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What can smaller communities learn from Pittsburgh’s successful revitalization?

Youngstown, Ohio redeveloper restores buildings to revitalize downtown

Youngstown, OH revitalized neighborhoods by embracing the city’s overall decline

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helps restore Ohio marsh damaged by mining

$30 million mixed-use redevelopment agrees to save historic Charleston SC structure

Beira, Mozambique is adapting to climate change disasters by restoring urban river

Detroit’s Mexicantown restores CDC & Main Street program to revitalize neighborhood

Historic Pearl Harbor structure to be restored thanks to two new grants

Non-profit balances large-scale Anacostia redevelopment with small historic reuse

Toxic coal plant remediation is completed, revitalizing Victoria BC economy & ecology

The rapidly-growing renaissance of America’s mid-size cities

Reconstruction of historic ship leads to renovated tourist facility in Bath, Maine

Brownsville, TX adapts to climate change by becoming greener and more walkable

Fremont, CA middle school students team with city to restore creek ecology

Private company restores historic Vietnam-era aircraft for Air Force in North Dakota

Japanese island’s economic revitalization comes from sake matured under the sea

Reuse of old school + green housing redevelopment = Yonkers revitalization

Green, affordable housing redevelopment revitalizes a Brooklyn brownfield

Detroit woman is on a mission to revitalize her Highland Park neighborhood

Bankrupt coal mining firm agrees to pay $7.5 million for environmental restoration

£60 million affordable housing to complete revitalization of famous Glasgow street

Alexandria, VA’s tough decision to demolish and redevelop historic public housing

Citizens suspicious of Under Armour CEO’s $1 billion Baltimore revitalization plan

California highways restore pollinators via compost and native plants

50 years of river cleanup and restoration in North Carolina boosts state economy

New York governor hands out $10 million checks for downtown revitalization

Inner-city neighborhoods lower crime while boosting education and economy

Can zombie movies and a trade school bring this former steel town back to life?

Brazilian reforestation reaches milestone: 4 million seedlings and 5695 hectares

Tysons, VA residents endure the challenges of living in a 2000-acre redevelopment zone

A proposal to daylight and restore all 45 of Mexico City’s urban rivers

Puffin TV shows successful restoration of threatened seabird to Maine’s coast

California winery will restore and donate land after destroying native oak forest

Scottish town wins lottery; will launch £5.7 million historic restoration initiative

Pre-Olympics revitalization of Rio slums has a human cost + bay health not restored

Repurposing watermen as tour guides to revitalize rural Chesapeake Bay towns

Illinois considers reintroducing native Alligator Gar in rivers to eat invasive carp

Iconic observation tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be restored

Students help reconnect riverfront, downtown & region to revitalize Danville, IL

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. expands “Connect Communities” Program

Arlington Memorial Bridge gets $90 million for Phase 1 of major renovation

Vancouver, BC zoning laws undermine its smart heritage revitalization policies

€25M restoration of Roman Colosseum is now complete; new €18M floor coming

Alberta’s Tsuut’ina Nation children are key to native language revitalization program

Oxford University’s £600 million mixed-use waterfront industrial area redevelopment

Miami-Dade approves $307M, largest-ever public housing redevelopment project

DC’s Watergate Hotel reopens with scandal theme after 8-year, $125 million renovation