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Will the US cities recover?

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426833
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302964 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0014
Will the US cities recover?

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This chapter describes how the three larger industrial cities of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia responded to the urban crisis. It explains that programmes of renewal evolved in US cities over the long period of urban decline, often driven by extreme racial problems and a gradual recognition that suburban sprawl was itself a problem. Partnerships between the public, private, and community sectors have emerged to drive change. The chapter also considers the recovery prospects of three smaller U.S. cities: Louisville, Chattanooga, and Akron.

Keywords: industrial cities; U.S. cities; urban crisis; urban renewal; urban decline; racial problems; suburban sprawl

Chapter.  9855 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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