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    • The Rise of Progressive Cities for Human and Planetary Flourishing 

      Douglass, Mike (2015-10)
      Documents new support for progressive policies arising from an emerging middle class impatient with top-down leadership and supportive of new local leadership. Douglass indicates a broad interest in distributive justice, ...
    • Planning in the Progressive City 

      Clavel, Pierre (2015-04-04)
      Planning was a theme that ran through all cases of the progressive city, in part because progressive city activists knew that they could not rely on the private market arguments in support of their most important goals. ...
    • Setback in Burlington 

      Clavel, Pierre (Planners Network, 2014)
      Describes the challenges to progressives after the 2012 election of relatively market-friendly Democrat Miro Weinberger succeeds progressive mayors who had dominated city politics since Bernie Sanders' election in 1981.
    • Flipping the Script: Toward a Transformative Urban Redevelopment Agenda in Chattanooga, Tennessee 

      Knapp, Courtney Elizabeth (Planners Network, 2013)
      Brief account of how social justice organizations integrated the city's traditional progressive narrative with an economic justice-based vision for community planning and development.
    • Constructing the Post-Apartheid Johannesburg: Former Officials and Politicians Tell Their Stories, A Research in Progress 

      Benit-Gbaffou, Claire; Seedat, Rashid (2012-10-18)
      Ongoing project engages top and middle level city officials who had entered city gov ernment intent on reform following the end of Apartheid in the 1990s. Purpose is to capture reflections on: - The relationship between ...
    • What is the Progressive City? 

      Clavel, Pierre (2011-02-21)
      "Progressive" and the "progressive city" have definitional issues. This essay reviews what has informed The Progressive City (1986 and Activists in City Hall (2010) and guided this collection. The key ideas have been ...
    • Losing Out on Industrial Policy: The Chicago Case 

      Clavel, Pierre; O'Neill-Kohl, Sara (2010-01-09)
      While other nations were finding ways to intervene productively in their economic machinery in the post-war period, the United States moved from the pragmatic approach of the New Deal period, to avoidance of real economic ...
    • ‘A Red-Green Lighthouse’ The city of Trondheim in Norwegian politics 

      Braathen, Einar (2009)
      In 2003 a new majority in Trondheim’s City Hall started to vigorously implement a radical programme to reclaim the public sector, re-municipalize service provision and expand the level and quality of social services. At ...
    • Contextualizing Radical Planning: The 1970s Chicano Takeover in Crystal City, Texas 

      Thompson, Jonathan (Planners Network, 2008)
      Describes the 1970 takeover of Crystal City, Texas by radical Chicano activists, their attempts at government reform, obstacles encountered and eventual collapse.
    • Municipal Neoliberalism and Municipal Socialism: Urban Political Economy in Latin America 

      Goldfrank, Benjamin; Schrank, Andrew (2006)
      Identifies two different urban policy regimes in Latin America—neoliberal and socialist—and traces their origins to the distinct interests and capacities of local elites and activists in the region’s cities in the mid-to-late ...
    • Freedom, Public Deliberation and the Archive 

      Hamilton, Carolyn; Mangcu, Xolela (2006)
      This paper proceeds from three central propositions: the first is that ongoing public deliberation is a powerful vehicle for social change and economic progress, and is fundamental to the attainment, and maintenance, of ...
    • Democratic Socialism and the Local State: the Case of the Greater London Council 

      Egan, Daniel (2005-09)
      Describes the radical labor faction’s period of control (1981-1986) that ended when the Thatcher government’s opposition finally resulted in Council abolition. Includes a careful analysis of legal and political constraints ...
    • An Interview of Lee Webb, 2005 

      Webb, Lee; Clavel, Pierre (2005-06-30)
      Lee Webb was a former student activist in the 1960s, then teaching in Vermont when he founded the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies in 1975. Here he describes his own background, his contacts and collaborators ...
    • Progressive City Literature 

      Clavel, Pierre (2005)
      From the website "Progressive Cities and Neighborhood Planning," created in 2005 and updated periodically. Its purpose is to support and comment on the collection of that name in the Division of Rare and Manuscript ...
    • Building the Bridge to the High Road: Expanding Participation and Democracy in the Economy to Build Sustainable Communities 

      Swinney, Dan (Center for Labor and Community Research, 2000)
      Describes the evolution of the Center for Labor and Community Research from Swinney’s 1970s practice as a shop floor labor organizer and toward a realization that changes in overall business structure had destroyed the ...
    • A History of PEO [Planners for Equal Opportunity] 

      Thabit, Walter (1999-05)
      Walter Thabit was a city planner and community activist in New York City who pioneered the practice of "advocacy planning." This became part of professional practice after the 1960s, when began the long-term effort resulting ...
    • Rustbelt Community Development: Common Wealth, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio 

      Clavel, Pierre (1999-03)
      Youngstown fits a rustbelt profile. A history of disinvestment and decline – punctuated as three large steel mills closed during 1979-1981 also portended a political incapacity to respond to the decline. But within the ...
    • The Battle for City Hall: What Do We Fight Over? 

      Simmons, Louise (1996-09)
      Simmons was part of People for Change, a combination third party and community coalition that won control of the Hartford City Council in 1991 under then-mayor Carrie Saxon Perry. Nicholas Carbone's period of poverty-fighting ...
    • Community Development In Maine: Coastal Enterprises, Inc. 

      Clavel, Pierre (1996-07-16)
      History and development of a rural community development corporation. Documents the transition from resource based, import substitution and direct production to finance and technical support to diverse local initiatives.
    • Ray Flynn's Legacy: American Cities and the Progressive Agenda 

      Dreier, Peter (1993)
      Raymond Flynn won Boston's mayoralty in 1983 after a virtual tie in the preliminary election, as he and Mel King led a field of nine, each with approximately 29 percent of the votes. Both were neighborhood activists who ...