cities like detroit and buffalo and pittsburgH built our country.

but with global changes in how and where we manufacture and transport products, these same cities have had to rebuild themselves around entirely new economies.

That process isn't an easy one. It's taken decades. And at the neighborhood level, it's been an ongoing battle to preserve prosperity, as jobs and residents fled elsewhere. In the Rust Belt, even resource-rich communities have suffered immense losses.

Take, for instance, Cleveland's Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood. Centered around three distinct districts, it's home to great architecture, big parks, walkable streets and great access to the city's train system.

Despite all these assets, it hasn't been immune to the Rust Belt change. Since 1950, the neighborhood has lost nearly 40% of its population. 

Among those that remain, 29% live in poverty, and 1 in 5 lack a high school diploma. In the southern part of the neighborhood - where Buckeye Road once anchored the largest Hungarian community outside of Budapest - economic challenges are even bigger.  

Of course, that's only part of the story. This is also a community that believes - that believes in the power of diversity, in the need for justice and in finding success together.

Sidewalk explores how that's playing out - how residents are feeling about their community, how community development professionals are fighting on behalf of Buckeye and the role artists are playing on the ground. 

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Check out the newest coverage of the Buckeye neighborhood, organized by category. Or scroll down to read from the very beginning.