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Smart Shrinkage: Better Planning and Decision-making For Legacy Cities
INFORMS National Conference (2019)
  • Michael P Johnson, Jr.
Neighborhoods, cities and regions facing long-term declines in population and economic activity may consider alternative responses, such as revitalization, regeneration, shrinkage and abandonment. In this presentation I show that planning decisions intended to improve quality of life, informed by qualitative and quantitative data and analytic methods, implemented through accessible and affordable technologies, and based on notions of social impact and social justice, can enable residents to play a leading role in the positive transformation of shrinking cities and
distressed communities.
  • shrinking cities,
  • vacancy,
  • distressed neighborhoods,
  • decision modeling,
  • geographic information systems
Publication Date
October 20, 2019
Seattle, WA
Citation Information
Michael P Johnson. "Smart Shrinkage: Better Planning and Decision-making For Legacy Cities" INFORMS National Conference (2019)
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