Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century : The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century
This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development and finance, about housing and the lack of it, about the emergence and perhaps the eventual debilitation of cities and suburbs alike. Incorporating the thinking of visionary city planners and land use economists, the author presents a lucid primer on the economics of land, its development and usage, and on how things actually get done in the real estate industry.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 150.4 x 245.4 x 23.6mm | 512.57g
- 01 Sep 2004
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrations, maps, 1 port.
"Dr. Rabinowitz masterfully summarizes the nation's changing housing, banking and social policies and paints a vivid historical picture of the urban forms they produced. For those seeking to understand how the American metropolis became what it is today, this book is the place to start."