The Shrinking Cities Trend
"Some cities that were bustling centers of commerce just a generation ago have become modern-day Pompeiis... The shrinking city syndrome is leaving planners and city officials with, among other things, the challenge of preserving and reusing buildings with architectural and cultural interest... research by Shrinking Cities has revealed that planned development is often counterproductive. And buildings left vacant often lend themselves to curious and unexpected uses that can trigger development at the grass-roots level."
Thanks to Maya Sarkar