By Gregory J. Crowley
In city the USA, large-scale redevelopment is a widespread information item. Many proposals for such redevelopment are challenged—sometimes effectively, and different instances to no avail. The Politics of position considers the explanations for those results by means of studying 5 situations of contentious redevelopment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, among 1949 and 2000.
In 4 of those situations, the challengers to redevelopment didn't create the stipulations invaluable for robust democratic participation. within the 5th case—the proposed reconstruction of Pittsburgh’s downtown retail district (1997–2000)—challengers succeeded, and Crowley describes the the most important position of self reliant nonprofit organisations in bringing approximately this result.
At the guts of Crowley’s dialogue are questions important to any city redevelopment debate: Who participates in city redevelopment, what motivates them to take action, and what buildings within the political strategy open or shut a democratic discussion one of the stakeholders? via his astute research, Crowley solutions those questions and posits a framework in which to view destiny rivalry in city redevelopment.