The City Builders: Property Development in New York and London, 1980-2000 (Studies in Government and Public Policy)
Susan S. FainsteinISBN: 0700611339;
In the last twenty years, urban centers worldwide have experienced enormous booms and busts as real-estate developers, financial institutions, and public officials first poured resources into physical redevelopment, then watched as the market collapsed before booming again in the 1990s. In this extensively revised edition of her highly regarded The City Builders , Susan Fainstein examines major redevelopment efforts in New York and London to uncover the forces behind these investment cycles and therole that public policy can play in moderating market instability. Fainstein chronicles the progress of three development projects in New York (Times Square, downtown Brooklyn, and Battery Park City) and three in London (King's Cross, Spitalfields, and Docklands). Analyzing the political and economic processes underlying physical changes in these two cities during the last two decades, she uncovers the role played by developers' perceptions and strategies in their interactions with...
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