http://www.boston.com/business/artic...shrink_a_city/Not every great metropolis is going to make a comeback. Planners consider some radical ways to embrace decline.
How new is this discussion to you ? Never mentioned in school.Now a few planners and politicians are starting to try something new: embracing shrinking. Frankly admitting that these cities are not going to return to their former population size anytime soon, planners and activists and officials are starting to talk about what it might mean to shrink well. After decades of worrying about smart growth, they’re starting to think about smart shrinking, about how to create cities that are healthier because they are smaller.
Do you expect to see more writings about this ?
Have you seen / attended any conference sessions about this ?
At the OKI conference there is a scheduling conflict with the Ethics session.
Here is the session discription
Do you think there will be a session at APA National Conference ?Planning Amid Population Decline
How can “shrinking” towns, cities and regions transition from former growth‐fueled policies, plans, and development patterns into downsized, but enduring communities? This session will explore successful programs and initiatives that address this phenomenon in constructive ways, including the basic tenets of “right‐sizing.”