Reinventing the Central City as a Place to Live and Work

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Abstract

Public policies for urban development have traditionally emphasized investment in physical infrastructure, the development of large-scale commercial facilities, the construction of new housing, and the renewal of existing neighborhoods. Most efforts to revitalize central cities by building new facilities for visitors have focused on suburban commuters and tourists. At the same time, many housing initiatives in central cities have concentrated on low-income communities because outlying suburban areas have attracted traditional middle-income households. This article argues that emerging demographic and cultural trends - combined with changes in the structure of business organizations and technological advances - provide new opportunities for cities to retain and attract middle-class households. Using gay and lesbian populations as an example, it focuses on the role that nontraditional households can play in urban redevelopment. In light of the rise of nontraditional households and the growth of self-employment and small businesses, cities should adopt policies that make them attractive places in which to live and work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-490
Number of pages20
JournalHousing Policy Debate
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Gentrification
  • Populations
  • Urban environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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Reinventing the Central City as a Place to Live and Work. / Moss, Mitchell L.

In: Housing Policy Debate, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1997, p. 471-490.

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