Title page for ETD etd-01082004-091749


Type of Document Major Paper
Author Bender, John
URN etd-01082004-091749
Title An Examination of the Use of Urban Entertainment Centers as a Catalyst for Downtown Revitalization
Degree Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Department Urban Affairs and Planning
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Zahm, Diane L. Committee Chair
Levy, John M. Committee Member
Keywords
  • urban
  • entertainment
  • revitalization
  • retail
  • downtown
Date of Defense 2003-12-12
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This paper presents an examination of the use of urban entertainment centers as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. To provide context, the examination begins with an overview of the history of downtown in America, the reasons for its decline, and past attempts at renewal and revitalization. The discussion of urban entertainment centers includes a definition of the trend and the issues surrounding their use and success or failure. Two cities, Baltimore and Denver, are presented as examples of the urban entertainment center trend in America.
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