Smaller legacy cities - older industrial communities with about 30,000 to 200,000 residents – are undergoing significant transformations as they adapt to twenty-first century economic realities. Revitalizing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities, a report from Greater Ohio Policy Center and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, documents the unique challenges and opportunities facing these communities as they seek to revitalize and thrive.
The report uncovers eight strategies that smaller legacy cities have used to stabilize and grow. But knowing what needs to be done is only half the battle – none of these strategies are easy or straightforward to implement. This toolkit is intended to help bridge the gap between high-level strategies and on-the-ground tactics by compiling resources that can help guide practitioners in making change in their own communities.
The Mission of the Greater Ohio Policy Center is to champion revitalization & sustainable growth in Ohio
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land.