Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning / Edition 1

Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning / Edition 1

by Chester W. Hartman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882851721

ISBN-13: 9780882851723

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: CUPR/Transaction

In a career that spanned America’s turbulent journey from urban renewal through the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the ever-widening economic chasm that engulfed whole populations of the United States, Chester Hartman has worked tirelessly with grassroots activists and progressive planners to bring about meaningful social change. This is an

Overview

In a career that spanned America’s turbulent journey from urban renewal through the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the ever-widening economic chasm that engulfed whole populations of the United States, Chester Hartman has worked tirelessly with grassroots activists and progressive planners to bring about meaningful social change. This is an anthology of his most important writings.

Following a brief foreword by Jane Jacobs, a compelling autobiographical essay by Hartman contextualizes his work, reveals his motivations and perspective, and focuses on the frailty and foibles of the planning and policy professions. The essay sets the stage for the anthology of Hartman’s writings, organized into five parts: displacement and urban renewal; housing problems and policies; organizing and activism; poverty and race; and planning education.

The thirty-two chapters accompany Hartman through four decades of planning and activism for social equity. Now director of research at the Washington, DC-based Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Hartman chronicles his work from a focus on gentrification and displacement to public and military-family housing; from interactions with Daniel Patrick Moynihan and James Q. Wilson to Paul Davidoff and Harvey Milk; to his founding of the Planners Network. Students, practitioners, historians, and political activists will find these essays informative, delightful, and inspiring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882851723
Publisher:
CUPR/Transaction
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: Between Eminence and Notoriety: Four Decades of Radical Urban Planning1
Part 1Displacement and Urban Renewal
1Social Values and Housing Orientations59
2The Housing of Relocated Families74
3Omissions in Evaluating Relocation Effectiveness Cited105
4Displacement: A Not So New Problem109
5The Right to Stay Put120
6San Francisco's International Hotel: Case Study of a Turf Struggle134
7San Francisco's Neighborhoods: Who Pays for Change?144
8The Illusion and Reality of Urban Renewal: A Case Study of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center147
9Designing for the Elderly: A User Needs Survey for Housing Low-Income Senior Citizens165
10Neighborhood Fightback173
Part 2Housing Problems and Policies
11Good Homes213
12Homeownership: Who's Got to Have It?225
13Housing Affordability228
14Military Family Housing: The Other Public Housing Program233
15A Radical Housing Alternative for the United States246
16Housing Policies under the Reagan Administration257
17The Housing Part of the Homelessness Problem265
18The Inequity of the Homeowner Deduction278
19The Case for a Right to Housing280
Part 3Organizing and Activism
20Landlord Money Defeats Rent Control in San Francisco301
21Running a Rent Control Initiative Campaign305
22Divestment at Harvard: The Alumni Weigh In311
23Sweet Charity Gone Sour: San Francisco's United Fund316
24Bay Stater Inside Cuba323
25The Voter Initiative as a Form of Citizen Participation in Swiss Transportation Policy327
26Transportation Users Movements in Paris340
27Paul Davidoff: An Appreciation355
Part 4Poverty and Race
28Notes on the President's Initiative on Race359
29Reparations for Slavery363
Part 5Planning Education
30The Harvard Urban Field Service Program367
31Reshaping Planning Education375
32Uppity and Out: A Case Study in the Politics of Faculty Reappointments (and the Limitations of Grievance Procedures)380
Index392

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >