A comparative study of revitalization in Cleveland and St. Louis

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dc.contributor.advisor Frankel, Bruce
dc.contributor.author Kirby, Piers N. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-oh n-us-mo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:32:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:32:43Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193542
dc.description.abstract In the latter half of the 20th century, large Midwestern cities in America have had to devise creative, effective, and socially just ways of revitalizing their urban cores. This was necessary due to the fact that during the preceding decades of the 20th century, most populous cities in the Midwest underwent a profound decline due to many reasons, including: increased urban sprawl; the rise of the suburbs; white flight from the urban core; industrial decline; the increasing importance of the automobile in American culture, and a failure to adequately predict and plan for these eventualities. This research paper is a comparative study of select revitalization projects in the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri, beginning with the major decline in American cities during the first part of the 20th century, up to the present. As Alexander Garvin states, “Only when a project also has beneficial impact on the surrounding community can it be considered successful planning”(Garvin, 2002) Thus, the analysis of revitalization in these cities considers not only the downtown area, but also how inner-city neighborhoods have fared alongside downtowns. By analyzing select revitalization projects, comparing how successfully they were implemented and to what extent they have benefited their respective cities, it is possible to shed light on best practices for revitalizing the built environment.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent 66 p. : digital, PDF file, col. ill., col. maps. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- Ohio -- Cleveland. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
dc.subject.lcsh Central business districts -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
dc.subject.lcsh Central business districts -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
dc.title A comparative study of revitalization in Cleveland and St. Louis en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature page: Comparative study of revitalization projects in Cleveland and St. Louis en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1517230 en_US

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