Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences

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This book examines how privatization has transformed cities, particularly through the role of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the revitalization of America's downtown. These public-private partnerships between property owners and municipal government have developed retail strips across the United States into lifestyle and commercial hubs. BIDs are non-profit community organizations with the public power to tax and spend on services in their districts, but they are unelected bodies often operating in the shadows of ...

Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences 2016, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319322933

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