A growing cooperation between the public and private sectors indicates that the tasks of redevelopment are too large and complex for either sector to accomplish alone. Some people maintain that government can do few things right; others are equally distrustful of the private sector. As used here, the private sector is considered to be all that is not government. Each of the success stories illustrated is, in part, a ""road to recovery,"" although none appear to have been influenced by a purpose that broad.Paul R. Porter and David C. Sweet present stories of progress in self-reliance that concern neighborhood and downtown recoveries, school improvement, job generation, a regained fiscal solvency, novel financing techniques, helping tenants to become homeowners, and a successful venture in self-help and tenant management in crime-infested neighborhoods. The successes stem from the diverse community roles of Yale University, a medical center, the world's largest research organization, the Clorox Company, a gas company, an insurance company, a newspaper, neighborhood and downtown organizations, city governments and two religious organizations - the Mormon Church and the tiny Church of the Savior.These stories are located throughout the United States, including Akron, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Haven, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Springfield, Mass., Tampa, and Washington, D.C. The editors have gathered the work of professionals known in the field of urban studies: James W. Rouse, Donald E. Lasater, Rolf Goetze, Dale F. Bertsch, Joel Lieske, Eugene H. Methvin, James E. Kunde, T. Michael Smith, Robert Mier, Carol Davidow, Jay Chatterjee, June Manning Thomas, Norman Krumholz, Larry C. Ledebur, and Robert C. Holland.

part I

Some Cities Report Successes

chapter 1|21 pages

A Few Who Made a Difference

ByPaul R. Porter, David C. Sweet, Paul R. Porter

chapter 2|11 pages

The Case for Vision

ByJames W. Rouse

chapter 3|9 pages

A Banker’s View of Redevelopment

ByDonald E. Lasater

chapter 4|10 pages

Private Efforts to Initiate Neighborhood Recovery

ByRolf Goetze

chapter 5|13 pages

Non-Profit Institutions and Urban Revitalization

ByDale F. Bertsch

chapter 6|6 pages

Cleveland Comes Back *

ByEugene H. Methvin

chapter 7|22 pages

The Salvation of American Cities

ByJoel Lieske

chapter 8|18 pages

Schools and the Private Sector in Partnership

ByJay Chatterjee, Carol Davidow

chapter 9|10 pages

Process Lessons From a Cities’ Fair

ByJames E. Kunde

part II|109 pages

But Are They Successes of the Right Kind?

chapter 10|20 pages

Becoming a Good and Competent Community

ByT. Michael Smith

chapter 11|17 pages

Redevelopment and Redistribution

ByJune Manning Thomas

chapter 12|13 pages

Job Generation as a Road to Recovery

ByRobert Mier

chapter 13|18 pages

Recovery of Cities:An Alternate View

ByNorman Krumholz

chapter 14|18 pages

The Reagan Revolution and Beyond

ByLarry C. Ledebur

chapter 15|3 pages

The New Era in Public-Private Partnerships

ByRobert C. Holland

chapter 16|18 pages

Goals, Processes and Leadership

ByPaul R. Porter, David C. Sweet

chapter |3 pages

Success Story Presenters

ByPaul R. Porter, David C. Sweet