Posts Tagged ‘Ghost towns’

Shrinking cities: A Dream or A Nightmare for Urban Planners?

A lot has been said about the city of Flint, Michigan (USA), whose population dropped by half in 40 years, going from 200,000 to 100,000 inhabitants, with the decline of the automobile industry. There are hundreds of empty houses, with peripheral neighbourhoods transformed into near ghost towns. Elected officials want to bulldoze these neighbourhoods, return […]

By URBACT, on October 8th, 2009 at 11:44