Progressive Cities in the U.S.: Short Bibliography

General Works

Clavel, Pierre. The Progressive City: Planning and Participation, 1969-1984. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1986.

Clavel, Pierre. Activists in City Hall: The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Keating, W. Dennis, Norman Krumholz and Philip Star, eds., Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1996.

Krumholz, Norman and Pierre Clavel, Reinventing Cities: Equity Planners Tell Their Stories. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994)

Berkeley, CA

Bach, Eve, Nicholas R. Carbone and Pierre Clavel, “Running the City for the People.” Social Policy, Vol. 12 No. 3 (Winter 1982), pp, 15-23.

Bach, Eve, Thomas Brom, Julia Estrella, Lenny Goldberg and Edward Kirshner, The Cities’ Wealth: Programs for Community Economic Control in Berkeley, California. Washington, DC: Institute for Policy Studies, 1975.

Clavel, Pierre. “The Decline of Progressive Government in Berkeley, California” Plurimondi, 1(1999): 139-148.

Nathan, Harriet and Stanley Scott, eds, Experiment and Change in Berkeley: Essays on City Politics, 1950-1975. Berkeley: Institute of Governmental Studies, 1978.

Mundstock, David. Berkeley in the 1970s, available on the website: Accessed November 10, 2008.

Boston, MA

Bratt, Rachel. Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989), particularly pp. 259-272.

Campen, James T. “The Struggle for Community Investment in Boston, 1989-1991.” Gregory D. Squires, ed., From Redlining to Reinvestment: Community Response to Urban Disinvestment. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992), pp. 38-72.

DiGaetano, Alan and John S. Klemanski, Power and City Governance: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Development (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999).

Dreier, Peter. “Ray Flynn’s Legacy: American Cities and the Progressive Agenda. National Civic Review (Fall 1993), pp. 380-403.

Fine, Janice. “Rainbow Coalition: An Interview with Mel King.” in Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello, Building Bridges: The Emerging Grassroots Coalition of Labor and Community. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990, pp. 144-150.

Formisano, Ronald P. Boston Against Busing: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1991) (2004).

Green, James. “The Making of Mel King’s Rainbow Coalition.” Jennings and King, From Access to Power, pp. 99-135.

Kennedy, Marie and Chris Tilly, with Mauricio Gaston, ‘Transformative Populism and the Development of Community of Color,” in Joseph Kling and Prudence Posner, eds., Dilemmas of Activism (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990).

King, Mel. Chain of Change (Boston: South End Press, 1981)

Liu, Michael. Chinatown’s Neighborhood Mobilization and Urban Development in Boston, Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Boston, June 1999.

Medoff, Peter and Holly Sklar, Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood (Boston: South End Press, 1994).

Burlington, VT

Deppe, Maile. Reinventing Local Government: Creating a Culture of Concern, Participation, and Decision-making. A Case Study of Burlington, VT. Unpublish-ed MRP Thesis, Cornell Universiity, Ithaca, NY, 2000.

Davis, John “Building the Progressive City: Third Sector Housing in Burlington.” In Davis, ed., The Affordable City: Toward a Third Sector Housing Policy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.

Hill, Catherine A. Bernie Sanders, The Working Classes’ Candidate. Unpublished MRP Thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 1989.

Jakobs, Renee. Planning And Politics : A Case Study Of Progressive City Administration In Burlington, Vermont, 1981-1983. Unpublished MRP Thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 1984.

Lackey, Crystal. Expansion of the Public Realm in Burlington, VT, 1981-2007 Unpublished MRP Thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2007.

Soifer, Steven. The Socialist Mayor: Bernard Sanders in Burlington, VT. New York: Bergin and Garvey, 1991.

CEDO, Jobs and People: A Strategic Analysis of the Greater Burlington Economy. 1988.

CEDO, Jobs and People III: Towards A Sustainable Economy, July 1994.

Chicago, IL

Bennett, Larry. The Third City (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Chicago,. City of. Chicago Development Plan: Chicago Works Together. Chicago: Department of Economic Development, 1984.

Clavel, Pierre and Wim Wiewel, eds., Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Rast, Joel. Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press,1999)

Reardon, Kenneth M. Local economic development in Chicago 1983-1987 : the reform efforts of Mayor Harold Washington. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Cornell University, 1990.

Grimshaw, William. Bitter Fruit: Black Politics and the Chicago Machine, 1931-1991 (Chicago: University Press, 1992).

Markusen, Ann. “Planning for Communities in Decline: Lessons from Steel Communities.” 1988. Journal of Planning Education and Research., 7 (1988), pp. 173-184.

Mier, Robert. Social Justice and Local Development Policy. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993.

Rivlin, Gary. Fire in the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992)

Committee to Elect Harold Washington, The Washington Papers, (Chicago: the Committee, 1983), p. 25.

Mier, Robert,. Kari Moe and Irene Sherr,. “Strategic Planning and the Pursuit of Reform, Economic Development and Equity.” Journal of the American Planning Association, 52 (1986), pp. 299-309.

Giloth, Robert and Kari Moe, “Jobs, Equity and the Mayoral Administration of Harold Washington in Chicago (1987-87). Policy Studies Journal 27 (1999), pp. 129-146.

Ranney, David. Global Decisions, Local Collisions: Urban Life in the New World Order (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003), p. 109.

Alkalimat, Abdul and Doug Gills, Harold Washington and the Crisis of Black Power in Chicago (Chicago: Twentieth Century Books, 1989)

Mangcu, Xolela. Harold Washington and the Cultural Transformation of Local Government in Chicago, 1983-1987. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Cornell University, 1997

McCarron, John. “Reform’ takes costly toll…Chicago on Hold: Politics of Poverty. Chicago Tribune, August 28, 1988.

Cleveland, OH

Krumholz, Norman and John Forester, Making Equity Planning Work: Leadership in the Public Sector. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.

Cleveland (Ohio). City Planning Commission. Cleveland Policy Planning Report. Cleveland : The Commission, 1975. Accessible on a website maintained by the Department of Urban Planning, Portland State University, where one of its authors, Ernest Bonner, was a faculty member while a Portland City
Planning Director after leaving Cleveland in the 1970s:

Krumholz, Norman and L. Thomas, “Lessons for Leaders: The Rise of the Cleveland Housing Network.” Unpublished Ms., 2005

Todd Swanstrom, The Crisis of Growth Politics: Cleveland, Kucinich and the Challenge of Urban Populism (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1985.

Hartford, CT

“Hartford Up-Beat,” Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies [Newsletter ] No. 9, November 1977, p. 7, 11.

Nicholas R. Carbone, “The City as a Real Estate Investor,” Transcript of Lecture given at Cornell University, Department of City and Regional Planning. May 7, 1981. Photocopy. 20 pages.

Reducing Residential Crime and Fear: The Hartford Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program. National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, US Department of Justice. Original Publication. 92 pages.Feb. 1, 1980

Simmons, Louise B. Organizing in Hard Times: Labor and Neighborhoods in Hartford. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.

Madison, WI

Levine, Myron A. “Goal-Oriented Leadership and the Limits of Entrepreneurship.” The Western Political Quarterly 33, no. 3 (1980): 401-16.

“Madison, Wisconsin” in Wikipedia.,_Wisconsin

Thompson, Jonathan. “Progressive Innovation in the 1970s United States: Madison, WI, and the Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies.” Progressive Planning.(Winter 2007), pp. .

“The Third Paul Soglin.” The Capital Times (Madison, WI) August 28, 2002, Page: 8A.

Santa Cruz, CA

Gendron, Richard and G. William Domhoff, The Leftmost City: Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2009.

San Francisco, CA

Richard DeLeon, Left Coast City Lawrence, KN: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

McGovern, Stephen. The Politics of Downtown Development University Press of Kentucky, 1998

Santa Monica, CA

Shearer, Derek. “How the Progressives Won in Santa Monica,.” Social Policy 12 (Winter 1982), pp. 7-14.

Capek, Stella M. and John I. Gilderbloom. Community Versus Commodity : Tenants and the American City. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1992

Gilderbloom, John I. and Stella M. Capek, “Santa Monica A Decade Later: Urban Progressives in Office.” National Civic Review (Spring-Summer), pp. 115-131

Fine, Howard and Elizabeth Hayes, “Peoples Republic is Back – Door Shuts on Growth. Santa Monica’s Left Turn” Los Angeles Business Journal, August 16-August 22, 1999.