Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown / Edition 1

Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown / Edition 1

by Roberta Brandes Gratz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471361240

ISBN-13: 9780471361244

Pub. Date: 01/27/2000

Publisher: Wiley

"A love song for the city . . . [this] volume, attractively packaged and richly illustrated, is really a cookbook for downtown revitalization." —Wall Street Journal

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

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"A love song for the city . . . [this] volume, attractively packaged and richly illustrated, is really a cookbook for downtown revitalization." —Wall Street Journal

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.

Roberta Brandes Gratz (New York, NY), an award-winning journalist and urban critic, is author of the urban design classic The Living City. A former staff reporter for the New York Post, Gratz has written for the New York Times Magazine and other publications. Norman Mintz (New York, NY) has played a leading role in the field of downtown revitalization for more than twenty-five years. He is Design Director at the 34th Street Partnership in New York City and a consultant on downtown revitalization across the country.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471361244
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/27/2000
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.12(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Sect. 1Where Are We?
Ch. 1Mansfield, Ohio - Getting Off the Big Project Merry-Go-Round9
Ch. 2The Mess We Have Made33
Ch. 3Project Planning or Urban Husbandry - The Choice59
Sect. 2Transportation and Place
Ch. 4Death and Rebirth of the Public Realm87
Ch. 5Rebuilding Place, Valuing Transit113
Ch. 6Undoing Sprawl139
Sect. 3Big, Little, and Predator
Ch. 7Free Competition or No Competition?169
Ch. 8You Don't Have to Be Wal-Mart to Be Wal-Mart195
Ch. 9To Market, To Market209
Sect. 4Downtown Essentials
Ch. 10Public Buildings, Public Policies235
Ch. 11Back to Basics251
Ch. 12Investing in People273
Sect. 5It's Happening
Ch. 13The SoHo Syndrome295
Conclusion: Back from the Edge
Index

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