• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
People, Plans, and Policies: Essays on Poverty, Racism, and Other National Urban Problems - A Morningside Book (Hardback)
  • People, Plans, and Policies: Essays on Poverty, Racism, and Other National Urban Problems - A Morningside Book (Hardback)
zoom

People, Plans, and Policies: Essays on Poverty, Racism, and Other National Urban Problems - A Morningside Book (Hardback)

(author)
£93.00
Hardback 383 Pages / Published: 20/05/1991
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The primary theme of this collection of essays is that the cities' basic problems are poverty and racism, and until these concerns are addressed by bringing about racial equality, creating jobs, and instituting other reforms, the generally low quality of urban life will persist. Gans argues that the individual must work to alter society. He believes that not only must parents have jobs to improve their children's school performance, but that the country needs a modernized "New Deal," a more labor-intensive economy, and a thirty-two hour work week to achieve full employment. Other controversial ideas presented in this book include Gans's opposition to the whole notion of an underclass, which he feels is the latest way for the nonpoor to unjustly label the poor as undeserving. He also believes that poverty continues to plague society because it is often useful to the nonpoor. He is critical of architecture that aims above all to be aesthetic or to make philosophical statements, is doubtful that planners can or should try to reform our social or personal lives, and thinks we should concentrate on achieving individual public policies until we learn how to properly plan as a society.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231074025
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 278 x 153 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

London
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Mesopotamia
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Town and Country Planning in the UK
Added to basket
A History of Future Cities
Added to basket
Splintering Urbanism
Added to basket
Cities for People
Added to basket
£41.00
Hardback
The Classic Slum
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Cities Are Good for You
Added to basket
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Added to basket
Urban Navigations
Added to basket
World's Best Cities
Added to basket
Triumph of the City
Added to basket
The New Science of Cities
Added to basket
Conjectures and Refutations
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.