the rust belt

transition and reinvention in the u.s. rust belt in 2014 – cleveland, detroit, pittsburgh, youngstown and toledo.

the former bastions of the 20th Century industrial machine – empires built on auto, steel, glass,rubber, and large-scale manufacturing – that changed the modern world but now struggle to keep up.

from art to biomedical and robotics to urban farming and community programs, each city is searching for ways to transform its economy and perhaps identity.