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The Resource The great inversion and the future of the American city, Alan Ehrenhalt

The great inversion and the future of the American city, Alan Ehrenhalt

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The great inversion and the future of the American city
Title
The great inversion and the future of the American city
Statement of responsibility
Alan Ehrenhalt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanologists, takes us to cities across the country to reveal how the roles of America's cities and suburbs are changing places--young adults and affluent retirees moving in, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out--and the implications for the future of our society. How will our nation be changed by the populations shifting in and out of the cities? Why are these shifts taking place? Ehrenhalt answers these and other questions in this illuminating study. He shows us how mass transit has revitalized inner-city communities in Chicago and Brooklyn, New York, while inner suburbs like Cleveland Heights struggle to replace the earlier generation of affluent tax-paying residents who left for more distant suburbs; how the sprawl of Phoenix has frustrated attempts to create downtown retail spaces that can attract large crowds; and how numerous suburban communities have created downtown areas to appeal to the increasing demand for walkable commercial zones. Finally, he explains what cities need to do to keep the affluent and educated attracted to and satisfied with downtown life. An eye-opening and thoroughly engaging look at American urban/suburban society and its future"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenhalt, Alan
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123
LC item number
.E37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Gentrification
  • Sociology, Urban
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban sociology
Label
The great inversion and the future of the American city, Alan Ehrenhalt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-262) and index
Contents
Trading places -- A backward glance -- A neighborhood in Chicago -- Re-creation in New York -- The new suburbia -- Caught in the middle -- Uneasy coexistence -- The urban squeeze -- Creating a downtown -- Urbanizing the suburbs
Control code
745979759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780307272744
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011035139
Other control number
7225498
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)745979759
Label
The great inversion and the future of the American city, Alan Ehrenhalt
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-262) and index
Contents
Trading places -- A backward glance -- A neighborhood in Chicago -- Re-creation in New York -- The new suburbia -- Caught in the middle -- Uneasy coexistence -- The urban squeeze -- Creating a downtown -- Urbanizing the suburbs
Control code
745979759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780307272744
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011035139
Other control number
7225498
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)745979759

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