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Cities Back From the Edge : New Life for Downtown

Cities Back From the Edge : New Life for Downtown - 98 edition

Cities Back From the Edge : New Life for Downtown - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780471361244

ISBN10: 0471361240

Cities Back From the Edge : New Life for Downtown by Roberta Brandes Gratz and Norman Mintz - ISBN 9780471361244
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Cities Back From the Edge : New Life for Downtown by Roberta Brandes Gratz and Norman Mintz - ISBN 9780471361244

ISBN13: 9780471361244

ISBN10: 0471361240


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Summary

In this pioneering book on successful urban recovery, two urban experts draw on their firsthand observations of downtown change across the country to identify a flexible, effective approach to urban rejuvenation. From transportation planning and sprawl containment to the threat of superstore retailers, they address a host of key issues facing our cities today.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

WHERE ARE WE?

Mansfield, Ohio--Getting Off the Big Project Merry-Go-Round.
The Mess We Have Made.
Project Planning or Urban Husbandry--The Choice.

TRANSPORTATION AND PLACE.

Death and Rebirth of the Public Realm.
Rebuilding Place, Valuing Transit.
Undoing Sprawl.

BIG, LITTLE, AND PREDATOR.

Free Competition or No Competition?
You Don't Have to Be Wal-Mart to Be Wal-Mart.
To Market, To Market.

DOWNTOWN ESSENTIALS.

Public Buildings, Public Policies.
Back to Basics.
Investing in People.

IT'S HAPPENING.

The SoHo Syndrome.

Conclusion: Back from the Edge.
Index.