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Title Urban America [electronic resource] / Roman Espejo, book editor.

Imprint Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Gale Opposing Viewpoints Ebook  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Series Opposing viewpoints
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196) and index.
Contents 1. What problems are faced by urban America? -- The government can help end the cycle of urban poverty / Barack Obama -- Government efforts to end urban poverty are counterproductive / Steven Malanga -- Urban blight contributes to crime / Carolyn Y. Johnson -- Urban blight does not contribute to crime / C.R. Sridhar -- Urban homelessness is a serious problem for African Americans / Maco L. Faniel -- New programs can help end urban homelessness / Ian Merrifield -- 2. What government programs would improve urban America? -- Mixed-income public housing improves urban America / Charles Woodyard -- Mixed-income public housing has not improved urban America / James Tracy -- Urban rail transit benefits cities / Todd Litman -- Urban rail transit does not benefit cities / Randal O'Toole -- 3. How can the lives of urban children be improved? -- Curfews may reduce crime and protect urban youth / Martha Yeide -- Curfews do not reduce crime and protect urban youth / Tony Favro -- Charter schools can benefit urban students / Monica Rohr -- Charter schools do not benefit needy urban students / Sharon Higgins and Caroline Grannan -- Mentoring programs help urban youth / Leslie Talmadge -- Not all mentoring programs are effective / Society for Research in Child Development -- 4. What is the future of urban America? -- Smart-growth policies will improve urban areas / Neal Peirce -- Smart-growth policies will harm urban areas / Randal O'Toole -- Downsizing large cities can be beneficial / Brian J. Connolly -- Downsizing large cities is harmful / Roberta Brandes Gratz.
Access Access limited to licensed institutions.
Summary This volume explores topics relating to urban reform by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. Urban reform refers to a loosely knit set of municipal government and citizen group initiatives aimed at improving city life. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Subject Urban policy -- United States -- Public opinion.
City and town life -- United States -- Public opinion.
City planning -- United States -- Public opinion.
Urban renewal -- United States -- Public opinion.
City children -- Services for -- United States -- Public opinion.
Urban youth -- Services for -- United States -- Public opinion.
Social problems -- United States -- Public opinion.
Crime -- United States -- Public opinion.
Housing policy -- United States -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Espejo, Roman, 1977-
ISBN 9780737752496 (hardcover)
0737752491 (hardcover)
9780737752502 (pbk.)
0737752505 (pbk.)

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