Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780815333616
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • 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
1 Introduction: Downtowns and Small City Development 1
Pt. 1 Some Principles of Downtown Revitalization and Four Case Studies 7
2 Downtown Development Principles for Small Cities 9
3 The Emergence of a Competitive Core: Bifurcation Dynamics in Billings, Montana 23
4 An Assessment of Downtown Revitalization in Five Small Wisconsin Communities 47
5 Downtown Redevelopment in Selected Oregon Coastal Communities: Some Lessons from Practice 65
6 A Multifaceted Approach to Downtown Revitalization in Brandon, Canada 89
Pt. 2 Urban Design and Infrastructure Redevelopment 105
7 Re-engaging the Public in the Art of Community Place-Making 107
8 Towards a Typology of Urban Design Problems and Solutions for Downtown Revitalization: Some Evidence From the Mayor's Institute on City Design 121
9 Disaster Recovery in a Progressive City: Santa Cruz, California 145
Pt. 3 Waterfront and Brownfields Redevelopment 177
10 Waterfront Planning as a Strategic Incentive to Downtown Enhancement and Livability 179
11 Brownfield Restoration and Waterfront Redevelopment in Wisconsin's Fox Valley Cities 197
Pt. 4 Retail and Commercial Redevelopment of Downtowns 221
12 Managing the Growth of Retail Space: Retail Market Dynamics in Lawrence, Kansas 223
13 An Evaluation of Approaches to Downtown Economic Revitalization 249
14 Does Size Matter? Successful Economic Development Strategies of Small Cities 275
Pt. 5 Conclusion 289
15 Keeping Faith: What We Know About Downtown Revitalization in Small Urban Centers 291
Contributors 297
Index 301
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