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The Resource Renewing cities, Ross J. Gittell

Renewing cities, Ross J. Gittell

Label
Renewing cities
Title
Renewing cities
Statement of responsibility
Ross J. Gittell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The cities of Lowell and New Bedford in Massachusetts, Jamestown in New York, and McKeesport in Pennsylvania have all undergone years of adversity and decline, their economic bases having been badly damaged by structural changes in the national economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. In situations like these, can local development efforts make a difference? Ross Gittell answers in the affirmative. This interdisciplinary work focuses on comparative case studies of the four cities. The book reveals how public, private, and community-based local economic development initiatives affect local economic performance: what works and what does not work. City leaders and institutions can help reorganize and "reshuffle" local resources, with results that include increased investment, greater effort by local individuals and institutions, more cooperation among different development interests, and improvement in city economic positioning relative to the regional economy and local development cycles. Gittell emphasizes the possibility of shifting from a "zero-sum game" (attracting jobs from elsewhere) toward the goal of converting underutilized local resources to higher-value uses through alternative forms of economic and political organization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gittell, Ross J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban renewal
  • Community development, Urban
Label
Renewing cities, Ross J. Gittell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-224) 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
1. Renewing Industrial Cities -- 2. Theories of Local Development -- 3. Growth and Decline in Four Cities -- 4. Lowell: Successful Revitalization -- 5. New Bedford: Extended Decline -- 6. Jamestown: Attempted Preservation -- 7. McKeesport: Decline and Struggle -- 8. Critical Factors in City Revitalization -- 9. The Renewal Process
Control code
25632107
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780691042930
Lccn
92010020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1478781
Label
Renewing cities, Ross J. Gittell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-224) 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
1. Renewing Industrial Cities -- 2. Theories of Local Development -- 3. Growth and Decline in Four Cities -- 4. Lowell: Successful Revitalization -- 5. New Bedford: Extended Decline -- 6. Jamestown: Attempted Preservation -- 7. McKeesport: Decline and Struggle -- 8. Critical Factors in City Revitalization -- 9. The Renewal Process
Control code
25632107
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780691042930
Lccn
92010020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1478781

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