Synopses & Reviews
Drawing from his experience as mayor, Bill Hudnut describes the plight of first-tier suburbs and reveals how they have been left behind as the spotlight has focused on downtown revitalization and growth in outlying areas. Learn how these areas are turning around and becoming vibrant attractive areas in which to live, work, and play.
A must-see manual to improve one of America's hidden treastures, the inner suburb. —John Norquist, mayor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Bill Hudnut is the master story-teller of Americas first-tier suburbs. Minister, politician, developer, above all, regional statesman, Hudnut puts a human face on the challenges faced by Americas older suburbs.” —Myron Orfield, president, Ameregis, author, American Metropolitics
America's first-tier suburbs--those surrounding large central cities--were often left behind during the extraordinary revitalization of downtowns in the 1990s. In his new book, Hudnut paints a picture of these suburbs--from their birth through their decline to their rebirth. His portrayal of these metropolitan pivot points provides reasons for hope and strategies for rejuvenation, offering solutions for local officials, policy makers, developers, and citizens who are looking for ways to bring new life to these stressed communities.
About the Author
William H. Hudnut III is a former congressman and four-term mayor of the city of Indianapolis. He currently holds the Urban Land Institute/Joseph C. Canizaro chair for public policy at the Urban Land Institute. He is the recipient of many awards, including 12 honorary degrees; Princeton University's highest alumni honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service; and the Rosa Parks Award from the American Association for Affirmative Action. He is the author of Cities on the Rebound. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.