Shrinking Smart Cities Index
As Its Population Declines, Youngstown Thinks Small: Rather Than Trying To Grow,
Ohio City Plans More Open Space. Explains how Youngstown is dealing with
population decline. They plan on creating open spaces and green spaces throughout the
As older cities shrink, some reinvent themselves. Discusses how cities in the United
States and around the world are planning for revitalization with smaller populations in
Bibliography. Books recommended by UC Berkeley.
Current trends in urban regeneration and restructuring in Germany and their effects on
sustainability. Examines cities in Germany and how they are becoming more spatially
sustainable by using historic preservation, brownfield development, restructuring, etc.
Density as a tool to guide urban shrinkage concerning public works? Explores density
issues in urban settings and how that can affect urban ecology, public works, and other
opportunities and constraints.
Moving beyong our post-indusctiral mindset. Examines how we need to rethink our
city’s planning process, especially when it comes to industrial cities.
Shrinking cities – opportunities and cahlleneges for urban green space planning. Explores
shrinkage and its impacts on the urban strucutes, requiremtnts for green space planning,
and then looks at a case study in Germany.
Shrinking cities symposium 2007. Regeneration is at the very root of Shrinking Cities, a
project that seeks to respond to the disintegrating built environment in a quarter of the
world's cities. It goes something like this: encourage green space ‘reclamation’, help
people living in the city grow their own food, be strategic about your development.
Shrinking Coal Mining Cities. Powerpoint.
Shrinking Smart: A new planning paradigm? How to adequately plan for cities in decline
is a growing problem that has received little attention in the United States.
Strategies for rebuilding Cleveland: What can be learned from other cities. Summarizes
how other cities are dealing with shrinkage, loss of population and foreclosures.
UC Berkeley: Schlors to consider the shrinking of cities. Discusses yhe patterns of the
decline of cities, and pinpoints common themses.
Urban shrinking in the life cycles of city archetypes. Looks at urban city lifecycles, how
they change over time, and why a city would shrink/ remain stagnant. Discusses how this
phenomenon of shrinking cities is not new, and recurs throughout time.
Wolfgang Kil: The shrinking city. Discusses the fututes of cities, why they are important,
why they are shrinking, and how we can manage this social process.