WIT Press


Paradigms For Rebuilding The Central City: Urban, Suburban Or Neo-traditional

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,174 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000481

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

G. Sands

Abstract

The last half of the Twentieth Century has been a period of decline for many older industrialized cities in America. Along with population and job losses, the cities have experienced reduced levels of private investment. One consequence of this decline has been the creation of large areas of vacant land and derelict buildings in these central cities. Revitalization efforts employ one of the following development paradigms: • Urban - Rebuilding neighborhoods with higher density new housing, making use of the existing street patterns and infrastructure. • Suburban - Creating new neighborhoods that are oriented to the private automobile, with single family homes on large lots. • Neo-Traditional - Creating new neighborhoods that are high in density and provide a mixture of land uses, intended to provide a pedestrian-orie

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