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Old 03-11-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Pittsburgh made a population comeback by cutting it's 1950 population in half. We have really bad traffic problems and I'm not looking forward to it getting twice as bad. We would do well to lose even more of the population.
Wow pretty pathetic.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Denver added land in the 1990's, annexing (with voter approval) a portion of Adams County for construction of DIA. That almost doubled the physical size of the city. I know there are many industrial/commercial areas out there and the old Stapleton Airport has been redeveloped for residential use. I don't know if that is totally responsible for the resurgence, but most likely has contributed to that growth.
Denver has added over 5000 (or close to it) homes in the Stapleton site plus a fair amount of growth out toward DIA. But it has also increased density within the urban core. All around downtown it's amazing how many parking lots have become condos/row homes/apartments. LoDo (lower downtown) was a crumbling warehouse area 20 years ago and now its filled with residents, bars, restaurants, etc. Five highrise condo towers were completed within the last couple years. Denver actually embraces higher density and has re-zoned all along the Colfax corridor for higher density.

I think the growth just makes the city more attractive and people want to live "in the city" now. I don't see the growth slowing down anytime soon. There's even a website dedicated to infill in Denver, denverinfill.com
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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in 1970 Atlanta had 496,973
in 1980 Altanta had 425,022
in 2010 Atlanta had 420,003

*according to Wikipedia.
US Census projections all thru the last decade had Atlanta gaining big time in the central city. The 2009 estimate had it up to 540,000. To be 120k off is strange.

A lot of public housing n less desirable areas was demolished which offset a lot of density infill development in more sought after areas. Interesting thing, white population went from 36% to 39% of the city while black population went from 64% to 54%. All the suburban counties saw large percentage gains in minority populations. Atlanta's prosperous black middle class headed for the burbs just like the whites did in previous decades.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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US Census projections all thru the last decade had Atlanta gaining big time in the central city. The 2009 estimate had it up to 540,000. To be 120k off is strange.

A lot of public housing n less desirable areas was demolished which offset a lot of density infill development in more sought after areas. Interesting thing, white population went from 36% to 39% of the city while black population went from 64% to 54%. All the suburban counties saw large percentage gains in minority populations. Atlanta's prosperous black middle class headed for the burbs just like the whites did in previous decades.

The city population is way off, ATL got screwed on this one.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:13 PM
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US Census projections all thru the last decade had Atlanta gaining big time in the central city. The 2009 estimate had it up to 540,000. To be 120k off is strange.

A lot of public housing n less desirable areas was demolished which offset a lot of density infill development in more sought after areas. Interesting thing, white population went from 36% to 39% of the city while black population went from 64% to 54%. All the suburban counties saw large percentage gains in minority populations. Atlanta's prosperous black middle class headed for the burbs just like the whites did in previous decades.
Interesting that this is brought up. One thing I have found is this. As the population of some cities has increased, the overall Black population(in terms of percentage and sometimes raw numbers) has decreased. San Francisco's population has jumped alot since the 1980's. It's Black population has decreased alot. Same with Atlanta, same with Chicago. Factors to consider. Could it be economic? Social? Alot to look at both on a macro and micro level.
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