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UrbanEdited by Nancy Pindus, Howard Wial, and Hal Wolman, and published by the Brookings Institution Press, Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects Vol. II was published in 2009.  The book is the second in a series stemming from the annual Conference on Urban and Regional Policy hosted by GWIPP, the Brookings Institution, and the Urban Institute. The goal of this book is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. What can we say about what works, what doesn't, and why? What does this knowledge and experience imply for future policy questions? The authors take a fresh look at several different issues (e.g., education, economic development, land use) and conceptualize how each should be thought of. Once the contributors have presented the essence of what is known, as well as the likely implications, they identify the knowledge gaps that need to be filled for the successful formulation and implementation of urban and regional policy. You can purchase it here.


Edited by Nancy Y. Augustine, Michael Bell, David Brunori and Joan M. Youngman, Erosion of the Property Tax Base: Trends, Causes, and Consequences was published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2009. The chapters in this book provide analyses of recent property tax trends, examine several responses to the increasing importance of residential property, estimate the extent of property tax base erosion and its effects, and other related topics. The erosion of the property tax base raises serious concerns about the future health of our federal system of government and the continued ability of local governments to protect what de Tocqueville called America’s passion for popular sovereignty. You can purchase the book here.


UrbanEdited by Margery Turner, Howard Wial, and Hal Wolman, and published by the Brookings Institution Press, Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects Vol. I was published in 2008.  The book is the first in a series stemming from the annual Conference on Urban and Regional Policy; hosted by GWIPP, the Brookings Institution, and the Urban Institute. Read more about the book here



Power in the CityClarence Stone, GWIPP Research Professor, is the subject of the book Power in the City and the Politics of Inequality, edited by Marion Orr and Valerie C Johnson with foreword by Dianne Pinderhughes. The book collects ten classic articles and essays by Stone to create a succinct reader in urban politics. It encompasses theoretical work on urban political power; examinations of political leadership in community politics; considerations of race, class, and political power in Atlanta; and writings on the politics of social reform and urban regeneration. These pieces provide a model for integrating empiricism with theory, offer Stone’s own reflections on his theory, and demonstrate the evolution of his thought. The book may be purchased through University Press of Kansas or Amazon.


http://mesharpe.com/images/65617682.jpgPat Atkins, GWIPP Research Professor, edited (along with David K Hamilton) Urban and Regional Policies for Metropolitan Livability. The book provides a concise, up-to-date, and systematic treatment of the problems and issues involved in urban and regional policy concerns. Each policy chapter is written by a respected expert in the area, and the book covers all the key policy issues that confront contemporary metropolitan areas, including transportation, the environment, affordable housing, crime, employment, poverty, education, and regional governance. Each chapter outlines an issue, which is followed by current thinking on problem diagnosis and problem solving, as well as the prognosis for future policy success. The book is available for purchase at M.E. Sharp.


 

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