You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Managing the Post-Industrial City: Business Improvement Districts in the United States
William J. Mallett
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Sep., 1994), pp. 276-287
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20003458
Page Count: 12
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Downtowns, Cities, City districts, Public space, City politics, Economic regulation, Capital cities, Redevelopment, Local government, Business management
Were these topics helpful?See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Much has been written about the role of redevelopment in the formation of the post-industrial city. Less attention has been paid to other ways in which such spaces are produced and reproduced. This paper examines the role of business improvement districts (BIDs) in the central business districts of major American cities also aimed at fashioning a post-industrial geography. After a discussion of their service-providing and regulatory activities, consideration is given to these organisations as an evolution of special district local government. An explanation linking the development of BIDs to the spatial contradictions resulting from redevelopment activity and the emerging post-industrial political economy is outlined.