Patterns of Development
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Why are Denver and Houston floundering? Yet downtown Chicago is holding its own and Manhattan is the hottest real estate market in the country? Is frost coming to the Sunbelt? Where are the new markets? What does Hi-Tech really mean to development? Is American industry doomed to follow England?The baker's dozen of essays in this new book provides an unparalleled range of insight and hard-nosed answers. They range from housing to the central city; from job prospects to the impact of technology on retailing. The stress is on the big picture of changes in demography, the economy, and government. But it is geared to provide practical answers for the tough questions of where we are going-and how to understand the processes which are shaping the future.The book starts with Housing:1. The Housing Locomotive and the Demographic Caboose2. Structuring the Future: Housing and the Social Compact3. A Review of Past Policies and Future Directions in Housing4. Housing the Poor in a Post-Shelter Society5. HUD - A Study in Power and PietyAnd then turns to the Central City:6. The Central City in America7. The City in a National Economic Context8. The Uncertain Future of the Central CityIt pulls both sections together by looking at the new success story - New York City:9. Housing in New York: Matrix and Microcosm10. New York and the Post-Industrial EraAnd, finally, places the New Economic Imperatives of society in perspective:11. Frost on the Sunbelt: Thaw in the North12. Information Technology, Demographics and the Retail Response13. American Industry: The Continuous Revolution