Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects: Building Resilient Regions

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Margaret Weir, Nancy Pindus, Howard Wial, Harold Wolman
Brookings Institution Press, Feb 2, 2012 - Political Science - 341 pages

The mission of the Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects series is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing the key social and economic problems facing today's cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas.

Volume four of the series introduces and examines thoroughly the concept of regional resilience, explaining how resilience can be promoted—or impeded—by regional characteristics and public policies.

The authors illuminate how the walls that now segment metropolitan regions across political jurisdictions and across institutions—and the gaps that separate federal laws from regional realities—have to be bridged in order for regions to cultivate resilience.

Contributors: Patricia Atkins, George Washington University; Pamela Blumenthal, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Sarah Ficenec, George Washington University; Alec Friedhoff, Brookings Institution; Kathryn Foster, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Juliet Gainsborough, Bentley University; Edward Hill, Cleveland State University; Kate Lowe, Cornell University; John Mollenkopf, Graduate Center, City University of New York; Mai Nguyen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California; Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute; Nancy Pindus, Urban Institute; Sarah Reckhow, Michigan State University; Travis St. Clair, George Washington University; Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Wial, Brookings Institution; Harold Wolman, George Washington University

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
In Search of Regional Resilience
24
How National Actors Shape Local Responses
60
Struggling over Strangers or Receiving with Resilience? The Metropolitics of Immigrant Integration
100
Stations Systems and Regional Resilience
148
Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience
193
Building a Resilient Social Safety Net
275
Appendix A
319
Appendix B
320
References
321
Index
325
Back Cover
343
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Margaret Weir is a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Nancy Pindus is a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Howard Wial is an economist and a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Harold Wolman is director of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings.

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