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Q Arena

How Legacy Cities Can Support Equitable Development

A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.

June 8, 2021 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Michigan Central Deport

Economic Recovery in Legacy Cities

Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.

August 19, 2020 - Brookings

Copernicus Sentinel Data

Satellite Imagery of a Decade's Transformation

Trends in land use and development are made obvious with satellite imagery tracking changes during the 2010s.

January 1, 2020 - The New York Times

Seattle

What Are America's Fastest-Growing Cities?

Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.

August 30, 2019 - CityLab

2020 Presidential Campaign

A Presidential Campaign Built on Rust Belt Revitalization

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is hoping to ride a track record of urban revitalization success to the Oval Office.

April 16, 2019 - Curbed

Detroit Construction

Detroit Property Values Soar, Finally

Detroit's property values are climbing, steeply, for the first time in almost two decades.

January 23, 2019 - The Detroit News

Cleveland

Report: Cleveland and Akron Showing Strength in the Heartland

While much of the news focuses on declining population and vacant homes, Cleveland and Akron have quietly outperformed many other cities on quality of life.

October 21, 2018 - Crain's Cleveland Business

Adaptive Reuse

New Book Studies 20 Examples of Adaptive Reuse

A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.

September 21, 2018 - UrbDeZine

Derelict Commercial Buildings

Optimism and Investment, Not 'Managed Decline," for the Rust Belt

Managed decline assumes that struggling cities will continue to struggle indefinitely. Is there a better way to plot neighborhood stabilization?

July 25, 2018 - Notes from the Underground

4 abandoned homes in St. Louis's Greater Ville neighborhood

Book Review: The Divided City, by Alan Mallach

Jason Segedy's review of a must-read for all planners interested in the subject of "Legacy Cities."

June 17, 2018 - Notes from the Underground

Planner/Senior Planner

City of St. Marys

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Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger

Long Range Land Use Planner

PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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