Rust Belt Chic

Struggling cities in the Rust Belt are actually luring a new surge of younger populations, according to this piece from <em>Governing</em>.
February 12, 2011, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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"The 'rust is chic' movement has been around for a while, but thanks to blogs and online magazines, such as RustWire.com, a certain fascination with places that have fallen on hard times like the Rust Belt -- which stretches from the Midwest through the mid-Atlantic and up into the Northeast -- has taken hold. Part of it is the scruffy, industrial look. It may also be a rejection of cities with gleaming condo towers, bistros and boutiques that were once so trendy yet now seem so frothy and fake in the wake of the economic meltdown."

Cities like Youngstown are coming back to life, especially in their downtowns, according to this article.

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Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Governing
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