THE ROLE OF INNER RING SUBURBS IN METROPOLITAN SMART GROWTH STRATEGIES

This paper reviews the literature on metropolitan formation and the smart growth movement to critically assess how well it characterizes and explains the evolution of inner ring suburbs, as well as to emphasize the role that inner ring suburbs can play in metropolitan smart growth strategies. The literature specifically focused on inner ring suburbs is then characterized in terms of what it has to offer on defining such areas. After identifying the gaps in the literature, the authors offer a methodology for accurately defining inner ring suburbs. The authors suggest that inner ring suburbs can be defined as low-density, single-family residential suburban areas built between 1950 and 1969. Policy recommendations for effectively addressing the socioeconomic needs of the inner ring suburbs within the context of metropolitan smart growth are discussed.

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    Sage Publications, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Lee, S W
    • Leigh, N G
  • Publication Date: 2005-2

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00986640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 2005 12:00AM