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For The Mwd, It Isn't Easy Being Green : Water: Has The Scourge Of Environmentalists And Northern Californians Changed Its Ways? Consider Its New Chairman., Robert Gottlieb Dec 1992

For The Mwd, It Isn't Easy Being Green : Water: Has The Scourge Of Environmentalists And Northern Californians Changed Its Ways? Consider Its New Chairman., Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


How To Expand Homeownership For More Americans, John Atlas, Peter Dreier Mar 1992

How To Expand Homeownership For More Americans, John Atlas, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Unhousing The Urban Poor: The Reagan Legacy, Beth A. Rubin, James D. Wright, Joel A. Devine Mar 1992

Unhousing The Urban Poor: The Reagan Legacy, Beth A. Rubin, James D. Wright, Joel A. Devine

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Reagan era was characterized by the popularity of individual level explanations and market based solutions for a range of social problems, including homelessness. We argue that such an approach was inadequate and may, in fact, have toorsened the housing situation. We claim that homelessness is fundamentally a housing problem linked to two key trends of the 1980s: the increasing rate of poverty and the declining supply'f low-income housing. Market approaches to housing policy have resulted in housing policies by default: gentrification, condo conversion and displacement as well as tax policies that explicitly favor the nonpoor. Those policies gehred ...


The Fall Of The Industrial City: The Reagan Legacy For Urban Policy, David Stoesz Mar 1992

The Fall Of The Industrial City: The Reagan Legacy For Urban Policy, David Stoesz

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Reagan presidency reversed a half-century of federal aid to cities. Poor minority comnnunities were particularly hard-hit, since this was accompanied by a white flight to the suburbs and the replacement of better paying industrial jobs requiring little education with poorer paying service jobs requiring iore education. Meanwhile wealthy communities prospered. To address urgent social problems, urban politicians are advocating strategies such as industrial policy, public entrepreneurship, and guerrilla welfare.