Learn About the Legacy & Future of Rust Belt Cities at CSU

Tue 9/17 @ 4-6PM

Much has been said and written about Rust Belt cities in decline, as cities like Detroit, Youngstown, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Cleveland which have lost more than half their population since their peak in the 1950s (Youngstown has lost considerably more). These so-called post-industrial cities were heavily reliant manufacturing, which began to contract by 1960.

The new book, Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change Amid Decline and Revival, is a collection of essays asking questions such as “What are the legacies of legacy cities?,” “How do these legacies drive contemporary urban policy, planning and decision-making?” and “What are the prospects for the future of these cities?” Most of the contributors focus on Cleveland but various other Rust Belt cities are touched on.

There’ll be a book release forum taking place in the Atrium of the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Atrium at Cleveland State University. It’s free and open to all. Register here.


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