New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future by David HalleNew York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future by David Halle

New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

EditorDavid Halle, Andrew A. Beveridge

Paperback | May 21, 2013

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This book provides in-depth comparative studies of the two largest cities and metropolitan areas in the United States: New York City and Los Angeles. The chapters, written by leading experts and based upon the most current information available from the Census and other sources, discuss andexplicitly compare politics, economic prospects and the financial crisis, and a host of social issues. Reform movements in education, ethnic politics, budget stringency, strategies to deal with crime, the development and political context of infrastructure, rising inequality, immigration andimmigrant communities, the segregation of the poor and minorities and the new segregation of the economic elite, environmental impacts and attempts to deal with them, the image of both cities and regions in the movies, architectural trends, and the differential impact and response to the financialcrisis, including foreclosure patterns, are all examined in this volume.This comparative framework reveals that old paradigms such as urban "decline" or "resurgence" are inadequate for grasping the new challenges and complexities facing America's two major global cities. Each is responding in sometimes similar and different ways to the challenges brought on by twoevents that defined the last decade: the attack of 9/11 and its aftermath, and the continuing effects of the financial crisis. How all of these events, institutions, and trends play out in the New York and Los Angeles regions is important not only for the two cities, but also as a harbinger forother U.S. cities, the entire nation, and cities worldwide. New York and Los Angeles provides an essential guide for understanding the many forces that determine the future of our cities.
David Halle is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also an adjunct professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the author of America's Working Man: Work, Home, and Politics among Blue-Collar Property Owners and Inside Culture: Art and Class in the American Home. Andrew A. Be...
Title:New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge: Introduction New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain FuturePART I: Overview2. Andrew Beveridge and Sydney Beveridge: The Big Picture: Demographic and Other Changes3. David L. Gladstone and Susan S. Fainstein: The New York and Los Angeles Economies from Boom to Crisis4. Jameson W. Doig, Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie: America's Leading International Trade Centers and their Entrepreneurial Agencies: Challenges and Strategies in the New York and Los Angeles RegionsPART II: Politics and Economics5. John Mollenkopf and Raphael J. Sonenshein: New York City and Los Angeles: Government and Political Influence6. David Halle and Andrew Beveridge: Financial and Economic Crisis and the Politics of Ongoing Dramas7. George Sweeting and Andrea Dinneen: New York City and Los Angeles: Taxes, Budgets and Managing the Financial CrisisPART III: Social and Urban Problems8. Jeffrey Fagan and John MacDonald: Policing, Crime and Legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: The Social and Political Contexts of Two Historic Crime Declines9. Julia Wrigley: LA and New York Schools: Reform, Organization, and Disorganization10. Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O'Flaherty: How New York and Los Angeles Housing Policies Are Different-and Maybe Why11. Andrew Beveridge, David Halle, Eddie Telles, and Beth DuFault: Residential Diversity and Division: Separation and Segregation among Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Affluent, and PoorPART IV: Immigration and Ethnic Communities12. Nancy Foner and Roger Waldinger: New York and Los Angeles as Immigrant Destinations: Contrasts and Convergence13. Min Zhou, Margaret M. Chin and Rebecca Kim: The Transformation of Chinese America: New York v. Los AngelesPART V: Planning and Environmentalism14. Andrew Deener, Steven P. Erie, Vladimir Kogan, and Forrest Stuart: Planning L.A.: The Changing Politics of Neighborhood and Downtown Development15. Martha Matsuoka and Robert Gottlieb: Environmental and Social Justice Movements and Policy Change in Los Angeles: Is an Inside-Outside Game Possible?16. Kristen Van Hooreweghe, Steve Lang, and William Kornblum: A Land Ethic for the City of WaterPART VI: Culture17. Rick Bell: In LA, You Know Where Architecture's At18. David Halle, Eric Vanstrom, Jan Reiff and Ted Nitschke: New York, LA and Chicago as Depicted in Hit Movies.19. Helmut K Anheier, David Howard, and Marcus Lam: Nonprofit Organizations in New York City and Los Angeles: A Comparison