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City: Urbanism and Its End (Yale ISPs)

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This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

“A terrific read, moving seductively from the minutiae of neighborhood history to grand global forces.”—Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone

“An extraordinarily detailed study of New Haven, tracing the citys rise in the early part of the 20th century and its fall in the second half—an almost archetypal tale of the American city.”—Edward Rothstein, New York Times

“For anyone with the slightest interest in cities, this book is that rare combination: a must-read volume that you cant put down.”—Planning Magazine

“[Rae] has provided the blueprint for the next generation of thinkers and city dwellers who debate the future of urban America. . . . A tour de force of research.”—Paul Bass, New Haven Advocate

Synopsis:

A new understanding of the modern city, its challenges, and why old ideas about urban renewal wont work

Synopsis:

This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

A terrific read, moving seductively from the minutiae of neighborhood history to grand global forces.--Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone

An extraordinarily detailed study of New Haven, tracing the city's rise in the early part of the 20th century and its fall in the second half--an almost archetypal tale of the American city.--Edward Rothstein, New York Times

For anyone with the slightest interest in cities, this book is that rare combination: a must-read volume that you can't put down.--Planning Magazine

Rae has provided the blueprint for the next generation of thinkers and city dwellers who debate the future of urban America. . . . A tour de force of research.--Paul Bass, New Haven Advocate

Synopsis:

This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

About the Author

Douglas W. Rae is Richard Ely Professor of Management and professor of political science at Yale University. In 1990–91 he served as chief administrative officer of the city of New Haven under John Daniels, the citys first African-American mayor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300107746
Author:
Rae, Douglas W
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Rae, Douglas W.
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Cities and towns -- United States.
Subject:
New Haven (Conn.) Politics and government.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Institution for Social and Policy St
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.65 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
A new understanding of the modern city, its challenges, and why old ideas about urban renewal wont work
"Synopsis" by , This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

A terrific read, moving seductively from the minutiae of neighborhood history to grand global forces.--Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone

An extraordinarily detailed study of New Haven, tracing the city's rise in the early part of the 20th century and its fall in the second half--an almost archetypal tale of the American city.--Edward Rothstein, New York Times

For anyone with the slightest interest in cities, this book is that rare combination: a must-read volume that you can't put down.--Planning Magazine

Rae has provided the blueprint for the next generation of thinkers and city dwellers who debate the future of urban America. . . . A tour de force of research.--Paul Bass, New Haven Advocate

"Synopsis" by ,
This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

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