Brachman Discusses How to Rebuild Legacy Cities

This morning at 10am, Executive Director Lavea Brachman will be featured on WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher show, discussing Detroit's potential for a comeback despite the city's bankrupt status.

You can listen to the show, "Low Times in Motown: Detroit Files for Bankruptcy," by tuning into WOSU (89.7 FM) or you can listen to the live stream online.

On Saturday, The Boston Globe published Brachman and Alan Mallach's article, "Gateway cities don’t need a silver bullet," about the report they wrote together - Regenerating America's Legacy Cities - for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

The report explores the challenges of regenerating America’s legacy cities—older industrial cities that have experienced sustained job and population loss over the past few decades. It identifies the powerful obstacles that stand in the way of fundamental change in the dynamics of these cities, and suggests directions by which cities can overcome those obstacles and embark on the path of regeneration.

Lavea Brachman Contributes to Infrastructure Discussion

Today at 10am, Executive Director Lavea Brachman was featured on WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher in a discussion about the state of Ohio's infrastructure. Lavea was joined by Patrick Natale, Executive Director of American Society of Civil Engineers, Robert Lawler, Director of Transportation of the  Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, and Barry LePatner, construction lawyer and author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward.

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Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

"The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in northwest Washington State shined a spotlight on the country’s aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges and tunnels has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. This hour, we’ll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand."