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The Resource The divided city : poverty and prosperity in urban America, Alan Mallach

The divided city : poverty and prosperity in urban America, Alan Mallach

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The divided city : poverty and prosperity in urban America
Title
The divided city
Title remainder
poverty and prosperity in urban America
Statement of responsibility
Alan Mallach
Title variation
Poverty and prosperity in urban America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation's heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities--and the people who live in them? In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach shows us what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He draws from his decades of experience working in America's cities, and pulls in insightful research and data, to spotlight these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social, and political context. Mallach explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. The Divided City offers strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity. Mallach makes a compelling case that these strategies must be local in addition to being concrete and focusing on people's needs--education, jobs, housing and quality of life. Change, he argues, will come city by city, not through national plans or utopian schemes. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, grounded picture of the transformation of America's older industrial cities. It is neither a dystopian narrative nor a one-sided "the cities are back" story, but a balanced picture rooted in the nitty-gritty reality of these cities. The Divided City is imperative for anyone who cares about cities and who wants to understand how to make today's urban revival work for everyone.--Amazon.com
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mallach, Alan
Dewey number
  • 307.34160973
  • 307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban renewal
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Equality
  • Urban poor
Label
The divided city : poverty and prosperity in urban America, Alan Mallach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: revival and inequality -- The rise and fall of the American industrial city -- Millennials, immigrants, and the shrinking middle class -- From factories to "eds and meds" -- Race, poverty, and real estate -- Gentrification and its discontents -- Sliding downhill: the other side of the neighborhood change -- The other postindustrial America: small cities, mill towns, and struggling suburbs -- Empty houses and distressed neighborhoods: confronting the challenge of place -- Jobs and education: the struggle to escape the poverty trap -- Power and politics: finding the will to change -- A path to inclusion and opportunity
Control code
on1007068666
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610917810
Lccn
2017958895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The divided city : poverty and prosperity in urban America, Alan Mallach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: revival and inequality -- The rise and fall of the American industrial city -- Millennials, immigrants, and the shrinking middle class -- From factories to "eds and meds" -- Race, poverty, and real estate -- Gentrification and its discontents -- Sliding downhill: the other side of the neighborhood change -- The other postindustrial America: small cities, mill towns, and struggling suburbs -- Empty houses and distressed neighborhoods: confronting the challenge of place -- Jobs and education: the struggle to escape the poverty trap -- Power and politics: finding the will to change -- A path to inclusion and opportunity
Control code
on1007068666
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610917810
Lccn
2017958895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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