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Cities Growing Smaller
Steve Rugare
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Cities Growing Smaller (Urban INFILL, No. 1)

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An international survey of the planning and design challenges and opportunities confronting cities that have experienced chronic population decline and vacancy. Includes discussions of Dresden, Detroit, Buffalo and Cleveland, as well as design work originating in the CUDC's graduate studios and its Shrinking Cities Institute.
Published 2008 by Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
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Jan 15, 2010 Alec rated it liked it
I would probably give this a 3.5 if I could.

This book contains a little bit of history, theory, and experiments in stabilizing or changing shrinking cities. I was really happy to find a book that treated shrinking cities seriously but not as aberrations. All that said, there wasn't much within that was new to me, other than the section on shrinking cities in East Germany.

To me, this book could be summarized as: "In certain conditions, cities shrink, sometimes they shrink a lot, and sometimes th
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