Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities

Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities

by Jerry Mitchell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791473104

ISBN-13: 9780791473108

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Jerry Mitchell provides a comprehensive analysis of business improvement districts (BIDs)—public-private partnerships that shape city places into enticing destinations for people to work, live, and have fun. Responsible for the revitalization of New York’s Times Square and Seattle’s Pioneer Square, BIDs operate in large cities and small towns

Overview

Jerry Mitchell provides a comprehensive analysis of business improvement districts (BIDs)—public-private partnerships that shape city places into enticing destinations for people to work, live, and have fun. Responsible for the revitalization of New York’s Times Square and Seattle’s Pioneer Square, BIDs operate in large cities and small towns throughout the United States. Mitchell examines the reasons for their emergence, the ways they are organized and financed, the types of services they provide, their performance, their advantages and disadvantages, and their future prospects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791473108
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
SUNY series in Urban Public Policy Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Shape of City Places     1
Historical Connections     15
The BID Approach     39
The Organization of Innovation     55
Making a Difference     73
Evaluating Evaluations     95
The Prospects for BIDs     111
Notes     121
Index     145

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