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Old 12-23-2011, 06:13 AM
 
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An author with local ties thinks so: Are Small Rust Belt Cities the Future of Green? - Technology - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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If you put aside the negative undertone of the article and "lumping" Syracuse in with places like Flint, Michigan (MSA population of 425,790, City population of 102, 434), Muncie, Indiana ( MSA population of 118,769, City population of 70,085), and Janesville, Wisconsin (City of 62,998), I think the article is correct. The other cities listed are a bit smaller, have experienced population losses and are primarily dependent on heavy manufacturing.

One could argue that Syracuse is making great strides, it is transitioning rapidly from a heavy manufacturing to a green-based economy. The transition has resulted in an increase in the Syracuse MSA pop. and a stabilized city pop. Unlike the other communties, Syracuse/CNY has a high concentration of academic/medical institutions and the resources they bring with them, i.e. the Center of Excellence, Biotechnology Center,etc. It is my understanding that CNY has the third highest concentration of academic institutions in the country after Boston and DC. There are also a number of initiatives, i.e., clean-up of Onondaga Lake, redevelopment of the downtown core, connective corridor, creekwalk, redevelopment downtown building stock into housing, City of Syracuse Adopts Green Building Standards for Municipal Buildings, Onondaga County "Save the Rain" initiative, etc.

btw - I really do like the aerial photo, Syracuse does have a pretty nice skyline.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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If you put aside the negative undertone of the article and "lumping" Syracuse in with places like Flint, Michigan (MSA population of 425,790, City population of 102, 434), Muncie, Indiana ( MSA population of 118,769, City population of 70,085), and Janesville, Wisconsin (City of 62,998), I think the article is correct. The other cities listed are a bit smaller, have experienced population losses and are primarily dependent on heavy manufacturing.

One could argue that Syracuse is making great strides, it is transitioning rapidly from a heavy manufacturing to a green-based economy. The transition has resulted in an increase in the Syracuse MSA pop. and a stabilized city pop. Unlike the other communties, Syracuse/CNY has a high concentration of academic/medical institutions and the resources they bring with them, i.e. the Center of Excellence, Biotechnology Center,etc. It is my understanding that CNY has the third highest concentration of academic institutions in the country after Boston and DC. There are also a number of initiatives, i.e., clean-up of Onondaga Lake, redevelopment of the downtown core, connective corridor, creekwalk, redevelopment downtown building stock into housing, City of Syracuse Adopts Green Building Standards for Municipal Buildings, Onondaga County "Save the Rain" initiative, etc.

btw - I really do like the aerial photo, Syracuse does have a pretty nice skyline.
Good point about the lumping of cities, as Syracuse has always had that academic, white collar side to it as well. I think that can allow for the area to transition faster than most "Rust Belt" metros and it's location doesn't hurt either.
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