Youngstown, Ohio used to be a bustling place of steel factory workers and middle-income families. But like many former industrial manufacturing cities in America, Youngstown looks more like a desolate in-between place than a once-densely populated city.
This story here is similar to that of Detroit, Buffalo, NY, and Cleveland and it touches upon the problems facing many big cities in America who are out of money and seeing their populations dwindle. Do they keep their original borders or suck it up and miniaturize in order to stay afloat? After all, a city with no money cannot be a city for very long.