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The city builders : property, politics, and planning in London and New York

Author: Susan S Fainstein
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1994.
Series: Studies in urban and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the creators of the urban-built environment. Focusing on the global cities of New York and London, this book explores the ways in which the property development industry attempts to shape, as well as respond to, market demand in the boom and bust years of the 1980s and early 1990s.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan S Fainstein
ISBN: 0631182438 9780631182436 0631182446 9780631182443
OCLC Number: 28150002
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Economic Restructuring and Redevelopment --
2. The Development Industry and Urban Redevelopment --
3. Markets, Decision-Makers, and the Real-Eastate Cycle --
4. Policy and PoIitics --
5. Economic Development Planning Strategies --
6. Public-Private Partnerships in Action: King's Cross and Times Square --
7. Creating New Centers: Spitalfields and Downtown Brooklyn --
8. Creating a New Address I: Battery Park City --
9. Creating a New Address II: Docklands --
10. Real-Estate Development: Why is it Special and What is its Impact? --
11. Development Policy for the Inner City --
Appendix A: Social Science Analyses of Urban Redevelopment --
Appendix B: Population and Economy of London and New York.
Series Title: Studies in urban and social change.
Responsibility: Susan S. Fainstein.

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What Susan Fainstein manages in this book is quite stunning: a narrative that weaves the threads of the global and the local into one colorful tapestry. She makes it clear that in the late twentieth Read more...

 
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