Remaking the Urban Social Contract: Health, Energy, and the Environment

Remaking the Urban Social Contract: Health, Energy, and the Environment

by Michael A. Pagano (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252082207
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Urban Agenda Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael A. Pagano is dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and professor of public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, faculty fellow of UIC's Great Cities Institute, and editor of The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy, Metropolitan Resistance in a Time of Economic Turmoi l, and Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions .

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments Michael A. Pagano vii

Part 1 Overview

"The Social Contract: A Political and Economic Overview" David C. Perry Natalia Villamizar-Duarte 3

Part 2 White Papers

"Back to the Future? The Curious Case of 'Public' Services" David A. McDonald 35

Discussant: "The History of U.S. Municipal Service Delivery: Pragmatism Trumps Ideology" Dennis R. Judd 57

"Green Gadgets? The Smart-Cities Movement and Urban Environmental Policy" Anthony Townsend 62

Discussant: "It Is Easier to Be Smart than to Be Green" Moira Zellner 87

"Social Contract Theory and the Public's Health: A Vital Challenge Past and Present" William C. Kling Emily Stiehl 91

Discussants: "Social Contracts and the Problem of Asymmetries" Alba Alexander et al. 114

"Repowering Chicago: Accelerating the Cleaner, More Resilient, and More Affordable Electricity Market Transformation" Howard A. Learner 121

Discussant: "Energy Networks: How Do We Power a City?" Cynthia Klein-Banai 166

Part 3 Synthesis

"Health, Energy, and the Environment: We Are All in This Together" Megan Houston 177

List of Contributors 189

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