Vulnerable Communities : Research, Policy, and Practice in Small Cities

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Vulnerable Communities : Research, Policy, and Practice in Small Cities

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 300 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781501761324
  • DDC分類 307

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Vulnerable Communities examines the struggles of smaller cities in the United States, those with populations between 20,000 and 200,000. Like many larger metropolitan centers, these places are confronting change within a globalized economic and cultural order. Many of them have lost their identities as industrial or commercial centers and face a complex and distinctive mix of economic, social, and civic challenges. Small cities not only have fewer resources but different strengths and weaknesses, all of which differentiate their experiences from those of larger communities.Vulnerable Communities draws together scholars from a broad range of disciplines to consider the present condition and future prospects of smaller American cities. Contributors offer a mix of ground-level analyses and examinations of broader developments that have impacted economically weakened communities while providing concrete ideas for local leaders engaged in redevelopment work. The essays remind policy makers and academics alike that it is necessary to consider cultural tensions and place-specific conflicts that can derail even the most well-crafted redevelopment strategies prescribed for these communities.Contributors: Vikash Dangal, Colleen Dawicki, Jennifer Erickson, James Fannin, Dagney Faulk, Greg Goodnight, Michael Hicks, William Holt, Hannah Lebovits, Alan Mallach, Pamela Schaal, Charles Taylor, Henry Way, Emily Wornell