Thursday, February 11, 2010

City planning

One of my main sources for the Atlanta project will be the book Applying Urban History to City Planning: A Case Study in Atlanta. It talks about how Atlanta expanded its downtown in the 1970s, and going into decrepit parts of the city and restoring them. This book by Stephen W. Grable, also gives the history of Atlanta in the ways the city is and was laid out. One of the ways the city was laid out depended on race and income level. Grable also looks at how the city is looking to accommodate the retailers to keep business inside the city which encourages people to continue live within the city. While the section of the book that details city planning in Atlanta is brief, the information is facinating and useful in reseaching the modern city of Atlanta.

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