Beyond Preservation

Beyond Preservation : Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

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A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighbourhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Philadelphia PA, United States
  • English
  • 1439902291
  • 9781439902295
  • 1,649,720

Table of contents

Preface 1. Preservation in the Inner City 2. Taking It to the Streets: Public History in the City 3. An Experiment in North St. Louis 4. History that Matters: Integrating Research and Neighborhood Planning 5. Making a Place for Nature: Preserving Urban Environments 6. Scholars in the Asphalt Jungle: The Dilemmas of Sharing Authority in Urban University- Community Partnerships 7. Conclusion: An Agenda for Urban Preservation Notes Index
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Review quote

"[Hurley] seeks to demonstrate how, through the strategic use of public history, historic preservation might become a more effective instrument for inner-city neighborhood revitalization... Beyond Preservation [is] valuable because it provides lessons for those who are considering embarking on public history projects in the inner city, explaining just how frustrating they can become. This kind of community service is hard work. But there are overriding benefits to participating in a city's evolution and writing about it." - Journal of Urban Affairs
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About Andrew Hurley

Andrew Hurley is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St.Louis. He is the author of Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture and Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980.
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