ABANDONED HOUSING - WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

HOUSING ABANDONMENT IS INCREASING IN CITY CORES; TYPICAL CURRENT ESTIMATES ARE 100,000 UNITS IN NEW YORK CITY AND 20,000 IN PHILADELPHIA. THIS ABANDONMENT IS SYMBOLIC OF DECAY IN THE LOW INCOME HOUSING MARKET AND OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING PROBLEM. THIS ESSAY EXAMINES ABANDONMENT AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE CHANGING FUNCTION OF THE CENTRAL CITY; ANALYZES CAUSES OF ABANDONMENT; SUGGESTS GOALS IN THE AREAS OF INVESTMENT, EARLY DETECTION OF CAUSATIVE CONDITIONS, AND USE OF LOTS AFTER DEMOLITION; EVALUATES EXISTING TOOLS AND PROGRAMS FOR COMBATTING ABANDONMENT AND ITS ILL EFFECTS; AND SUGGESTS ADDITIONAL REMEDIES.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, No 3, 17 PP, 6 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Sternlieb, G
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Urban Land
    • Publisher: Urban Land Institute
    • ISSN: 0042-0891

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM