An excerpt from Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City
The Write A House project attempts to turn empty housing stock into a strength.
How the good green grass of Maple Heights became vacant lots.
Where do people go after they’ve lost their homes?
A few months ago, I was riding around on my bike from my old neighborhood near the Collinwood rail yards on Cleveland's East Side to my apartment in suburban Lakewood.
City analyses often fall prey to black-and-white narratives. The Rust Belt is either “dead” or “reviving.” Residents are either suburbanites or city dwellers, gentrifiers or natives, boosters or negative nabobs.