Downtown, Inc: How America Rebuilds Cities

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MIT Press, 1991 - Architecture - 382 pages
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Pioneering observers of the urban landscape Bernard Frieden and Lynne Sagalyn delve into the inner workings of the exciting new public entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships that have revitalized the downtowns of such cities as Boston, San Diego, Seattle, St. Paul, and Pasadena.Both authors are in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Bernard J. Frieden recently completed a term as Chairman of the MIT Faculty and is Ford Professor of Urban Development. Lynne B. Sagalyn is Associate Professor of Planning and Real Estate Development.

  

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Urban retail malls such as Quincy Market in Boston and Baltimore's Harborplace have garnered both applause and criticism. This book examines, from a variety of angles, the phenomenon of new retail ... Read full review

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Contents

A Bunch of Nobodies
1
Sanitizing the City
15
Blueprint for Indifference
39
Would the Shopping Mall Play Downtown?
61
No Bed of Roses
87
Entrepreneurial Cities and Maverick Developers
107
Getting and Spending
155
Open for Business
171
Popular Success and Critical Dismay
199
Privatizing the City
215
Marketplace Contributions
239
Downtown Malls and the City Agenda
259
An Unfinished Renaissance
287
Notes
317
Index
377
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Lynne B. Sagalyn is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Director of the MBA Real Estate Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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