American cities can be seen as exponents of neoliberal planning concepts implemented throughout the last half century. Also cities worldwide have followed similar or related urban development strategies for establishing economic growth. But are American cities still fit for the 21st century? Are they able to take the lead in building more sustainable urban futures? This article explores some American ‘survival’ strategies to cope with the economic realities, societal changes and environmental challenges of our times.
Heurkens, E. (2012). The fall and rise of neoliberal American cities: Towards more sustainable urban development strategies. BOSS Magazine, 43, 21-30.