Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities

Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities

by Michael A. Burayidi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815333617

ISBN-13: 9780815333616

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This collection evaluates the various strategies that different cities have used when attempting to economically revitalize downtown areas.  See more details below

Overview

This collection evaluates the various strategies that different cities have used when attempting to economically revitalize downtown areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815333616
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Contemporary Urban Affairs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Downtowns and Small City Development1
Pt. 1Some Principles of Downtown Revitalization and Four Case Studies7
2Downtown Development Principles for Small Cities9
3The Emergence of a Competitive Core: Bifurcation Dynamics in Billings, Montana23
4An Assessment of Downtown Revitalization in Five Small Wisconsin Communities47
5Downtown Redevelopment in Selected Oregon Coastal Communities: Some Lessons from Practice65
6A Multifaceted Approach to Downtown Revitalization in Brandon, Canada89
Pt. 2Urban Design and Infrastructure Redevelopment105
7Re-engaging the Public in the Art of Community Place-Making107
8Towards a Typology of Urban Design Problems and Solutions for Downtown Revitalization: Some Evidence From the Mayor's Institute on City Design121
9Disaster Recovery in a Progressive City: Santa Cruz, California145
Pt. 3Waterfront and Brownfields Redevelopment177
10Waterfront Planning as a Strategic Incentive to Downtown Enhancement and Livability179
11Brownfield Restoration and Waterfront Redevelopment in Wisconsin's Fox Valley Cities197
Pt. 4Retail and Commercial Redevelopment of Downtowns221
12Managing the Growth of Retail Space: Retail Market Dynamics in Lawrence, Kansas223
13An Evaluation of Approaches to Downtown Economic Revitalization249
14Does Size Matter? Successful Economic Development Strategies of Small Cities275
Pt. 5Conclusion289
15Keeping Faith: What We Know About Downtown Revitalization in Small Urban Centers291
Contributors297
Index301

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