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Janesville

Autor: Amy Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501102265
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"This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills--but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up ... Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now ... she makes one of America's biggest political issues human"--

Summary Of Amy Goldstein S Janesville By Milkyway Media

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Publisher: Milkyway Media
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Janesville: An American Story (2017) by Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein details the hardships that befell a Wisconsin city of 63,000 people after General Motors (GM) halted production at the Janesville Assembly Plant on December 23, 2008. For years, rumors circulated that Janesville Assembly, which provided generational economic security for the town, was bound for shutdown… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Urban Shrinkage Industrial Renewal And Automotive Plants

Autor: Andreas Luescher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030033805
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This book focuses on the relationship between the auto industry and the built environment at multiple scales, a topic of particular interest now as the industry is going through a period of major transformation. Drawing from multiple perspectives, including architecture, urban design and urban planning, the authors examine the changing form of the auto factory itself, the changing geography of auto production, and the challenges faced by communities as the auto plants that once brought them prosperity, and often a sense of identity, leave town. They examine four places that are dealing in different ways, and with varying success, with the aftermath of a decommissioned auto plant in their midst. These are Janesville, Wisconsin, and Willow Run, Michigan, in the U.S., and Bochum, Germany, and Genk, Belgium, in Europe. Together these four cases provide some clues about what the future might look like for places that were once intimately connected with the manufacture of cars.