Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America’s large urban regions. Moving beyond simplistic analyses of cities-versus-suburbs, the authors use a large and unique data set to discover the special patterns of opportunity in greater Philadelphia, a sprawling, complex metropolitan region consisting of more than 350 separate localities. With each community operating its own public services and competing to attract residents and businesses, the places people live offer them dramatically different opportunities.
The book vividly portrays the region’s uneven development—paying particular attention to differences in housing, employment and educational opportunities in different communities—and describes the actors who are working to promote greater regional cooperation. Surprisingly, local government officials are not prominent among those actors. Instead, a rich network of “third-sector” actors, represented by nonprofit organizations, quasi-governmental authorities and voluntary associations, is shaping a new form of regionalism.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Carolyn Adams is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University.
David W. Bartelt is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University
David Elesh is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Science Data Library at Temple University
Ira Goldstein is Director of Policy and Information Services for The Reinvestment Fund.Review:
"By redefining what it means to be a city, this book takes urbanists well into the 21st century. Using the Philadelphia metropolis as an elaborate case study, the authors show us that cities cannot be fully understood apart from their regions, that regions unconsciously govern themselves, and that education, housing, and employment are vital for a region's future. With a keen eye and refreshing insights, the authors have brought the study of the metropolis to a new level and one which should serve as a model for other scholars."
—Hank V. Savitch, Brown and Williamson Distinguished Research Professor, University of Louisville, Urban & Public Affairs
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9781592138975
Book Description Temple University Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2427204
Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1592138977
Book Description Temple University Press,U.S., United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Looking for regional solutions to local limitations of opportunity in education, jobs and housing. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781592138975
Book Description Temple University Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111592138977
Book Description Temple University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1592138977 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0713211
Book Description 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America's large urban .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.340. Bookseller Inventory # 9781592138975