The U.S. Census Bureau this week is out with the latest population count for Michigan. Michigan's biggest cities lost people, like lots of places in the Midwest.Chicago's population declined by almost seven percent in the 2010 census numbers, and Cleveland's dropped by about 17 percent.
The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, Changing Gears is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region.
Changing Gears has already taken a look at the re-invention of Pittsburgh. In a three part series, reporter Dan Bobkoff tracked how Pittsburgh put its economy back together after the steel industry collapsed.