Since the end of WWII and
the advent of the federal interstate highway system, middle class families have
increasingly moved from living in central cities to the suburbs, leaving
downtown neighborhoods with declining property values, high vacancy rates and
Downtown areas can once
again become vibrant hubs of commerce, social interaction and residency, and in
turn attract talent and new businesses.
Faculty experts from the fields of urban planning, architecture, landscape
architecture, business and economics, sociology, education, and criminal
justice, among others, have assembled a collection of best practice resources
in the following categories:
The information is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage you to share
your best practices, information, and role models with us by contacting Michael Burayidi, Central
City Revitalization Knowledge Group Fellow.
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