Youngstown is located in the Rust Belt. There is an effort by a few to bring vibrancy to the community, some more effort by those seeking to help the hurting here and now. Much more research can be done on my part to learn what can be done to make it once again a thriving community – the expectations and identity need to change, then more public space, influence, and advocacy.
Here is a taste of the disrepair we have fallen victim to, commonly known as urban blight or urban decay.
a big thanks to Mr. Graig Graziosi for his help and company with this photo shoot.