cities and societies notes feb 17

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Cities and societies notes feb 17th Urban Politics 1940-1980 ʼ s Keynesian- New deal model priorities: 1) Dependence on federal aid/ federal incentives - focus on full employment, eradication poverty and income redistribution - heavily dependent on taxes and federal government to fund programs - = Big City Spending - social welfare programs - given more money - tax the private sector 2) Mayors spoke for neighborhood interests, immigrant groups, labour unions, and the poor - new waves of immigrants forge new political machines 3) But. .. Exodus of Big Companies to the “Burbs” - high taxes - also affected small business - economic governmental regulations - led to an increase in unemployment POSITIVE: Emphasis on attracting federal funding for social programs and public works NEGATIVE: Result: decline of private sector employment, budget crises and Fight of businesses to areas of pro-business sentiment Reactions 1) Urban renewal 2) changing political culture Urban Renewal - 1950-1970 ʼ s planners declare “war” o the city - start over again from ground up - Nobel Intentions - housing act of 1949: eliminates substandard housing
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course GEOG 140 taught by Professor Benton-short during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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