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vi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In less than a generation, the dominant image of American cities has transformed from one of crisis to revitalization. Poverty, violence, and distressed schools still make headlines, but central cities and older suburbs are attracting new residents and substantial capital investment. In most accounts, native-born empty nesters, their twentysomething children, and other educated professionals are credited as the agents of change. Yet in the past decade, policy makers and scholars across the United States have come to understand that immigrants are driving metropolitan revitalization at least as much and belong at the center of the story. Immigrants have repopulated central city neighborhoods and older suburbs, reopening shuttered storefronts and boosting housing and labor markets, in every region of the United States. Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States is the first book to document immigrant-led revitalization, with contributions by leading scholars across the social sciences. Offering radically new perspectives on both immigration and urban revitalization and examining how immigrants have transformed big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as newer destinations such as Nashville and the suburbs of Boston and New Jersey, the volume's contributors challenge traditional notions of revitalization, often looking at working-class communities. They explore the politics of immigration and neighborhood change, demolishing simplistic assumptions that dominate popular debates about immigration. They also show how immigrants have remade cities and regions in Latin America, Africa, and other places from which they come, linking urbanization in the United States and other parts of the world. Contributors: Kenneth Ginsburg, Marilynn S. Johnson, Michael B. Katz, Gary Painter, Robert J. Sampson, Gerardo Francisco Sandoval, A.K. Sandoval-Strausz, Thomas J. Sugrue, Rachel Van Tosh, Jacob L. Vigdor, Domenic Vitiello, Jamie Winders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249125 20170621
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
xv, 347 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Concentrated poverty, public housing reform, and the promise of integration
  • Theoretical assumptions and policy orientations
  • Mixed-income development in context: urban poverty, community development, and the transformation of public housing
  • Setting the stage: the neighborhood and development site contexts
  • From physical transformation to re-creating community: development strategies and inputs
  • Does social "mix" lead to social mixing?: emergent community and the nature of social interaction
  • Space, place, and social control: surveillance, regulation, and contested community
  • Development, neighborhood, and civic life: the question of broader integration
  • The promise and perils of mixed-income public housing transformation.
For many years Chicago's looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment-via the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation-has been perhaps the most startling change in the city's urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing in cities across the country, seeks to deconcentrate poverty by transforming high-poverty public housing complexes into mixed-income developments and thereby integrating once-isolated public housing residents into the social and economic fabric of the city. But is the Plan an ambitious example of urban regeneration or a not-so-veiled effort at gentrification? In the most thorough examination of mixed-income public housing redevelopment to date, Robert J. Chaskin and Mark L. Joseph draw on five years of field research, in-depth interviews, and volumes of data to demonstrate that while considerable progress has been made in transforming the complexes physically, the integrationist goals of the policy have not been met. They provide a highly textured investigation into what it takes to design, finance, build, and populate a mixed-income development, and they illuminate the many challenges and limitations of the policy as a solution to urban poverty. Timely and relevant, Chaskin and Joseph's findings raise concerns about the increased privatization of housing for the poor while providing a wide range of recommendations for a better way forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226164397 20160619
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
x, 251 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • U.S. mortgage market development and federal policy to the early 1990s
  • Mortgage market disparities and the dual regulatory system in the twentieth century
  • The high-risk revolution
  • Mortgage market breakdown : the contributions of transactional failures, conflicts of interest, and global capital surpluses
  • The economic and social costs of high-risk mortgage lending
  • High-risk lending and public policy, 1995-2008
  • Policies for fair, affordable, and sustainable mortgage markets.
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
xii, 388 p. : ill., facsims., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • 4432 Berkeley
  • The Black bourgeoisie meets the truly disadvantaged
  • White power, Black brokers
  • Remedies to "educational malpractice"
  • The case against public housing
  • The case for public housing
  • Avenging violence with violence
  • Conclusion.
In "Black on the Block", Mary Pattillo - a "Newsweek" Woman of the 21st Century - uses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago's North Kenwood - Oakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America.There was a time when North Kenwood - Oakland was plagued by gangs, drugs, violence, and the font of poverty from which they sprang. But in the late 1980s, activists rose up to tackle the social problems that had plagued the area for decades. "Black on the Block" tells the remarkable story of how these residents laid the groundwork for a revitalized and self-consciously black neighborhood that continues to flourish today. But theirs is not a tale of easy consensus and political unity, and here Pattillo teases out the divergent class interests that have come to define black communities like North Kenwood - Oakland.She explores the often heated battles between haves and have-nots, home owners and apartment dwellers, and newcomers and old-timers as they clash over the social implications of gentrification. Along the way, Pattillo highlights the conflicted but crucial role that middle-class blacks play in transforming such districts as they negotiate between established centers of white economic and political power and the needs of their less-fortunate black neighbors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226649320 20160528
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-204-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
viii, 235 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. The Evolution of Clinton Hill and Harlem-- 3. There Goes the Hood-- 4. Making Sense of Gentrification-- 5. Neighborhood Effects in a Changing Hood-- 6. Implications for Planning and Policy-- 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781592134373 20160528
"There Goes the 'Hood" analyzes the experience of gentrification for residents of two predominantly black New York City neighbourhoods. It thereby adds an important yet often overlooked perspective to debates on gentrification - the residents of formerly disinvested neighbourhoods themselves. Their perspectives suggest that neither gentrification is neither entirely threatening or redemptive for urban neighbourhoods. Rather, it can both offer a better life and threaten long-established communities. While residents appreciate the opportunities, they resent that it often takes full-scale gentrification to make their neighbourhoods nice. The concluding chapters of the book suggest ways for limiting the negative aspects of gentrification and new ways of thinking about gentrification and the inner city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781592134373 20160528
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01
xi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Wilson candidly discusses the social pathologies of the ghetto and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rise of this ghetto underclass; he then recommends a public policy agenda to improve the life chances of this group. 7 line drawings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226901305 20160605
Green Library
CSRE-156-01, SOC-156A-01, SOC-256A-01, URBANST-156A-01