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New Legacy Cities Initiative Announced

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is launching the Legacy Cities Initiative to provide a network of support for cities of the country's industrial past.
September 18, 2020, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A new legacy cities initiative launched this week with goals for supporting policy makers, civic leaders, and other stakeholders in cities with industrial pasts and fading middle class prosperity, sometimes called Rust Belt cities. Legacy cities are home to nearly 17 million people and a collective economy of $430 billion.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is launching the initiative, with a new website and a request for expressions of interest in participation in the national network of legacy city community leaders. 

According to an article by Emma Zehner, Allison Ehrich Bernstein, and Will Jason that announces the new initiative, the initiative will help community leaders in legacy cities "build on their city’s strengths and create a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future." 

The Legacy Cities Initiative will offer webinars, peer exchanges, new research, and a community of practice of select leaders, who will meet regularly beginning in January 2021, according to the announcement.

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Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Lincoln Institue of Land Policy
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