Twenty-First Century City

Twenty-First Century City

by Stephen Goldsmith, Mayor Stephen Goldsmith
     
 

America’s cities can be saved—so says Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith. As the mayor of America’s twelfth largest city, he eliminated city deficits, cut the city payroll, enhanced services, rebuilt infrastructure, revitalized neighborhoods, and reduced crime. And he did it all while cutting taxes! Now, in The Twenty-First Century City,

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America’s cities can be saved—so says Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith. As the mayor of America’s twelfth largest city, he eliminated city deficits, cut the city payroll, enhanced services, rebuilt infrastructure, revitalized neighborhoods, and reduced crime. And he did it all while cutting taxes! Now, in The Twenty-First Century City, Goldsmith shows how he did it. The Twenty-First Century City gives a hopeful glimpse of the city of the future—a city where less bureaucratic intervention means lower costs, safer streets, and better services. Mayor Goldsmith has proved that by using this new philosophy of urban governance—of government acting as a business and perceiving its citizens as customers—America’s cities can once again buzz with the sounds of success.

Editorial Reviews

Jack Kemp
In Indianapolis, Mayor Stephen Goldsmith has demonstrated that expanding private enterprise, not government, is key to efficient, high quality services and, more importantly, to the empowerment of the city's residents. Now the rest of America's great cities, and the nation as a whole, can benefit from his proven experience with The Twenty-First Century City.
Capital Journal
Surprisingly readable book...
Steve Forbes
Stephen Goldsmith is one of the most effective, innovative mayors in American history. This book is an inspiring combination of vision and get-the-job-done practicality written by a man who is quietly accomplishing the near-miraculous in a major city.
Edward Rendell
Mayor Goldsmith's book is an intelligent, pragmatic, and instructive road map for governing into the next century, written by one of America's most innovative mayors.
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Mayor Goldsmith is one of a group of urban mayors who are reforming local government in many of the nation's major cities by moving beyond traditional party politics and solving problems pragmatically.
Milton Friedman
Stephen Goldsmith has been a pioneer in simultaneously increasing the effectiveness and reducing the cost of city government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847692514
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/18/1999
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,421,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Steve Forbes
Stephen Goldsmith is one of the most effective, innovative mayors in American history. This book is an inspiring combination of vision and get-the-job-done practicality written by a man who is quietly accomplishing the near-miraculous in a major city.

Meet the Author

Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most innovative mayors. He is a research fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, assistant professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and chairman of the board of the Center for Civic Innovation at The Manhattan Institute. He is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, where he lives with his wife and four children.

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