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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bernard J Frieden; Lynne B Sagalyn
|Description:||xiv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1 A bunch of nobodies: legacy of the big stores, vanishing crowds. Part 2 Sanitizing the city: alliances - the Pittsburgh model; highway detours; the urban renewal takeover; tracking the money; demolition by the acre; the cover-up; casualty count. Part 3 Blueprint for indifference: designed for isolation; nobody knows the rubble I've seen; the freeway revolt; losing urban renewal; persuasive protests; progress but no applause. Part 4 Would the shopping mall play downtown?: sanctuaries for shopping; competing with easy street; a tonic for tired cities?; roadblocks; the gatekeepers; searching for new locations. Part 5 Pasadena - no bed of roses: inventing a transplant; sweetheart deals; pledging future taxes; protective maneouvres; sharing troubles. Part 6 Entrepreneurial cities and maverick developers: a landmark in Boston; James Rouse - mixing pleasure with business; a public market in Seattle; John Clise - the coalition-builder; proving St Paul's competence; George Latimer - the Mayor's glue; a porno district in San Diego; Ernest Hahn - endurance and flexibility; Gerald Trimble - the public sector developer. Part 7 Deal making: testing the waters; deals to match projects; development by consensus; City Hall deal makers; coping with crisis; negotiable designs; the relationship is the deal. Part 8 Getting and spending: paying without pain; the federal pipeline - good to the last drop; digging into local resources; safe money for risky projects; dovetailing dollars into joint ventures. Part 9 Open for business: Faneuil Hall - marketing the unusual; Pike Place - preserving the past; town square - making the setting special; Horton plaza - designing fantasies. Part 10 Popular success and critical dismay: fear of commerce; artificial environments; highbrows and lowbrows. Part 11 Privatizing the city: running risks - Burbank, St Paul, Detroit; setup for scandal; how public is a mall?; security at a price; the chaining of Main Street. Part 12 Marketplace contributions: uses of commercialism; taming Times Square and Bryant Park; School for Management; the hiding hand; selling Columbus Circle. Part 13 Downtown malls and the city agenda: corporate territory; 250 Empire State buildings; lodgings and lobbies; conventioneers; the gentry come to town; stagecraft; big league ambitions; logic in the patchwork. Part 14 An unfinished renaissance: indicting City Hall; manufacturing myths - New Yrok and Pittsburgh; is development unfair? where is the opposition?; bargaining for downtown jobs - Baltimore and Boston; slowing the pace; the mall business; do cities learn?.|
|Responsibility:||Bernard J. Frieden and Lynne B. Sagalyn.|
Downtown, Inc. is a solid book with plenty of background... [Its] densely detailed case studies celebrate flexibility and innovation on both sides of the increasingly blurry public-private debate. --