Strategies for Postindustrial Success from Gary to Lowell
Torey Hollingsworth and Alison Goebel
This Policy Focus Report examines the unique challenges of smaller American legacy cities — older industrial centers with populations of less than 200,000, located primarily in the Midwest and Northeast. These cities are critical sites for a number of global economic and demographic transformations, and they must fundamentally reconsider how to rebuild and sustain strong economies, housing markets, and workforces. This report identifies replicable strategies that have helped smaller legacy cities weather these transformations, find their competitive edge, and transform into thriving, sustainable communities.