Lesson 13: METRO ISSUES, HOUSING, SPRAWL, & PLANNING: Cities & Change

URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Lesson 13: METRO ISSUES, HOUSING, SPRAWL, & PLANNING: Cities & Change

 

Palen (9th) CH-11

REVIEW QUESTIONS
  1. What is the urban crisis thesis and the urban revival antithesis and what is the current situation?
  2. How does the political economy approach explain the urban crisis?
  3. What is the “mismatch hypothesis” and how does it impact urban vitality?
  4. What is the current status of gentrification and who is gentrifying?
  5. What positive and negative changes are occurring as a result of gentrification i n Harlem?
  6. Why and where is gentrification taking place?
  7. Is displacement of the poor a major con­ sequence of gentrification, and how serious is the problem?
  8. Is there currently a sizable “back to the city” movement, and why or why not?
  9. What has been New York’s experience with urban rehabilitation of the South Bronx?
  10. How would you relate the text statement that the urban crisis “is a long-standing one of opportunity (lack of employ­ment), rather than a short-term one of fiscal management” to problems in urban America?

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