Confronting Suburban Decline: Strategic Planning for Metropolitan Renewal
Sprawling commercial and residential development in outer suburbs and exurban areas has for a number of years masked increasingly severe socioeconomic problems in suburban America. In recent decades, income declines, crime increases, and tax base erosion have affected many suburbs to an extent previously seen only in central cities.In Confronting Suburban Decline, William H. Lucy and David L. Phillips examine conditions and trends in cities and suburbs since 1960, arguing that beginning in the 1980s, the United States entered a "post-suburban" era of declining suburbs with maturation of communities accompanied by large-scale deterioration. The authors examine: why suburban decline has become widespread how the "tyranny of easy development decisions" often results in new housing being built outside of areas that people prefer how strategic planning can help assess dangers how some suburbs have stabilized or revived how interactions between residential mobility and the age, size, and location of housing can help policy makers anticipate dangers and opportunities facing neighborhoods and jurisdictions Making the case that a high quality natural and built environment is key to achieving economic stability, the authors set forth a series of policy recommendations with federal, state, regional, and local dimensions that can help contribute to that goal.In-depth case studies are provided of Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C., along with examples from Minnesota, Oregon, Maryland, Tennessee, and other locations. In addition, the book offers information and statistics on income, population, and racial transitions in 554 suburbs in the nation's twenty-four largest metropolitan areas.Confronting Suburban Decline provides a detailed look at the causes of and responses to urban and suburban decline. Planners and policymakers as well as students and researchers involved with issues of land use, economic development, regional planning, community development, or intergovernmental relations will find it a valuable resource.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
Strategic Planning and the Postsuburban Era
Sprawl and the Tyranny of Easy Development
Assessing Dangers in
10 autres sections non affichées
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
20 percent 554 suburbs Alexandria annexation Arlington attractive average MFI ratios capita census tracts central cities characteristics Charlottesville Chesterfield Chesterfield County cities and suburbs city-suburb income communities correlation dangers decade declined faster deterioration easy development decisions economic edge cities elected officials employment exurban exurbs Fairfax County family income ratios family poverty federal finance goals Greenbelt growth boundaries Henrico Henrico County households housing age housing units housing value incentives income disparities income increases indicators influence investments less Loudoun County median family income ment METRO metropolitan areas metropolitan median metropolitan population middle-aged middle-income neighborhoods and jurisdictions occurred older percentage policies postsuburban Prince George's County prosperity rates reinvestment relative income decline residential residents Richmond Richmond-Petersburg single-family social spatial sprawl strategic planning substantial suburban decline Synergy/Photography Table territory tion transit transportation trends tyranny of easy U.S. Bureau upper-income urban Virginia Washington