Design after decline : How America rebuilds shrinking citiesMaterial type: TextPublication details: 2014 University of Pennsylvania Press PhiladelphiaDescription: xiv, 261 p. : 24 cm. illISBN:
- 307.34160973 RYA
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -243) and index.
PrefaceChapter 1. "The Burden Has Passed": Urban Design After Urban RenewalChapter 2. Shrinkage or Renewal? The Fate of Older Cities, 1950-90Chapter 3. "People Want These Houses": The Suburbanization of DetroitChapter 4. "Another Tradition in Planning": The Suburbanization of North PhiladelphiaChapter 5. Toward Social Urbanism for Shrinking CitiesNotesWorks CitedIndexAcknowledgments
In Design After Decline, Brent D. Ryan chronicles the fraught and intermittently successful rebuilding of Detroit and Philadelphia in recent decades, concluding that small-scale strategies must give way to a revived combination of innovative urban design and social planning.