postindustrial

adjective
post·in·dus·tri·al | \ˌpōst-in-ˈdə-strē-əl \

Definition of postindustrial 

: occurring in, existing in, or being a period of social and economic development after the predominance of large-scale industry postindustrial towns Coastal hubs like New York and San Francisco have staked their futures on postindustrial technology, finance, and business services.— Aaron M. Renn

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Photo: Akos Stiller for The Wall Street Journal Budapest IX Come for the food, stay for the music Urban planners have their eye on IX, which starts out urbanely in the center of Pest and then fans out into postindustrial blight. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Best of Budapest: A Guide for Strategic Travelers," 27 June 2018 Their landscape is postindustrial with a fragmented bucolic overlay. Jedediah Purdy, The New Republic, "The Remaking of Class," 27 June 2018 Labour, which revamped itself in the 1990s by reaching out to metropolitan voters, has struggled to retain its traditional working-class voters in postindustrial areas that were once the bedrock of its support. Jenny Gross, WSJ, "U.K. Conservatives Hold Ground in Local Elections," 4 May 2018 Like other postindustrial cities, Detroit has been trying to solve joblessness for decades. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "These Detroiters aren't looking for jobs. Why might surprise you," 8 June 2018 Today, the Scott resembles a postindustrial sacrifice zone, its once lush floodplain buried under heaps of mine tailings. Ben Goldfarb, Science | AAAS, "Beaver dams without beavers? Artificial logjams are a popular but controversial restoration tool," 7 June 2018 Finally, after years of noise about the circular design economy, both Emeco and Kartell launched elegant, affordable chairs made of recyclable postindustrial waste. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "The 5 Hottest Trends from Milan’s 2018 Furniture Fair," 27 Apr. 2018 On the banks of the Delaware River, Trenton is a postindustrial city that’s been buffeted by bad news for decades. Julie Besonen, New York Times, "Art, Punk Rock and a New Governor Reinvigorate Trenton," 5 Apr. 2018 More broadly, the lazy river is a sign of American indolence, of our collective postindustrial lassitude, the nation that once tamed the Mississippi now slumbering poolside, scrolling through Instagram. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "What Is College Good For? Absolutely Nothing, Say Republicans (and Some Democrats)," 1 Feb. 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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