Downs, Anthony Opening Up the Suburbs: An Urban Strategy for America
New Haven Yale University Press 1973 0300014643 / 9780300014648 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Good dust jacket
219 pp., appendix, notes, index. .Spine slightly slanted. DJ has one small tear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends.
As suburbs prospered, central cities declined. "In this fast-paced, fact-filled book, Anthony Downs takes a close look at a national problem of increasing importance: Making the economic benefits of the suburbs available to the inner-city poor. The most practical way of doing this, he finds, is by introducing low- and moderate-income housing to suburban areas. . . After marshaling the arguments in favor of his plan, Mr. Downs presents the suburbanites' case against change. Although he finds legitimate claims and fears on both sides, he believes it is possible to devise public policies that will reconcile the objectives and desires of both poor Americans desiring to upgrade themselves and wealthier Americans desiring to protect the quality of their hard-won suburban life. He proposes the concept of economically balanced communities as well as other strategies to effect this reconciliation."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall