TurnAround: Remaking Legacy Cities

Some ‘legacy cities’ are succeeding where others are not. Why? Which transformation programs are shifting local economies, rebalancing communities, and rebuilding the social fabric? Specific policies and strategies are focused on such areas as real estate, taxes, financing, neighborhood revitalization and quality of life initiatives. A growing consensus is that a more incremental approach – as opposed to the silver bullet of a casino or a ballpark – is a winning one, beginning with taking advantage of existing assets such as downtowns and town centers. Which strategies are enabling successful legacy cities to achieve their revitalization goals?

  • Moderator: Anthony Flint, Fellow and Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Mayor Rob van Gijzel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Mayor Bill Peduto, City of Pittsburgh

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