Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change amid Decline and Revival

Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change amid Decline and Revival

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Overview


Legacy cities, also commonly referred to as shrinking, or post-industrial cities, are places that have experienced sustained population loss and economic contraction. In the United States, legacy cities are those that are largely within the Rust Belt that thrived during the first half of the 20th century. In the second half of the century, these cities declined in economic power and population leaving a legacy of housing stock, warehouse districts, and infrastructure that is ripe for revitalization. This volume explores not only the commonalities across legacy cities in terms of industrial heritage and population decline, but also their differences. Legacy Cities poses the questions: 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? Contributors primarily focus on Cleveland, Ohio, but all Rust Belt cities are discussed.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822945635
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 573,590
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


J. Rosie Tighe is an associate professor in the department of Urban Studies at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Stephanie Ryberg-Webster is an associate professor in the department of Urban Studies at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, where she also directs the Master of Urban Planning and Development program.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Legacies of Legacy Cities Stephanie Ryberg-Webster J. Rosie Tighe 3

Part 1 US Legacy Cities: Conditions and Prospects

1 The Role of Local Government Collaboration in Legacy Cities Meghan Rubado 21

2 The Economics of Legacy Cities Candi Clouse Jinhee Yun Merissa C. Piazza 37

3 Fiscal Conditions of the Largest Legacy Cities Tatyana Guzman 51

4 Legacy City Historic Preservation: Neighborhood Patterns Kelly L. Kinahan 66

5 Rental Housing Quality in Legacy Cities: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done? Meghan E. Hatch 81

6 From Brown to Green: Sustainable Buildings in Legacy Cities Robert Simons Eunkyu Lee 96

Part 2 The Legacy of Decline in Cleveland

7 Cleveland's Neighborhoods in Black and White: 2000-2014 Norman Krumholz 113

8 Race and Policing in Ohio: The Loss of Hope Cross the River Jordan Ronnie A. Dunn Terrance Allen Ahmed Whitt 129

9 Urban Neighborhood Main Streets in Legacy Cities: Challenges and Opportunities Kirby Date 144

10 What's Changed and What Does It Matter? Lessons from a Legacy City Housing Market Brian A. Mikelbank 160

Part 3 Strategies for Mitigating Decline in Cleveland

11 Re-Imagining Cleveland and the Desire for a Collective Generosity Helen Liggett 177

12 The Arts as a Catalyst for Neighborhood Revitalization Dennis Keating 192

13 Back to the Beginning: The Resurgence of the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Aritree Samanta Wendy Kellogg 205

14 Legacy Cities and Their Regions Hunter Morrison Mark Salling 221

Conclusion: The Future of Legacy Cities Stephanie Ryberg-Webster J. Rosie Tighe 237

Contributors 249

Index 255

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