Post-Industrial Cities

As the automotive industry of Detroit once inherited the wealth and assets of Pittsburgh's steel industry, one writer argues Seattle has now inherited the wealth and assets of the Silicon Valley.
Dec 15, 2015   Pacific Standard
Once known as "Little Hell" for its copious industrial plants, Goose Island is a rare, relatively undeveloped investment opportunity. Centrally located, it may one day house swanky offices.
Jun 29, 2015   Crain's Chicago Business
Long suffering Rust Belt woes and lacking the name recognition of a Pittsburgh or Detroit, York opened its doors to another overlooked group: artists. The results so far are impressive.
Apr 29, 2015   Belt Magazine
Nick Addamo discusses and outlines the plans of five small and mid-sized cities that are re-evaluating their waterfront and developing them to be more people-focused.
Sep 19, 2014   Architizer
While London struggles with "supergentrification" and rising home prices, England's rust belt cities suffer from long-term decline and the withdraw of public spending. How can these places find their post-industrial footing?
Oct 14, 2013   The Economist
Just south of Chicago, the city of Gary is suffering from post-industrial blight, decaying infrastructure, and declining finances - an all too common trajectory in the Rust Belt. A program selling vacant homes for $1 hopes to stabilize neighborhoods.
Aug 15, 2013   The New York Times
Bridgeport, Connecticut was known for post-industrial decay and crime. Today, people are talking about its "tantalizing" downtown that is ripe for redevelopment, writes Carrie Jacobs.
Aug 17, 2011   Metropolis Magazine
Despite what seemed to be a drained post-industrial condition in the 1970s, Seattle has been growing. This post looks into why.
Mar 9, 2011   The New York Times
An entrepreneur in a declining industrial city takes visitors on an 'Urban Safari.'
Dec 17, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
A new center on the campus of Syracuse University is meant to highlight the Rust Belt city's potential -- and to inspire its revitalization.
Nov 19, 2010   Metropolis
Germany's Ruhr region, a former coal and steel powerhouse that fell into decline, has shown major improvements in recent years, offering hope for other post-industrial cities.
Oct 12, 2010   Citiwire