Greater Cleveland's First Suburbs Consortium: Fighting Sprawl and Suburban Decline
Housing Policy Debate
inner-ring suburbs, older suburbs, decline, cleveland, urban sprawl
This article addresses the problems of older suburbs bordering central cities; these suburbs are now experiencing many of the same symptoms of decline as the central cities themselves. We analyze this issue by recounting the experience of the inner (or first) suburbs of Cleveland and the First Suburbs Consortium (FSC), which was formed in 1997 to counteract sprawl in the metropolitan region. We analyze the impact of FSC both on its suburban members and also on state policies affecting older suburbs.
W. Dennis Keating, Greater Cleveland's First Suburbs Consortium: Fighting Sprawl and Suburban Decline, 19 Housing Policy Debate 457 (2008)