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Blakely, Edward J. (Edward James) 1938-

Works: 112 works in 318 publications in 1 language and 10,229 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.I53, 307.76
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward J Blakely
Planning local economic development : theory and practice by Edward J Blakely( Book )

60 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century, and with new coverage of sustainability, the Fifth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns and local entities to craft their economic destinies within the global economy."--Jacket
Fortress America : gated communities in the United States by Edward J Blakely( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All across the nation, Americans are forting up - retreating from their neighbors by locking themselves behind security-controlled walls, gates, and barriers. An estimated 8 million Americans live in gated communities today. These communities are most popular in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Miami. This trend has become popular in both new suburban developments and older inner-city areas as residents seek refuge from the problems of urbanization. But what does it mean for the nation? Fortress America is the first sweeping study of the development and social impact of this rapidly growing phenomenon. While early gated communities were restricted to retirement villages and the compounds of the super-rich, today the majority are for the middle to upper-middle class. But even existing modest-income neighborhoods are using barricades and gates to seal themselves off. The book looks at the three main categories of gated communities and the reasons for their popularity: lifestyle communities, including retirement communities, golf and country club leisure developments, and suburban new towns; prestige communities, including enclaves of the rich and famous, developments for high-level professionals, and executive home developments for the middle class, where the gates symbolize distinction and stature; and security zones, where fear of crime and outsiders is the main motivation for fortifications. They argue that gating does nothing to address the problems it is a response to. They propose alternatives, such as emphasizing crime prevention, controlling traffic in neighborhoods, designing new developments to encourage sustainable communities, and creating metropolitan regional planning governance
Separate societies : poverty and inequality in U.S. cities by William W Goldsmith( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community development research : concepts, issues, and strategies( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture of fear( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Examines the ways in which the contemporary landscape is shaped by our society's preoccupation with fear, as apparent in home design, security systems, gated communities, semi-public spaces (shopping malls, theme parks, casinos, office atriums), zoning regulations, and cyberspace. This fixation also manifests itself in efforts to provide public parks but control the problem of homelessness. The essayists in Architecture of fear explain that such disjointed efforts exacerbate rather than eradicate the sources and perception of fear and insecurity. Thus, in contrast to alarmist, apocalyptic treatments, the contributors offer concrete, level-headed suggestions for proaction, not reaction, to counter both real (actual crime) and perceived (media-magnified) problems in contemporary society
Rural communities in advanced industrial society : development and developers by Ted K Bradshaw( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of economic development finance by Susan L Giles( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance takes a "hands-on" approach as it guides community leaders and policymakers through the unfamiliar steps of attracting and securing the private investment dollars required to meet local needs. The authors clearly explain how to develop a competitive project proposal covering all key topics, including setting goals, venture selection, financial analysis, risk assessment for investors and consumers, and project implementation, Reader-friendly, the book includes numerous examples, real-world case studies, exercises, a glossary of terms, and a sample business plan."--Jacket
Toward a theory of training people for the war on poverty by Edward J Blakely( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resilient coastal city regions : planning for climate change in the United States and Australia( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The importance of dealing with potentially severe climate impacts is becoming increasingly clear. In recent years, we have seen a number of extreme temperature and precipitation events, with climate records set in countries around the globe, but notably in the United States and Australia. The Lincoln Institute initially became involved in the issue of climate change through our work with planning directors in the 30 largest cities of the United States. Beginning in 2006 these city planners started raising the issue of how to respond to their mayors' questions about global warming. Many of the mayors were already signing the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, launched by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in 2005 as the Kyoto Protocol was going into effect. Building on a number of Institute-sponsored working papers, Policy Focus Reports, and research seminars over the past five years, this book reports on responses to climate change in nine coastal cities and metropolitan regions in the United States and Australia. The two countries, both large, sprawling, and showing a predilection for coastal development, have much in common when it comes to climate change. First, they are among the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters per capita in the developed world, with Australia usually heading the list and the United States close behind. Second, both countries are exposed to significant climate-related risk relative to sea level rise and storm surge, drought and water shortage, floods, wildfires, and heat waves. The city regions documented here represent some of the most critical conditions faced in the two countries. This book deals with both mitigation (the reduction of GHG emissions) and adaptation (managing the risk of climate impacts that cannot be avoided) as the terms are generally used in this field. At least from the vantage point of the United States, it appears that the pendulum has swung from an initial emphasis on mitigation, as reflected in the mayors' initiatives in response to the Kyoto Protocol, to one focusing on adaptation, as cities begin to prepare for the onslaught of climate-related impacts. The nine cases show a range of adaptation responses. However, as explored in the concluding chapter, to avoid catastrophic results, it remains necessary to significantly reduce GHG emissions. While there are encouraging developments at the national level in Australia, recent analysis suggests that the time for action is critically short. The pivotal environmental issue of our time has largely left the world stage as governments across the globe struggle for economic stability in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. In spite of mixed prospects for action at the international and national levels, state and local governments have shown a greater ability to respond to climate change. Resilience and adaptation are coming to the fore in public discussions, with increasing attention given to the impacts of changes in climate on human welfare and the integrity of ecosystems. In bringing forth this volume, the aim was to document approaches that will be useful not just in the United States and Australia but more broadly in coastal regions throughout the world. We are humbly aware that this is only an initial response to a challenge with a magnitude of potential impacts never before experienced in human history, a challenge that will test our ability to work together at every scale."--Publisher's website
Policy implications of California's changing life styles by Ted K Bradshaw( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An application of budgetary control to commercial banks with reference to the principles of commercial bank management by Mohamed Abbas Hegazy( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate taxation: a new concept proposed by Gordon H Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small cities and the Community development act of 1974 by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New cities of the Pacific rim by Edward J Blakely( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picket fence planning in California by Steven A Waldhorn( Book )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goal setting for community development : the case of Yuba City, California by Edward J Blakely( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping the American dream : land use choices for America's future by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking local development initiatives : a guide to economic and employment development for local government authorities by Edward J Blakely( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing places : American urban planning policy for the 1990's by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fortress America : gated communities in the United States
Alternative Names
Blakely, Ed

Blakely, Edward

Blakely, Edward J.

Blakely, Edward J. 1938-

Blakely, Edward J. (Edward James)

Blakely, Edward J. (Edward James), 1938-

Blakely, Edward James 1938-

Ed Blakely American academic

Edward James Blakely

إدوارد ج. بلاكلي، 1938-

ブレークリー, エドワード・J

English (169)

Fortress America : gated communities in the United StatesSeparate societies : poverty and inequality in U.S. citiesArchitecture of fearRural communities in advanced industrial society : development and developersFundamentals of economic development finance