Decentralizing the city a study of Boston"s little city halls. by Eric A. Nordlinger

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Boston's fourteen Little City Halls and the Office of Public Service, which administers them, are an experiment that Joseph S. Slavet, Director of the Boston Urban Observatory, calls “one of the more innovative and controversial models of urban decentralization operating throughout the nation.”Mayor Kevin White's Little City Hall program has aimed to increase governmental responsiveness.

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Price New from Used from hardcover_meta_binding "Please retry" $ — $ Author: Eric Nordlinger. Get this from a library. Decentralizing the city: a study of Boston's little city halls. [Eric A Nordlinger] -- Evaluates the effect of little city halls on city services and citizens' attitudes toward the city government; analyzes the recruitment, promotion and disciplinary practices of the civil service.

Now the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as part of its Centennial Year observance, is spon soring a study and symposium on the decentralization of this city's government. The Little City Hall Model emerges as an especially attractive prospect when compared to three other decentralization models (Bureaucratic, Governmental, and Representational).

In fulfilling its major functions, this study rates the Boston program “high” on complaint-referral services, “moderate” on the management and improvement of.

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Decentralization concept & City Evolution As Jean Jacobs explained in her book- Life and Death of Great American cities; the early migration to the outskirts took place due to the unhealthy/low standards of living in the city after Industrial revolution and the advent of Motor Age, which allowed people to travel large distances.

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In April ofthe New York State Legislature passed a bill, later ratified by the Governor, that required Mayor Lindsay to develop a plan for decentralizing the New York City school system, in exchange for greater state educational aid.

Decentralization. Background Decentralization of health systems is a common pillar of health sector reform initiatives and is often viewed as a means to improve efficiency and quality of services as well as promoting accountability and local governance of the health system.

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In this new collection of his most acute and durable political writing, readers will recognize the spirit of indignation and hope Goodman first roused in the s with Growing Up Absurd. "Stoehr tells his [Goodman's] story is the genuine kind of decentralism."--The Nation.

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