Urban-boosters in Cleveland and other Rust Belt locales are fierce defenders of their much-maligned cities. But does civic boosterism gloss over the region's very real problems? Worse, does it serve to protect the dysfunctional status quo?
Feb 15, 2011 Rust Wire
Struggling cities in the Rust Belt are actually luring a new surge of younger populations, according to this piece from <em>Governing</em>.
Feb 12, 2011 Governing
Struggling Rust Belt cities could be the smart move for retirees, according to this article.
Feb 2, 2011 Reuters
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
The Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo's West Side is an urban fish farm designed to be a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, with food for the fish grown on the premises.
Apr 28, 2010 Buffalo News
Representatives from a handful of the country's "fastest-dying cities" met recently in Dayton, Ohio to try to figure out how they could revive their economies and reverse the decline that has been slowly strangling them of jobs, money and people.
Aug 14, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
<em>Smart City</em> talks with grass roots and civic leaders about how to revitalize flagging Rust Belt economies.
May 9, 2009 Smart City Radio
As Time Magazine observes, Detroit is the icon of the failing American city, but 'vast swaths of it don't look like a city at all.' Some say 'missing teeth' of Detroit make it a prime candidate to infill appropriately, and 'right-size'.
Apr 7, 2009 Time
Amid the recession, industrial towns in the Rust Belt have been forced to evolve as jobs dry up. But this is nothing new for the region, where towns have been re-imagining their economies for decades. <em>NPR</em> reports.
Mar 31, 2009 NPR
Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, PA struggles with the challenges of reviving a former steel town that has lost 90% of its peak population.
Dec 30, 2008 Monthly Review