In Creating a Vibrant City Center, author Cy Paumier provides an action plan for developing a lively and economically vibrant city center.
He proposes a comprehensive approach and guides readers in:
- Attracting a diverse yet complimentary mix of uses.
- Using the principals of placemaking to develop an attractive, comfortable, and secure physical environment.
- Building strong partnerships between local government and the business community to create innovative programs to manage city center development and revitalization.
In addition to the principles and guidelines, Paumier includes case studies of 17 projects based on these principles. Twelve of the projects are in large cities and five are in communities with a population of 75,000 to 150,000. But, the concepts, principles, and lessons from the projects apply to cities of all sizes.
Filled with full-color photos and many, many examples of successful development programs, this book will both educate and inspire.