Rise And Fall Of The American Downtown

A review of the book "Downtown: Its Rise and Fall" by Robert M. Fogelson.
December 26, 2001, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Fogelson delivers one of the most lucid accounts to date of the intricate process by which business interests and municipal officeholders hijacked the decades-old affordable-housing movement and transformed it into an ill-fated scheme to draw the middle class back downtown. Federally funded urban renewal cleared slums, erected middle-income housing and gave some urban institutions renewed facilities but ultimately failed in its attempt to remake most downtowns as modern utopias."

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Published on Friday, October 7, 2005 in The Washington Post
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