Author Archives: Jason Segedy

The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

We don’t need ideology. We need ideas.

What It Actually Costs to Maintain An Older House

If Rust Belt cities stay too inexpensive, every homeowner suffers.

Baby Boomers Aging In a Car-Dependent World

Don’t blame planners or bureaucrats for not anticipating a walkable environment for older folks. Look in the mirror.

New Housing Can Spur Growth In Cities Left for Dead

For depopulated urban cores, jobs aren’t the only issue.

The Rust Belt Can Do Better Than ‘Managed Decline’

By creating value in older neighborhoods, Akron and other cities can attract new residents.

Rust Belt Cities Need Investment, Not Gentrification Worries

In Akron, we desperately need any kind of investment in urban housing.

We Should Not Fear Gentrification In the Rust Belt

Squelching private investment in the urban core will only perpetuate inequality and economic segregation.