To Revive Old Cities, Be Inventive

William Hudnut, chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute Public Policy, is writing a book on reviving old cities.

July 26, 2001, 11:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"'The older suburbs are trying to rebuild but are faced with aging infrastructure and don't have the big city tax base,' said Hudnut. 'So they have to be a little more inventive... Hudnut noted how between 1950 and 1990 the Metro Detroit area gained only 34 percent in population growth but experienced 165 percent in land growth -- translation sprawl -- away from the city proper."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, July 25, 2001 in The Detroit News


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