Politics, Planning and the Public Interest by Martin Meyerson, Edward C. Banfield

By Martin Meyerson, Edward C. Banfield

If town planner's admonitions and recommendations will not be grew to become apart by means of an apathetic public, he's simply as prone to see them smashed or distorted by means of strong vested pursuits wanting to guarantee their very own revenue or defense— regardless of any public curiosity. during this research of the decision-making approach in making plans public housing to be built in Chicago, the authors study judgements in regards to the volume of housing and location destinations. web site choice started what used to be on the lime an important neighborhood factor in Chicago; for it trigger conflicts over unresolved racial questions. used to be there, for instance, to be a relocated Negro ghetto-or now not? here's a candid description of the issues, machinations, and maneuvers of curiosity groups—and the ultimate judgements made at numerous executive degrees. as the Chicago adventure in public housing parallels that of alternative significant American towns, and site judgements are the standard path through which urban making plans comes into political focus., this can be a quantity facing concerns important to urban planners and politicians in addition to to housing experts. An enlightening examine to curiosity the administrator, citizen, and political scientist who want to observe how significant making plans controversies -are settled in huge American towns.

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He once told an interviewer but he became too ruined Hitler same thing happened to him that and Mussolini. Kelly said If you don t run the organization and its members , they ll run you, ' He argued that you have to be the boss to be successful. Kennelly is a different type, He says it a discussion leader instead of a politician. " Kennelly s idea of a beautiful world " one of the public housing leaders once said to sit around a table and have the opposing parties come to an agreement for which he would take the credit , without ever having opened his mouth, "32 The way the Council worked under Kennelly at the time of the public housing site selection struggle was described by Thomas Times Drennan , a seasoned observer of City Hall who was the Sunpolitical columnist: As finance committee boss in control of over $200, 000, 000 a year for city expenditures " Drennan wrote Duffy has been able to set up some order among the rambunctious lads in the council.

POLITICS PLANNING AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST II, mitteeman , the aldennan , and their cronies was seldom clear; indeed , in many wards no real distinction could be made between the coffers of the party and the pockets of the boss: the ward organization " belonged" to the boss. * The most profitable favors were of course those done for illegal enterprises, In giving protection to gambling joints , unlawful taverns , and houses of prostitution some politicians joined with racketeers to form a criminal syndicate.

POLITICS PLANNING AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST -most often insurance or legal service (more than half of them were lawyers), Being an alderman was , of course , very good for ............... business, Ii: Ordinarily, even if he were so inclined an alc1f'rm~TJ. could not concern himself deeply with the larger issues of city government or take a city-wide view of important problems, If he wanted to stay in office , he had to devote all of his available tim e and atten tion to the s 0 the rou s that made up his ward.

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