Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development

Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development

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Neoliberalism on the Ground

|9780822946014|Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present|Architecture and urbanism have contributed to one of the most sweeping transformations of our times. Over the past four decades, neoliberalism has been not only a dominant paradigm in politics but a process of bricks and mortar in everyday life. Rather than to ask what a neoliberal architecture looks like, or how architecture represents neoliberalism, this volume examines the multivalent role of architecture and urbanism in geographically variable yet interconnected processes of neoliberal transformation across scales—from China, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, Britain, Sweden, and Czechoslovakia. Analyzing how buildings…

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Twentieth Century Pittsburgh Volume 1

|9780822955511|Government, Business, and Environmental Change|Roy Lubove's Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh is a pioneering analysis of elite driven, post-World War II urban renewal in a city once disdained as “hell with the lid off.” The book continues to be invaluable to anyone interested in the fate of America's beleaguered metropolitan and industrial centers.| Roy Lubove|| History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA) Political Science / General Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development

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Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume Two

|9780822955665|The Post-Steel Era|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.| Roy Lubove|| History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA) Political Science / General Political Science / Public Policy…

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The Politics of Place

|9780822958901|Contentious Urban Redevlopment in Pittsburgh| In urban America, large-scale redevelopment is a frequent news item. Many proposals for such redevelopment are challenged—sometimes successfully, and other times to no avail. The Politics of Place considers the reasons for these outcomes by examining five cases of contentious redevelopment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between 1949 and 2000. In four of these cases, the challengers to redevelopment failed to create the conditions necessary for strong democratic participation. In the fifth case—the proposed reconstruction of Pittsburgh’s downtown retail district (1997–2000)—challengers succeeded, and Crowley describes the crucial role of independent nonprofit organizations in bringing about this result….

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A Negotiated Landscape

|9780822964179|The Transformation of San Francisco’s Waterfront since 1950|A Negotiated Landscape examines the transformation of San Francisco’s iconic waterfront from the eve of its decline in 1950 to the turn of the millennium. What was once a major shipping port is now best known for leisure and entertainment. To understand this landscape Jasper Rubin not only explores the built environment but also the major forces that have been at work in its redevelopment. While factors such as new transportation technology and economic restructuring have been essential to the process and character of the waterfront’s transformation, the impact of local, grassroots efforts…

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