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Old 10-20-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Older article but interesting read.

Big US cities boom as young adults shun suburbs - SFGate
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Boy this is an absolute endorsement for urban living:

Driving the resurgence are young adults, who are delaying careers, marriage and having children amid persistently high unemployment. Burdened with college debt or toiling in temporary, lower-wage positions, they are spurning homeownership in the suburbs for shorter-term, no-strings-attached apartment living, public transit and proximity to potential jobs in larger cities.

Sounds to me more like fear and more fear rather than some fundamental change in attitude. And I can't blame them as I would feel the same. As the entire country gravitates more and more to a socialist society why would people not be concerned about committing to a future?
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Thank you for the article. It never entered my thoughts that the current great returning to city life might not be rooted in "urban pioneering" as it was a few decades ago.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Thank you for the article. It never entered my thoughts that the current great returning to city life might not be rooted in "urban pioneering" as it was a few decades ago.
No, it's way past that now.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Basically the same article with cooler pics.

City populations boom as young people opt against settling down in the suburbs | Mail Online
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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From another angle, what attracts young folks to a city. Another stupid list for the occasion.

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People - CNBC
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Great thread, Tom. There is only one suburbanite on here that bashes the city, and it shows how truly ignorant he is. Thank you Tom for creating this thread, because he now has proven my point (and I am sure a lot of other people) about his complete lack of what it is like to live in the city.
You're welcome! For those that are completely out of touch with what trends the youth of today are following, then this should serve a a nice dose of reality. And one of the most obvious trends that has been underway for some time now is young people flocking to cities. I think in the scheme of things Ohio's three C's are doing the right thing redeveloping their urban centers. Perhaps in the long run it can turn the tide of young people fleeing the Midwest for better cities with more complete amenities.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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But to get this thread back on track. Kudos to Pittsburgh.

Report shows Pittsburgh region retains, attracts young people - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here's hoping Cincinnati / Cleveland / Columbus can follow suit.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Here's another enlightening article.

Many Major Cities Gain Population Faster Than The Rest Of Their Metro Areas - The Pew Charitable Trusts

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According to some city officials, the movement of people into their cities stems from a growing preference for an urban lifestyle and amenities among baby boomers and young adults, as well as the slowdown in construction in the suburbs.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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My point in all of this in relation to Cincinnati is: With Cincinnati's booming developments (downtown/uptown/etc.) will we follow the national trends? I tend to think so given you can't put housing in OTR fast enough to meet demand.

How about Cleveland in all of this. I understand there is significant development and demand in Cleveland's downtown and elsewhere.

Surely if Pittsburgh can make this sort of comeback then so can Cincy/Cleve.
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