The City After Abandonment, New from Penn Press
The City After Abandonment, a new volume in the University of Pennsylvania Press City in the 21st Century series, looks at former manufacturing centers of that have suffered such dramatic losses in population and employment that urban experts have put them in a class by themselves, calling them "rustbelt cities," "shrinking cities," and more recently "legacy cities."
This collection of essays, edited by Margaret Dewar and June Manning Thomas at the University of Michigan, addresses important questions about shrinking urban communities. What are cities becoming after abandonment? What should abandoned areas of cities become?