The New Urban Leaders / Edition 1

The New Urban Leaders / Edition 1

by Joyce A. Ladner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815751087

ISBN-13: 9780815751083

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Some of today's best urban leaders don't work for the government—they can be found in nonprofit organizations that serve the working class and poor populations. Based on interviews conducted in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York, this study focuses on exceptional leaders who have developed effective

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Some of today's best urban leaders don't work for the government—they can be found in nonprofit organizations that serve the working class and poor populations. Based on interviews conducted in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York, this study focuses on exceptional leaders who have developed effective solutions to the complex problems of our inner cities, including education, economic development, and community safety. The book includes profiles of innovators such as Robert Woodson, founder of the Washington, D.C. based National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, whose work on affordable housing, gang violence, and black entrepreneurship earned a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the "genius" award); MacArthur Fellowship and Heinz Prize winner Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project that prepares low-income students for joining today's technology-dominated workforce; Rheedlen Center head Geoff Canada, who received the Heinz Prize for his "anti-violence among youth" work; and Reverend Eugene Rivers, one of the founders of the Ten-Point Coalition that helped to reduce gang violence in Boston. The New Urban Leadership investigates how and why expert problem solvers chose their career paths, what qualities make them especially successful in their work, and the methods they use to train the next generation of urban leaders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815751083
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1The Legacy of the Past1
Part 1On Becoming a New Urban Leader
2Kent Amos15
3Robert Moses27
4Eugene Rivers33
5Defining Moments and Other Influences43
Part 2Strategies and Vision
6The Internal Change Strategy61
7Promising Practices: Four Case Studies99
8Looking to the Future127
Notes137
Index147

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