Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival

Author: Tony Proscio Paul Grogan
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Category: Urban Communities, Causes & Prevention Of Crime, Urban & Municipal Planning, Travel Writing
Book Format: Paperback

Americas inner cities, recovering from pervasive crime and social disorder that plagued them only a decade ago, are now revived - producing results beyond expectations and reawakening Americas toughest neighborhoods. Comeback Cities shows how innovative, pragmatic tactics for ameliorating the nations urban ills have produced results beyond anyones expectations, reawakening Americas toughest neighborhoods. In the past, big government and business working separately were unable to solve the inner city crisis. Today, a blend of public-private partnerships, grassroots nonprofit organizations, and a willingness to experiment characterize what is best among the new approaches to urban problem solving. Pragmatism, not dogma, has produced the charter-school movement and the polices new focus on quality of life issues. The new breed of big city mayors has welcomed business back into the city, stressed performance and results at city agencies, downplayed divisive racial politics, and cracked down on symptoms of social disorder. As a consequence, Americas inner cities are becoming vital communities once again.

Table Of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Argument in Brief The Case for a Turnaround 1. The South Bronx: From the Bottom Up2. Mass Exit: A Vision of Urban Doom3. A Surprising Convergence of Positives The Grassroots Revival 4. We Can Sure as Hell Do Better Than This' Emerging Markets 5. The Credit Revolution6. New Stores-and New Consumers-on Main Street Public Order 7. Taking Back the Streets Deregulating the City 8. The Fall (and Rise) of Public Housing9. The Schoolhouse Door Opens (a Crack)10. Slipping the Welfare Knot11. The "Third Way" in City HallConclusion: Seizing the MomentNote on SourcesSelected BibliographyIndex
About Paul Grogan
Paul Grogan has been a leader in revitalizing America's cities for over twenty years. He has directed a number of major nonprofits that channel funds to grassroots, inner-city community groups. He now serves as President of The Boston Foundation. A former associate editor of the Miami Herald, Tony Proscio is a consultant to foundations and civic organizations and a free-lance writer on urban affairs. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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Brand The Perseus Books Group
Artist / Author Tony Proscio Paul Grogan
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