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Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Empowerment Zones

Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker


For more than one hundred years, governments have grappled with the complex problem of how to revitalize distressed urban areas. In 1995, the original urban Empowerment Zones (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia) each received a $100 million federal block grant and access to a variety of market-oriented policy tools to support the implementation of a ten-year strategic plan to increase economic opportunities and promote sustainable community development in high-poverty neighborhoods. This book confronts the puzzle of why the outcomes achieved by the original Empowe ... More

Keywords: urban areas, urban Empowerment Zones, community development, high poverty, neighbourhoods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452505
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Rich, author
Emory University

Robert P. Stoker, author