Creation of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and release of a master plan for cultural and physical resource development is creating a new standard for private, local, state, and federal partnerships. Actions by the Corridor's partners are shaped by both past and contemporary economic development issues. Using tools of humanistic inquiry — history, economics, preservation, sociology, political science — for social and economic purposes signifies far-reaching shifts and possibilities for public planning and policy philosophies in both public and private agencies.
Reynolds, Douglas M.
"The Legacies of Deindustrialization and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol8/iss2/4