ERIC Number: ED396024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Breaking Away. The Future of Cities. Essays in Memory of Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
Vitullo-Martin, Julia, Ed.
The death of Robert F. Wagner, Jr., the widely admired former deputy mayor of New York City, in 1993, halted collaboration on a planned book about solutions to urban problems. This collection, dedicated to his memory, takes up the legacy of the earlier book with discussion of the future of cities from the scholarly perspective, from the perspective of new urban policies, and from the perspective of practitioners in the field of urban studies. Chapters 5 and 12 deal specifically with education issues. Contributions to the collection are: (1) "Introduction" (Julia Vitullo-Martin); (2) "Urban Poverty and Race" (J. Phillip Thompson); (3) "The Economies of Cities" (Dick Netzer); (4) "The Permanent Urban Fiscal Crisis" (Ester R. Fuchs); (5) "The Problem of the Schools: A Proposal for Renewal" (Diane Ravitch); (6) "Crime and the City" (Christopher Stone); (7) "Housing and Neighborhoods: (Julia Vitullo-Martin); (8) "'Back to the Future': Reviving the Settlement House as Neighborhood Social Service Center" (Ellen Chesler); (9) "The Rise of the Private City" (Paul Goldberger); (10) "The Health and Welfare of Cities" (Donna E. Shalala); (11) "New York Underground: Rescuing the MTA" (Robert R. Kiley); (12) "The Future of Public Education" (Joseph A. Fernandez); (13) "Lifeblood of the City: The Arts in New York" (Nathan Leventhal); (14) "The Continuity of Purpose" (Stanley Brezenoff and Roger Cohen); (15) "Beloved City" (William J. Dean); and (16) "Epilogue" (Julia Vitullo-Martin). (Contains eight figures and eight tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Futures (of Society), Housing, Low Income Groups, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Public Schools, Settlement Houses, Social Services, Urban Areas, Urban Planning, Urban Problems, Urban Renewal, Urban Studies
The Twentieth Century Fund Press, 41 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 (paperback: ISBN-0-87078-386-6; clothbound: ISBN-0-87078-379-3).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twentieth Century Fund, New York, NY.