Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Incredible Shrinking City
Belinda Lanks of Metropolismag.com published an interesting story last week on the shrinking nature of Youngstown. She ends by pegging Youngstown as a future bedroom community to Cleveland and Pittsburgh, a parting gift to a once-roaring steel town. While thinking of Youngstown as a bedroom community like Parma or Mayfield Heights makes me shudder, the reality is that this is possible. The demise of industry in Youngstown has made it difficult for anything else to step up in its place and lead to a revitalized city. Check out the article at Metropolismag.com and thanks to ShoutYoungstown for originally posting the link.