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Regenerating America's Legacy Cities

June 2013

By Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress and Lavea Brachman, Greater Ohio Policy Center

In this policy brief, Mallach and Brachman analyze 18 cities that have experienced significant population and job loss, highlighting their existing obstacles as well as opportunities. The authors argue that legacy cities have many assets - stable neighborhoods, transportation networks, colleges and universities, local businesses, historic buildings and areas, and arts, cultural, and entertainment facilities - that can all be leveraged to further revitalization. The brief concludes with a number of specific recommendations to help regenerate legacy cities.

Download the report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.