Tom McNamara

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Video: Rebirth of the Rustbelt: an architect’s perspective

Can cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, make a comeback? Reed Kroloff, director of Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, thinks so.

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In Youngstown, it takes a village to shrink a city

Hear some voices from Youngstown, Ohio, which has lost more than half its population and has an ambitious plan to rebuild through shrinking.

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Report: Is Grandma hitchhiking again?

Baby boomers over 65 will be increasingly stranded in areas with poor public transportation, according to a new report. Find out which cities are the worst.

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Video: Dan Kildee, leader of the ‘shrinking cities’ movement, on saving distressed cities

Dan Kildee, a leader in the “shrinking cities” movement, talks to Alison Stewart about how to rescue distressed post-industrial cities, and explains why downsizing isn’t always bad.

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Video: Youngstown, Ohio: the incredible shrinking city

How do the industrial cities of the Rust Belt deal with massive population losses? Youngstown, Ohio, is trying to return the city to its former greatness, albeit on a smaller scale.

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In Youngstown, a house now abandoned was a home

In the city of Youngstown, Ohio, whose landscape is littered with abandoned and decaying houses, it is hard to remember that many of these dilapidated structures were once homes. Here is one story of a house that was once filled with life.

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Video: Building the next America: Ed Rendell makes the case for spending on high-speed rail

Republicans and President Obama are at odds again, this time over the administration’s plan to invest in high-speed rail. Ed Rendell makes the case for spending to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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‘Mad’ for trains

High-speed rail gets some much needed PR help from supporting actors on “Mad Men.”

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Obama and Republicans stand on opposite sides of the high-speed tracks

With the 2012 elections not that far off, Republicans are taking on President Obama’s high-speed rail plan.