Links: Future, Malls, Decline

:: Man of Action (1955)
Animated plea for urban renewal connected with 1950s efforts to “redevelop” American city centers. (Prelinger Archives)

:: Our Urban Future
Sometime in 2008, the world will cross an invisible but momentous milestone: the point at which more than half the people on the planet—roughly 3.2 billion human beings—live in cities.
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:: Malls of Kansas City

:: Rust Belt Community Adopts ‘Smart Decline’ Strategy
The City of Youngstown, Ohio has decided to give up on reviving its industrial era population, and set about the process of shrinking the city down to a size more in line with its economy.

:: Wikipedia- Fictional towns and cities in the United States

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One Response to Links: Future, Malls, Decline

  1. Terri Baker
    December 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I am from Bridgeport Ohio and I hope to see ball fields of yesterday return to Youngstown and other areas. Under the Youngstown plan that could very well happen. At least all of us College graduates will have a nice field to sleep in if we can’t find a job soon.

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