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Breakthrough communities : sustainability and justice in the next American metropolis

Author: M Paloma Pavel
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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Activists, analysts, and practitioners describe innovative strategies that promote healthy neighborhoods, fair housing, and accessible transportation throughout America's cities and suburbs.

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Breakthrough communities.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008039033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Paloma Pavel
OCLC Number: 929272368
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 446 p.) : ill.
Contents: Series foreword / by Robert Gottlieb --
Foreword / by Carl Anthony --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Roots of the regional equity movement and the reinterpretation of metropolitan space --
Moving beyond apartheid in America's metro regions --
From bootstrap community development to regional equity / Cynthia M. Duncan --
Scaling up: regional equity and the revitalization of progressive politics / Angela Glover Blackwell and Manuel Pastor --
Reinterpreting metropolitan space as a strategy for social justice / John A. Powell --
Environment, transportation, and land use in the quest for racial justice --
The roots of environmental justice / Peggy M. Shepard and Kizzy, Charles-Guzman --
Addressing urban transportation equity in the United States / Robert D. Bullard --
Race, class, and real estate / Sheryll Cashin --
Geographic context, sustainability, and regional equity development and opportunity in small towns and rural communities / Cynthia M. Duncan and Priscilla Salant --
Katrina is everywhere: lessons from the Gulf Coast / Amy Liu and Bruce Katz --
Growing together, or growing apart? Central Labor Councils and Regional Equity (San Francisco Bay Area) / Amy Dean --
Breakthrough stories and strategies in the quest for regional equity --
Saying no to forces destroying the community --
Rekindling hope in Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) / David Goldberg --
Closing the gaps: the national vacant properties campaign / Don Chen --
Neighbors building neighborhoods: community stewardship to revitalize mid-size cities (Rochester, New York) / Mayor William A. Johnson, Jr --
Transforming brownfield communities: the Naugatuck Valley Project (New England) / Kenneth Galdston --
Getting grounded in place, time, and community --
Community activism for creative rebuilding of neighborhoods (Chicago, Illinois) / Mary Nelson and Stephen McCullough --
Opportunity-based housing in Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia) / Steve Lerner --
A regional approach to affordable housing / Hattie Dorsey --
Preserving Heirsa property in coastal South Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina) / Faith R. Rivers and Jennie Stephens --
Exploring new horizons: connecting local struggles to global and regional stories --
LAX rising (Los Angeles, California) / Danny Feingold --
Community benefits agreements: a strategy for renewing our cities / Greg Leroy --
Reshaping a region after September 11 (New York Metro Region) / Robert Yaro, Chris Jones, Petra Todorovich, and Nicolas Ronderos --
Faith-based organizing for metro equity in Detroit / Victoria Kovari --
Values, vision, and message: the spirit of metro equity / Greg Galluzzo, Mike Kruglik, and Rev. Cheryl Rivera --
Saying yes: framing regional collaborations to win --
Bridging the Bay: university/community collaborations (San Francisco Bay Area) / Manuel Pastor, Rachel Rosner, Juliet Ellis, and Elizabeth Tan --
Poor city, rich region: confronting poverty in Camden : from dependency to sustainability in Camden, New Jersey / Howard Gillette, Jr --
The "inside game": a reinvestment strategy / Jeremy Nowak --
The "outside game": can faith move mountain-less New Jersey? / David Rusk --
Farms to schools: promoting urban health, combating sprawl, and advancing community food systems (Southern California) / Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, and Anupama Joshi --
Regional equity and the future of sustainable metropolitan communities --
Building the capacity of the regional equity movement --
Building the capacity of the regional equity movement / Angela Glover Blackwell and L. Benjamin Starrett --
Reaching out to new strategic partners --
Business, grassroots, and the regional agenda / Bart Harvey --
Measuring success: using metrics in support of regional equity / David Rusk --
Networking for social justice: the African American forum on race and regionalism / Deeohn Ferris --
Sharing the new story: regional equity and strategic media / Andrea Torrice and Ellen Schneider --
Uncovering global linkages for sustainable metropolitan communities --
Climate change and the quest for regional equity / Van Jones --
A global perspective: community-driven solutions to urban poverty / Celine Cruz and David Satterthwaite --
Beyond segregation, toward a shared vision of our regions / Myron Orfield --
Resources --
Bibliography --
Contributor bios --
Authors' organizations --
Index.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: edited by M. Paloma Pavel.

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