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Author Tretter, Eliot,
Title Shadows of a sunbelt city : the environment, racism, and the knowledge economy in Austin / Eliot Tretter.
Imprint Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]

Author Tretter, Eliot,
Series Geographies of justice and social transformation ; 27
Geographies of justice and social transformation ; 27.
Subject University of Texas at Austin.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Texas -- Austin.
Racism -- Texas -- Austin.
Knowledge economy -- Texas -- Austin.
City planning -- Texas -- Austin.
Universities and colleges -- Social aspects -- Texas -- Austin.
Universities and colleges -- Environmental aspects -- Texas -- Austin.
Austin (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions.
Austin (Tex.) -- Race relations.
Austin (Tex.) -- Economic conditions.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 179 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-174) and index.
Contents Part 1. Forces of growth -- The making of a globalized Austin : the environment, racism, and the knowledge economy -- The value of knowledge : the expansion of the University of Texas, urban renewal, and the blackland -- Bringing in the state : state entrepreneurialism, the university, land development, and the high-technology sector -- Part 2. Urban transformations -- Sustaining a higher quality of life : the environment, crime, and the remaking of Austin's downtown -- Contesting sustainability : "smart growth" and the redevelopment of Austin's east side -- What is past is prologue : urban governance, comprehensive planning, and political reform -- Reflections: Outside the shadows.
Summary "Austin, Texas is generally depicted as one of the great urban success stories of the past half century--a place that has grown enormously through 'creative class' strategies that emphasize diversity and environmental consciousness. Eliot Tretter's book reinterprets this familiar story by exploring the racial and environmental underpinnings of the postindustrial knowledge economy. He is particularly attentive to the role of the University of Texas (often working with federal, municipal, and private-sector partners), and the book will join a growing critical literature about how universities shape urban environments"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0820349097 electronic bk.
9780820349091 electronic bk.
OCLC # 945566978
Additional Format Print version: 9780820349091

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