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Bringing Conventions To Ri, Chester Smolski Sep 1992

Bringing Conventions To Ri, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"On time and under budget: It's not often that one can say that about a government-sponsored and government-built project, but to date, that is exactly the status of the Rhode Island Convention Center. Assuming this pace of development continues, the center will open in December 1993 below the $290 million projected cost."


Gigantic Malls Bring Downtown To Suburbia, Chester Smolski Sep 1992

Gigantic Malls Bring Downtown To Suburbia, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The recent opening of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., has probably received more publicity than any other shopping center in the nation. This behemoth of shopping malls is certainly something to experience, but the real question is whether this $650 million investment has a future."


Analyzing Performance Skewness In Public Agencies: The Case Of Urban Mass Transit, Herman L. Boschken Jul 1992

Analyzing Performance Skewness In Public Agencies: The Case Of Urban Mass Transit, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

Previous studies of public organizational performance have focused mostly on operating efficiency, without dealing with the complex accountability problems associated with plural public interests. The fact that an agency exhibits multiple and often paradoxical performances has not been of comparable concern. This failure to account for performance in a multiple-constituencies context has led to a narrow view of how well agencies do. To broaden the research on agency performance, a multiple-constituencies model is introduced and tested for statistically significant variances. The findings confirm the model's robustness in structuring a dependent variable for empirical research on why agencies perform toward ...


Japan Invests In America; Why Can't We?, Chester Smolski Mar 1992

Japan Invests In America; Why Can't We?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"One of the hottest public issues today is the increasing Japanese industrial and commercial presence in this country. With high national unemployment rates, even reaching unheard-of levels of 7.7 percent in formerly job-rich California, someone obviously is at fault."


Labor Should Join Right Now, Chester Smolski Jan 1992

Labor Should Join Right Now, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"RIght Now is a coalition of business, religious and community leaders trying to bring changes to the political structure of Rhode Island. This is good, but the most disquieting note of this announcement is the absence of labor leaders from its membership."


Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to explore the prospect of reusing the Waverly Mill to establish an outlet retail center in the town of Adams, Massachusetts. The report also examines the impacts and benefits of an outlet center in respect to jobs and local businesses.


Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was conducted to determine the strengths and weaknesses of land use for industrial purposes in Athol, Massachusetts. The study goes on to review planning documents, consulting the Town Administrator and the site finding committee, interviewing the town officials, developers, realtors and Chamber of Commerce official and local newspaper editor.


Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report aims to update the Master Plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The report goes on to examine Alvord Street, which is located in the south west area of town next to the Connecticut River, and has historically been used as agricultural land for the past eight years.


Policy Dilemmas In Urban Education: Addressing The Needs Of Poor, At-Risk Children, Jeffrey A. Raffel, William Lowe Boyd, Vernon M. Briggs, Eugene E. Eubanks, Roberto Fernandez Jan 1992

Policy Dilemmas In Urban Education: Addressing The Needs Of Poor, At-Risk Children, Jeffrey A. Raffel, William Lowe Boyd, Vernon M. Briggs, Eugene E. Eubanks, Roberto Fernandez

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The changing demographic face of the nation's cities has placed tremendous burdens on urban schools. No consensus on solving the problems of urban education exists. Successful policy alternatives should be: (1) comprehensive {i.e., deal with urban problems beyond education, such as health status and poverty), (2) supported by adequate resources, (3) universal and targeted (i.e., focused on children), (4) value-based (i.e., promoting the value of education), (5) community-based, and (6) research-based. Policy alternatives that will improve urban education include those that (1) reaffirm programs that work (i.e., Head Start), (2) reallocate resources to students in ...