William Leavitt, Assistant Professor in Urban Studies and Public Administration
Leonard Ruchelman, Eminent Professor in Urban Studies and Public Administration.
Technology, though not alone in stimulating urbanization, is one of the more critical factors in accounting for the creation and proliferation of cities in America and much of the Western World. At the present time, America's urban areas are undergoing a technological revolution. Driven largely by advances in communications and transportation, Hampton Roads - along with other major metropolitan areas - is being profoundly reshaped, portending dramatic changes in the way we are to live and work. What are these changes? How will they affect the economy and job growth? How will they affect lifestyles?
The technology revolution is also having a major impact on the management of local governments. Citizens are demanding more from local governments and city officials are responding with entrepreneurial approaches. New approaches to make government more responsive and less expensive will be explored.
PLUS: At 4:00 p.m., a Music Department Faculty Recital presents mezzo-soprano JoAnn Simms with Harold Protzman and Dennis Zeisler. With guest sopranoDiane Menges, the program includes works from Schubert, Bolcom and Rossini, plus a selection of Japanese and French songs.
Chandler Recital Hall
Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building
These events are free and open to the public.
Parking is available directly across the street from the Diehn Building
(the corner of 49th Street and Elkhorn) in the lot on Elkhorn.
URBAN AMERICA IN THE THIRD WAVE:
Garreau, Joel. Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
Pierce, Neal. Citistates: How Urban America Can Prosper in a Competitive World. Washington, D.C.: Seven Locks Press, 1993.
Rusk, David. Cities Without Suburbs. Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Toffler, Alvin. The Third Wave. New York: William Morrow, 1980.
Toffler, Alvin and Heidi. Creating a New Civilization. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994.
MANAGING CITY GOVERNMENTS IN THE NEW AGE:
Barzelay, Michael. Breaking Through Bureaucracy: A New Vision for Managing in Government. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Block, Peter. Stewardship: Choosing Service over Self-Interest. San Francisco: Berrett- Koehler Publishers, 1993.
Donahue, John. The Privatization Decision: Public Ends, Private Means. New York: Basic Books, 1989.
Kettl, Donald. Sharing Power: Public Governance and Private Markets. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1993.
Morgan, David and Robert England. Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992.
Leonard I. Ruchelman is a Professor of Urban Studies and Public Administration at Old Dominion University. He is a graduate of the City College of New York where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in political science. Prior to coming to Old Dominion University, he taught at West Virginia University, Alfred University in upstate New York, and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has published numerous books and articles in the general area of urban affairs.
William M. Leavitt is an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Public Administration and Graduate Program Director at Old Dominion University. Prior to his present appointment, he worked for almost twenty years in a variety of management positions for the Denver Water Department in Denver, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from New York University and a Master of Public Administration degree and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. He has published several articles on management and human resource management in local governments.