Poor Relations Suburbs that struggle

Peterson, David
October 2006
Planning;Oct2006, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p6
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The article focuses on the conditions of the local governments of Chester, Pennsylvania, Hamtramck, Michigan and Richfield, Minnesota. These cities are considered to be struggling in terms of urban development. One asset these suburbs can claim is affordability. It was speculated that if these suburbs had good waterfronts, they would not be as poor as they are. Some officials with low-income immigrants are pitching diversity as an advantage. It was stated that the challenge for city planners is to come up with creative thinking in looking into the future.


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