Michael Dear's From Chicago to L.A.: Making Sense of Urban Theory PDF

By Michael Dear

ISBN-10: 0761920943

ISBN-13: 9780761920946

From Chicago to L.A. starts the duty of defining another time table for city reviews and examines the case for moving the focal point of city stories from Chicago to l. a.. The authors, skilled students from various disciplines, examine:

  • The strategies that experience blocked our knowing of Southern California cities
  • The inventive constructions that folks were utilizing to appreciate and clarify Los Angeles
  • The application of the "Los Angeles university" of urbanism

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This new evidence reflects a healthy demographic dynamism that should be fostered as a source of solutions to urban problems, not used solely as justification for despair. Nevertheless, certain burdens fall disproportionately on cities in rapid change, which deserve assistance if they are to help their residents achieve the upward mobility this article shows is possible. Many lessons can be learned by viewing cities through the lens of demographic dynamism. One pertains to a reassessment of the assumption of population stability that links people and place-based policies.

This new evidence reflects a healthy demographic dynamism that should be fostered as a source of solutions to urban problems, not used solely as justification for despair. Nevertheless, certain burdens fall disproportionately on cities in rapid change, which deserve assistance if they are to help their residents achieve the upward mobility this article shows is possible. Many lessons can be learned by viewing cities through the lens of demographic dynamism. One pertains to a reassessment of the assumption of population stability that links people and place-based policies.

In part, this is warranted by the persistence of severe black disadvantages and by the continuing black-white makeup of many cities and regions. However, accommodating the new multiethnic urban America requires new thinking, not simply about the meaning of race, but also about the recent origins and dynamic changes accompanying many rapidly growing groups. A. SCHOOL” white paradigm applies poorly in Los Angeles, and it is becoming less useful in other major cities as well. Life-Cycle Trajectories in the City An inherent difficulty is that the data used by urban researchers reinforce a place orientation, since data are collected and reported for specific locations at a moment in time.

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