Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City is an exploration into the reinvention, self-reflection and boosterism of US legacy cities, taking Baltimore as the case study model to reveal the larger narrative. Author Klaus Philipsen investigates the modern urban condition and the systemic problems involved with adapting metropolitan regions into equitable and sustainable communities, covering topics such as growth, urban sprawl, the depletion of cities, social justice, smart city and open data, transportation, community development, sustainability and diversity. Baltimore’s proximity to the US capital, combined with its industrial past, presents the optimum viewpoint to investigate these challenges and draw parallels with cities across the world.
Part 1: How We Got Here
1.1. From # 2 US city to rank 26 and dropping
1.2. Housing: From Polished Stoops to Boarded Shells and Lofts
1.3. The Policies and Economics of Dispersal: Beyond the Point of No Return?
1.4. Coming Full Circle: From Riots to Renaissance to Riots
1.6. Making and Production
Part 2: Case Studies – (My 30 Year Perspective).
2.1. Sprawl and Smart Growth
2.3. Housing Hope III, HOPE VI, V2V, EBDI
2.4. Preservation, Adaptive Reuse and Heritage
2.5. Innovation and Making: Station North, Open Works, UA Lighthouse, Tradepoint Atlantic, Blueprint, Enable,
Part 3: How To Break The Cycles, Outlook
3.1. Globalization, Localization and Cities
3.2. Making and Innovation
3.3. Crowd-based Production
3.4. Brownfield Redevelopment
3.6. Staging a Comeback