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.
sidewalk stories of buckeye
Check out the newest coverage of the Buckeye neighborhood, organized by category. Or scroll down to read from the very beginning.
- Jun 4, 2015 SEE YOU IN BUCKEYE! Jun 4, 2015
- Jun 8, 2015 MEETING THE NEIGHBORS Jun 8, 2015
- Jun 9, 2015 ALL THE FRAGRANCE THAT'S FIT TO SNIFF Jun 9, 2015
- Jun 9, 2015 NIGHTTIME IN BUCKEYE Jun 9, 2015
- Jun 10, 2015 FREE HOT DOGS AND "THE DRUG BOYS" Jun 10, 2015
- Jun 12, 2015 NIKKI'S MUSIC AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF HOLDING HANDS Jun 12, 2015
- Jun 13, 2015 THE PROBLEM OF CRIME, BOTH REAL AND PERCEIVED Jun 13, 2015
- Jun 15, 2015 SOME CONTEXT - CREATIVE PLACEMAKING Jun 15, 2015
- Jun 16, 2015 WAITING FOR SUNFLOWERS WITH D’ANGELO KNUCKLES AND ALI Boyd Jun 16, 2015
- Jun 18, 2015 DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SHAKER SQUARE? Jun 18, 2015
- Jun 18, 2015 A LITERAL TAKE ON COMMUNITY-KNITTING Jun 18, 2015
- Jun 22, 2015 RAIN AND INTOLERANCE: BUCKEYE TALKS PUBLIC SAFETY Jun 22, 2015
- Jun 23, 2015 MOTORBIKES AND KOMBUCHA Jun 23, 2015
- Jun 24, 2015 PUPPETS IN THE BASEMENT Jun 24, 2015
- Jun 27, 2015 SOME CONTEXT - SIX MILES OF DATA Jun 27, 2015
- Jun 28, 2015 WHEN BIKES ARE IN THE BLOOD Jun 28, 2015
- Jun 29, 2015 BUILDING AN 'URBAN OASIS', ONE STEP AT A TIME Jun 29, 2015
- Jun 30, 2015 FLOWERS, FRUIT AND A CENTURY OF MEMORIES Jun 30, 2015
- Jul 2, 2015 FITTED FOR A HAT Jul 2, 2015
- Jul 3, 2015 VISION AND VEGETABLES Jul 3, 2015
- Jul 6, 2015 THE MAGIC OF A SINGLE HOUR Jul 6, 2015
- Jul 20, 2015 FIGHTING THE SOCIAL COSTS OF SEGREGATION - FROM A BUS Jul 20, 2015
- Jul 23, 2015 WIGS, FAITH AND 'A CERTAIN FEARLESSNESS' Jul 23, 2015
- Jul 25, 2015 LEAVING 117TH STREET Jul 25, 2015
- August 2015