Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality, the planning community needs reliable data about emerging development trends. Arthur C. Nelson delivers that resource in "Reshaping Metropolitan America", providing statistics about changes in population, jobs, housing, non-residential space, and other key factors. Most importantly, he shows the benefits of reshaping America in ways that meet emerging market demands, and then outlines a policy agenda to do so. It does not simply make predictions; it shows that Americans want better communities, what the benefits are, and how to get there.
Publisher: Island Press
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
"Chris Nelson invented the big picture understanding of how we are building metropolitan America. In Reshaping Metropolitan America, he has once again shown why urbanists throughout the country turn to him to see the future of the built environment."--Christopher B. Leinberger "Professor, GWU Business School, author of The Option of Urbanism "
"Reshaping Metropolitan America is a useful, readable, and provocative book that should interest a diverse set of audiences."--Journal of the American Planning Association