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Author Gruen, Claude

Title New urban development : looking back to see forward / Claude Gruen

Publ Info New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]
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Descript xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index
Contents Constraints on housing additions escalate prices -- Vitality from growth and freedom to change -- Encouraging the expansion of land use and constraining it -- Housing market structure -- How neighborhoods change, why occupants change neighborhoods -- The turn against expansion and growth -- Suburbanization and sprawl -- Urban policies for the new economy
Note New Urban Development traces how locally induced housing cost increases led federal policy-makers to toss out the safeguards against lending excesses that had been put in place during the 1930s. But the story begins much earlier, during the colonial era, continuing up through the mortgage collapse that ushered in the recession of 2008. In his sweeping history of these issues, Gruen considers gentrification, environmentalism, sprawl, anti-sprawl movements, and more. His clarification of how urban development change occurs backs up his recommendations for increasing the production of housing and replacing obsolete commercial and industrial spaces with development that serves the twenty-first-century economy. New Urban Development specifies thirteen changes to policies at the federal, state, and local levels to provide better and less expensive urban housing, desirable neighborhoods, and thriving workplaces across the country. --Book Jacket
LC subject Cities and towns -- Growth
Housing policy
ISBN 9780813547930 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813547938 (hardcover : alk. paper)