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New York and Los Angeles The Uncertain Future

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ISBN-10: 019977837X

ISBN-13: 9780199778379

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Halle, Andrew A. Beveridge

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This book provides in-depth comparative studies of the two largest cities and metropolitan areas in the United States: New York City and Los Angeles. The chapters, written by leading experts and based upon the most current information available from the Census and other sources, discuss andexplicitly compare politics, economic prospects and the financial crisis, and a host of social issues. Reform movements in education, ethnic politics, budget stringency, strategies to deal with crime, the development and political context of infrastructure, rising inequality, immigration andimmigrant communities, the segregation of the poor and minorities and the new segregation of the economic elite, environmental impacts and attempts to deal with them, the image of both cities and regions in the movies, architectural trends, and the differential impact and response to the financialcrisis, including foreclosure patterns, are all examined in this volume.This comparative framework reveals that old paradigms such as urban "decline" or "resurgence" are inadequate for grasping the new challenges and complexities facing America's two major global cities. Each is responding in sometimes similar and different ways to the challenges brought on by twoevents that defined the last decade: the attack of 9/11 and its aftermath, and the continuing effects of the financial crisis. How all of these events, institutions, and trends play out in the New York and Los Angeles regions is important not only for the two cities, but also as a harbinger forother U.S. cities, the entire nation, and cities worldwide. New York and Los Angeles provides an essential guide for understanding the many forces that determine the future of our cities.
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

David Halleis professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director ofthe summer travel program, UCLA in New York: Cities and Cultures. He is also an adjunct professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and School of Professional Studies and the author ofAmerica's Working ManandInside Culture, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Dennis R. Judd is professor of political science and senior scholar in the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dick Simpson is professor and head of the department of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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List of Tables
List of Contributors
New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future
Overview
The Big Picture: Demographic and Other Changes
The New York and Los Angeles Economies from Boom to Crisis
America's Leading International Trade Centers and their Entrepreneurial Agencies: Challenges and Strategies in the New York and Los Angeles Regions
Politics and Economics
New York City and Los Angeles: Government and Political Influence
Financial, Economic, and Political Crises: From Subprime Loans to Dodd-Frank, Occupy Wall Street, and Beyond
New York City and Los Angeles: Taxes, Budgets, and Managing the Financial Crisis
Social and Urban Problems
Policing, Crime, and Legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: The Social and Political Contexts of Two Historic Crime Declines
Los Angeles and New York City Schools
How New York and Los Angeles Housing Policies Are Different-and Maybe Why
Residential Diversity and Division: Separation and Segregation among Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Affluent, and Poor
Immigration and Ethnic Communities
New York and Los Angeles as Immigrant Destinations: Contrasts and Convergence
The Transformation of Chinese American Communities: New York vs. Los Angeles
Planning and Environmentalism
Planning Los Angeles: The Changing Politics of Neighborhood and Downtown Development
A Land Ethic for the City of Water
Environmental and Social Justice Movements and Policy Change in Los Angeles: Is an Inside-Outside Game Possible?
Culture
Los Angeles, Where Architecture Is At
New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as Depicted in Hit Movies
The Nonprofit Sector in New York City and Los Angeles
Bibliography
Index