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Convention center follies : politics, power, and public investment in American cities

Author: Heywood T Sanders
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.
Series: American business, politics, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"American cities have experienced a remarkable surge in convention center development over the last two decades, with exhibit hall space growing from 40 million square feet in 1990 to 70 million in 2011--an increase of almost 75 percent. Proponents of these projects promised new jobs, new private development, and new tax revenues. Yet even as cities from Boston and Orlando to Phoenix and Seattle have invested in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heywood T Sanders
ISBN: 9780812245776 0812245776
OCLC Number: 859252863
Description: xii, 514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Building boom --
Paying for the box --
Promises and realities --
They will come ... and spend --
Missing impact --
Chicago: bolstering the business district --
Atlanta: enhancing property values --
St. Louis: protection from erosion --
Conclusion: the cities business builds.
Series Title: American business, politics, and society.
Responsibility: Heywood T. Sanders.

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Written by one of the nation's foremost urban development experts, Convention Center Follies exposes the inner workings of America's convention center boom through case studies of Chicago, Atlanta,  Read more...

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