The Crisis of America's Cities

The Crisis of America's Cities

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An original work on American cities and the ongoing qurban crisisq. Using the metaphor of the socially constructed organization of space, Bartlett takes a broad view of the evolution of urban America, from its historical roots to the present; he then examines the way in which current policies have responded to, and affected the organization of space (covering housing, transportation, government and other urban problems). He concludes with a look to the future of American cities, how they will impact and be impacted on by changing commercial and labor markets, by the problems of poverty and cultural change. In an epilogue, he explores possible ways to overcome the qsocial dilemmasq, while recognizing the difficulty of this undertaking. A thoroughly unique perspective to the study of cities, this book is about how space is used in America and how it changes as the qlogic of locationq evolves historically. Starting with the assumption that cities are fundamentally unnaturalq phenomena, it unravels the interactions of technological advances that have made them possible and policies that have given them shape.It was recognition of interconnectedness of risk and damage in urban settings that led to the first building codes in American cities. ... Poor Housing, Poor Landlords In one episode of the popular television show LA Law the wealthy owner of a decrepit inner-city ... That episode was modeled on the case of a real- life Beverly Hills neurosurgeon, Dr. Milton Avol, dubbed by some of his tenants as the a€œRatlord.

Title:The Crisis of America's Cities
Author:Randall Bartlett
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-05-20


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