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Governing? Gentrifying? Seceding? Real-Time Answers to Questions About Business Improvement Districts


Nicole Stelle Garnett


Notre Dame Law School

2010

Drexel Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 25, 2010

Abstract:     
Business improvement districts ("BIDs") have become a ubiquitous feature of the urban development toolkit. An important - perhaps the most important - instantiation of the trend in urban governance toward the devolution of local authority to new "sublocal," quasi-governmental institutions, BIDs play an important role in urban re-development efforts, especially efforts to revitalize downtowns and satellite center-city business districts. Drawing upon case studies of Philadelphia’s BIDS, this symposium essay seeks to answer three questions about how BIDs actually work on the ground: First, whether BIDs are actually functioning as local governments rather than quasi-private providers of supplemental services; second, whether BIDs either generate an insider/outsider problem within urban neighborhoods; and, third, whether BIDs exacerbate the pre-existing inequalities between urban neighborhoods.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: Business improvement districts, gentrification, urban development

JEL Classification: H4, H7

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Date posted: February 15, 2011  

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Garnett, Nicole Stelle, Governing? Gentrifying? Seceding? Real-Time Answers to Questions About Business Improvement Districts (2010). Drexel Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 25, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1761613

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Nicole Stelle Garnett (Contact Author)
Notre Dame Law School ( email )
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Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States
574-631-3091 (Phone)
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