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Title: Revisiting Inner City Strips: A Framework for Community and Economic Development

Author(s): Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia

Published: 2000 by Economic Development Quarterly, 14:1, 165-181

Online Access: http://www.uctc.net/papers/499.pdf

Abstract: This article focuses on the commercial strips of the American inner city, many of which are currently characterized by major decay and disinvestment. After a brief historic overview of the evolution and decay of inner-city commercial strips, the article turns to fieldwork research. The study uses case studies from Los Angeles for an assessment of the current economic environment of inner-city strips. Drawing information from surveys of inner-city residents and merchants along three corridors and focus group research with merchants along a fourth corridor, the article reports the perils and potential of business development along the strips and outlines suggestions for economic improvement and community development.

Category: Transportation, Land Use, and Urban Form     

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