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Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century

Posted by UEPI on June 17, 2008

Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century

Peter Dreier, John Mollenkopf, and Todd Swanstrom

December 2004, University Press of Kansas

New edition of a classic. Three distinguished scholars challenge us to put the urban crisis back on the national agenda, both as a moral challenge to our conscience and an economic challenge to America’s prosperity and our families’ pocketbooks. Focusing on the growing concentration of poverty in our cities and older suburbs and the mounting costs of suburban sprawl, they argue that these problems have political origins and can thus be resolved through political means–but only if we fully understand the power of place.

Winner of the Michael Harington Book Award
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