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The twin cities of Niagara Falls Ontario (ON) and New York (NY) share a natural wonder and an industrial past; however, respective local economic and governance structures have led to a stark demographic divergence between the two cities. Analysis reveals that the economic and demographic processes, as well as government interventions, that led to the divergence between the cities occurred predominantly outside of the local geographic scale. Local perceptions of and strategies to cope with shrinkage and slow growth were comparable in both cities. Niagara Falls, ON’s relative success in retaining population and jobs can be largely attributed to provincial intervention.

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Town Planning Review
Volume 88Number 1January 2017
Pages: 29 - 41

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Published online: 1 January 2017
Published in print: January 2017

Keywords

  1. shrinking cities
  2. demographic change
  3. economic restructuring
  4. twin cities
  5. globalisation

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Maxwell Hartt [email protected]
Maxwell Douglas Hartt is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, 100 St. George St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G3 and Joshua Warkentin is a PhD Student in the School of Planning, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1; email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Joshua Warkentin [email protected]
Maxwell Douglas Hartt is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, 100 St. George St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3G3 and Joshua Warkentin is a PhD Student in the School of Planning, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1; email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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