The City After Abandonment

Looking at the shrinking cities of the Midwest and Northeast as well as New Orleans, urban planning experts examine the conditions of disinvested places and lay out ways policymakers and planners can approach the future through processes and ideas that differ from those applicable to growing cities.

The City After Abandonment

Margaret Dewar and June Manning Thomas, Editors

2012 | 400 pages | Cloth $75.00
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The City After Abandonment

I. WHAT DOES THE CITY BECOME AFTER ABANDONMENT?
Chapter 1. Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture as Antithesis to Abandonment—Exploring a Citizenship-Land Model
—Laura Lawson and Abbilyn Miller
Chapter 2. Building Affordable Housing in Cities After Abandonment: The Case of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments in Detroit
—Lan Deng
Chapter 3. Detroit Art City: Urban Decline, Aesthetic Production, Public Interest
—Andrew Herscher

II. WHAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WHAT CITIES BECOME AFTER ABANDONMENT?
Chapter 4. Decline-Oriented Urban Governance in Youngstown, Ohio
—Laura Schatz
Chapter 5. Targeting Neighborhoods, Stimulating Markets: The Role of Political, Institutional, and Technical Factors in Three Cities
—Dale E. Thomson
Chapter 6. Recovery in a Shrinking City: Challenges to Rightsizing Post-Katrina New Orleans
—Renia Ehrenfeucht and Marla Nelson
Chapter 7. Missing New Orleans: Lessons from the CDC Sector on Vacancy, Abandonment, and Reconstructing the Crescent City
—Jeffrey S. Lowe and Lisa K. Bates
Chapter 8. What Helps or Hinders Nonprofit Developers in Reusing Vacant, Abandoned, and Contaminated Property?
—Margaret Dewar
Chapter 9. Targeting Strategies of Three Detroit CDCs
—June Manning Thomas

III. WHAT SHOULD THE CITY BECOME AFTER ABANDONMENT?
Chapter 10. Strategic Thinking for Distressed Neighborhoods
—Robert A. Beauregard
Chapter 11. The Promise of Sustainability Planning for Regenerating Older Industrial Cities
—Joseph Schilling and Raksha Vasudevan
Chapter 12. Rightsizing Shrinking Cities: The Urban Design Dimension
—Brent D. Ryan
Chapter 13. Planning for Better, Smaller Places After Population Loss: Lessons from Youngstown and Flint
—Margaret Dewar, Christina Kelly, and Hunter Morrison

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments