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Walkable Cities : Revitalization, Vibrancy, and Sustainable Consumption.

Author: Zygmunt Mazur
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mazur, Zygmunt.
Walkable Cities : Revitalization, Vibrancy, and Sustainable Consumption.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zygmunt Mazur
ISBN: 9781438476292 1438476299
OCLC Number: 1125111182
Notes: Urban Planning or Commercial Urbanism?
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; List of Figures; ist of Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Commercial Urbanism; Introduction; Urban Centers and Commerce; Return to the Center and Urban Revitalization; Myths of Commercial Revitalization; What?-The Problem Is an Increase in Competition; Reality check: It is also the lack of entrepreneurship and not only the increased competition; Where?-The New Developments in the Outskirts of Cities Are the Problem; Reality check: It is also the decline of the center and not only the attractiveness of the periphery Who?-The Others Are Responsible for the ProblemReality check: Others include also the independent retailers and not only the lobby of the big investors and elected officials; Why?-The Problem Stems from the Lack of Public Intervention; Reality check: It is also the inactivity of some merchants and their associative structures at local and national levels and not only the inability of the public authorities; How?-The Problem Is Solved through the Treatment of Public Spaces; Reality check: The organizational and management approaches are as important as the public space approach When?-The Problem Is Solved by a Short-Term InterventionReality check: The intervention must be prolonged in time; Best Practices in the Revitalization of Urban Centers; A Culture of Entrepreneurship; A Central and Multifunctional Location; An Updated Knowledge of the Market; Collaborations and Partnerships; A Physical and Organizational Approach; A Continued and Regularly Monitored Intervention; Conclusion; Part I. Ibero-America; Chapter 2 Placemaking; Introduction; Iberian Medium-Size Cities; Analytical Mechanism; Commercial Urbanism; Slow City and Sustainability Walkability-Pedestrian PrecinctsIberian Cities; Portuguese Cases; Spanish Cases; Discussion; Maintenance of Perceived Advantages?; Impacts on Retailing?; Institutional Interests?; Lessons Learned; Chapter 3 Walkability and Downtown Vibrancy; Introduction; Analytical Mechanism; Overview of the Case Studies; São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Barcelona, Spain; Porto, Portugal; Comparative Analysis of Themes; Location of the Streets; Proportion of the Pedestrian Precincts; Relationship with Surroundings; Accessibility to the Pedestrian Precincts; Conciliation of Needs Strategies to Respond to the CompetitionFunding of Improvements and Management; Perpetuation of Success; Conclusion and Implications; Part II. United States; Chapter 4 Revitalization and Homelessness; Introduction; Theoretical Background on Homelessness in the United States; The Injustices of Fast-Paced Development in Phoenix; Downtown Revitalization: Building a 21st-Century City; Downtown Revitalization: Consequences and Responses; The Solidary State and City; The NIMBY City; The City of Fear; Downtown Revitalization: Implications; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Commercial Innovations; Introduction

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