Urban America : opposing viewpoints / Laura K. Egendorf, book editor.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2005.
ISBN: 0737729678 (lib. : alk. paper)
0737729686 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
Subject: Cities and towns United States.
Sociology, Urban United States.
Urban policy United States.
Contents: What problems is urban America facing? Urban poverty is a serious problem / Charles C. Euchner, Stephen J. McGovern -- Urban poverty is declining / G. Thomas Kingsley, Kathryn L.S. Pettit -- Urban crime is a serious problem / Kevin Early -- Urban crime is decreasing / George L. Kelling, Ronald Corbett -- Condition of America's inner cities is improving / Neal Peirce -- Urban poor suffer from serious health problems / David Hilfiker -- American cities are experiencing financial problems / Max B. Sawicky -- What government programs would improve urban America? Public housing programs can improve urban America / Margery Austin Turner et al. -- Public housing programs will not improve urban America / Paul A. Cleveland, R. Chris Frohock -- Living wages will benefit urban workers / Jared Bernstein, Jeff Chapman -- Living wages will not benefit urban workers / Carl F. Horowitz -- Public transportation programs benefit urban workers / American Public Transportation Association and Public Transportation Partnership for Tomorrow -- Public Transportation programs do not benefit urban workers / Wendell Cox -- How can the lives of urban children be improved? Curfews can be effective in reducing delinquency / Andra J. Bannister, David L. Carter, Joseph Schafer -- Curfews do not reduce crime by urban adolescents / Mike Males -- Vouchers benefit urban students / Paul E Peterson -- Vouchers do not benefit urban students / Barbara Miner -- Retaining quality teachers will improve urban schools / Scott Joftus, Brenda Maddox-Dolan -- After-school programs can improve the lives of urban teenagers / Georgia Hall, Laura Israel, Joyce Shortt -- What is the future of urban America? Smart-growth policies will improve urban areas / John Fregonese, Lynn Peterson -- Smart-growth policies will harm urban areas / Randal O'Toole -- American cities will become more compatible with nature / Rutherford H. Platt -- Cities will become more racially and ethnically diverse / Alan Berube -- Cities will begin to resemble suburbs / Fred Siegel.