Community Renewal Through Municipal Investment: A Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials

Community Renewal Through Municipal Investment: A Handbook for Citizens and Public Officials

by Roger L. Kemp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786431563

ISBN-13: 9780786431564

Pub. Date: 03/02/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Local officials are making investment decisions to enhance the quality of life in their communities and to improve economic development conditions. These new programs are not municipal give-aways, or, as some call them, corporate welfare programs, but efforts to invest wisely in downtown areas and neighborhoods with the goal of revitalizing them, with the hope that

Overview

Local officials are making investment decisions to enhance the quality of life in their communities and to improve economic development conditions. These new programs are not municipal give-aways, or, as some call them, corporate welfare programs, but efforts to invest wisely in downtown areas and neighborhoods with the goal of revitalizing them, with the hope that business and commerce will follow.
This work presents case studies from Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Berkeley, Boulder, Cambridge, Charleston, Chattanooga, Chesterfield County, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, DuPont, Grand Forks, Hampton, Hartford, Hayward, Houston, Kansas City, Lake Worth, Little Rock, Madison, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Bedford, Newark, Oakland, Orlando, Petuluma, Portland, Saint Paul, Santa Monica, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. The case study topics include streetscapes, public plazas, museums, libraries, cultural parks, walkways and greenways, major infrastructure improvements, transit and transportation enhancements and other works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786431564
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     1
Municipal Self-Investment for Community Renewal   Roger L. Kemp     3
Atlanta Builds Inner-City Parks to Revitalize Downtown   Barbara Faga     16
Atlanta Stabilizes Inner-City Neighborhoods with New Public Housing   Christopher Swope     20
Baltimore Uses Linear Trails to Link Neighborhoods to Harbor District   Martin J. Rosen     26
Baton Rouge Uses Master Plan to Revitalize Historic Downtown   Jeffrey C. Fluhr   Denny St. Romain     34
Berkeley Revives Its Old Downtown through Creation of an Arts District   Judith Rubin     39
Boulder Redesigns Residential Streets to Restore Quality of Life to Its Neighborhoods   John Fernandez     43
Cambridge Designs Civic Spaces to Improve Living for Downtown Residents   Terry J. Lassar     49
Charleston Builds New Public Library to Stimulate Community Development   William Fulton   Chris Jackson     54
Chattanooga Creates Town Center Out of Aging Inner-City Mall   Richard Bailey     58
Chesterfield County Protects Nature to Foster Quality Residential Areas   Thomas Jacobson     64
Chicago Uses Civic Leaders to Plan for the Future of Their Downtown   Patricia K. Vaccaro     67
Cleveland Uses Private Planning Group to Improve Its Downtown and Lakefront Areas   Ruth Eckdish Knack     73
Denver Uses Transit System to Enhance Downtown Access for Both Residents and Tourists   Sam Newberg     78
Denver Metro Area Voters Raise Revenues for Scientific and Cultural Facilities   Jane Hansberry     82
DuPont Uses "New Urbanism" Concepts to Plan for Downtown Civic Center   Spencer A. Johnson     89
Grand Forks Rebuilds Its Old Downtown Creating Open Spaces and Walkways   Diane Suchman     94
Hampton Approves New Type of Business Improvement District   Lawrence O. Houstoun     99
Hartford Revives Riverfront to Stimulate Inner-City Tourism   Steve Starger     103
Hayward Uses Transit Villages to Stimulate Downtown Redevelopment   Ruth Eckdish Knack     109
Houston Makes Public Improvements to Entice Private Development   Charles Lockwood     113
Kansas City Renovates Old Train Station to Jump-Start Downtown Renewal   Zach Patton     120
Lake Worth Restores Shoreline Property to Revive Beachfront Commercial Area   Paul M. Twitty     123
Little Rock Makes Improvements to Redevelop Its Downtown Riverfront Area   Robert J. Gorman    Nancy Egan     128
Madison Integrates Land-Use and Transportation Planning to Curb Spawl   Ruth Eckdish Knack     132
Minneapolis Revises Zoning Code to Allow More Flexible Development   Alan Ehrenhalt     137
Nashville Invests in Riverfront to Stimulate Downtown Redevelopment   Jim Constantine   Hunter Gee     143
New Bedford Uses Old Street Patterns to Revitalize Aging Waterfront District   David Spillane     148
Newark's Performing Arts Center Creates Rebirth of Downtown   Marilyn J. Taylor     154
Oakland Uses Transit Improvements to Revive Inner-City Neighborhood   Ernesto M. Vasquez     161
Orlando Uses Free Rapid Transit to Improve Downtown Transportation   Craig Amundsen     165
Petaluma Provides Transit Options to Revive Downtown River Area   Charles Lockwood     169
Portland Guides Urban Growth Through Public Transportation   Gordon Oliver     172
Saint Paul Uses "New Urbanism" to Revitalize Downtown Riverfront Area   Frank Edgerton Martin     178
Santa Monica Uses Promenade and Public Transit to Revitalize Old Main Street   Charles Lockwood     184
Seattle Uses Branch Library as a Tool for Community Renewal   Anne Jordan     187
Toronto Updates Zoning Code Favoring Mixed-Use Development to Revive Old Waterfront Area   Albert Warson     192
Washington, D.C., Stimulates Development by Linking Suburbs to the Inner-City Using Public Transit   Libby Howland     198
Washington, D.C., Promotes Development Near Transit Stations to Spur Neighborhood Renewal   Alvin R. McNeal   Rosalyn P. Doggett     203
The Future of Municipal Self-Investment   Roger L. Kemp     208
Regional Resource Directory     217
National Resource Directory     223
Bibliography     227
About the Contributors     237
Index     239

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