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By Alan A. Altshuler,David E. Luberoff

Since the death of city renewal within the early Nineteen Seventies, the politics of large-scale public funding in and round significant American towns has obtained little scholarly cognizance. In MEGA-PROJECTS, Alan Altshuler and David Luberoff study the exceptional wave of large-scale (mega-) public investments that happened in American towns through the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties; the social upheavals they brought on, which derailed huge numbers of initiatives in the course of the overdue Sixties and early Seventies; and the political impulses that experience formed a brand new new release of city mega-projects within the a long time in view that. in addition they appraise an important effects of coverage shifts over this half-century and draw out universal subject matters from the wealthy number of programmatic and venture advancements that they chronicle. The authors combine narratives of nationwide in addition to country and native policymaking, and of mobilization through (mainly neighborhood) venture advocates, with a profound exam of ways good prime theories of city politics clarify the saw realities. the categorical circumstances they learn contain a large mixture of transportation and downtown revitalization tasks, drawn from a variety of regions—most particularly Boston, Denver, l. a., big apple urban, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, and Seattle. whereas their unique learn specializes in street, airport, and rail transit courses and tasks, they draw in addition at the paintings of others to research the politics of public funding in city renewal, downtown retailing, conference facilities, activities amenities. In evaluating their findings with best theories of city and American politics, Altshuler and Luberoff arrive at a few marvelous findings approximately which practice top and likewise show a few very important gaps within the literature as a complete. In a concluding bankruptcy, they learn the aptitude results of latest economic pressures, company mobilization to sit back environmental constraints, and defense matters within the wake of September eleven. and so they clarify their very own perspectives approximately how top to accomplish a stability among developmental, environmental, and democratic values in public funding decisionmaking. Integrating fifty years of city improvement background with prime theories of city and American politics, MEGA-PROJECTS presents major new insights into city and intergovernmental politics.

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