The Resource New visions for metropolitan America, Anthony Downs

New visions for metropolitan America, Anthony Downs

Label
New visions for metropolitan America
Title
New visions for metropolitan America
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Downs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For half a century America has had one dominant vision of how its metropolitan areas ought to grow and develop. This vision, best described as unlimited low-density sprawl, encompasses personal and social goals that most Americans cherish: a home in the suburbs, a car, good schools, and responsive local government. While Americans have been overwhelmingly successful in achieving these goals, that success has generated a host of growth-related problems, including intensive traffic congestion, air pollution, rising taxes for infrastructure, loss of open space, and the relegation of many poor households and minorities to destitute inner-city neighborhoods. With the long-run viability of American society in danger, America is in desperate need of a new vision for metropolitan growth
  • In this book, Anthony Downs identifies growth-related problems and examines current efforts to control growth. He explains that individual suburban governments have reacted with policies intended to manage local growth; but those policies taken together have actually aggravated problems at the regional level. The most dangerous result of growth management policies is that they help perpetuate the concentration of very poor households in depressed neighborhoods in big cities and older suburbs. These neighborhoods are riddled with exploding rates of crime and violence, increased numbers of children growing up in poverty, poor-quality public education, and many workers excluded from the mainstream work force
  • Downs asserts that these problems undermine social cohesion and economic efficiency throughout the nation, yet many Americans fail to recognize how serious they are. He shows that as suburbs develop, their residents come to believe that their welfare no longer depends upon the economic and social health of central cities. Suburbanites feel emotionally detached from cities or hostile to cities' fiscal and social problems even though they are partly responsible for creating those problems
  • New Visions for Metropolitan America examines the effects of growth management in communities that have tried to alter the course of urban growth. It also analyzes several alternatives for metropolitan growth - alternatives that might reduce the problems that have arisen from the pursuit of unlimited low-density development. Downs's analysis focuses on the relationship between the suburbs and the central cities, and identifies the policies likely to be most effective in helping to resolve growth-related problems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downs, Anthony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT384.U5
LC item number
D68 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Metropolitan areas
  • Urban policy
  • Areas metropolitanas
  • Política urbana
  • Villes
  • Agglomérations urbaines
  • Politique urbaine
  • Cities and towns
  • Metropolitan areas
  • Urban policy
  • Stadsplanning
  • Stedelijk beleid
  • Großstadt
  • Wachstum
  • Stadtplanung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
New visions for metropolitan America, Anthony Downs
Link
https://archive.org/details/newvisionsformet00down
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we need a new vision -- Factors affecting growth -- Local growth management policies -- Links between central cities and suburbs -- Urban decline and inner-city problems -- Policy strategies for large cities -- Alternative visions of growth -- Elements of the alternative visions -- Offsetting fragmented land use powers -- The politics of choosing among visions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780815719267
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
93047483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29564003
  • (OCoLC)ocm29564003
Label
New visions for metropolitan America, Anthony Downs
Link
https://archive.org/details/newvisionsformet00down
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we need a new vision -- Factors affecting growth -- Local growth management policies -- Links between central cities and suburbs -- Urban decline and inner-city problems -- Policy strategies for large cities -- Alternative visions of growth -- Elements of the alternative visions -- Offsetting fragmented land use powers -- The politics of choosing among visions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780815719267
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
93047483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29564003
  • (OCoLC)ocm29564003

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