Urban revivalWe think great research can help grow our city.
Though broad census figures show a shrinking Cleveland population, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences researchers discovered a different picture when they took a closer look.
Cleveland's downtown is growing faster than its suburbs for the first time in modern history. Over the past 20 years, its population grew 96 percent, the largest spike of any community—urban or rural—measured in the study. The most substantial gains were among 22- to 34-year-olds.
These findings could help guide Cleveland's leaders as they consider opportunities for future growth, according to Richey Piiparinen of the Mandel School’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development.
Done right, this discovery could lead to a "rustbelt revival" for our city.Top ↑