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The Resource Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city, Colin Gordon

Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city, Colin Gordon

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Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city
Title
Mapping decline
Title remainder
St. Louis and the fate of the American city
Statement of responsibility
Colin Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mapping Decline examines the causes and consequences of St. Louis's urban crisis. It traces the complicity of private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, and federal housing policies in the "white flight" of people and wealth from the central city. And it traces the inadequacy - and often sheer folly - of a generation of urban renewal, in which even programs and resources aimed at eradicating blight in the city ended up encouraging flight to the suburbs. The urban crisis, as this study of St. Louis makes clear, is not just a consequence of economic and demographic change; it is also the most profound political failure of our recent history." "Mapping Decline is the first history of a modern American city to combine extensive local archival research with the latest geographic information system (GIS) digital mapping techniques. More than 75 full-color maps - rendered from census data, archival sources, case law, and local planning and property records - illustrate, in often stark and dramatic ways, the still-unfolding political history of our neglected cities."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Colin
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.S2
LC item number
G67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inner cities
  • Urban renewal
  • Slums
  • African Americans
  • Poor
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Label
Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city, Colin Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-272) 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
Our house : the twentieth century at 4635 North Market Street -- Local politics, local power : governing greater St. Louis, 1940-2000 -- "The steel ring" : race and realty in greater St. Louis -- Patchwork metropolis : municipal zoning in greater St. Louis -- Fighting blight : urban renewal policies and programs, 1945-2000 -- City of blight : the limits of urban renewal in greater St. Louis -- Conclusion: Our house revisited : the twenty-first century at 4635 North Market Street
Control code
183261804
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780812240702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)183261804
Label
Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city, Colin Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-272) 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
Our house : the twentieth century at 4635 North Market Street -- Local politics, local power : governing greater St. Louis, 1940-2000 -- "The steel ring" : race and realty in greater St. Louis -- Patchwork metropolis : municipal zoning in greater St. Louis -- Fighting blight : urban renewal policies and programs, 1945-2000 -- City of blight : the limits of urban renewal in greater St. Louis -- Conclusion: Our house revisited : the twenty-first century at 4635 North Market Street
Control code
183261804
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780812240702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008010809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)183261804

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