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Business Improvement Districts in the United States : Private Government and Public Consequences.

Author: Abraham Unger
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016.
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This book examines how privatization has transformed cities, particularly through the role of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the revitalization of America's downtown. These public-private partnerships between property owners and municipal government have developed retail strips across the United States into lifestyle and commercial hubs. BIDs are non-profit community organizations with the public power to  Read more...
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Unger, Abraham.
Business Improvement Districts in the United States : Private Government and Public Consequences.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Unger
ISBN: 9783319322940 331932294X
OCLC Number: 963662349
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents: Dedication ; Preface; Contents; List of Figures ; Chapter 1: Privatization in€the€Neighborhood; Public-Private Partnerships: The€Case of€Business Improvement Districts; The Question of€BIDs and€Local Democracy; Literature and€Case Studies; Private Government Theory: Private Organizations Are Governments; Voluntary Associations: Private Governments Without Democracy; Privatization Theory: The€Benchmarks of€Privateness; Public Administration Theory: The€Benchmarks of€Publicness; Approaches; Notes; Chapter 2: The Structure of€Bids: Public-Private Hybrids; Why Organizational Structure Matters. How BIDs Blend Publicness and€Privateness: Formal StructurePublicness and€Privateness: Criteria; Accountability; Scope of€Mission; Autonomy; Comparative Survey; CIDs, TIFs, SADs, and€BIDs: A€Question of€Aims; CIDs and€BIDs: Similar Except in€Outlook; BIDs and€Current Trends in€Urban Public-Private Partnerships: TIFs, SADs, and€the€Love of€Private Money; Conclusions: The€Extremely Public and€Private Lives of€BIDs; Notes; Chapter 3: The Real Lives of€BIDs; Introduction; Approach; Grand Central Partnership; The Corporate BID; Union Square Partnership; The Neighborhood BID; The 47th Street BID. The Industry BIDColumbus Avenue BID; The Retail BID; The North Flatbush Avenue BID; The Activist BID; The White Plains Road BID; The Mom-and-Pop BID; Conclusions: Implications of€BID Diversity; Notes; Chapter 4: How BIDs Behave: Publicness and€Privateness in€BID Organizational Life; Mission and€Activities; Decision-Making; Constituency Relations; Fundraising; Understanding BID Behaviors; Hypotheses; Budget Size; Organizational Culture; Analytical Structure; Case Studies: Findings; Scope of€Mission and€Activities; Decision-Making Norms; Constituency Relations; Fundraising Strategies. Budget or Culture?Why BIDs Behave the€Way They Do; Budget: Not the€Cause, but the€Symptom; Mission and€Activities; Decision-Making Norms; Constituency Relations; Fundraising; Summary and€Conclusions; Culture: Self-Image Is Everything; Mission and€Activities; Decision-Making Norms; Constituency Relations; Fundraising; Summary and€Conclusions; Notes; Chapter 5: DSBS and€BIDs: Advocacy, Not Oversight; The Mechanics of€Municipal Oversight; Grand Central Partnership; Union Square Partnership; 47th Street BID; Columbus Avenue BID; North Flatbush Avenue BID; White Plains Road BID. Advocacy, Not OversightExplanations; DSBS: Always the€Promoter and€Still the€Overseer; Conclusions; Notes; Chapter 6: Epilogue; Theoretical Possibilities: Publicness and€Privateness Illuminated; Notes; References; Interviews; Index.

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