The book is amied at students and practitioners of economic development planning who seek to foster stronger economies and greater opportunity in inner cities and older suburbs. It is also meant to assist planners in thriving new towns and suburban communities seeking to avoid future economic decline as their communities mature.
- Discusses practices in both suburban and inner-city settings
- Integrates the planning values of social justice and sustainabiliry into the discussion of implementation strategies
- Includes cases that reveal the political nature of the planning process and the types of tradeoffs that often must be made
- Provides insights for lanners seeking to adopt "best practice" programs from other localities