Back to the City. Issues in Neighborhood Renovation by Shirley Bradway Laska, Daphne Spain

By Shirley Bradway Laska, Daphne Spain

Again to town: concerns in local protection specializes in the guidelines, social concerns, and techniques fascinated about the residential revitalization of internal towns. The booklet first bargains details on an city land institute survey of private-market housing preservation in important towns and reinvestment through long-time citizens and beginners. concerns comprise personality of local renewal, purposes for reinvestment timing, and an summary of the adventure on inner most renewal. the choice additionally takes a glance on the racial and socioeconomic alterations in central-city housing, in addition to alterations in racial successions, restricted aid for city revitalization, and features of transition families. The booklet experiences the case reviews performed at local resettlements in Washington, D.C, New Orleans, Columbus, Seattle, Charleston, and Philadelphia. subject matters comprise residential mobility of latest householders; neighborhoods in transitions; displacement; pride with the local; contrasting conceptions of the local; and historical protection and local. the choice is a liable reference for geographers, city planners, and sociologists.

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340. Washington, D . C : U . S . Government Printing Office. U . S . Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1979. " Working paper for the Office of Policy Development and Research, Washington, D . C . 4 ™ Evidence of Central-City Revival* S. Gregory Lipton During the decades following World War II, most American cities underwent a series of social, economic, and physical changes which are generally considered to reflect deterioration and rapid aging of their central a r e a s . The cities have witnessed the exodus of their middle class and the erosion of their tax bases when they desperately needed more expertise and funds to solve the social problems within their b o u n d a r i e s .

Among the advantages of these data in studying gentrification is their relative recency (1973-76) and the presence of education and income information for household h e a d s . Some of the disadvantages are a lack of occupational data and the inability to assess what happens to units which are vacant between occupants (a common occurrence in the rehabilitation p r o c e s s ) . Data collected before gentrification became an issue (1967-71) are compared with data for the mid-1970s, a period characterized by increased attention to the p r o c e s s .

Series P-23, No. 70. Washington, D . C : U . S . Government Printing Office. 1978b. " Annual Housing Survey, U . S . and Regions. Current Housing Reports. Series H-l50-76. S. Government Pr in tin g O f fic e. 1978c. " Current Population Reports. Series P-20, No. 326. Washington, D . C : U . S . Government Printing Office. U . S . Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1974. Housing in the Seventies: A Report of the National Housing Policy Review. Washington, D . C . : U . S . Government Printing Office.

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