This sociological classic is updated with a new preface by the authors looking at developments in the study of urban planning during the twenty-year life of this influential work.
“[Logan and Molotch’s] book is one of the few that, if you read it, will inspire you to do research that may bolster or refute what they have to say. Either way, it is among a rare breed.”—Journal Of Regional Science
"Twenty years after publication, Urban Fortunes
remains the best book on urban sociology around. Starting from a political economy analysis, Logan and Molotch develop a picture of the formative processes creating the contemporary American city while managing to avoid the pitfalls of determinism."—Susan Fainstein, Harvard University