How Can Struggling Communities Make a Comeback?

The impressive growth of many cities including Raleigh, Charlotte, Denver, Phoenix, Austin, and San Diego juxtaposed with places in decline such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, McAllen, and Fresno have prompted many to ask why some cities prosper while others struggle. Is a comeback possible for declining cities and if so, how?

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011