Folks, I don’t like to post twice in one day, but I just can’t help it this time. I just caught the headlines at syracuse.com: Wal-Mart calls it quits on Liverpool site Continue reading A tremendous win for sustainable development
Updated 12/27/2006 4:22 AM ET
By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY
“…Slowly, old American cities that have been in a downward population spiral for a half-century or more are reinventing themselves as, well, smaller cities. They’re starting to adopt — many, like Richmond, do it unknowingly — tenets of the burgeoning, European-born “Shrinking Cities” movement. The idea: If cities can grow in a smart way, they can also shrink smartly.
“Everybody’s talking about smart growth, but nobody is talking about smart decline,” says Terry Schwarz, senior planner at Kent State University’s Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio. The center runs the Shrinking Cities Institute in Cleveland, a city that has lost more than half its population since 1950. “There’s nothing that says that a city that has fewer people in it has to be a bad place.”