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Beginning with the Downtown Master Plan in the late 1950s and continuing through the 1980s, the City of Providence has made various attempts to redevelop its central business district using a number of plans. The basic objective of most of these plans has been to stimulate economic activity in the core by concentrating large sums of public and private investment in the CBD. The underlying rationale has been that successful downtown revitalization would have multiplier effects that would in the long run benefit the entire city. © 1988.
Atash, Farhad. "Providence." Cities 5, 1 (1988): 24-32. doi:10.1016/0264-2751(88)90066-2.