Chester Smolski

Document Type



City Planning


RI should follow Akron redevelopment and revitalization efforts.


Akron, OH


"The short ride from Cleveland to Akron provides lasting impressions of America's sixth most populous state located in the center of this nation's industrial heartland. Space and cleanliness seem to dominate. There is much space on which to construct long, low industrial buildings, space around houses and schools, and great expanses of openness between cities. Visiting a large state that also uses much space for its farming makes one aware of the constricted space in our small state and the greater concentration of people. In Rhode Island, on average 903 persons occupy every square mile of land area, making us second highest in the country after New Jersey and close to four times that of Ohio."