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Old 11-25-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Why are people leaving these big cities then?
They aren't Boston Grew by 30,000, DC grew by about 30,000 too, only Chicago lost population of the cities listed.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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I just got finished reading it. What he's saying is that these urban communities have tight regulations in zoning, which prevents the development of new housing. Since there are more demand than supply in urban housing, prices become competitive, which puts a gridlock on middle income Americans.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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They aren't Boston Grew by 30,000, DC grew by about 30,000 too, only Chicago lost population of the cities listed.

More people are leaving than coming in.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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this professor from Chicago school of Urban studies or something along those lines told mayors that the cities of the future should be enclaves for the rich
JK, If you could dig up the name of this professor it would be appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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More people are leaving than coming in.
Then how did the population grow?
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Then how did the population grow?

More people are leaving than going in.

These cities' populations are growing because of the influx of highly skilled people. While this is going on, middle income people are leaving in droves.


http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...FREE/902059930
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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A Leg Up: World's Largest Cities No Longer Homes of Upward Mobility | Joel Kotkin
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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"Many urban scholars saw the 1990s as a breakthrough decade for cities, but it may have been their high watermark for growth," says Robert Lang, urban studies professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas who analyzed the 2010 Census data. "The recession was supposed to help cities by holding people in place, but it appears for now as if it slowed urban development."
While some cities attracted young professionals and empty-nesters to new downtown condos (Washington, D.C., lost black residents but grew 5.2% to 601,723 after losing almost 6% in the '90s), most did not lure enough to offset other losses.
Most major U.S. cities show population declines - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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For the educated.

Working class people have been leaving DC in high numbers in the last 10 years. The population gain is due to opportunities for educated people(elite to some extent).
Chicago is the same case. The downtown area of high priced condos went up in population by 50,000. The gentrified north side of the city was stable or slightly growing since most families and housing units with multiple people in them were pushed out for newer units with single professionals or people without kids.

The black population on the south and west sides of the city counted 180,000 fewer people. Basically the entire population loss was in the more rough areas of town, while the more wealthy areas grew in population and physical size (as far as what areas are now gentrified that weren't 10 years ago).
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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More people are leaving than going in.

These cities' populations are growing because of the influx of highly skilled people. While this is going on, middle income people are leaving in droves.


http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...FREE/902059930
So skilled people aren't people?
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