Invisible City

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers.Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Economic, Social, and Political Dimensions of the Rental Housing Crisis with Richard P. Appelbaum and Michael Anthony Campbellp. 13
Why Rents Rise with Zhenfeng Pan, Tom Lehman, Stephen A. Roosa, and Richard P. Appelbaump. 47
Pros and Cons of Rent Control with Lin Yep. 67
Invisible Jail: Providing Housing and Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled with Mark S. Rosentraubp. 102
Hope VI: A Dream or Nightmare? with Michael Brazley and Michael Anthony Campbellp. 115
Renewing and Remaking New Orleans with Richard Laymanp. 144
University Partnerships to Reclaim and Rebuild Communitiesp. 159
Housing Opportunities for Everyonep. 175
Why Cities Need Affordable Housing: A Case Study of Houston with Roger K. Lewis and Steven Hornburg, Housing Strategies for Houston Task Forcep. 203
Notesp. 215
Referencesp. 219
About the Authorsp. 243
Indexp. 247
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