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Old 10-29-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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From many angles, Cincinnati seems to be stuck in a rut. It's not quite as hopeless as Detroit, but it's worlds away from Columbus. I believe population has a big role in this. If Cincinnati could get back to half a million, even 450,000, I could see the city taking off (rather quickly) to 700,000 and possibly further. This would work miracles for Cincinnati's image, entertainment scene, economy and the city core that's currently rotting. With that said, what would you do to get people back in the city?
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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Here's a graph showing Cincinnati's population patterns. This is for the city, not MSA:




Where the lines cross is at 2016.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:24 AM
 
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Entertainment. Im bored out my mind!!! I moved here from Chicago so it was a major change for me. When I want to have fun and Im bored with Newport I go to Columbus, Louisville, or Indianapolis. I cant wait to move to a big city next year...
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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To me, it sounds like you are single and can't find a man babigyrl. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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Entertainment. Im bored out my mind!!! I moved here from Chicago so it was a major change for me. When I want to have fun and Im bored with Newport I go to Columbus, Louisville, or Indianapolis. I cant wait to move to a big city next year...
That sucks you have to go to Indy to have fun becasue it sucks here as well.

On another note if they get The Banks project finished that should help as well as the possible streetcar system which would make OTR a hot spot will help as well.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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babigyrl5, what kinds of things are you into? Maybe I can help in your nightlife search.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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to get people back into the city, I would build a streetcar system connecting the urban core. the city was built around streetcar lines. they will provide connectivity and allow higher population density by reducing the numbers of automobiles needed per person. They will also spur well over a billion dollars in economic develop.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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With that said, what would you do to get people back in the city?
Reduce crime, or at least the public perception of it

Work to revitalize all the neighborhoods, not just a select few (grrr)

Improve the school system -- Face it, public schools are one of the big reasons people avoid/move out of the city. Of course CPS is not a complete sinkhole -- except maybe for the board and administration -- but again, it's the public perception that hurts the district.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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I think the better question isn't "what do you?", but "how do you do it?"
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Even though I miss Cincinnati.. (left for the DC region last yr)
I never plan on moving back. The main thing that made us leave was the job market. We are a AA, educated couple and making the low salaries offered just wasn't cutting it. Lowballing was terrible. We both make waaayyyyy more than we could ever make in Cincy (and yes it costs more here) but we are in roles and companies that are truly diverse, opportunity for growth and advancement.

"We" found Cincy lacking in things to do for fun. We miss the food though.
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