Youngstown 2010

The City of Youngstown, in partnership with Youngstown State University and City residents, has undertaken an ambitious comprehensive planning effort, known as Youngstown 2010. The plan provides for a City that is smaller, greener, cleaner, makes efficient use of its available resources, and capitalizes on its many cultural amenities and business advantages.

Novel in its approach to dealing effectively with declining population, the Youngstown 2010 Plan has drawn interest from cities around the world that are experiencing post-industrial population loss or declining birth rates. The Youngstown 2010 Plan has also won State and National planning awards, including the prestigious American Planning Association (APA) 2007 National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach.

Visit the links on the left to learn more about the Youngstown 2010 Plan and the City's efforts to redefine itself.

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