Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume Two

The Post-Steel Era

The book broadens our understanding of how late-twentieth-century American cities are adjusting to declining regional industries. It may serve as a model for additional analysis of the impact and direction of postindustrial economic forces and for evaluation of the important policy choices facing political, business, and cultural leaders.
Journal of American History

This volume traces the major decisions, events, programs, and personalities that transformed the city of Pittsburgh during its urban renewal project, which began in 1977. Roy Lubove demonstrates how the city showed united determination to attract high technology companies in an attempt to reverse the economic fallout from the decline of the local steel industry. Lubove also separates the successes from the failures, the good intentions from the actual results.

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Roy Lubove

Roy Lubove, was professor of social welfare and history at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of several books, including: The Progressives and the Slums; Social Welfare in Transition: Selected English Documents, 1834Ð1909and Community Planning in the 1920s: The Contribution of the Regional Planning Association of America.

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Roy Lubove