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From the Outside InSuburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia$
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Carolyn T. Adams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451621

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.001.0001

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Third-Sector Organizations Reshape Central Cities

Third-Sector Organizations Reshape Central Cities

(p.49) Chapter 2 Third-Sector Organizations Reshape Central Cities
From the Outside In

Carolyn T. Adams

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines suburban influence in city institutions that are redeveloping urban spaces and, in the process, building new centers of gravity within the city. In the past twenty years Third-Sector organizations have played key roles in downtown development. In Philadelphia they have built a convention center, a regional performing arts center, and other facilities that are transforming downtown to serve visitors. They have made massive dollar investments to advance their own institutional goals and, in the process, have reshaped land-use patterns in central cities. Philadelphia was one of the earliest cities to adopt Third-Sector vehicles for urban redevelopment. This chapter considers how the land development decisions taken by some major institutions over the past fifteen years have infuenced the city center by focusing on major development districts that have emerged in greater Philadelphia.

Keywords:   urban redevelopment, Third-Sector organizations, downtown development, Philadelphia, investments, land-use patterns, land development, city center, development districts

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