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1978

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Various Alternatives To High-Interest Crunch On New Home Building, Chester Smolski Nov 1978

Various Alternatives To High-Interest Crunch On New Home Building, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The recent announcement by two major savings and loan mortgage lenders in California of higher home mortgage rates portends a problem already evident in the country--the inability of an increasing number of Americans to buy their own homes."


Downtown Malls: A Means To An End, Chester Smolski Nov 1978

Downtown Malls: A Means To An End, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It has been a trying year for downtown Providence merchants. Roads that too long have been neglected are being repaired and a Westminster Mall is in the process of getting a new facelift. Dirt, dust, noise, hazardous walking and a general inconvenience have deterred potential shoppers from using downtown shops, and this is reflected in reduced sales."


Despite The Heartaches, Urban Renewal Deserves High Marks, Chester Smolski Oct 1978

Despite The Heartaches, Urban Renewal Deserves High Marks, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The term "urban renewal" draws a mixed reaction. For some, it has meant relocated families, destroyed neighborhoods and heartache, even years after the fact. For others it has meant new construction, new jobs, increased taxes, reconstructed neighborhoods and visible signs of process."


Is This What We Want For Our Small Urban State?, Chester Smolski Oct 1978

Is This What We Want For Our Small Urban State?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The big advantage of a small state is that it is comprehensible, and some might say managable. Certainly, it is easier to work with the 39 cities and towns of this state rather than the 351 cities and towns of nearby Massachusetts. And yet one wonders if this is really true."


'Down City' Has Gone Downhill, Chester Smolski Oct 1978

'Down City' Has Gone Downhill, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"There is essentially only one downtown in this city-state of Rhode Island, and it is accessible to the entire state in less than one hour's driving time. Yet over the past 10 years the Providence downtown has been in a steady decline, with a limited selection and lowered quality of goods offered from fewer shops. The familiar names of a few years ago, such as Shepards, Gladdings, City Hall Hardware and others, no longer serve as retail focal points in the captial city's central business district (CBD)."


The Paradox Of Providence, Chester Smolski Sep 1978

The Paradox Of Providence, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Providence is a city of poor people, yet Providence is a rich city. This apparent paradox requires some explanation."


An Old Seaport Learns To Compete, Chester Smolski Aug 1978

An Old Seaport Learns To Compete, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It is situated at the northern limit of New Hampshire's short 18-mile seacoast, a seacoast perhaps best known for its beaches at Hampton and Rye. It was founded in 1630 on the south bank of Piscataqua at a location where wild strawberries were common, and carried the name 'Strawbery Banke" until 1653 when its name was changed to Portsmouth. Today, New Hampshire's only seaport is actively engaged in preserving this heritage of more than three centuries and to retain an architectural charm rivaling that of any New England seaport community."


Loss-Leaders For The Inner Cities, Chester Smolski Aug 1978

Loss-Leaders For The Inner Cities, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The Wall Street Journal has called it 'the latest war between the states.' It is a tool long used by Southern cities and states that only now is being utilized in the Northeast and Midwest. And it has been used by the city of Providence at the Biltmore Plaza.


Providence Needs Downtown Development District, Chester Smolski Aug 1978

Providence Needs Downtown Development District, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"In case you have not noticed, there is a considerable amount of activity taking place in downtown Providence these days."


Opportunity For Productive Land Use In Weybosset Hill Renewal Project, Chester Smolski Jul 1978

Opportunity For Productive Land Use In Weybosset Hill Renewal Project, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Recent proposals submitted to the Providence Redevelopment Authority for the development of "parcel 4" in the Weybosset Hill Urban Renewal Project have raised some interesting ideas as to the best use of that site."


Would A Westerly Mall Benefit The Entire Town?, Chester Smolski Jul 1978

Would A Westerly Mall Benefit The Entire Town?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It is the largest urban center in southwestern Rhode Island but, in reality, it is just a small town with a population approaching 20,000. A good example of small-town America, it is an attractive community and one in which residents take a good deal of pride."


Partnership That Can Save Downtown, Chester Smolski Jul 1978

Partnership That Can Save Downtown, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Downtown is the heart of any city. It is the most valuable land in the city, with businesses, entertainment, shops, government and transportation lines competing for space. It is this competition for space which causes buildings to rise highest above the ground, and go give the downtown the distinctive skyline which identifies a Providence, Boston and Manhattan. It is this skyline, in combonation with the architecture, building layout, and general appearence, which provides a sense of surprise and discovery to city centers, and which differentiates one city center from another."


Those Inner City "Magnets" Are A Big Draw, Chester Smolski Jun 1978

Those Inner City "Magnets" Are A Big Draw, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"His firm was the first to build the enclosed shopping malls that we find scattered throughout the suburbs today. It brought symphony orchestras and art museums into these malls. It was the first to provide extensive landscaping to these regional shopping centers, and which the company strives to make into community centers as well as centers of retail activity. And the most successful new town in this country, built completely with private funds, is the work of this company."


Baltimore: A City On The Move, Chester Smolski Jun 1978

Baltimore: A City On The Move, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"On the way to Washington D.C. one drives through a part of America's seventh largest city and, based upon the popular image of this city, there is no reason to stop in Baltimore. But if one does stop, he would be surprised and impressed by the dynamism of a city on the move."


City Need Is Jobs For Young, Chester Smolski May 1978

City Need Is Jobs For Young, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 was a landmark piece of legislation which continues to benefit communities in need. Over the past three years Providence has received close to $27 million which has been spent to improve housing, parks and historic buildings in addition to building and servicing community centers. The focus of this major legislation was on physical and social improvement of the community. The one unprovided area was economic development."


Better Year Ahead For Ri Builders, Chester Smolski May 1978

Better Year Ahead For Ri Builders, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Building permit figures recently released by the Rhode Island Builders Association indicate that housing construction in the first quarter of 1978 is well ahead of the comparable period for 1977. The signs are encouraging that this year will be better than the last and that the recovery continues from 1975, the poorest year for the housing industry in the 1970s."


Jacksonville's Commitment To Downtown, Chester Smolski Mar 1978

Jacksonville's Commitment To Downtown, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The largest city in the Sunshine State is quite different from the cities we know in the Northeast, especially in its downtown."


Soul City Deserves To Succeed, Chester Smolski Jan 1978

Soul City Deserves To Succeed, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream--a dream of equal opportunity and justice for all. An assassin's bullet prevented him from realizing his dream. His friend and well-known leader in the civil rights movement also had a dream--a dream to build a new town in which the injustices of society would be lessened. Today, in the rolling farmland country of North Carolina, Floyd McKissick is working to fulfill his long sought dream."


Parallel For Providence To Consider, Chester Smolski Jan 1978

Parallel For Providence To Consider, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"They have done it here. The Grand Opera House has nearly been restored and it is now the Deleware State Performing Arts Center. A lively activity center located on the recently opened, pedestrianized Market Street Mall, the Grand is serving as a major focal point in bringing life back to downtown Wilmington."


Interorganizational Considerations In Coastal Management: The 1976 California Legislative Experience, Herman L. Boschken Jan 1978

Interorganizational Considerations In Coastal Management: The 1976 California Legislative Experience, Herman L. Boschken

Herman L. Boschken

Among coastal management programs, most states have found the question of appropriate administrative structure difficult to cope with. The dilemma of decision trade-offs caused by the dual governmental needs of "efficiency" and "representation" has led to some alternative patterns of administration. For complex issues that transcend local boundaries, the choice between trade-offs means adopting either (a) some form of consolidated bureaucracy or (b) some system of concurrent jurisdictions. Both alternatives have their inherent benefits and disadvantages but, considering the degree of environmental complexity and array of competing interests involved in coastal resource use, the most appropriate administrative form would seem ...