In Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb Fitzgerald and Leigh answer the need for a text that incorporates social justice and sustainability into how we think about and practice economic development. It is one of the first to talk about how revitalization strategies are implemented in both cities and suburbs, particularly inner-ring suburbs that are experiencing decline previously associated only with inner-city neighborhoods. After setting the context with a brief history of economic development practice and its shortcomings, Fitzgerald and Leigh focus on six economic development strategies: sectoral strategies, Brownfield redevelopment, industrial retention, commercial revitalization, industrial and office property reuse, and workforce development.

The Reuse of Office and Industrial Property in City and Suburb

The reuse of office and industrial property in city and suburb

There has been little attention given to economic and metropolitan restructuring's impact on changes in land use demands and the context for the reuse of office and industrial properties. Because of recent patterns of economic restructuring, there has been an increased emphasis on creating a more flexible organization of manufacturing production, and greater flexibility in the delivery of advanced services activity such as financial and legal services. In combination with long-term trends in the suburbanization of population and business activity, as well as the more recent changes in technology requirements, which preference new office and industrial facilities over old, demand has declined for both ...

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