Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 601 pages
This introductory but innovative textbook on the economics of cities is aimed at students of urban and regional policy as well as of undergraduate economics. It deals with standard topics, including automobiles, mass transit, pollution, housing, and education but it also discusses non-standard topics such as segregation, water supply, sewers, garbage, fire prevention, housing codes, homelessness, crime, illicit drugs, and economic development.
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12 Race and Policy
The Big Picture
14 Housing and Poor People
17 Drugs Guns and Alcohol
18 Urban Economic Development
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