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The Resource Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland, David Stradling and Richard Stradling

Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland, David Stradling and Richard Stradling

Label
Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland
Title
Where the river burned
Title remainder
Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland
Statement of responsibility
David Stradling and Richard Stradling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir, polluted and impoverished, struggling to set a new course. The burning river became the emblem of all that was wrong with the urban environment in Cleveland and in all of industrial America. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, had come into office in Cleveland a year earlier with energy and ideas. He surrounded himself with a talented staff, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, provide recreational opportunities, and spark downtown development. In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the Stokes administration. The story culminates with the first Earth Day in 1970, when broad citizen engagement marked a new commitment to the creation of a cleaner, more healthful and appealing city. Although concerned primarily with addressing poverty and inequality, Stokes understood that the transition from industrial city to service city required massive investments in the urban landscape. Stokes adopted ecological thinking that emphasized the connectedness of social and environmental problems and the need for regional solutions. He served two terms as mayor, but during his four years in office Cleveland's progress fell well short of his administration's goals. Although he was acutely aware of the persistent racial and political boundaries that held back his city, Stokes was in many ways ahead of his time in his vision for Cleveland and a more livable urban America
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Cataloging source
COO
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Stradling, David
Dewey number
977.1/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F499.C657
LC item number
S77 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stradling, Richard
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  • Stokes, Carl
  • Urban renewal
  • City planning
  • Community development
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Stokes, Carl
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • City planning
  • Community development
  • Ecology
  • Politics and government
  • Urban renewal
  • Ohio
Label
Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland, David Stradling and Richard Stradling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the crisis in the urban environment -- What will become of Cleveland? -- Hough and the urban crisis -- Downtown and the limits of urban renewal -- Policy and the polluted city -- The burning river -- From earth day to ecocity -- Epilogue : what became of Cleveland
Control code
905638470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tmwdmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905638470
Label
Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland, David Stradling and Richard Stradling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the crisis in the urban environment -- What will become of Cleveland? -- Hough and the urban crisis -- Downtown and the limits of urban renewal -- Policy and the polluted city -- The burning river -- From earth day to ecocity -- Epilogue : what became of Cleveland
Control code
905638470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tmwdmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905638470

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