Pierre Clavel

Pierre Clavel
Cornell University | CU · Department of City and Regional Planning

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In this paper, we explore Patrick Geddes concept of civics. Drawing primarily upon his early 20th century essays, Civics as concrete sociology Parts I and II supplemented by additional primary works by Geddes and his co-authors as well as secondary literature, we propose Geddes used elements of these and other writings to frame out a theory of city...
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City planners (including e-planners) have at times sought to “speak truth to power,” as when the interests of poor neighborhoods' needs to preserve jobs and housing confront real estate developers promoting urban renewal schemes to replace existing homes and factories with upscale appartments and shopping malls. The planners have tools – writing, s...
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Traces the evolution of Chicago economic development planning from the Central Business District (loop) -serving orientation under the Richard J. Daley “machine” regime to a neighborhood oriented “local producer strategy” established under progressive mayor Harold Washington. Shows institutionalization as Washington’s planners cultivated a neighbor...
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Academic blogging has typically been a form of digital scholarship that is under-utilized in academia. Although there are both costs and benefits to blogging at different stages in an academic's career, blogs can provide a rewarding platform for bringing research and academic perspectives to a wide-reaching and broader audience. This note explores...
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Manufacturing has long been the focus for progressive reforms. But these reforms, pushed by labor in the 1930s and 1940s, did not particularly involve city planners, and the idea of “progressive planning” that emerged in the 1960s focused on community and neighborhood struggles over urban renewal, highway clearances and the depredations of real est...
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The main question posed by this volume is, given restructuring, what can localities do? In this chapter we argue that the space for local response is greater, not smaller, in the 1980S than in previous postwar decades, present evidence of the increased variety of local policy response in the United States and England, and conclude with a set of obs...
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In 2003, William Johnson capped a decade as Rochester's only African American mayor with a quixotic and unsuccessful campaign for county executive of surrounding Monroe County, dominated by Johnson's history of advocating for "metropolitan solutions to metropolitan problems." As mayor, Johnson had sought participatory reforms in Rochester's neighbo...
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While much recent thinking about city administration suggests tinkering with attitudes of administrators, it will be useful to review how administrators and officials encounter deeper social forces: the continuing inequalities and separations of race and class. Cases of “progressive government” experience—in Chicago; Boston; Berkeley; Santa Monica;...
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This paper gives an account of ‘left’ and ‘progressive’ economic development politics and policy in Sheffield and Chicago in the early 1980s. The origins of these policies in activist work and grassroots organizing, and the leadership of John Benington and David Blunkett in Sheffield and of Robert Mier and Harold Washington in Chicago are character...
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There is a plausible community option in local and national urban policy, an alternative to growth-oriented and top-down approaches that represents a possible new reality to be considered by urban scholars and professionals. The authors present evidence from interviews with the staffs of community development corporations and allied organizations a...
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On cover: Preliminary draft, March, 1960. Thesis (Master of Regional Planning)--University of North Carolina. Bibliography: leaves [55]-[59]
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University. Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Microfilm. n
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This article reports on a study of planning as expert advice to nonpartisan citizen boards,—and the means by which this advice is implemented or blocked m a semirural county. The major thesis is that in an area of relatively scarce economic resources, administrative resources in the form of individuals with the time, training and experience to use...

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