Title

Live work play: New perspectives on the downtown rebound

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Publication Title

disP: The Planning Review

Publisher

Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft

Volume

180:46

Issue

1

Abstract

Downtowns in the US have not traditionally been considered the appropriate place for residential use. This paper begins by highlighting previous rounds of downtown revitalizationpaid little attention to residential activity. The paper then discusses the reasons why this most recent round of downtown housing activity and policy that differ from previous attempts at encouraging downtown housing; success was partly due to historic preservation and a new appreciation for downtown living. The second section of the paper details some actual downtown housing building trends based on a survey of 20 selected US cities. The paper concludes with stressing the significance of including downtown housing policy as part of a larger economic development plan for older downtowns.

Keywords

Central business districts; City planning; Dwellings; Housing policy; Housing rehabilitation; Urban policy; Urban renewal

Disciplines

Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or use interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the article. Publisher copyright policy allows author to archive post-print (author’s final manuscript). When post-print is available or publisher policy changes, the article will be deposited

Identifier

http://ezproxy.library.unlv.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02513625.2010.10557066

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