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Urban policy in the time of Obama / James DeFilippis, editor ; afterword by Cedric Johnson.

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
1 online resource.
Globalization and community ; volume 26
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With his background as a community organizer and as a state legislator representing Chicago?s South Side, Barack Obama became America?s most ?urban? president since Teddy Roosevelt. But what has been his record in dealing with the issues most impacting our metropolitan areas today? Looking past the current administration, what are the future prospects of the nation?s cities, and how have they been shaped by our policies in this century? Seeking to answer these questions, the contributors to Urban Policy in the Time of Obama explore a broad range of policy arenas that shape, both directly and indirectly, metropolitan areas and urbanization processes. This volume reveals the Obama administration?s surprisingly limited impact on cities, through direct policy initiatives such as Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Promise Neighborhoods, and Choice Neighborhood Initiatives. There has been greater impact with broader policies that shape urban life and governance, including immigration reform, education, and health care.
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