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The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier Dec 2015

The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier

Mark Vallianatos

While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the gathering momentum of L.A.'s progressive movement, including the 2005 landslide victory of Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.


International Trade In The San Bernardino Region: Transportation, Trends, And Employment, Mirya R. Holman, Travis Coan Dec 2006

International Trade In The San Bernardino Region: Transportation, Trends, And Employment, Mirya R. Holman, Travis Coan

Mirya R Holman

International trade presents significant employment, growth, and revenue opportunities for the San Bernardino region, which encompasses San Bernardino County and several cities in Riverside County and is located to the immediate east of Los Angeles County. Proximity to the San Pedro Bay Port complex (which includes the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach) and access to a transportation and logistics network expanding out across the U.S., makes the San Bernardino region a prime location for companies participating in international trade activity. The purpose of this report is to quantify trade activity in the region, while also estimating the ...


Civic Responsibility And Patterns Of Voluntary Participation Around The World, Mary Alice Haddad Dec 2006

Civic Responsibility And Patterns Of Voluntary Participation Around The World, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

This article seeks to explain why different types of volunteer organizations are prevalent in different countries. It hypothesizes that patterns of volunteer participation are a function of citizen attitudes toward governmental and individual responsibility for caring for society. Those countries (e.g., Japan)—where citizens think that governments should be responsible for dealing with social problems—will tend to have higher participation in embedded volunteer organizations, such as parent-teacher associations. Those countries (e.g., the United States)—where citizens think that individuals should take responsibility for dealing with social problems—will tend to have more participation in nonembedded, organizations, such ...


Civic Responsibility And Patterns Of Voluntary Participation Around The World, Mary Alice Haddad Nov 2006

Civic Responsibility And Patterns Of Voluntary Participation Around The World, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

This article seeks to explain why different types of volunteer organizations are prevalent in different countries. It hypothesizes that patterns of volunteer participation are a function of citizen attitudes toward governmental and individual responsibility for caring for society. Those countries (e.g., Japan)—where citizens think that governments should be responsible for dealing with social problems—will tend to have higher participation in embedded volunteer organizations, such as parent-teacher associations. Those countries (e.g., the United States)—where citizens think that individuals should take responsibility for dealing with social problems—will tend to have more participation in nonembedded, organizations, such ...


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan C. Weinstein, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Nov 2006

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan C. Weinstein, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Law Faculty Reports and Comments

In August 2006, Cleveland State University was asked to conduct an initial assessment of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners' Report and Recommendations on Foreclosure that would assist the county in planning for future phases of the project. This report presents the findings of this initial assessment of the first 18 months of the initiative. It documents the process undertaken by the county, assesses the progress made toward reaching goals, identifies successes and concerns, and offers some preliminary recommendations about program operations. It also offers suggestions for a more formal evaluation process going forward


Income Change In Milwaukee's Inner City, 2004-2005: A Uwm Center For Economic Development Research Update, Center For Economic Development Nov 2006

Income Change In Milwaukee's Inner City, 2004-2005: A Uwm Center For Economic Development Research Update, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


2006 Ballot Measure Report Measure 48, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Oct 2006

2006 Ballot Measure Report Measure 48, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


2006 Ballot Measure Report Measures 41 & 43, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Oct 2006

2006 Ballot Measure Report Measures 41 & 43, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Connecting The Parks To The Community And The Community To The Parks, Andrea M. Azuma, Robert B. Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Jessica K. Gudmundson, Amanda L. Shaffer, Peter Dreier Oct 2006

Connecting The Parks To The Community And The Community To The Parks, Andrea M. Azuma, Robert B. Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Jessica K. Gudmundson, Amanda L. Shaffer, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Youth, Governance And The City: Towards A Critical Urban Sociology Of Youth Crime And Disorder Prevention, Matt Bowden Oct 2006

Youth, Governance And The City: Towards A Critical Urban Sociology Of Youth Crime And Disorder Prevention, Matt Bowden

Articles

This article considers the historical and spatial context for the emergence of youth crime and disorder prevention initiatives in Ireland. These initiatives have to be understood in the context of their relationship to the broader ‘urban question’ and in particular the relationship of the peripheral housing estate to the rest of society and the economic sphere. More recent changes in the nature of society and the emergence of a ‘liberal creed’ have resulted in greater use of surveillance technologies for offsetting the opportunities for crime to be committed. In this context, youth crime prevention initiatives must be seen as an ...


Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian Oct 2006

Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


2006 Ballot Measure Report Measure 39, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Sep 2006

2006 Ballot Measure Report Measure 39, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Resolution In Support Of Fpd&R Reform On November Ballot (Measure 26-86), And Resolution In Opposition To Ballot Measure 40, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Sep 2006

Resolution In Support Of Fpd&R Reform On November Ballot (Measure 26-86), And Resolution In Opposition To Ballot Measure 40, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Ecolopolis 2.0, Portland State University Sep 2006

Ecolopolis 2.0, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the second report in this series. In section one the document begins by reviewing the origin and definition of "Cascadia" as a named place. Section two includes a description of the Cascadian landscape, and the issues and conditions in both its metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Section three present four strategies for growing, stewarding, and sustaining Cascadia along "ecolopoli­tan" lines. The document concludes with the next steps for this project.

This version, 2.0, has been produced by the Spring 2006 class and is edited by Dr. Ethan Seltzer


The Humane Metropolis: People And Nature In The 21st Century, Rutherford H. Platt Sep 2006

The Humane Metropolis: People And Nature In The 21st Century, Rutherford H. Platt

University of Massachusetts Press Books

The Humane Metropolis explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. From his eyrie high above Manhattan in the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected ...


Residential Development Activity On Urban Brownfields In Milwaukee And Chicago: An Examination Of Redevelopment Trends, Developer Perceptions And Future Prospects, Christopher De Sousa Sep 2006

Residential Development Activity On Urban Brownfields In Milwaukee And Chicago: An Examination Of Redevelopment Trends, Developer Perceptions And Future Prospects, Christopher De Sousa

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


What Makes A Region Entrepreneurial? A Review Of The Literature, Jill S. Taylor Sep 2006

What Makes A Region Entrepreneurial? A Review Of The Literature, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on entrepreneurship as a principal source of economic growth. Many economic development practitioners and public policymakers are taking note of this, shifting attention and resources toward activities to support entrepreneurship. This reflects a broader shift toward strategies that spur growth from within (endogenous growth) rather than seeking economic gains from the outside (exogenous growth).


Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship Confidence Survey: First Year Findings, Jill S. Taylor Sep 2006

Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship Confidence Survey: First Year Findings, Jill S. Taylor

Urban Publications

The objective of the entrepreneurship Confidence Survey is to assess the entrepreneurial climate and entrepreneurs’ confidence in their ability to start and sustain a business in Northeast Ohio. The intention is to repeat the survey annually for the next several years to identify trends that might emerge. The survey has been constructed to measure respondents’ perceptions regarding several issues, including access to capital, workforce supply, information provided by educational institutions and business support organizations, networking opportunities, government responsiveness, attitudes toward entrepreneurs, adequacy of infrastructure, quality of life, and confidence in the regional economy and the ability to start or sustain ...


Knowledges Of The Creative Economy: Towards A Relational Geography Of Diffusion And Adaptation In Asia, Lily Kong, Chris Gibson, Louisa-May Khoo, Anne-Louise Semple Aug 2006

Knowledges Of The Creative Economy: Towards A Relational Geography Of Diffusion And Adaptation In Asia, Lily Kong, Chris Gibson, Louisa-May Khoo, Anne-Louise Semple

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Recent dialogues in geography and the social sciences have reminded researchers of the extent to which academic and policy knowledges are socially and spatially embedded-that is, they circulate through formal and informal systems of publishing, exchange, commodification and cultural influence. Academic and policy knowledges are, in short, very much a part of the creative economy. In light of this, our paper surveys knowledges of the creative economy itself, as reflected in a geography of industry reports and government policy statements in selected Asian countries. Using a post-positivist framework adapted from diffusion theory, we critically interpret the circulation, mutation and adaptation ...


The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier Jul 2006

The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle For A Livable City, Regina Freer, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Peter Dreier

Regina Freer

While most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on Los Angeles as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl, The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the gathering momentum of L.A.'s progressive movement, including the 2005 landslide victory of Antonio Villaraigosa as mayor.


Historical Development Of The Metropolitan Service District, Abbott Carl, Margery Post Abbott, Metro Home Rule Charter Committee Jul 2006

Historical Development Of The Metropolitan Service District, Abbott Carl, Margery Post Abbott, Metro Home Rule Charter Committee

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of The City: Canadian Cities And The Quest For Governmental Status, Ron Levi, Mariana Valverde Jul 2006

Freedom Of The City: Canadian Cities And The Quest For Governmental Status, Ron Levi, Mariana Valverde

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Until recently, Canadian cities were limited to the legal powers explicitly prescribed by provinces (the U.S.-based Dillon's Rule). Despite much talk about a "new deal for cities," recent changes to municipal legislation do little to empower municipalities to define and govern local problems, although courts appear somewhat willing to expand the scope of cities' authority. Through two case studies involving the City of Toronto, we demonstrate that even after the overhaul of provincial municipal acts, cities still lack the necessary legal tools and the legal flexibility to respond to pressing urban needs.


Analysis Of The Weatherhead 100 Companies Within The Context Of Northeast Ohio Industries: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel Jul 2006

Analysis Of The Weatherhead 100 Companies Within The Context Of Northeast Ohio Industries: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Gateway Gardens Site Analysis, Chris Gage, Rory Renfro, Jessica Sarver, Ben Sturtz, Nicole Wolters Jun 2006

Gateway Gardens Site Analysis, Chris Gage, Rory Renfro, Jessica Sarver, Ben Sturtz, Nicole Wolters

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Gateway Gardens Site Analysis takes a comprehensive look at a largely-vacant land area in Portland’s Gateway District. Currently owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the 38-acre site currently serves as right-of-way for surrounding freeways, namely Interstates 84 and 205.

The project team developed a sequential process for completing this report. To gain an understanding of the project site, the initial step consisted of identifying key historical events and land uses that formed the site into what it is today. The team then conducted an in-depth existing conditions analysis, covering a wide range of elements including natural ...


Niche To Mainstream In Sustainable Urban Food Systems: The Case Of Food Distribution In Portland, Oregon, Bowen Close May 2006

Niche To Mainstream In Sustainable Urban Food Systems: The Case Of Food Distribution In Portland, Oregon, Bowen Close

Pomona Senior Theses

To address the negative environmental, political, and social consequences of the dominant, industrialized global food system, communities around the world have developed goals and values underlying a sustainable food system. Conceptualizing food production, distribution, and consumption as systems helps clarify the ways food affects social and natural environments, with the distribution element as the critical juncture where the product reaches the consumer. Urban food systems are a particularly important environment in which to study movements toward sustainability. This paper focuses on the movement for a sustainable food system in Portland, Oregon, with particular focus on the city’s markets for ...


The Economic State Of Milwaukee's Inner City: 2006, Marc V. Levine May 2006

The Economic State Of Milwaukee's Inner City: 2006, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Religion And Spaces Of Technology: Constructing And Contesting Nation, Transnation, And Place, Lily Kong May 2006

Religion And Spaces Of Technology: Constructing And Contesting Nation, Transnation, And Place, Lily Kong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In this paper, I focus on one particular technological development that has come to influence religious practice in significant ways-religious broadcasting. Whereas computer-mediated communications now garner growing research attention, I have chosen to remember the influence of the older technology of broadcasting for its continued influence on myriad lives. In bringing this focus to bear on another major phenomenon, that of trans nationalism, I have come to understand how religious broadcasting does not contribute in a straightforward, linear fashion to perpetuating transnational identities and communities, but is instead implicated in the assertion of the national in the face of transnational ...


Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian May 2006

Manufacturing Brief: Trends In Manufacturing Industries In Northeast Ohio, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


The Healthcare Cluster In The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Msa, 2000-2005, Iryna Lendel May 2006

The Healthcare Cluster In The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Msa, 2000-2005, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Analysis, Robert Sadowski, Jill Norton May 2006

Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Analysis, Robert Sadowski, Jill Norton

Urban Publications

This report presents the results of a study of manufacturing activities in Northwest Ohio (NWO). The purpose is to provide an understanding of recent trends in regional manufacturing industries in the context of longer-term trends and the national economy.