May 23, 2005 Workshop Series Two Trends in the Field
Achieving Prosperity and Opportunity in America's
Older Core Cities
While some of America’s cities continue to experience positive growth, many others continue to struggle with issues of population loss, stagnant economies, large scale vacancy and abandonment, and concentrated poverty. This session explored how the regional equity framework is a viable and effective tool to revitalize struggling older core cities—primarily located in the Midwest and Northeast—into vibrant, equitable, and competitive centers of prosperity and opportunity. Panelists reviewed key trends effecting America’s older core cities, key principles for charting a new course, and promising strategies and policies being advanced at the local and state level.
Kim Burnett, Program Officer, Community Revitalization, Surdna Foundation