A good plan will help revitalize a struggling downtown and sustain a successful one. This comprehensive book looks at all facets of planning for the traditional downtown or Main Street community.
While the term downtown plan often brings to mind physical planning issues, author Philip L. Walker presents a holistic approach to planning, which considers all of the basic dimensions of a downtown — physical, economic, social, and political.
He also explains how to develop an organization to implement a downtown plan; how federal, state, and local policies may influence the planning process; and how to fund a downtown revitalization effort.
With numerous graphics and real-world examples, Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communities is a valuable guide for anyone interested in improving their downtown.