Category Archives: Rust Belt

Redefining Rustbelt: Making Broadband Available to Residents and Small Businesses in Detroit, Charlotte, Cleveland, and Philadelphia

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau In the digital era, broadband is essential for running a business, finding a job, and getting and receiving most types of mainstream data and information.  Yet disparity in broadband use remains a concern across … Continue reading

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Redefining Rustbelt: Mitigating Blight and Managing Vacancies in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Philadelphia

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau The Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Chicago-Detroit Branch recently held a videoconference on “Land Use Planning: Aligning Investment with Vision” to share strategies related to blight mitigation, the management of vacant … Continue reading

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Redefining Rust Belt: The Local Impact of Anchor Institutions in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia

By Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau The Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Chicago-Detroit Branch recently held a discussion on the roles of anchor institutions and cultural and art organizations in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods, the second … Continue reading

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Redefining Rust Belt: An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, and Philadelphia

By: Robin Newberger & Maude Toussaint-Comeau On June 18, 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank branches of Richmond, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Chicago-Detroit hosted a video-conference that brought together community development practitioners and policymakers to discuss the strategies in each city to … Continue reading

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