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New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge


Over the last century, New York and Los Angeles, America's two largest cities and urban regions, have constantly reinvented themselves in surprisingly ways. In the 1950s, central cities were viewed as declining due to flight of the suburbia-bound middle class. In the late 1990s, gentrification led to more and more sections of major U.S. cities being occupied by the wealthy, and after the 2007 financial and economic crisis, the momentum for gentrification has slowed. Today, the direction of New York and Los Angeles is highly uncertain, as uncertain as it has been for many decades. Drawing on a ... More

Keywords: New York, Los Angeles, urban, city, gentrification, immigration, policing, residential segregation, public education reform, economic crisis

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Halle, editor

Andrew A. Beveridge, editor
Queen's College and CUNY Graduate Center

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Chapter 1 New York and Los Angeles The Uncertain Future

David Halle, and Andrew A. Beveridge

Part one Overview

Chapter 2 The Big Picture

Andrew A. Beveridge, and Sydney J. Beveridge

Part two Politics and Economics

Chapter 5 New York City and Los Angeles

John Mollenkopf, and Raphael J. Sonenshein

Chapter 6 Financial, Economic, and Political Crises

David Halle, and Andrew A. Beveridge

Chapter 7 New York City and Los Angeles

George Sweeting, and Andrea Dinneen

Part Three Social and Urban Problems

Chapter 11 Residential Diversity and Division

Andrew A. Beveridge, David Halle, Edward Telles, and Beth Leavenworth Dufault

Part Four Immigration and Ethnic Communities

Part five Planning and Environmentalism

Chapter 14 Planning Los Angeles

Andrew Deener, Steven P. Erie, Vladimir Kogan, and Forrest Stuart

Chapter 15 A Land Ethic for the City of Water

Kristen Van Hooreweghe, Steve Lang, and William Kornblum

Part Six Culture

Chapter 18 New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago as Depicted in Hit Movies

David Halle, Eric Vanstrom, Jan Reiff, and Ted Nitschke

Chapter 19 The Nonprofit Sector in New York City and Los Angeles

Helmut K. Anheier, Marcus Lam, and David B. Howard

End Matter