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The City After Abandonment

November 2012

By Margaret Dewer and June Manning Thomas, Editors

The City After Abandonment offers a collection of essays from urban planning and policy experts that examine what strategies cities are taking to address widespread vacancy and abandonment, especially in the case of weak markets. The book examines plans from Cleveland, Buffalo, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and offers urban planners and policymakers design and policy approaches that are most effective for shrinking cities.


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