Richard C. Nelson, the author, is a professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and the Planning Degree program at the University of Arizona. He has made substantial contributions in real estate analysis and urban growth trends. Nelson also created the term ‘megapolitan’ which he predi...
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...is book was very informational and gave great analysis on economic development, demographic change and housing trends on the next fifteen years. I will not be described if Richard Nelson is more than 90% correct on his predictions; he gives great evidence and analytical information to back his claims. Reshaping Metropolitan America is an essential book to read for anyone studying urban studies, regional development, real estate, or is just curious about where Americans will live in the next fifteen to twenty years. Reading this gives you a baseline on where this country is heading socially and economically and we will see this first hand in American cities. It is also great that this book was released after the Great Recession since the trends could be corrected with the effects of the struggling economy. I recommend reading Nelson’s book when you receive the chance.
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