A Canadian Perspective On US Revitalization

Toronto Globe compares Toronto with several US cities, and reports why revitalization efforts within US cities have been so successful.

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September 13, 2000, 11:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

A major urban transformation is under way in Toronto, fuelled by the extraordinarily strong U.S. economy and, more important, made possible by large-scale, focused reinvestment strategies. The editorial evaluates 14 major U.S. cities to catalog how the cities invested in the 1990s. Each has spent, on average, about $263-million a year for the past decade on attractions, infrastructure, amenities and development assistance in their downtowns and central waterfronts. US cities mentioned include New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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