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Picture Show: Portraits of Urban Rebirth in a Rust Belt City Picture Show: Portraits of Urban Rebirth in a Rust Belt City

Picture Show: Portraits of Urban Rebirth in a Rust Belt City

September 24, 2010
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As part of its Ready to Work campaign, the Levi's jeans company, a partner of GOOD, has invested in the urban renewal taking place in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The struggling rust belt city that lost most of its population after its steel industry collapsed now finds itself on the precipice of new era, with an emerging creative class and a fledgling crop of sustainable industries. This is a look at some of the residents at the helm of that transformation, with photographs culled from Levi's shoots in and around the city.

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