Downtown Revitalization in Small North Carolina Communities Public Deposited

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  • Jenny, Patricia
    • Other Affiliation: Project Coordinator, Community Associations Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • The decline of central business districts (CBDs) has become an issue in large metropolitan cities and small towns across the nation. As the shape of American cities has changed, the retail, industrial, commercial, and residential functions of downtowns have faced increasing competition from population and investment shifts to outlying areas. The causes of downtown decline are found in the gradual and complex evolution of suburban land use patterns and the American consumers' choice of a suburban life style. As people moved out of urban areas, assisted by the automobile, public highway and housing programs, or the lack of overall community land use policies, downtown or main street business centers have been left behind.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 37
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  • 45
  • English
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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