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Title The fires : how a computer formula burned down New York City--and determined the future of American cities / Joe Flood.
Author Flood, Joe, 1981-
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
Description 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 363.37097 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Contends that computer remodeling of 1970s-era New York City led to the withdrawal of fire protection services from poor neighborhoods that burned down and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Contents A Note on Sourcing and Phrasing -- 1. The War Years -- 2. The Fireman and the Reformer -- 3. The Hangman's Trap -- 4. Of Whiz Kids and Think Tanks -- 5. Enter the Poet -- 6. The Fire Next Door -- 7. How the Other Half Thinks -- 8. Red Lines and White Flight -- 9. Of Riots and Airmail -- 10. O'Hagan's Choice -- 11. Going Along to Get Along -- 12. Quantifying the Unquantifiable -- 13. A Disproportionate Share of the Economies -- 14. New Math -- 15. The Fiscal Crisis Kool-Aid Acid Test -- 16. Waldbaum's Revisited -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject New York (N.Y.). Fire Department -- Appropriations and expenditures -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. (OCoLC)fst01837582
Fire investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York -- Statistical methods -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Drugstores -- Fires and fire prevention -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- Statistical methods. (OCoLC)fst00862260
Expenditures, Public. (OCoLC)fst00918345
Fire investigation. (OCoLC)fst00925447
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
1900-1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781594488986 (hc)
1594488983 (hc)
9781594485060 (pbk.) :
1594485062 (pbk.)

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