Downtown reconsidered

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Eric D. Reynolds, Caroline M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-09T15:34:47Z 2011-06-09T15:34:47Z 2010 en_US 2010
dc.description.abstract This research paper begins with an overview of the history of American cities from the early twentieth century to present day. Important events in American history such as World War II and the Great Depression affected the economy and changed how cities operated. Innovations in the manufacturing of automobiles enabled residents to move from the city to the suburbs and cities witnessed a drop in population starting in the 1950s and lasted for several decades. Beginning in the early twenty-first century, there has been a renewed interest in downtowns. The increase in residential building permits in America’s metropolitan regions indicates that more people are trending towards the urban lifestyle. To explain the shift, this research paper examines downtown revitalization efforts, housing data, and reports on the current state of America’s cities.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents The early twentieth century -- The rise of the automobile -- The Depression and World War II -- The suburban boom and downtown revival efforts -- Today's downtown -- Conclusions -- Lessons learned -- For future research and consideration.
dc.format.extent 42 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Central business districts -- United States -- History -- 20th century en_US
dc.title Downtown reconsidered en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
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