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Author Lucy, William H

Title Foreclosing the dream : how America's housing crisis is reshaping our cities and suburbs / William H. Lucy

Publ Info Chicago, Ill. ; Washington, D.C. : American Planning Association Planners Press, [2010]
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Descript xii, 195 pages : maps ; 22 cm
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Note "Making Great Communities Happen"
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The ring of death. Patterns of foreclosure -- The pattern of home values -- What accounts for these patterns? -- What income reveals. 1980s -- 1990s -- 2000s --- Old neighborhoods lead the way. Empty downtown blocks -- Blank spots on the map -- Other common settings -- Coping with global warming. Transportation and oil -- Reducing energy use in transportation -- Technofix?-- Goals for households and governments -- Cross-national comparisons -- Political support for transit -- Policies to increase transit use -- Transit-oriented development -- Global localism - Tyranny of easy development decisions -- Transportation planning for results -- Sustainable Region Incentive Program -- Accounting for behavior, scale, and incentives -- Energy use in buildings -- Energy savings in new buildings -- The outmoded metropolis -- Regional metropolitanism -- Smart growth and states -- Coping with mismatch of needs and resources -- Enhancing governance capabilities with transit and revenue sharing -- Two options for declining suburbs -- Suburban downtowns, shopping centers, and housing -- Rebuilding accessibility and nature -- The future of politics -- Taxes -- Home buying -- Energy -- Prospects -- Appendix 1. Demography is destiny -- Housing and demographics -- The role of income -- Pricing "toxic mortgage assets" -- How to counter a "bubble"? -- Data sources and issues -- Appendix 2. Foreclosures, housing units, housing values and family incomes -- Insight and decision guide
Note "American entered a profound housing crisis in 2008. The wave of foreclosures that began to sweep the nation has had radical economic effects. But the force, ramifications, and implications for communities across America have never been spelled out as clearly and thoroughly as they are in Foreclosing the Dream. William H. Lucy has taken a clear-eyed and meticulous look at the latest data and found lessons that the mainstream discussion has overlooked -- particularly with regard to the spatial and demographic implications of the housing crisis. The housing market did not collapse uniformly, and the pain has not been felt equally in all age groups. Planners, public officials, activists, students, and others will benefit from Lucy's analysis of the real shape of the crisis, for what happens next will reflect these inequities" -- publisher's description on back cover
LC subject Housing policy -- United States
Cities and towns -- United States
City planning -- United States
Add Author American Planning Association
ISBN 9781932364781 (pbk)
9781932364774 (cloth)
1932364773 (cloth)