Street Bargaining: The Politics of Chicago Planning Public Deposited

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  • Forum: Street Bargaining: The Politics of Chicago Planning
  • Zehnder, Joe
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • As part of a semester-long colloquium on industrial development policy, the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invited agency directors and academicians from around the country to describe their experiences and perceptions of economic development planning. Robert Mier, director of the Chicago Economic Development Commission, visited Chapel Hill in April 1984. He spoke with Carolina planning after his presentation to the department. His comments offer a frank and insightful appraisal of the constraints and demands of economic development planning in Chicago. The strategies and conclusions he describes are relevant for small town planners as well as metropolitan planners. Admittedly, Chicago is an extreme example of the politics of economic development, but it is an example which encourages less developed communities to approach economic development openly and aggressively.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 6
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  • 40
  • English
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  • 5 p.
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