Heart of the City Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century

ISBN-10: 1610919491
ISBN-13: 9781610919494
Authors: Alexander Garvin
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Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future. If we are to have healthy downtowns, we need to understand what downtown is all about; how and why some American downtowns never stopped thriving (such as San Jose and Houston), some have been in decline for half a century (including Detroit and St. Louis), and still others are resurging after temporary decline (many, including Lower Manhattan and Los Angeles). The downtowns that are prospering are those that more easily adapt to changing needs and lifestyles. In The Heart of the City,…    

Author bio:

Alexander Garvin heads a planning and design firm and lives in New York. He is an adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University.


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Island Press Number of pages: 264 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.946 lbs. Language: English