Fighting for our public spaces

Leo, J.
February 1992
U.S. News & World Report;2/3/92, Vol. 112 Issue 4, p18
Describes the significant shift in public attitudes that many American cities are displaying. This shift is strongly in the direction of the `broken window' theory of social decay. Outline of the theory, devised by political scientist James Q. Wilson and criminologist George Kelling; The theory upheld in the book `Disorder and Decline,' by Wesley Skogan; The major lesson of the theory; The disaster of deinstitutionalization.


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