The Legacy Cities Partnership
The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area. The Partnership was initiated jointly by The American Assembly, the Center for Community Progress, and The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City following the 110th American Assembly on Legacy Cities organized in Detroit in 2011. Visit the website and join the conversation on the Legacy Cities blog, on Facebook and Twitter.
An effort to rethink strategies for sustainability, livability, and growth in cities facing long-term population loss, industrial decline, and other economic challenges.
The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities is a nine-point strategy that shapes a new approach to preservation, adapts existing tools and policies used by preservationists, and promotes place-based collaboration, especially in legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and Cleveland.
Urban Leaders, Landmark Experts Celebrate Newark’s Hahne & Company Revitalization As Example of How Historic Preservation Can Spur Development Strengthen Legacy Cities Across the Nation.
The Assembly cosponsored the 2013 Bruner Loeb Forum under the theme "Legacy City Design," as part of the Legacy Cities Design Initiative, a joint project of The American Assembly and J Max Bond Center.
Project and Partner Sites
- Legacy Cities A great read on what is really underway in Detroit today: "how do you wrangle the ugly g-word — gentrification — into some order that allows or creates lanes for as many diverse citizens to participate as possible,” he says. “As bad as gentrification is perceived, in some communities it is, in fact, the economic engine that fuels development.” Maurice Cox and R. Steven Lewis are designing a new way forward for the Motor City. Meet the Architects Behind Detroit’s Next Act 1 week 2 days ago.
- Legacy Cities Facade improvement grant program sees snowball effect of investment http://bit.ly/2lSGKoV Preservation Rightsizing Network 1 week 4 days ago.
- Legacy Cities "Detroit... has changed the game in urban planning, and other cities are now looking to emulate you," says Toni Griffin, a respected urban planner who led the collaboration between Detroit residents and civic leaders that created Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Strategic Framework. Griffin called the framework "a bold vision at a bold scale" at the 2017 Detroit Policy Conference today. The #DFCImplementationOffice, the steward of the Strategic Framework, is one sponsor of the conference. Its focus; Detroit’s revitalization. The Strategic Framework is a highly-detailed, long-term guide aimed at ensuring the city's future success. Now in its sixth year, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Detroit Policy Conference will bring together more than 600 key business, community, and political leaders. Griffin noted Detroiters "understood that every neighborhood has a future, even if that future will not replicate its past." For more information about the Detroit Policy Conference, click below: Detroit Future City 2 weeks 6 days ago.