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City Revival — Did We Learn From the Urban Renewal Era?

By , CT Mirror | June 24, 2019

  By the middle of the last century, U.S. cities were showing their age. They had endured the Great Depression and World War II, two decades of deferred maintenance. They were losing residents and businesses to the suburbs. But a confident America, that had just turned German and Japanese cities to rubble, stepped up. Congress passed…

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Panel Discussion: New Life for New England’s Industrial Past

By , Connecticut Public Radio | June 23, 2019

CT Public Radio’s John Dankosky hosted a panel discussion titled “New Life For New England’s Industrial Past” at the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven on Tuesday, June 18. Click “Read Full Story,” below, to see a video of that discussion.

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New Haven, Danbury among America’s 50 best small cities

By , Hartford Courant | June 11, 2019

New Haven and Danbury are among the top 50 cities in the U.S. with populations of less than a million, according to a new study from Resonance Consultancy, a marketing firm that specializes in destination branding. The study ranked New Haven No. 37 and Danbury No. 43. “With the top-ranking university, Yale, among small cities in the…

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A Time For Cities

By , CT Mirror | March 28, 2019

Connecticut’s cities were the glories of their time. Handsome and self-reliant, well-built and functional, they were economic dynamos, often known by the products they made: The Hat City, Brass City, Silk City, etc. These cities made the state strong. And then the U.S. won World War II. Many cities hit their population peaks just after the war,…

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