Terra Incognita: Vacant Land and Urban Strategies (American by Ann O'M. Bowman PDF

By Ann O'M. Bowman

Boon or blight? Ann Bowman and Michael Pagano outline "vacant land" extensively, to incorporate every thing from brownfields (environmentally infected land) via trashed plenty and deserted constructions to greenspace (parks, group gardens, etc.). Terra Incognita takes a clean examine what they suspect should be the last word city source. past the typical stories of the impact of industry forces, it explores how those components are stricken by the selections of neighborhood governments, after which exhibits how vacant land could be a beneficial strategic asset for localities.

Terra Incognita derives from what—until now—has been the inability of considerable information regarding the quantity and the variety of city vacant land. This ebook relies on an extraordinary survey despatched to all U.S. cities with a inhabitants more than 50,000, and comprises facts formerly unavailable. 3 towns have been studied in larger intensity for unique case reviews: the larger Phoenix and Seattle components and Philadelphia-Camden. a couple of different towns are stated usually, together with Boston, Chicago, Detroit, ny, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma urban, between many others.

Identifying the economic, social, and improvement imperatives that force the choices neighborhood officers make approximately utilizing vacant land, Bowman and Pagano pay specific cognizance to the various dynamics of revenues, estate, and source of revenue taxes, and finish with a version for making strategic judgements approximately land use in accordance with a city's priorities.

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