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

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

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Regenerating Dixie

|9780822945642|Electric Energy and the Modern South| Regenerating Dixie is the first book that traces the electrification of the US South from the 1880s to the 1970s. It emphasizes that electricity was not solely the result of technological innovation or federal intervention. Instead, it was a multifaceted process that influenced, and was influenced by, environmental alterations, political machinations, business practices, and social matters. Although it generally hewed to national and global patterns, southern electrification charted a distinctive and instructive path and, despite orthodoxies to the contrary, stood at the cutting edge of electrification from the late 1800s onward. Its story speaks…

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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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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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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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