Cities, Change, and Conflict by Nancy Kleniewski

By Nancy Kleniewski

Towns, switch, AND clash - A POLITICAL economic climate OF city existence discusses the significance of towns for the commercial, cultural, and political lifetime of sleek societies. The authors constantly use the political economic climate standpoint to introduce scholars to the fundamental suggestions and learn in city sociology, whereas additionally acknowledging the contributions of the human ecology standpoint. by utilizing case reviews, the presentation is still obtainable and down-to-earth, attractive the coed within the fabric.

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In addition to an outreach program that contacts homeless people and provides services for them, Portland has instituted a policy guaranteeing that more affordable housing units are constructed in the city. Another positive policy is the creation of a Business Improvement District in Times Square, New York City. 2 EXAMINING URBAN ISSUES 17 The twenty meanest cities? The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty selected the twenty “meanest” cities toward the homeless based on the number of antihomelessness laws, the enforcement of the laws and severity of the penalties associated with them, the general political climate toward the homeless, the city’s history, both long term and recent, of dealing with the homeless, and the opinions of local activists for the homeless.

3). 1 Concentric Zone Model. Ernest Burgess thought of the city as a series of concentric rings, or zones, used for different purposes and inhabited by different social groups. Left: the general concentric zone model; Right: Chicago in the 1920s. (Loop is Chicago’s name for the central business district; the irregular line bisecting the circle is the shore of Lake Michigan. ” In The City, edited by R. Park, E. W. Burgess, and R. D. McKenzie. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1925. Reprinted by permission.

Sweeps are often used to “clean up” particular districts, such as the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, downtown Nashville, downtown Tucson, and the ballpark areas in Phoenix and San Diego. Police sweeps are sometimes prompted by a high-profile political or sporting event expected to attract large numbers of visitors. Chicago did a sweep of lower Wacker Drive when President Clinton visited in 1997; Milwaukee conducted one in 1998 just before the National Governors’ Conference at the city’s new Convention Center; Philadelphia conducted a sweep in conjunction with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game; Jacksonville swept the downtown prior to the arrival of the Jaguars; and San Antonio reportedly conducts sweeps prior to most professional sports events and political conventions.

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