The City of Youngstown, in partnership with Youngstown State
University and City residents, has undertaken an ambitious
comprehensive planning effort, known as Youngstown 2010. The plan
provides for a City that is smaller, greener, cleaner, makes
efficient use of its available resources, and capitalizes on its
many cultural amenities and business advantages.
Novel in its approach to dealing effectively with declining
population, the Youngstown 2010 Plan has drawn interest from cities
around the world that are experiencing post-industrial population
loss or declining birth rates. The Youngstown 2010 Plan has also won
State and National planning awards, including the prestigious
American Planning Association (APA) 2007 National Planning
Excellence Award for Public Outreach.
Visit the links on the left to learn more about the Youngstown
2010 Plan and the City's efforts to redefine itself.