"A torn-down rowhouse in East Baltimore. For Baltimore, as for a number of American cities in the Northeast and Midwest where population has sharply declined, the bulldozing of city blocks is increasingly regarded as a path to salvation. The shrinkage, also called “ungrowth” and “rightsizing,” has led to compressed tax bases, more crime and unemployment, tight municipal budgets and abandoned neighborhoods." Credit: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times
"As the populations of many former industrial cities dwindle, buildings are being razed rather than raised to better position the cities for growth."
Credit: Gabriella Demczuk, New York Times