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Baltimore Unbound: A Strategy for Regional Renewal
by David Rusk
In his highly acclaimed book, Cities without Suburbs, former Albuquerque mayor David Rusk explained why regions with wealthy suburbs surrounding a poor central city face continuing economic hardship. Now, in Baltimore Unbound, he applies his ideas in an illuminating study of Baltimore's continuing economic stagnation, offering a frank assessment of its causes and possible ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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A good read--but outdated and a pipe dream when it was written. The concept does work, the solution well researched and the ghettoization of the entire region's poor is still a problem. But the city has changed rapidly since then, losing another hundred thousand people before stabilizing and getting a new influx of affluence (which has always been around just outside the borders, as Baltimore metro's per capita income is much more in line with Seattle and Philadelphia [falling between the two] t ...more