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Blakely, Edward J. (Edward James) 1938-

Works: 121 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 10,738 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC110.I53, 338.973
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Most widely held works by Edward J Blakely
Fortress America : gated communities in the United States by Edward J Blakely( )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,176 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 )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning local economic development : theory and practice by Edward J Blakely( Book )

66 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores theories of local economic development that are relevant to dilemmas facing communities today. Focuses on the topics of planning process, analytical techniques, and business and human resource development and high-technology economic development strategies
Resilient coastal city regions : planning for climate change in the United States and Australia( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 500 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
Community development research : concepts, issues, and strategies( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture of fear( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 342 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 184 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 )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 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 77 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generations of poverty : America's underclass as an economic and political dilemma by William W Goldsmith( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crowded and isolated Black and Latino neighborhoods are marked by economic deprivation and social depression. Many residents of these neighborhoods are disconnected from the larger society, no longer able to share in the values or social norms of majority America. The study of this concentrated poverty has become a new mini-industry. There has been a spate of books, reports, and articls on the phenomenon, which is variously known as "persistent poverty,", the underclass," or the "new poor." The authors of this book reject the label "underclass" because it is demeaning and "new poor" because it is inaccurate. We find it more profitable to focus on the problem of separation. Poverty has always afflicted America, and even long-term poverty has been an issue during other periods of the nation's development. Today, American society faces a period of growing social and economic separation, caused by worsened opportunities for the poor and resulting in more destructive long-term consequences for them and the society as a whole. We begin with the idea that global economic restructuring has since about 1975 altered the way political and social institutions work at every level in America. Until politics and economics are again reshaped, the problems of urban poverty will remain severe. Reshaping may begin as the pressures from urban separation force community-level institutions should be strengthened, restructured, and redirected. Multi-local coalitions should be formed to press for re-allocation of federal resources in favor of domestic needs and for re-regulation of the national economy in favor of workers and common citizens. Only then can a successful attack begin on the problems of persistent poverty. To set the stage for directing the reader's attention to the conditions under which neighborhood organizations and municipal governments can mount a successful attack that will modify the structure and management of the national political economy, we have collected props fr
Picket fence planning in California by Steven A Waldhorn( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan strategy in Sydney : employment distribution and policy issues by Edward J Blakely( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews employment issues and employment forecasts for the Sydney metropolitan region over the next 25 years as a basis for long-term metropolitan planning strategy. In particular, it examines the major forces likely to influence the future size and intra-urban geography of the major sectors of urban economic activity. A brief examination of the intra-urban geography of unemployment in Sydney is presented to place the question of future employment issues in context. Then, five key issues are examined for metropolitan Sydney through the year 2011. These are (a) the future of the manufacturing sector, (b) trends in tertiary services and the growth of the "information economy," (c) the rise of an advanced producer services sector, (d) the future role of Sydney both in relation to the growing Asian Pacific region and the national and state economies, and (e) the impacts of new technologies on production and services. A critical review is made of possible future employment structures for metropolitan Sydney and of scenarios for the intra-urban distribution of the work force as set out in the draft metropolitan strategy of the Department of Environment and Planning (DEP). Finally, the report considers the employment objectives of a metropolitan strategy, identifying policy areas and responsibilities of government. The report summarizes the strategic implications for state government policy on employment and future economic development
Goal setting for community development : the case of Yuba City, California by Edward J Blakely( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fortress America : gated communities in the United States
Separate societies : poverty and inequality in U.S. citiesPlanning local economic development : theory and practiceArchitecture of fearRural communities in advanced industrial society : development and developersFundamentals of economic development finance
Alternative Names
Blakely, Ed

Blakely, Edouard J. 1938-

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

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