By James DeFilippis
With his history as a neighborhood organizer and as a nation legislator representing Chicago’s South facet, Barack Obama turned America’s such a lot “urban” president considering Teddy Roosevelt. yet what has been his list in facing the problems such a lot impacting our metropolitan parts this present day? taking a look prior the present management, what are the longer term clients of the nation’s towns, and the way have they been formed through our guidelines during this century? looking to solution those questions, the individuals to Urban coverage during Obama discover a large variety of coverage arenas that form, either without delay and in a roundabout way, metropolitan components and urbanization processes.
This quantity unearths the Obama administration’s unusually restricted effect on towns, via direct coverage projects comparable to robust towns, powerful groups, Promise Neighborhoods, and selection local projects. there was larger impression with broader regulations that form city lifestyles and governance, together with immigration reform, schooling, and overall healthiness care.
Closing with Cedric Johnson’s afterword illuminating the Black Lives subject flow and what its broader social context says approximately urban governance in our occasions, Urban coverage in the course of Obama reveals that almost all of the dominant regulations and coverage regimes of contemporary years have fallen wanting easing the ills of America’s towns, and demands a extra equitable and simply city coverage regime.
Contributors: Rachel G. Bratt, Tufts collage; Christine Thurlow Brenner, collage of Massachusetts Boston; Karen Chapple, collage of California, Berkeley; James Fraser, Vanderbilt collage; Edward G. Goetz, collage of Minnesota; Dan Immergluck, Georgia Tech; Amy T. Khare, collage of Chicago; Robert W. Lake, Rutgers collage; Pauline Lipman, college of Illinois at Chicago; Lorraine C. Minnite, Rutgers University–Camden; Kathe Newman, Rutgers college; Deirdre Oakley, Georgia nation; Frances Fox Piven, urban collage of latest York; Hilary Silver, Brown collage; Janet Smith, collage of Illinois at Chicago; Preston H. Smith II, Mount Holyoke university; Todd Swanstrom, collage of Missouri–St. Louis; Nik Theodore, college of Illinois at Chicago; J. Phillip Thompson, MIT.
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