© 1984

Neighborhoods, People, and Community


Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 13-37
  4. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 39-59
  5. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 61-75
  6. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 99-122
  7. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 123-137
  8. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 139-157
  9. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 159-188
  10. Roger S. Ahlbrandt Jr.
    Pages 189-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-228

About this book


This book focuses on neighborhoods and the people living in them. It describes differences among neighborhoods in terms of their social and institutional structure, attitudes of the residents, quality of life, and the characteristics of the residents. The book is based on the results of a survey of almost 6,000 residents living throughout the city of Pittsburgh. As such it provides the basis for examining groups of people as well as whole neighborhoods. The communal aspects of urban living are discussed in Chapters 1 and 2; attachment toward the neighborhood in Chapter 3; importance of reli­ gion, life cycle, and race in Chapter 4; various aspects of individual social support systems and neighborhood social fabric in Chapters 5, 6, and 7; the contextual aspects of the neighborhood environment in Chapters 8 and 9; and the implications for urban policy in Chapter 10. The results of the analysis described in the book pro­ vide a detailed understanding of differences in the struc­ ture and composition of urban neighborhoods, and they show why some groups of people are drawn into their neighborhoods whereas others rely more upon the wider community to meet a variety of needs. The analysis pro­ vides the framework in which to address the implications for urban policy, particularly with respect to mental health prevention and neighborhood and community renewal.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neighborhoods, People, and Community
  • Authors Roger Ahlbrandt
  • Series Title Environment, Development, and Public Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41542-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9683-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2711-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
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