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Invisible City

Poverty, Housing, and New Urbanism

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Invisible City by John I. Gilderbloom
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A legendary figure in the realms of public policy and academia, John Gilderbloom is one of the foremost urban-planning researchers of our time, producing groundbreaking studies on housing markets, design, location, regulation, financing, and community building. Now, in Invisible City, he turns his eye to fundamental questions regarding housing for the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Why is it that some locales can offer affordable, accessible, and attractive housing, while the large majority of cities fail to do so? Invisible City calls for a brave new housing paradigm that makes the needs of marginalized populations visible to policy makers. Drawing on fascinating case studies in Houston, Louisville, and New Orleans, and analyzing census information as well as policy reports, Gilderbloom offers a comprehensive, engaging, and optimistic theory of how housing can be remade with a progressive vision. While many contemporary urban scholars have failed to capture the dynamics of what is happening in our cities, Gilderbloom presents a new vision of shelter as a force that shapes all residents.

Author Biography

John Ingram Gilderbloom is Professor of Urban and Public Affairs in the Graduate Program in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. He also directs the University's Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods and was a consultant to the Clinton administration. Gilderbloom has received numerous academic and professional awards, along with congressional and presidential recognition, throughout his twenty-five-year career.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
30 b&w illus., 4 figures, 19 tables
Imprint
University of Texas Press
Pages
281
Dimensions
3895x5830x15
ISBN-13
9780292717107
Product ID
1820599

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