The Resource Shadows of a Sunbelt City : the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, (ebook)

Shadows of a Sunbelt City : the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, (ebook)

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Shadows of a Sunbelt City : the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin
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Shadows of a Sunbelt City
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the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin
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eng
Summary
Austin, Texas, is often depicted as one of the past half century's great urban success stories-a place that has grown enormously through "creative class" strategies emphasizing tolerance and environmental consciousness. In Shadows of a Sunbelt City, Eliot Tretter reinterprets this familiar story by exploring the racial and environmental underpinnings of the postindustrial knowledge economy. He is particularly attentive to how the University of Texas-working with federal, municipal, and private-sector partners and acquiring the power of eminent domain-expanded its power and physical footprint. He draws attention to how the university's real estate endeavors shaped the local economy and how the expansion and upgrading of the main campus occurred almost entirely at the expense of the more modestly resourced communities of color that lived in its path. This book challenges Austin's reputation as a bastion of progressive and liberal values, notably with respect to its approach to new urbanism and issues of ecological sustainability. Tretter's insistence on documenting and interrogating the "shadows" of this important city should provoke fresh conversations about how urban policy has contributed to Austin's economy, the way it has developed and changed over time, and for whom it works and why. Joining a growing critical literature about universities' effect on urban environments, this book will be of interest to students at all levels in urban history, political science, economic and political geography, public administration, urban and regional planning, and critical legal studies
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Midwest
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Tretter, Eliot M
Dewey number
301.09764252
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser
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  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Racism
  • Knowledge economy
  • City planning
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Electronic books
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.)
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adult
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Shadows of a Sunbelt City : the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820349091
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(electronic bk.)
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rdamedia
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MWT12442321
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remote
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MWT12442321
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Shadows of a Sunbelt City : the Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820349091
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12442321
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12442321
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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