House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America's Urban Neighborhoods

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5
OLYMPIC EFFORTS
IN BOOMTOWN

As the busboys whisked the plates away, the diners pushed aside their desserts and coffees and directed their attention to the speaker's podium. The conventioneers always enjoyed the food and conviviality of this event at the annual October meeting of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties—and the 1997 luncheon held in the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco was no exception—but they were curious to hear the man of the hour, the recipient of the association's real estate Developer of the Year award, Thomas G. Cousins of Atlanta, Georgia. 1

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Acknowledgments viii
  • Acronyms xi
  • House by House, Block by Block *
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - A Historical Perspective 7
  • 2 - Miracle on 174Th Street 19
  • 3 - Boston and the Power of Collaboration 77
  • 4 - Can the Ghetto Be Rebuilt? 111
  • 5 - Olympic Efforts in Boomtown 159
  • 6 - New Immigrants Transform the Old City 207
  • 7 - Conclusion 251
  • Appendix I - Inner-City Mortgage Borrowers 257
  • Appendix II - Profile of Neighborhood Populations, 1970–2000 260
  • Notes 271
  • Index 297
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