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The Resource House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods, Alexander von Hoffman

House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods, Alexander von Hoffman

Label
House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods
Title
House by house, block by block
Title remainder
the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods
Statement of responsibility
Alexander von Hoffman
Title variation
Rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For sixty years, federal policy has attempted with little success to solve the problems of housing and poverty in America's inner cities. Yet increasingly, local organizations are picking up where Washington has left off. In a series of dramatic and colorful narratives, von Hoffman shows how these groups are revitalizing once desparate neighborhoods in five major cities: New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. The unlikely heroes include: the tough-talking Bronx priest who learned how to fight city hall (run for office); the "crazy white man" who scrambled to save Chicago's historic Black Metropolis from the wrecking ball; the Boston cops who built a task force that put the brakes on youth gangs. Thanks to locally based, bootstrap efforts like these, crime has been falling in these neighborhoods, real estate values are rising, and businesses are returning to the inner city. Von Hoffman also shows that grassroots work can't do it alone: successful turnarounds need the support of local government and access to business and foundation capital." "Based on years of research and more than a hundred interviews, this book is the first systematic account of the dramatic urban revival now going on in the United States. House by House, Block by Block will be a must-read for anyone interested in the fate of America's cities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Hoffman, Alexander
Dewey number
307.3/416/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT175
LC item number
.V66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban renewal
  • Community development, Urban
  • Inner cities
  • Urban policy
Label
House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods, Alexander von Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The quest to save the inner city : a historical perspective -- Miracle on 174th Street -- Boston and the power of collaboration -- In the rust belt : can the ghetto be rebuilt? -- Olympic efforts in boomtown -- New immigrants transform the old city
Control code
50809097
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780195144376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002151543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America's urban neighborhoods, Alexander von Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The quest to save the inner city : a historical perspective -- Miracle on 174th Street -- Boston and the power of collaboration -- In the rust belt : can the ghetto be rebuilt? -- Olympic efforts in boomtown -- New immigrants transform the old city
Control code
50809097
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780195144376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002151543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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