The very practical matter of protecting and maintaining properties is central to what I see as the goal of local governments facing depopulation. The overview offered in the previous chapter helps to situate the problems that New Bedford faces, the problems briefly introduced in Chap. 1. New Bedford is hardly alone in addressing decades of stagnation, decline, and some growth. Chapter 2 showed how prevalent these demographic and economic patterns are, how very ordinary New Bedford is.
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