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“Big City Politics in Transition is a good reference volume packed with much important and up-to-date information.” --Environment and Planning “A timely book that revisits the field so well described by Edward Banfield (Big City Politics, 1965) as of the early 1960s but which has changed greatly since then. … Each profile shows a high level of research, and the notes provide a thorough bibliography of the literature. A tremendously useful book for readers at all levels.” --Choice “This book was inspired by Edward Banfield's Big City Politics of 1965. [In Big City Politics in Transition] the introduction amply justifies the need for a new volume.… This multiauthored volume examines thirteen cities: Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Denver, Houston, Los ...
Chapter 9: New Orleans: The Ambivalent City
New Orleans: The Ambivalent City
Demographic and Industrial Upheaval
New Orleans's demographic trends of the last 30 years resemble those of the declining industrial cities of the Northeast and the Midwest in a number of respects (Mumphrey & Moomau 1984). In the decade 1970–1980, the city's population decreased from 593,471 to 557,616, a decline of 6.1%. The 1990 figures show a population of 497,000, a decline of 21% from the previous decade. The city is part of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of 1,324,400 persons, currently making it the 35th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Although the suburban areas of the MSA evidenced slow population growth in the 1980s, this growth was concentrated in the early part ...