The Indomitable Spirit Of Inner-Ring Suburbs

The nation's aging first-tier suburbs are fighting back.
July 17, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"who speaks for America's first-tier suburbs, places just outside a big city's borders? Once hot growth spots, many now find themselves aging and declining, threatened by the investment pull of newer suburbs even farther out....Yet even in those most afflicted spots, Hudnut turns up a surprising tapestry of determined civic leaders, faith-based organizations and nonprofit housing groups, all resolutely determined to beat the odds.The same can-do and must-do spirit, Hudnut reports, is surfacing in post-World War II suburbs going through difficult transitions."

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Published on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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