Alabaster Cities Urban U. S. Since 1950

ISBN-10: 0815631057
ISBN-13: 9780815631057
Edition: 2006
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Description: With keen insight and exhaustive research John Rennie Short narrates the story of urban America from 1950 to the present, revealing a compelling portrait of urban transformation. John Rennie Short chronicles the steady rise of urbanization, the  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 293
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

With keen insight and exhaustive research John Rennie Short narrates the story of urban America from 1950 to the present, revealing a compelling portrait of urban transformation. John Rennie Short chronicles the steady rise of urbanization, the increasing suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the U.S., uncovering the forces behind these shifts and their consequences for American communities. Drawing on numerous studies, first-hand anecdotes, census figures, and other statistical data, Rennie's work addresses the globalization of U.S. cities, the increased polarization of urban life in the U.S., the role of civic engagement, and the huge role played by the public sector in shaping the character of cities. With deft analysis, the author weaves together the themes of urban renewal, suburbanization and metropolitan fragmentation, race and ethnicity, and immigration,

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