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A review of the book comeback cities a blueprint for urban neighborhood revival

  • Many have taken expensive stabs at renewing decaying inner cities;
  • The South Bronx saga shows that even a neighborhood with 40 percent poverty rates can be improved by the addition of new housing, especially where the owners and landlords are government-subsidized local activists rather than more Parts of this book are still interesting; other parts less so;
  • The South Bronx saga shows that even a neighborhood with 40 percent poverty rates can be improved by the addition of new housing, especially where the owners and landlords are government-subsidized local activists rather than more rule-bound bureaucrats;
  • The chapter on the South Bronx is still of interest;
  • This is especially the case in his discussion of the Community Reinvestment Act and the processes by which corporate America has helped to foster urban development;
  • Goes quickly fo This was a pretty good urban planning book.

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