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The Resource Redefining urban and suburban America : evidence from Census 2000, Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang, editors

Redefining urban and suburban America : evidence from Census 2000, Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang, editors

Redefining urban and suburban America : evidence from Census 2000
Redefining urban and suburban America
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evidence from Census 2000
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Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang, editors
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Redefining urban & suburban America
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  • V. 1: Brookings metro series
  • V. 2-<3>James A. Johnson metro series
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The early returns from Census 2000 data show that the United States continued to undergo dynamic changes in the 1990s, with cities and suburbs providing the locus of most of the volatility. Metropolitan areas are growing more diverse -- especially with the influx of new immigrants -- the population is aging, and the make-up of households is shifting. Singles and empty-nesters now surpass families with children in many suburbs. The contributors to this book review data on population, race and ethnicity, and household composition, provided by the Census's "short form," and attempt to respond to three simple queries: -- Are cities coming back? -- Are all suburbs growing? -- Are cities and suburbs becoming more alike? Regional trends muddy the picture. Communities in the Northeast and Midwest are generally growing slowly, while those in the South and West are experiencing explosive growth ("Warm, dry places grew. Cold, wet places declined," note two authors). Some cities are robust, others are distressed. Some suburbs are bedroom communities, others are hot employment centers, while still others are deteriorating. And while some cities' cores may have been intensely developed, including those in the Northeast and Midwest, and seen population increases, the areas surrounding the cores may have declined significantly. Trends in population confirm an increasingly diverse population in both metropolitan and suburban areas with the influx of Hispanic and Asian immigrants and with majority populations of central cities for the first time being made up of minority groups. Census 2000 also reveals that the overall level of black-to-nonblack segregation has reached its lowest point since 1920, although high segregation remains in many areas. Redefining Urban and Suburban America explores these demographic trends and their complexities, along with their implications for the policies and politics shaping metropolitan America. The shifts discussed here have significa
Redefining urban and suburban America : evidence from Census 2000, Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang, editors
Redefining urban and suburban America : evidence from Census 2000, Bruce Katz and Robert E. Lang, editors
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  • v. 1. City growth : which places grew and why / Edward L. Glaeser and Jesse M. Shapiro -- Gaining but losing ground : population change in large cities and their suburbs / Alan Berube -- The urban turnaround / Patrick A. Simmons and Robert E. Lang -- Downtown rebound / Rebecca R. Sohmer and Robert E. Lang -- Patchwork cities : patterns of urban population growth in the 1990s / Alan Berube and Benjamin Forman -- "Boomburbs" : the emergence of large, fast-growing suburban cities / Robert E. Lang and Patrick A. Simmons -- Suburbs : patterns of growth and decline / William H. Lucy and David L. Phillips --Racial and ethnic change in the nation's largest cities / Alan Berube -- Melting pot suburbs : a study of suburban diversity / William H. Frey -- Changing patterns of Latino growth in metropolitan America / Roberto Suro and Aubrey Singer -- Racial segregation : promising news / Edward L. Glaeser and Jacob L. Vigdor -- Ethnic diversity grows, neighborhood integration lags / John R. Logan -- City families and suburban singles : an emerging household story / William H. Frey and Alan Berube
  • v. 2. Metropolitan magnets for international and domestic migrants / William H. Frey -- The rise of new immigrant gateways : historical flows, recent settlement trends / Audrey Singer -- The new Great Migration : Black Americans' return to the South, 1965-2000 / William H. Frey -- A decade of mixed blessings : urban and suburban poverty in Census 2000 / Alan Berube and William H. Frey -- Stunning progress, hidden problems : the dramatic decline of concentrated poverty in the 1990s / Paul A. Jargowsky -- The trajectory of poor neighborhoods in Southern California, 1970-2000 / Shannon McConville and Paul Ong -- The shape of the curve : household income distributions in U.S. cities, 1979-99 / Alan Berube and Thacher Tiffany -- Homeownership and younger households : progress among African Americans and Latinos / Dowell Myers and Gary Painter -- Rising affordability problems among homeowners / Patrick A. Simmons -- The sheltered homeless in metropolitan neighborhoods : evidence from the 1990 and 2000 censuses / Barrett A. Lee and Chad R. Farrell -- Patterns and trends in overcrowded housing : results from Census 2000 / Patrick A. Simmons
  • v. 3. Demographic change in medium-sized cities / Jennifer S. Vey and Benjamin Forman -- Who lives downtown? / Eugenie L. Birch -- Growth : home to America's new suburban metropolis / Robert E. Land and Meghan Zimmerman Gough -- Are the boomburbs still booming? / Robert E. Lang -- Living together : a new look at racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan neighborhood, 1990-2000 / David Fasenfest, Jason Booza, and Kurt Metzger -- Modest progress : the narrowing spatial mismatch between blacks and jobs in the 1990s / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- Pulling apart : economic segregation in suburbs and central cities in major metropolitan areas, 1980-2000 / Todd Swanstrom, Peter Dreier, Colleen Casey, and Robert Flack -- Vacating the city : an analysis of new home construction and household growth / Thomas Bier and Charlie Post -- Tracking American trends into the twenty-first century : a field guide to the new metropolitan and micropolitan definitions / William H. Frey, Jill H. Wilson, Alan Berube, and Audrey Singer -- Micropolitan American : a brand new geography / Robert E. Lang and Dawn Dhavale
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