Front Cover

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Title Page

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Table of Contents

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

The Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects series is designed to present evidence about the impacts of urban and regional policies in a format that is accessible to policymakers and practitioners as well as scholars. . . .

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-23

Urban and regional policy debates are often long on rhetoric but short on evidence about policy impacts. To redress that imbalance, the Brookings Institution, the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy and the . . .

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2. In Search of Regional Resilience

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pp. 24-59

Athought experiment: Imagine you are walking down the street one fine spring afternoon. Another stroller happens by and you nod pleasantly, whereupon the stroller hauls off and punches you in the gut. As you lay sprawled . . .

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3. Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures: How National Actors Shape Local Responses

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pp. 60-99

Since 2008 the United States has witnessed mortgage foreclosure rates not seen since the Great Depression. According to one estimate, between 10 and 13 million American homes will face foreclosure by 2014.1 Because . . .

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4. Struggling over Strangers or Receiving with Resilience? The Metropolitics of Immigrant Integration

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pp. 100-147

In April 2010 the Arizona legislature passed a law (Senate Bill 1070) that required law enforcement and public agency officials to determine the immigration status of individuals when they had “reasonable suspicion” that they . . .

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5. Bringing Equity to Transit-Oriented Development: Stations, Systems, and Regional Resilience

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pp. 148-192

As the United States prepares for the next fifty years of growth, many observers hope that transit-oriented development (TOD) will make regions more resilient in the face of rising fuel prices and demographic change. In some . . .

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6. Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience

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pp. 193-274

Economic shocks to metropolitan economies occur periodically, although the effects of the shocks vary from region to region, as do regions’ adjustment to and recovery from them. In this chapter we examine the nature and extent of the . . .

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7. Building a Resilient Social Safety Net

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pp. 275-318

Ahalf century ago, when poverty stood atop the nation’s policy agenda, the federal government launched a remarkable period of institution building. With the declaration of the War on Poverty in 1964, the Office of Economic . . .

Appendix A

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pp. 319-319

Appendix B

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pp. 320-320

References

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pp. 321-323

Index

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pp. 325-341

Back Cover

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pp. 354-354