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New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge


Over the last century, New York and Los Angeles, America's two largest cities and urban regions, have constantly reinvented themselves in surprisingly ways. In the 1950s, central cities were viewed as declining due to flight of the suburbia-bound middle class. In the late 1990s, gentrification led to more and more sections of major U.S. cities being occupied by the wealthy, and after the 2007 financial and economic crisis, the momentum for gentrification has slowed. Today, the direction of New York and Los Angeles is highly uncertain, as uncertain as it has been for many decades. Drawing on a ... More

Keywords: New York, Los Angeles, urban, city, gentrification, immigration, policing, residential segregation, public education reform, economic crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778386
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Halle, editor

Andrew A. Beveridge, editor
Queen's College and CUNY Graduate Center

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