Demystifying Shrinking Cities, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, UB Reporter

University at Buffalo geography professor Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (right) and SUNY Buffalo State assistant professor of geography and planning Jason Knight are among four co-authors of a new book on shrinking cities. Credit: Douglas Levere

In a new book, researchers turn to data to answer tricky questions tied to population loss in cities and suburbs across America

“We hear about shrinkage all the time — people remember the heyday of a city and talk about how everything is going downhill, but what does that really mean?” says Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, PhD, a professor of geography in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences. “We wanted to explore what shrinkage is, and how it affects the people who live in a place that is shrinking.”

Published September 14, 2016

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