Intown Living

Intown Living

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After decades of abandonment, cities across North America are experiencing a renaissance. A new generation is seeking greater excitement and diversity than the typical suburban subdivision offers and many people are instead looking to make their homes in lively urban environments. In Intown Living, authors Ann Breen and Dick Rigby document this movement, arguing that if properly nurtured, it could help slow current patterns of sprawling development and help revitalize America's cities. They illustrate the many benefits of city living and offer strategies and encouragement for public officials and private developers to team up and expand central city housing opportunities. The authors present in-depth studies of eight cities--Atlanta; Dallas; Houston; Memphis; Minneapolis; New Orleans; Portland, Oregon; and Vancouver, British Columbia--that are experiencing this type of renaissance, and consider common elements shared by the cities, as well as their differences. Intown Living is an important new resource for a wide audience of professionals involved with urban design and planning. It will also be of interest to the many people concerned with historic preservation or smart growth, and for students and researchers involved with urban studies and related fields.The cluster of the three is the citya#39;s best.6 One mother we talked with, an interior designer whose 13-year-old attends ... In the face of a slumping residential market, as Atlantaa#39;s overall economy suffereda€”where a glut of 2, 000 condominium units were on the Midtown market requiring, ... or one-bedroom units of 919 square feet, $212, 000, plus larger offerings, clearly suited a largely single, young, andanbsp;...

Title:Intown Living
Author: Ann Breen, Dick Rigby
Publisher:Island Press - 2005-02-28

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