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The fires : how a computer formula burned down New York City--and determined the future of American cities

Author: Joe Flood
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contends that computer remodeling of 1970s-era New York City led to the withdrawal of fire protection services from poor neighborhoods that burned down and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Flood
ISBN: 9781594488986 1594488983 9781594485060 1594485062
OCLC Number: 426803857
Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Note on Sourcing and Phrasing --
1. The War Years --
2. The Fireman and the Reformer --
3. The Hangman's Trap --
4. Of Whiz Kids and Think Tanks --
5. Enter the Poet --
6. The Fire Next Door --
7. How the Other Half Thinks --
8. Red Lines and White Flight --
9. Of Riots and Airmail --
10. O'Hagan's Choice --
11. Going Along to Get Along --
12. Quantifying the Unquantifiable --
13. A Disproportionate Share of the Economies --
14. New Math --
15. The Fiscal Crisis Kool-Aid Acid Test --
16. Waldbaum's Revisited --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Joe Flood.
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Contends that computer remodeling of 1970s-era New York City led to the withdrawal of fire protection services from poor neighborhoods that burned down and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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