Professor Dewar, Centennial Professor Thomas and Lecturer Dueweke contribute to e-book “Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities”
Urban and Regional Planning Professor Margaret Dewar, Centennial Professor June Manning Thomas and Urban Planning Lecturer Eric Dueweke published chapters in a new e-book: "Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland." The collection of essays forms a blueprint for cities, towns and neighborhoods seeking to recast their futures in the changed world economy and adopt policies that encourage the adaptive repurposing of land to make their cities competitive. It plays a critical role in building engagement by reshaping the policy conversation about America's legacy cities at the local, state, and federal levels. Thomas' contribution is titled "Addressing the Racial, Ethnic and Class Implications of Legacy Cities." Dewar's chapter, "Planning in America's Legacy Cities: Toward Better, Smaller Communities after Decline" was co-written by Hunter Morrison of Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium. Dueweke's article explores "Vacancy In Detroit: One Nine-Block Area."
"Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities" is edited by Allan Mallach of the Center for Community Progress and published by the Columbia University-based American Assembly.