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The new urban renewal : the economic transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville

Auteur: Derek S Hyra
Uitgever: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"Two of the most celebrated black neighborhoods in the United States--Harlem in New York City and Bronzeville in Chicago--were once plagued by crime, drugs, and abject poverty. But now both have transformed into increasingly trendy and desirable neighborhoods with old buildings being rehabbed, new luxury condos being built, and banks opening branches in areas that were once redlined. In The New Urban Renewal, Derek  Meer lezen...
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Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Derek S Hyra
ISBN: 9780226366043 0226366049
OCLC-nummer: 167503291
Beschrijving: xvii, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Inhoud: Building a theoretical framework of urban transformation --
What's globalization got to do with it? --
The new urban renewal, part 1: The empowerment zones --
The new urban renewal, part 2: Public housing reforms --
City politics and black protest --
Racial-uplift? Intra-racial class conflict --
Conclusion : a revisit to urban theory and policy --
Appendix A: demographic information --
Appendix B: community areas in New York City and Chicago --
Appendix C: public housing data --
Appendix D: the comparative, vertical ethnographic approach.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Derek S. Hyra.
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Two of the most celebrated black neighborhoods in the United States - Harlem in New York City and Bronzeville in Chicago - were once plagued by crime, drugs, and abject poverty. But now both have  Meer lezen...

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