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Shrinking Cities and First Suburbs

The Case of Detroit and Warren, Michigan

Authors: Adhya, Anirban

  • Addresses strong global interest in urban areas like Detroit, Michigan, which are facing critical issues of urban decay
  • Represents a useful contribution to the growing literature on 'first suburbs'
  • Illustrates an alternate model to address shrinkage through on-the-ground project-based efforts in fringe communities
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About this book

This book examines Warren, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, as a shrinking city facing a crisis of economic downturn, automotive restructuring, high unemployment, and real estate foreclosures. The author explores Warren’s attempt to develop planning strategies, culturally-based initiatives, community design projects, and creative partnerships in the region in order to address the challenges of shrinkage and foreclosures at multiple scales. Global urban development is currently characterized by varied combination of metropolitan growth and urban core shrinkage. While much of the shrinkage is concentrated in central cities, first suburbs are now facing the same problem. The Warren case illustrates opportunities for flexible policies combining rightsizing, shared maintenance, and incremental development in struggling first suburban communities, which are less studied and often ignored. 

About the authors

Anirban Adhya is Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University, USA. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Shrinking City Phenomenon

    Adhya, Anirban

    Pages 1-10

  • Detroit Metropolitan Area and Warren

    Adhya, Anirban

    Pages 11-17

  • The Shrinking Context of Warren

    Adhya, Anirban

    Pages 19-27

  • Warren as a Case Study

    Adhya, Anirban

    Pages 29-36

  • First Suburbs and Challenges of Shrinkage in Warren

    Adhya, Anirban

    Pages 37-49

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51709-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51708-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shrinking Cities and First Suburbs
Book Subtitle
The Case of Detroit and Warren, Michigan
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51709-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51709-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51708-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 90
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics