Past Trends and Future Prospects of the American City

Past Trends and Future Prospects of the American City : The Dynamics of Atlanta

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Atlanta's experience over the past 15 to 20 years is reflective of many cities, particularly those in the south and west. Thus, the story of how and why Atlanta has changed is informative for cities in general. What accounts for the positive turn-around of the city of Atlanta? What can other cities learn from Atlanta's experience? This collection examines changes in the city of Atlanta over the past three decades and explores the factors associated with the observed changes. Beginning with several essays that take a broad focus on the city's demographics and the city's economy, the contributions then focus on more specifics aspects of urban development, such as the changing face of retailing; income and poverty; race and ethnicity; the arts; transportation; and housing and gentrification. Later chapters assess the future prospects for the city. Together, the contributions paint a picture of how the city of Atlanta has changed, why it has changed, and its future prospects. The implications for other major metropolitan centers are broad, and the lessons learned are of relevance to anyone interested in the economic and social health of more

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  • Hardback | 342 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739135376
  • 9780739135372

About David L. Sjoquist

David L. Sjoquist is Dan E. Sweat Distinguished Chair in Educational and Community Policy and professor of economics at Georgia State more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction and Overview of Trends Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Atlanta's Future: Convergence or Divergence with its Suburbs and Other Cities? Part 4 The Economy Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Tracking the Economy of the City of Atlanta: Past Trends and Future Prospects Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Retail Concentration and Place Identity: Understanding Atlanta's Changing Retail Landscape Part 7 Air and Transportation Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Air Today, Gone Tomorrow? Atlanta's Air Quality Past and Future Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Transportation Issues and Opportunities Facing the City of Atlanta Part 10 Workers Chapter 11 Chapter 7. The Creative Class and Economic Growth in Atlanta Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Recent Trends and Future Prospects for Low Income Working Families in Atlanta Part 13 Race and Ethnicity Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Black, White and Browning: How Latino Migration is Transforming Metro Atlanta Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Atlanta and "the Dream": Race, Ethnicity and Recent Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends Part 16 Gentrification and Revitalization Chapter 17 Chapter 11. The Development, Redevelopment and Gentrification of Atlanta's Housing, 1980-2006 Chapter 18 Chapter 12. Exploring Mixed Income Neighborhoods in Atlanta, 1970-2010 Chapter 19 Chapter 13. Exploring Civil Rights Heritage Tourism and Historic Preservation As Revitalization Toolsshow more