Ending the Stalemate: Moving Housing and the Urban Development into the Mainstream of America's Future / Edition 1

Ending the Stalemate: Moving Housing and the Urban Development into the Mainstream of America's Future / Edition 1

by Mary K. Nenno
     
 

Ending the Stalemate assesses housing and urban development programs of the past 60 years, examines current urban conditions and interventions, and recommends steps that should be taken to link housing assistance, neighborhood renewal and urban development/redevelopment with the forces reshaping urban life. Mary K. Nenno has found that past housing and urban

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Ending the Stalemate assesses housing and urban development programs of the past 60 years, examines current urban conditions and interventions, and recommends steps that should be taken to link housing assistance, neighborhood renewal and urban development/redevelopment with the forces reshaping urban life. Mary K. Nenno has found that past housing and urban development efforts have been characterized by starts and stops, with significant action coming only in times of national crises such as economic depression or city disturbances. Comprehensive national initiatives to revitalize cities and declining metropolitan areas have been dormant for over two decades despite growing evidence of physical, economic, and human distress. Nenno finds hope for future progress in the opportunities provided by mainstream forces now at work in urban areas: the emergence of the 'urban region' as the base for joining cities and their outlying metropolitan areas in a new relationship; and the prospect of comprehensive improvement strategies based on partnerships between public, private, and citizen-based entities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761802174
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
1The Shifting Directions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development3
The Statutory Mission of the Department4
The Johnson Term: Secretary Weaver (1965-1968); Secretary Wood (1968-1969)4
The Nixon Term: Secretary Romney (1969-1973)10
The Nixon Term: Secretary Lynn (1973-1974)14
The Ford Term: Secretary Hills (1975-1976)16
The Carter Term: Secretaries Harris and Landrieu (1977-1980)17
The Reagan Terms: Secretary Pierce (1981-1988)18
The Bush Term: Secretary Kemp (1989-1992)21
The Residual Legacy of the HUD Experience26
2Lessons and Directions in City Revitalization29
Federal Leadership and Assistance Programs30
A New City Revitalization Process: The 1980s46
Lessons and Direction in City Revitalization49
3The Changing City and the Metropolitan Region55
Dimensions of Urban Change55
Cities in a New Economic Structure65
The Metropolitan Region and the Future of Cities70
4The Unsettled Heritage of Federal Housing Assistance81
The Record of Federally Assisted Housing82
The Factors Behind the Record91
5Public Housing: The Longest Survivor97
Public Housing on the Barricades98
The Shaping of the Public Housing Experience102
The Elements of Program Change104
Pioneering Housing For the Elderly116
Reform Efforts: A Critical Review120
The Current Status of Public Housing124
6Recurring Issues and Future Directions for HUD's Housing Assistance131
Family Eligibility and Rent Policies131
Supply- Versus Demand-Driven Assistance136
Housing and Welfare Assistance144
Homelessness152
Future Directions For HUD's Housing Assistance155
A Clear Focus on Housing Supply and Condition156
Reforms and Recommendations for HUD-Assisted Housing Programs158
7The Evolution of Local and State Housing and Urban Development Functions: 1920-1980171
The Local Level: Building, Land Use, and Housing Market Regulations172
The Local Level: Direct Program Initiatives177
The States: Local Enabling Powers and Development Standards178
The States: Participation in Direct Programs179
8New Mechanisms and Processes: 1980s and Beyond183
Factors Behind the Growing Initiatives183
A Dynamic Local Process185
State Initiatives and Leadership201
9Structures and Strategies: The Next Stage in Evolving Functions213
Local Structure: Adapting to Change214
Local Strategies: Coordinating the Effort226
State Structures: Strengthening Existing Capacity234
State Strategies: Managing Change and Development237
10Future Direction of Local and State Functions241
The Current Status of Mechanisms, Structures, and Strategies241
Recommended Areas for Attention242
11Where Are We Now?251
The Clinton-Cisneros Beginnings: 1993-1994251
The 1993 Initiatives252
The Proposed HUD Budget: FY 1995257
1994 Congressional Action: HUD Appropriations and Authorizations258
Issues for the Future Direction of HUD262
The 1994 Congressional Election and New Clinton Initiatives266
12A National Urban Policy Focused on Urban Regions273
Prologue to a New Approach274
A National Commission on Cities and Urban Regions279
13Supporting Components of an Urban Policy285
A Program of Housing and Urban Information285
A Program of Housing and Urban Research288
Quality of Design and Livability in Urban Places and Neighborhoods291
An International Urban Policy294
References299
About the Author337

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