The post-,industrial city experiences economic decline which leads to the search for answers to stimulate the economy. Many cities follow a path of business-elite led redevelopment strategy, which allows for little citizen participation. This paper evaluates theories for and against citizen participation in development policy. Empirical evidence supports the abilityof citizeI+S to form coalitions of greater participation, as well as do the potential social costs incurred when citizen participation is limited. A case study of the post-industrial city of Cleveland sought to [rnd whether business-elite led coalitions are in the city's best interest. The conclusion is that business-elite redevelopment strategy in the city of Cleveland has not succeeded in halting or reversing its economic decline.
Lanyi, Bettina, "Governing the Post-Industrial City: Public-Private Partnerships and Citizen Participation" (1994). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6261.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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