Lessons for Any Downtown

  title={Lessons for Any Downtown},
  author={Alexander Garvin},
Many 20th-century urban experts believed cities, and down-towns in particular, were obsolete. Their prescriptions for preventing them from withering away included redevelopment and reorganization in order to transform (presumably) obsolete downtowns into efficiently operating, modern districts; adding facilities designed to attract new customers whose spending would spill over into the rest of the city; or retrofitting the public realm to accommodate additional motor vehicles that would bring… Expand