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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001
It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the "Portland style" that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good.
Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland?its people, politics, and public life?and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm.
In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development.
Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.
L'autore: Carl Abbott is Professor of Urban Studies at Portland State University. He is author of The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West, The New Urban America: Growth and Politics in Sunbelt Cities, and Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis.
Titolo: Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape ...
Casa editrice: University of Pennsylvania Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press/Philadelphia, PA, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. No DJ. First printing. Light wear to covers. Prev. owner's name on top edge of front endpaper. Content pages are clean and unmarked. 242 pages. Codice libro della libreria 386166
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Codice libro della libreria G0812236122I4N00
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Codice libro della libreria G0812236122I4N00
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Light wear to dust jacket, text is unmarked. Codice libro della libreria k9071
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia., 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. 8vo, hardcover, grey cloth. Fine condition in near fine dj. xi, 242 p., illus., maps. Codice libro della libreria 1081122.08
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania (2001), Philadelphia, 2001. First printing. 8vo, pp. xi, 242. Notes, index. Illustrated. Dark gray cloth. About as new in slightly scuffed dj. Codice libro della libreria 51500
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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0812236122
Descrizione libro 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 146mm x 22mm x 238mm. Hardcover. Selected by "Choice" magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best manage.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 248 pages. 0.558. Codice libro della libreria 9780812236125