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Post-industrial America : metropolitan decline & inter-regional job shifts

Author: George Sternlieb; James W Hughes; Rutgers University. Center for Urban Policy Research.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey, ©1975.
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"Metropolitan and regional economic and demographic shifts - now manifested in the stagnation or decline of America's old industrial region - pose consequences more far-reaching than the urban-suburban shifts which have heretofore claimed public attention. This collection of original essays examines why the focus of development is shifting away from older metropolitan regions and begins to mold policy in regard to a  Read more...
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Post-industrial America.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey, ©1975
(OCoLC)569658568
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Sternlieb; James W Hughes; Rutgers University. Center for Urban Policy Research.
ISBN: 088285027X 9780882850276
OCLC Number: 2049831
Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section I : The trendlines and patterns of change --
The national setting : regional shifts, metropolitan decline, and urban decay / Vincent P. Barbara --
Recent economic trends in the major Northeastern metropolises / Michael R. Greenberg and Nicholas J. Valente --
Is the New York region the prototype? / George Sternlieb and James W. Hughes --
Changing growth patterns : the case of New York State / John E. Smith and Michael J. Batutis, Jr. --
Section II : Underlying processes and problems --
The decline of the aging metropolis : cultural bases and social process / Brian J.L. Berry --
Economic processes and employment problems in declining metoropolitan ares / Wilbur Thompson --
The declining and growing metropolis-a fiscal comparison / Thomas Muller --
Implications of declining metropolitan population on housing markets / John F. Kain --
Section III : Planning and policy dimensions --
Social and political ramifications of metropolitan decline / Nathan Glazer --
The dilemmas of governmental responses / Roger Starr --
Epilogue --
Effluents and successes in declining metropolitan areas / Roger Starr --
The trendline validity / The Census Bureau representatives --
Discontinuities and long-term processes / John F. Kain --
The resynthesis of growth / Wilbur Thompson --
Growth cycles and the costs of growth / Thomas Muller --
Interventions in long-term processes / Brian J.L. Berry.
Responsibility: edited by George Sternlieb and James W. Hughes.

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"Metropolitan and regional economic and demographic shifts - now manifested in the stagnation or decline of America's old industrial region - pose consequences more far-reaching than the urban-suburban shifts which have heretofore claimed public attention. This collection of original essays examines why the focus of development is shifting away from older metropolitan regions and begins to mold policy in regard to a number of vexing issues: jobs and earnings, labor force characteristics, housing supplies, public expenditures, land use, tax delinquency and abandonment, and the struggle for racial equality. George Sternlieb and James W. Hugues have focused on three approaches to metropolitan change: examining the economic and demographic trendlines, analyzing the causes underlying the statistics, and considering the policy implications of stagnation or decline in our older cities."--Jacket.

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