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Lessons from Youngstown - Planning for a Smaller Greener City

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
12:00 AM
1120 Weil Hall

With Ford School of Public Policy

In 2005, Youngstown released its innovative "2010 Plan," which accepted that Youngstown would not grow yet could still become a better, smaller city. A decade out, what have we learned? Panelists will include Hunter Morrison, one of the planners who led "Youngstown 2010" and now Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium; Ian Beniston, Deputy Director of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation; AND John Russo, Visiting Research Fellow at Virginia Tech's Metropolitan Institute and co-author of Steeltown. June Thomas and Margaret Dewar will moderate the discussion. They are professors of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Michigan's Taubman College and co-editors of The City After Abandonment.