In recent years, New Bedford has faced particularly challenging conditions related to a regional and national trend of economic prosperity from 2000 to 2006 that was followed by a sudden and powerful economic collapse in the form of the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession from 2007 to 2011. During this tumultuous decade, city planners continued to respond to depopulation in the same ways as in past decades. But not exactly the same. In this chapter, I offer a systematic examination of that government response to both (1) a legacy of depopulation, and (2) a boom and bust in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
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Hollander, J.B. (2018). Coming to Terms with Change: Contemporary Policy Responses. In: An Ordinary City. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60705-4_7
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