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The Resource City making : building communities without building walls, Gerald E. Frug

City making : building communities without building walls, Gerald E. Frug

Label
City making : building communities without building walls
Title
City making
Title remainder
building communities without building walls
Statement of responsibility
Gerald E. Frug
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • American metropolitan areas today are divided into neighborhoods of privilege and poverty, often along lines of ethnicity and race. City residents traveling through these neighborhoods move from feeling at home to feeling like tourists to feeling so out of place they fear for their security. As Gerald Frug shows, this divided and inhospitable urban landscape is not simply the result of individual choices about where to live or start a business. It is the product of government policies -- and, in particular, the policies embedded in legal rules. A Harvard law professor and leading expert on urban affairs, Frug presents the first ever analysis of how legal rules shape modern cities and outlines a set of alternatives to bring down the walls that now keep city dwellers apart
  • Frug begins by describing how American law treats cities as subdivisions of states and shows how this arrangement has encouraged the separation of metropolitan residents into different, sometimes hostile groups. He explains in clear, accessible language the divisive impact of rules about zoning, redevelopment, land use, and the organization of such city services as education and policing. He pays special attention to the underlying role of anxiety about strangers, the widespread desire for good schools, and the pervasive fear of crime. Ultimately, Frug calls for replacing the current legal definition of cities with an alternative based on what he calls "community building" -- an alternative that gives cities within the same metropolitan region incentives to forge closer links with each other
  • An incisive study of the legal roots of today's urban problems, City Making is also an optimistic and compelling blueprintfor enabling American cities once again to embrace their historic role of helping people reach an accommodation with those who live in the same geographic area, no matter how dissimilar they are
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frug, Gerald E.
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.F78 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban policy
  • Zoning law
  • Social classes
  • Land use, Urban
  • Community development, Urban
  • Community organization
  • United States
  • United States
Label
City making : building communities without building walls, Gerald E. Frug
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40682915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691007410
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
City making : building communities without building walls, Gerald E. Frug
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40682915
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691007410
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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