chapter  6
Suburbanization: 1950–1970
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This chapter shows that four of the six southern urban areas pulled out of the urban crisis and qualify as examples of urban rebirth. This brief examination of the southern urban areas shows that four of the six did well in the 1990s-well enough to be classified as places of urban rebirth. The twelve urban areas of the Sunbelt included in this study produced a rather diverse record in the 1990s. The central cities of Dallas-Fort Worth, Birmingham, San Diego, and Phoenix experienced some difficulties. Dallas-Fort Worth and Birmingham did not really turn urban crisis into urban rebirth in the 1990s. When people last visited the Sunbelt metropolitan areas in and, it was concluded that three had not really experienced the urban crisis in the manner that would be recognized in the Northeast.