Abstract: In "Mega-Projects", Altshuler and Luberoff examine the forces that gave rise to a great wave of urban mega-projects in the US in the 1950s and 1960s, that broke this wave in the years around 1970 and that have shaped a new generation of such projects in the decades since. While focusing principally on transportation mega-projects such as Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel project (the "Big Dig"), the Denver International Airport and the Los Angeles subway, they consider as well the scores of new stadiums, arenas and convention centres built (mainly at public expense) in recent years. "Mega-Projects" includes narratives of both national policy-making and local mobilization to bring about highway, airport, rail-transit and downtown revitalization projects, particularly since the 1970s. The specific projects chronicled are drawn from numerous regions including Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland and Seattle. It also includes broad analyses, seeking to place the authors' findings in relation to leading theories of urban and American politics.
Title and contributions: Mega-projects : the changing politics of urban public investment / Alan Altshuler, David Luberoff.
Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, c2003.
Physical description: ix, 339 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN: 0815701292 (paper : alk. paper)
Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)
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