(First of all, please pardon my english as it isn't my native language)
I am currently working on building a repertory of good practices on the following matter :
In a revitalization process in a small town, how can we adress the lack of "downtown" residential area ? More specifically, what incentives, policies, or sensibilisation initiatives can be developped to allow a residential use of the 2nd floors of commercial buildings.
I'm not sure how clear my question can be... Let's say that I'd like to discover some great examples of small towns that promote (in any maner) resiential use on top of commercial floor. By small town I mean here a town that has somewhat of a center, a mainstreet, where a decent number of necessary shops and services are to be found. I'm interested in any type of publication (web, research paper, or even newspaper articles) as long as it can lead me to some "real" examples.
Thanks a lot for your help, and please ask for more details if it seems unclear to you !