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Cities for a Small ContinentInternational Handbook of City Recovery$
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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.001.0001

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Shoots of growth in older industrial cities in the US

Shoots of growth in older industrial cities in the US

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(p.257) Eight Shoots of growth in older industrial cities in the US
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Cities for a Small Continent
Author(s):

Bruce Katz

Alex Jones

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.003.0008

This chapter is a voice from America. Leading metropolitan scholars recount the story of America’s urban turnaround in the most unlikely places, the cores of seriously damaged former industrial cities – the growth of innovation districts near the downtown areas, the recovery of some inner neighbourhoods, the reintroduction of public transport, and repopulation of the centre city. The American story powerfully reinforces the European one in spite of extreme levels of poverty and segregation. Our framework broadly applies to change and recovery in America’s former industrial cities.

Keywords:   turnaround, segregation, centre city, repopulation, segregation

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