The Inner City
A Handbook for Renewal
About the Book
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the rebuilding of America’s urban areas. Beginning with an introduction into the condition of our nation’s metropolitan cities and their urban problems, as they exist today, the book also discusses some 14 different practical tools available for public officials to use for inner city renewal. Sixteen case studies have been included to show real-life examples of the efforts of public officials to revitalize their inner city commercial areas and residential neighborhoods. This valuable tool for city planners, business people, and private citizens provides critical thinking about how our urban economic development programs are, and should be, designed and conducted.
About the Author(s)
Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years and holds International City/County Management Association credentials. He has taught at the University of California, Rutgers University, the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. He is a distinguished adjunct professor in the Executive MPA Program at Golden Gate University.
Edited by Roger L. Kemp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: tables, notes, resources, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007 
Table of Contents
PART I. CITIES AND RENEWAL: AN INTRODUCTION 7
PART II. THE PROCESS OF RENEWAL 73
PART III. THE TOOLS FOR RENEWAL 119
PART IV. CASE STUDIES 229
Municipal Resource Directory 353
About the Contributors 367
Book Reviews & Awards
“deserves praise for its breadth, readability, and usefulness…recommended”—Choice.