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Economic Revitalization Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb by Joan Fitzgerald, Nancey Green Leigh

Economic Revitalization Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb



Economic Revitalization Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb by Joan Fitzgerald, Nancey Green Leigh

Ecomomic Revitalization is unique in that it discusses leading revitalization strategies in the context of both city and suburban settings, offering case studies of programme development and implementation. The book is amied at students and practitioners of economic development planning who seek to foster stronger economies and greater opportunity in inner cities and older suburbs. It is also meant to assist planners in thriving new towns and suburban communities seeking to avoid future economic decline as their communities mature. Economic Revitalization: - Discusses practices in both suburban and inner-city settings - Integrates the planning values of social justice and sustainabiliry into the discussion of implementation strategies - Includes cases that reveal the political nature of the planning process and the types of tradeoffs that often must be made - Provides insights for lanners seeking to adopt best practice programs from other localities


Fitzgerald and Leigh have done a commendable job of providing not only the theoretical and historical dimensions of these issues, but also support them with examples and case studies that easily convince the reader that social equity and sustainability need not be sacrificed altogether in order to promote local economic development, even though small trade-offs may be necessary. -- Sriram Khe
This is an important and comprehensive book on local economic development planning

. . .Over the next decade, this book is certain to have a major impact on students, scholars, and practitioners seeking a broader understanding of economic development planning. -- Norman Krumholz

About the Author

Nancey Green Leigh is a Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of City and Regional Planning Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the American lnstitute of Certified Planners and Co-Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research. Leigh teaches, conducts research, and publishes in the areas of local economic development planning, urban and regional development, brownfield redevelopment, and sustainable urban industrial systems.She is the author of Stemming Middle Class Decline: The Challenge to Economic Development Planning, and coauthor (with Joan Fitzgerald) of Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb. Some of the journals she has published in are Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Industrial Ecology, International Regional Science Review, Journal of Resource Conservation and Recycling, Growth and Change, Journal of Urban Technology, IEDC Economic Development Journal, and the Journal of Planning Literature. She obtained her B.A. in urban studies and a master's in regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master's in economics and a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Regents Fellow of the University of California at Berkeley and past Vice President of the Association of The Collegiate Schools of Planning.

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Publication date

10th May 2002


Joan Fitzgerald, Nancey Green Leigh

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SAGE Publications Inc


280 pages


Development economics & emerging economies
Urban & municipal planning



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