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Author Ford, Larry, 1943-

Title America's new downtowns : revitalization or reinvention? / Larry R. Ford.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  307.34 F699A    Check Shelf
Description 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Creating the North American landscape
Creating the North American landscape.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-333) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction : The downtown imperative and the need for comparative studies -- 1. The American downtown: the myth of a golden age -- 2. The evolution of the American downtown, 1850-2 -- 3. The downtown stage : physical site, street morphology, and civic space -- 4. The traditional downtown functions : offices, retailing, hotels and convention centers -- 5. Downtown expands : major attractions, historic districts, residential neighborhoods, and transportation options -- 6. Ranking downtowns : toward a model of spatial organization -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Central business districts -- United States -- Case studies.
Urban renewal -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 0801871638 hardcover alkaline paper
9780801871634 hardcover alkaline paper
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