7. Development Amid Division in US Cities: The Cases of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago

  1. Frank Gaffikin and
  2. Mike Morrissey

Published Online: 10 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch7

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

How to Cite

Gaffikin, F. and Morrissey, M. (2011) Development Amid Division in US Cities: The Cases of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago, in Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch7

Author Information

  1. Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192187

Online ISBN: 9781444393200

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Keywords:

  • case studies, development amid division in US cities - cases of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago;
  • three US cities - a common political–economic framework;
  • racial distribution within the metros - shifting;
  • ‘spreading out’ of diversity - impact on suburbanisation and racial composition of the poor;
  • Renaissance 11, designed to redevelop real-estate - than to restructure city's economy;
  • education, issue recognised as pivotal by business;
  • neighbourhood development - and Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighbourhood Development (PPND);
  • The Pittsburgh narrative in the noughties;
  • Cleveland, collapsing into default - top US city since Depression years, era of populist Mayor Kucinich;
  • Chicago, the ‘spectacular’ city - typical post-war de-centralisation, and centrifugal forms of suburbanisation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pittsburgh: History of Partnership?

  • Cleveland—‘mistake on the lake’?

  • Chicago: the ‘spectacular’ City

  • Race and Division

  • Divided City: Whose Regeneration?