This chapter examines core city revitalization strategies in Cleveland, Ohio. It begins with a discussion of the structural causes of the city’s population decline, highlighting how deindustrialization and changes in the scope of local manufacturing formed the preconditions uneven development and sustained core city shrinking. After describing regional population and housing characteristics, the chapter examines conditions in areas of Cleveland where eds and meds revitalization strategies have been adopted. The neighbourhood characteristics where anchor-based strategies have been adopted are contrasted with the rest of the city. This analysis includes an examination of the composition of HUD subsidized housing in areas slated for revitalization. This analysis provides insights into the degree to which the preservation and expansion of affordable housing was factored into anchor-based revitalization strategies. In the chapter’s final section, the degree to which these strategies are equitable and scalability is explored.
Keywords: cleveland, uneven development, revitalization strategies