University of Michigan CLOSUP - Lessons from Youngstown - Planning for a Smaller, Greener City

Thursday, March 20, 2014

On Wednesday, March 19th, YNDC Deputy Director Ian Beniston spoke on a panel entitled "Lessons from Youngstown – Planning for a Smaller, Greener City" as part of the University of Michigan Ford School's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) Lecture Series.

Other panelists included Hunter Morrison, one of the planners who led "Youngstown 2010" and now Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, and John Russo, Visiting Research Fellow at Virginia Tech's Metropolitan Institute and co-author of Steeltown. June Thomas and Margaret Dewar, professors of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Michigan's Taubman College and co-editors of The City After Abandonment, moderated the discussion. The panel discussed Youngstown's innovative "2010 Plan," which accepted that Youngstown would not grow yet could still become a better, smaller city and what Youngstown has learned over the past decade in the process of implementing that plan. 

To read more about the panel, click here.