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.
About the Author
Philip L. Walker, AICP, is the principal of the Walker Collaborative, which is involved in downtown planning and neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, and community visioning.
Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communities is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
“A roadmap that can help communities get the kind of downtown that everyone needs and wants — and deserves.”
— Richard Moe,
President, National Trust for Historic Preservation
“This is an excellent guidebook for the interested citizen as well as the professional planner.”
— Donovan Rypkema,
“A comprehensive guide for planning small- and medium-size downtowns, this book is a must for today’s planners, local leaders, and students of the field.”
— Eugenie L. Birch,
FAICP, University of Pennsylvania