Can Blue-Collar Cities Make A Comeback?

Neal Peirce discusses how older cities can make make a comeback with "smarter state policy-making and a dose of ingenuity"
May 24, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Brookings suggests Pennsylvania's only real hope is a dramatic about-face -- encouraging wholesale land reclamation and development in its historic, culturally rich cities and suburbs. Such a strategy is the best hope, it says, to hold and attract the young and creative people who've been fleeing the state.But will businesses be willing to locate in older cities that often have a reputation -- justified or not -- for neighborhood blight, crime and disorder, polluted brownfields, poor schools?Yes, it appears..."

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Published on Friday, May 7, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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