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South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall Dec 2001

South Park Campaign Of The Community Coalition For Environmental Justice, Jonathan Betz-Zall

Jonathan Betz-Zall

This case study evaluated the effectiveness of the community organizing techniques used by the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ) in promoting the principles of grassroots organizing in its work in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. This campaign, part of the SouthSeattleToxics Project, focused attention on the pollution caused by the Long Painting Company's activities. The CCEJ used traditional community organizing techniques to help South Park residents oppose this pollution; the residents formed their own organization to monitor progress even after the offending company has left town. The case study evaluated this work of the CCEJ in ...


Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn Oct 2001

Campaign Of Sabotage: Big Government's War Against Public Transportation , Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

This article discusses a variety of state, federal and local policies which have reduced transit ridership, such as unfunded mandates, anti-transit zoning policies, and highway funding policies that shifted development to areas with minimal or nonexistent transit service.


Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2001

Gobierno Local Y Nuevos Liderazgos, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Un nuevo actor mundial se suma a los estados nacionales y al mercado mundial: las ciudades globales (Sassen, 1998). En el contexto de la globalización y de los procesos de descentralización las ciudades redefinen las funciones y adquieren mayor protagonismo (Barja, 1994). Pero también la reforma estatal, en la que se inscriben los procesos de descentralización, tiende a revalorizar los gobiernos locales.

Las economías urbanas adquieren mayar peso, el poder local se incrementa, las expresiones culturales se multiplican, y las relaciones interurbanas se intensifican por encima de las relaciones multinacionales, en un momento en que "el nuevo siglo se inicia ...


La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena Jul 2001

La Viabilidad Política De La Descentralización, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Veo una gran resistencia en la descentralización, provocada por el modo de encararla, así, los actores responsables la enfocan como una descentralización del Estado, como principio y fin y no como una relación entre Estado y sociedad.

Se plantea la descentralización como un tema local y no como un tema nacional, como un tema global. Es necesario que quienes estamos de acuerdo con la descentralización tengamos un sólo proyecto para impulsarlo con visión de país, con visión de América Latina y del mundo.


"Thou Shalt Not Put A Stumbling Block Before The Blind": The Americans With Disabilities Act And Public Transit For The Disabled, Michael E Lewyn Jun 2001

"Thou Shalt Not Put A Stumbling Block Before The Blind": The Americans With Disabilities Act And Public Transit For The Disabled, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ordered local governments to make bus and train systems more accessible to the disabled. The ADA imposed costly requirements upon local public transit systems but did not give local governments funds with which to satisfy this mandate. By reducing the funds available to transit systems, the ADA has sometimes forced cutbacks in transit service for everyone (including, ironically, the disabled to the extent that disabled people were able to use public transit before the ADA's enactment). Thus, the ADA has occasionally been counterproductive.

The root cause of the ADA's inadequacy is that ...


Kefallinia: The Imperial Legacy Of Britain's Greek Empire, Nicholas Patricios May 2001

Kefallinia: The Imperial Legacy Of Britain's Greek Empire, Nicholas Patricios

Nicholas Patricios

Kefallinía is the largest of the seven Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece. These Islands were for over five decades in the first half of the nineteenth century an independent state under British protection and known as the United States of the Ionian Islands. British imperial legacy in Kefallinía included an island road network that forms the basis of transport today, lighthouses, bridges, a quay, a customs house, courts of justice, a prison, a hospital, and public squares. Three men were responsible for the remarkable physical transformation of Kefallinía in the form of major civic projects and public ...


If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: Archaeology, Religious Commemoration, And Nationalism In A Disputed City, 1801-2001, Neil Silberman Jan 2001

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: Archaeology, Religious Commemoration, And Nationalism In A Disputed City, 1801-2001, Neil Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Us Manufacturing Extension Partnerships: Technology Policy Reinvented, Philip Shapira Jan 2001

Us Manufacturing Extension Partnerships: Technology Policy Reinvented, Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira

The US manufacturing extension partnership (MEP) is examined as an example of the new partnership paradigm in US technology policy. The MEP provides technology assistance services, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. Influenced by aims to reinvent government and reorient technology policy, the MEP seeks to be comprehensive, collaborative, and demand-driven. However, the MEP’s partnered management style is constrained by political and industrial systems that continue to operate on traditional lines. After probing these tensions, the paper offers insights for the MEP’s future development and for other technology and innovation policies that seek to emulate the MEP’s ...


De La Violencia Urbana A La Convivencia Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

De La Violencia Urbana A La Convivencia Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Este artículo presenta las principales características de la violencia urbana en América Latina así como los factores que han influido en su tendencia de crecimiento en las últimas décadas. En este sentido. el articulo repasa los rasgos centrales de la relación entre Yio1cncia y ciudad. el rol de las espacios de socialización como la escuela y la familia. y el protagonismo de la juventud en esta problemática. De esta manera. se concluye que la situación actual caracterizada por la crisis económica. las políticas de ajuste. las violencias urbanas y al deterioro ambiental. han generalizado la inseguridad social y económica y ...


Centros Históricos De América Latina Y El Caribe, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

Centros Históricos De América Latina Y El Caribe, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina hay una tradición de más de 50 años de intervención en los centros históricos. Largo recorrido en que, por un lado, existen resultados importantes en calidad y cantidad -marcando un cierto optimismo por el camino recorrido- y, por otro, se presenta e! momento propicio para repensar los centros históricos como objeto de conocimiento y actuación.

Con este trabajo se busca realizar un recuento crítico del proceso de rehabilitación de los centros históricos en América Latina durante este medio siglo, así como caracterizar e! momento en que nos encontramos para trazar algunas directrices generales y retos hacia e ...


La Ciudad Construida. Urbanismo En América Latina, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2001

La Ciudad Construida. Urbanismo En América Latina, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La ciudad es uno de los productos más extraordinarios que ha construido la humanidad. Por definición es multifuncional, concentra la diversidad y está en permanente construcción-reconstrucción, porque nunca se acaba; se trata de un "producto social" en proceso de cambio constante que tiene historia.

En las ciudades se puede reconocer, históricamente, los momentos por los que han atravesado. De allí que, en este último siglo, en América Latina es factible encontrar dos etapas claramente definidas:

- Una primera, que se define a partir de la segunda postguerra, cuando se inicia una nueva lógica de urbanización en América Latina basada en la ...


Medidas De Mejoramiento De Viviendas Y De Urbanismo Como Parte De La Gestión Local De Riesgo, Christine Wamsler Jan 2001

Medidas De Mejoramiento De Viviendas Y De Urbanismo Como Parte De La Gestión Local De Riesgo, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

No abstract provided.


Chapter 10: Upper-Middle-Class Politics And Policy Outcomes: Does Class Identity Matter?, Herman L. Boschken Jan 2001

Chapter 10: Upper-Middle-Class Politics And Policy Outcomes: Does Class Identity Matter?, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

This chapter in Clark and lipset's book on class in American politics resulted from a multi-day workshop at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in the summer of 1999. The piece reverses the normal causality of class politics. It does not analyze citizens in elections, but government officials creating policies. It asks why policies differ across localities (specifically public transit decisions in 42 U.S. metropolitan areas). It probes how some government officials work with an "upper-middle-class" citizenry in mind, while others do so less. The chapter then tests for differences across localities and finds quite distinct patterns ...


Buffalo Beat Op-Eds, Michael Lewyn Dec 2000

Buffalo Beat Op-Eds, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Assorted op-eds from Buffalo Beat, a Buffalo weekly (1998-2001)


Parents' Attempts At 'Protection' Do Children No Favors In Long Run, Michael E Lewyn Dec 2000

Parents' Attempts At 'Protection' Do Children No Favors In Long Run, Michael E Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Some parents keep their children locked up inside Mommy's car and house until they learn to drive, fearing that their children will not be safe outside. But car accidents have killed far more children than pedophiles - a fact which suggest that the dangers of too little freedom may exceed the dangers of too much freedom.


The Emergence Of The Environmental Justice Movement And Its Challenges To Planning, Martha Matsuoka Dec 2000

The Emergence Of The Environmental Justice Movement And Its Challenges To Planning, Martha Matsuoka

Martha Matsuoka

Environmental justice activism has created its own ideology and begun to shift the power relationships of the environmental movement and the federal government. In doing so, this emerging environmental activism has established a multi-issue, place-based social movement. By reestablishing environmental justice within the political framework from which it originally emerged, I highlight key challenges for the field of planning and policymaking that address the environmental issues of low-income communities of color.


Policy Implications Of The Kyoto Protocol For Canada: An Overview, Steven Bernstein, Christopher D. Gore Dec 2000

Policy Implications Of The Kyoto Protocol For Canada: An Overview, Steven Bernstein, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


Technology And Urban Labor Markets In The United States, Laura Wolf-Powers Dec 2000

Technology And Urban Labor Markets In The United States, Laura Wolf-Powers

Laura Wolf-Powers

No abstract provided.