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Public Works Administration
Current Public Policy Perspectives

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376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The physical structures and facilities to deliver the services that federal, state and local governments provide are essential to the economic and social development of communities, regions and nations. This book is a collection of modern perspectives on Public Works Administration in the United States gathered from experience and applied research. Chapters examine public work activities such as reservoirs, waste disposal and urban highways; and also concepts of privatization, growth management, site location and funding.
 
PART ONE: TRANSFORMING THE CORNERSTONES OF PUBLIC WORKS MANAGEMENT
Willard Price
Public Works Management
In Search of an Academic Field

 
Karl F Johnson
Perceptual Differences Between Public Works Directors and Chief Executive Officers
What Do Employers Want?

 
Richard D Heimovics
Writing a Creed
Changing the Climate, Culture, and Values of a Department of Public Works

 
 
PART TWO: IMPLEMENTING QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS
Ralph A Wurbs
Enhancement of Operational Efficiencies of Federal Reservoir Projects
W Bartley Hildreth
Assessing Customers' Capital Improvement Preferences
A Study of Water Utility Net Benefits

 
Samuel Nunn
Analyzing the Policy Environment for Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development
Robert Ronson
Overlay Programs in San Marcos
A Case Study in Privatization

 
Jeff Johnson
Privatization of Public Transportation
An Analysis Using Forecasting to Predict the Financial Impact

 
 
PART THREE: CREATING NEW PARADIGMS
Terry Tipple and Douglas Wellman
The Living Infrastructure
Managing the Greenspace

 
Denis L Soden and Janet S Conary
Unforseen Problems and the Need for Corrective Public Works Projects
Ellen Rossel
New Mexico's Colonias
The Roadrunners are Coming Home to Roost

 
Catherine A Wilt
The Civil War of Waste
Who Will Ultimately Control the Transport of Solid Waste?

 
 
PART FOUR: DEVELOPING LEGITIMACY: STUDIES IN POLICY COMPLEXITY
Claire L Felbinger and John S Mlckovsky
Provision of Public Works Services
Environmental, Organizational, and Personal Explanations of Contracting

 
Lawrence J Truitt and Michael Esler
Airport Privatization
Strategies for the 21st Century

 
Dean W Hestermann et al
Public Works, the Courts, and the Consent Decree
Environmental and Social Effects of the `Freeway with a Heart'

 
Larry S Luton
In Defense of NIMBYs

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