9780815751083

The New Urban Leaders

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815751083

  • ISBN10:

    0815751087

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr

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Summary

Some of today's best urban leaders don't work for the government --they can be found in nonprofit organizations that serve the working class and poor populations. Based on interviews conducted in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York, this study focuses on exceptional leaders who have developed effective solutions to the complex problems of our inner cities, including education, economic development, and community safety. The book includes profiles of innovators such as Robert Woodson, founder of the Washington, D.C. based National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, whose work on affordable housing, gang violence, and black entrepreneurship earned a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the "genius" award); MacArthur Fellowship and Heinz Prize winner Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project that prepares low-income students for joining today's technology-dominated workforce; Rheedlen Center head Geoff Canada, who received the Heinz Prize for his "anti-violence among youth" work; and Reverend Eugene Rivers, one of the founders of the Ten-Point Coalition that helped to reduce gang violence in Boston. The New Urban Leadership investigates how and why expert problem solvers chose their career paths, what qualities make them especially successful in their work, and the methods they use to train the next generation of urban leaders.

Author Biography

Joyce A. Ladner is a senior fellow in the Governmental Studies program at the Brookings Institution

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Legacy of the Past
1(14)
PART ONE ON BECOMING A NEW URBAN LEADER
Kent Amos
15(12)
Robert Moses
27(6)
Eugene Rivers
33(10)
Defining Moments and Other Influences
43(18)
PART TWO STRATEGIES AND VISION
The Internal Change Strategy
61(38)
Promising Practices: Four Case Studies
99(28)
Looking to the Future
127(10)
Notes 137(10)
Index 147

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