Friday, February 12, 12noon-1pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

Please join us for our second event in a series on “Strengthening Legacy Cities” with guest speaker Alan Mallach. Legacy cities such as Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron, (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Leipzig (Germany), and Manchester (UK) face major challenges in the 21st-century economy, including loss of economic base, aging infrastructure, social polarization, and continued sprawl despite population stabilization.

Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting socially just and sustainable communities?

Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC. A city planner, advocate and writer, he is nationally known for his work on housing, economic development, and urban revitalization, and has worked with local governments and community organizations across the country to develop creative policies and strategies to rebuild their cities and neighborhoods.

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Hosted by CURA [Center for Urban and Regional Analysis] at The Ohio State University.


Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

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