Managing Shrinkage in Flint, Michigan

While the attention of urban planners often focuses on growth management, a few find themselves addressing shrinkage. For some insignt on this, see Wayne Senville’s post of June 22, 2009 at his CircleTheUSA blog (http://www.circletheusa.com/2009/06/flint1.html).  He recently interviewed the staff of the Genesee County Land Bank (http://www.thelandbank.org/) in Flint, MI, where population fell from 195,000 in 1970 to an estimated 117,000 in 2006.  In this city, nearly a third of all residential parcels are abandoned.

METRO - 2009-06-22 - Land Bank Residentail Vacant Lots in Flint, MI

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