As the only American city under direct congressional control, Washington has served historically as a testing ground for federal policy initiatives and social experimentswith decidedly mixed results. Well-intentioned efforts to introduce measures of social justice for the district's largely black population have failed. Yet federal plans and federal money have successfully created a large federal presencea triumph, argues Howard Gillette, of beauty over justice. In a new afterword, Gillette addresses the recent revitalization and the aftereffects of an urban sports arena.
Between Justice and Beauty
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Race, Planning, and the Failure of Urban Policy in Washington, D.C.