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Richard D. Bingham & Robert Mier, Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development: Issues in Theory and Practice (1997).

Abstract (from Amazon Product Description): Assessing state-of-the-art urban economic development, this book addresses such pertinent issues as the importance of `quality of life' in location decisions, and whether industry targeting is a viable economic development strategy. Each chapter is followed by commentaries - one written by an academic addressing research methodology, the other by a practitioner addressing both the question and the evidence. Each chapter's author then responds to the issues raised by the commentators. The result is a productive dialogue between academics, practitioners and citizens concerned with economic development.

Richard D. Bingham & Zhongcai Zhang, The Economics of Central City Neighborhoods (2001).

Abstract (from Amazon Product Description): This is the first book of its kind to explore central city neighborhood economic structure in relation to demographic, socioeconomic, labor force, and housing variables. In The Economies of Central City Neighborhoods Bingham and Zhang examine the location of industry employment in a variety of producer and consumer-oriented industries in relation to major neighborhood characteristics such as demographic, labor force, socioeconomic, and housing variables. This study is informative and illuminating to central city revitalization/redevelopment planning and related efforts that often take place at the neighborhood level. While the primacy of poverty is an aspect of central city neighborhoods that drives the growth and decline of neighborhood economies, it implies the significance of effective intervention at early stages of neighborhood economic disintegration. Neighborhood cluster of industries suggests a direction of neighborhood redevelopment, and the pervasive spill-over effects of this necessitate the coordination among redevelopment initiatives of bordering neighborhoods. The research in this text contributes to the urban literature by providing an industry-by-industry analysis of the economies of central city sub-areas in Ohio.

Richard D. Bingham & John P. Blair, Urban Economic Development (1984).

Abstract: This text discusses the effectiveness of various policies which aim to stimulate private sector activity in urban areas. It examines urban enterprise zones; grants and investments; federal, state and local development programmes; and four case studies of city projects.

Boyd Cohen, Pablo Muñoz & Richard Florida, The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur: How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators (2016).

Abstract (adapted from publisher): Combining emerging trends in collaboration, democratization, and urbanization, this book examines the emergence of entrepreneurship and innovation as a primarily urban phenomenon, explains why urban environments are rapidly attracting global innovators across three distinct forms of "urbanpreneurship," and lights the path forward for entrepreneurs, innovators, and city governments. Currently, 600 cities account for 60 percent of the global economy; by 2025, it is predicted that the top 100 cities will account for 35 percent of the world's economy. Emerging trends in collaboration, the sharing economy, and innovation are opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs in urban environments - "urbanpreneurs" - to participate in everything from tech startups in cities (instead of suburban tech parks) to makers and on-demand service providers to roles in civic entrepreneurship for those interested in solving the challenges that growing cities are facing.

Flournoy A. Coles, AN ANALYSIS OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SEVEN URBAN AREAS (1969).

Peter Medoff & Holly Sklar, Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood (2009).

Abstract (from Corporation for National & Community Service website): This text focuses on a Boston neighborhood that became a community by organizing and developing through the use of the resident-led Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). It examines how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power, and leads to successful public-private partnerships and comprehensive community development.

Simon Tseko Tampi Mogotsi, BLACK URBAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2d ed. 1977).

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