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Urban West Revisited: Governing Cities in Uncertain Times

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By Stephanie Witt and Jim Weatherby

“Were it up to me, I would place [Urban West] on the desk of every city council member, urban booster and local business leader in Spokane.”
Nick Heil, The Inlander

Urban West Revisited offers a solid primer on challenges faced by elected officials in 10 midsized western cities hit hard by the Great Recession: Boise, Idaho; Eugene and Salem, Oregon; Modesto, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tacoma and Spokane, Washington; and Tempe, Arizona. The book explores their common problems and illustrates hard-fought solutions in difficult times.


Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9788868-8-2