Reshaping metropolitan America: Development trends and opportunities to 2030

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68 Scopus citations


Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality, the planning community needs reliable data about emerging development trends. Arthur C. Nelson delivers that resource in Reshaping Metropolitan America, providing statistics about changes in population, jobs, housing, nonresidential space, and other key factors. Most importantly, he shows the benefits of reshaping America in ways that meet emerging market demands, and then outlines a policy agenda to do so. Reshaping Metropolitan America does not simply make predictions; it shows that Americans want better communities, what the benefits are, and how to get there.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages151
ISBN (Electronic)9781610912228
ISBN (Print)1610910338, 9781610910330
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Accessory dwelling units
  • American Dream
  • Baby Boomers
  • Compact development
  • Development trends
  • Eisenhowers
  • Fertility rates
  • Gen X
  • Gen Y
  • Great Recession
  • Home ownership
  • Land use regulations
  • Millennials
  • Mixed-use
  • Multi generational households
  • Population trends
  • Reshape America Index
  • Revitalized suburbs
  • Smart growth
  • Sustainable communities
  • Telecommuting
  • Transit-oriented development
  • iGeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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