Strengthening Legacy Cities
In spring 2021 CURA's events focused around the theme of Legacy cities such as Cleveland, Youngstown and Akron, (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Leipzig (Germany) and Manchester (UK) face major challenges in the 21st century economy, including loss of economic base, aging infrastructure, social polarization and continued sprawl despite population stabilization. Ohio’s legacy cities have many highly-sought features such as dense, walkable centers, abundant and affordable housing and infrastructure, and closely-knit communities and skilled workers from their industrial past and immigration history. How can legacy cities leverage these assets to restore their economic vitality while promoting a socially just and sustainable communities?
Robert Dietz: Supply-Side Headwinds for Home Building
In fall 2021, CURA and Mid-Ohio Regional Commission (MORPC) hosted a webinar that brought in Robert Dietz, a chief economist for the National Association for Home Builders. Robert provided an overview and estimates of the current limiting factors for housing supply. Those issues included building material supply-chain bottlenecks, an ongoing skilled labor shortage, and policy failures. He also provided an overview of the economy and those factors affecting the housing market.
Spring 2021 Events // Strengthening Legacy Cities
We had a lot of questions we did not get to at our Strong Towns with Charles Marohn, a Strengthening Legacy Cities Event. Chuck was kind enough to create a podcast to answer your unanswered questions.