What Can We Learn From the “Ugly” Town of Charleroi?

The Wall Street Journal highlights a city in Belgium where people take tours of sites that include abandoned steel works, slag heaps and unfinished metro stations.

The attraction? The fascination of ugly things, the tour leader tells the paper.

Many thanks to Rust Wire reader and contributor Lewis Lehe for bringing this story to our attention!

-KG

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Filed under Economic Development, Good Ideas

2 responses to “What Can We Learn From the “Ugly” Town of Charleroi?

  1. Special K

    Related: the first hostel in Detroit in 15 years will open in the Corktown neighborhood next year, The Freep reports:
    http://www.freep.com/article/201012150455/FEATURES07/12150354

  2. Nick M.

    Maybe Charleroi, PA (on the banks of the Mon) can take some inspiration!

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