Return Flight Author:Robert D. Lupton Urban Flight — For the past four decades we have witnessed the relentless decline of our urban neighborhoods. As the American dream suburbanized, an "up and out" philosophy uprooted urban neighborhoods that had anchored families for generations. This mass exodus turned once-thriving urban communities into the ghettos so prevalent today. Tragicall... more »y, most of us believe that ghetto neighborhoods are something to be escaped rather than healed. Consider our pleasure in success stories of those who "made it out."
Some, however, are working to reverse that trend. What is causing professionals of all ages to move into blighted urban areas? Perhaps it is a spirit of adventure or the challenges of reshaping history. Some, of course, are attracted by affordable housing opportunities. Whatever their reasons, this book shows that "reneighboring" is a legitimate technique for urban redevelopment and holds promising opportunities for the rebirth of our cities.« less