The goal of this book, the second in a series, is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. What can we say about what works, what doesnt, and why? And what does this knowledge and experience imply for future policy questions?The authors take a fresh look at several different issues (e.g., education, economic development, land use) and conceptualize how each should be thought of. Once the contributors have presented the essence of what is known, as well as the likely implications, they identify the knowledge gaps that need to be filled for the successful formulation and implementation of urban and regional policy.Contents1. Introduction2. Retail Trade as a Route to Neighborhood Revitalization3. Correlates of Mayoral Takeovers in City School Systems4. The Education Gospel and the Metropolis: The Multiple Roles of Community Colleges in Workforce and Economic Development5. Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) They Matter?6. Freight Transportation and Economic Development7. How Might Inclusionary Zoning Affect Urban Form?Contributors include Michael Belzer (Wayne State University), Karen Chapple (University of CaliforniaBerkeley), Susan Christopherson (Cornell University), Elisabeth Thurston Fraser (Teachers CollegeColumbia University),W. Norton Grubb (University of CaliforniaBerkeley), Jeffrey R. Henig (Teachers CollegeColumbia University), Harry J. Holzer (Georgetown University and the Urban Institute), Rick Jacobus (Burlington Associates), and Rolf Pendall (Cornell University).