KEY FEATURES: • Realistic cases with engaging fictional stories prepare students for the types of issues and situations they will confront in their social work careers. • A foundational section midway through each case provides critical background information needed to better understand relevant social issues so students are prepared to consider the dilemmas from an informed position. • Discussion questions challenge students to think critically about vital issues, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of competing solutions, explore policy alternatives, and grapple with realities such as the unintended consequences of any decision. • A critical analysis writing assignment accompanying each case requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the issue, take a stand on it, and back up their position with evidence from the case.
Chapter 9: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and NIMBY: Is There a Win-Win Solution?
Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and NIMBY: Is There a Win-Win Solution?
[Page 179]Ty and Gabrielle Stevens plopped down in the swinging chair on their back porch, emotionally exhausted after yet another gathering with some of their neighbors on Ellwood Avenue in the Bethel Park neighborhood of Middleton. It had been very muggy and hot for the past several weeks so the cool breeze that came up that evening was especially refreshing. The porch had always been one of their favorite places to relax at the end of the day. Yet this relaxed setting masked an underlying source of tension for the couple. One month earlier, the Stevenses had received word that the city ...