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The transformative city : Charlotte's takeoffs and landings

Author: Wilbur C Rich
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"In The Transformative City, Wilbur C. Rich examines the intersection of infrastructure policies, civic boosterism, and the changing nature of American cities to illustrate the uniqueness of Charlotte, North Carolina. Rich explores the ways in which the development and success of Charlotte Douglas International Airport has in turn led to development in the city itself, including the growth of both the banking and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur C Rich
ISBN: 9780820356754 0820356751 9780820356761 082035676X
OCLC Number: 1122692646
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Charlotte as a City of Change --
Textile Charlotte Learns to Fly --
Postwar Years and the New Airport --
Charlotte in an Era of Deregulation --
Organizing the City's Greatest Asset --
The Pro-Growth Coalition and the Hired Help --
Meshing City Politics and the New Economy --
City Council Oversight Style --
The Plot That Failed.
Responsibility: Wilbur C. Rich.

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"In The Transformative City, Wilbur C. Rich examines the intersection of infrastructure policies, civic boosterism, and the changing nature of American cities to illustrate the uniqueness of Charlotte, North Carolina. Rich explores the ways in which the development and success of Charlotte Douglas International Airport has in turn led to development in the city itself, including the growth of both the banking and political sectors. Rich also examines the role the federal government had in airport development, banking and race relation reforms. The Transformative City traces the economic transformation of Charlotte as a city and its airport as an agent of change"--

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