Revitalizing Former Industrial Cities

Cities whose economies enjoyed manufacturing growth engines in decades past were left reeling when factories closed and jobs left due to changing economic and technological forces. Today, some of these cities have been able to reimagine their industrial base and find new opportunities for growth. In this session, we’ll explore approaches that are being used to build on the past and current strengths of these cities to tie them to the innovation economy and also consider how to creatively reuse former industrial sites for innovation purposes.