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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM
Status: "Warrior fan no matter the roster" (set 21 days ago)
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Cory Booker has been working pretty hard trying to get people & companies to move to Newark.
I think even in these cities which could use a healthy dose of gentrification, there is some push-back by the local populace who are worried they will be priced out of their own neighborhoods.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Originally Posted by Mutiny77 View Post
I'm guessing there was a big land grab by the city in the 50's?
I have a few street maps of Phoenix from the 1950s, and yes - it's geographical area expanded massively between 1950 and 1970.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
That is a shame about Memphis. Young people like urban environments and I personally think Memphis feels very urban for its size, much more so than Nashville which is very suburban and sprawly. It is very historic and they can/should capitalize on that. It shouldn't ditch the Blues music, Elvis, and BBQ because that's what Memphis is known for, but it could very easily market its urbanity to young people. New Orleans hasn't ditched Jazz culture even though Jazz hasn't been popular for over 50 years. People go there for the culture and vibe. Beale St is a very unique entertainment district. I think what Memphis has going against it is its crime and urban decay. If the city would clean that up, I think it could easily turn itself around. I wouldn't mind living there if it was a safer city.
Good points. Memphis definitely shouldn't neglect to highlight its unique cultural features, but it should incorporate those into a strategy that emphasizes growth and prosperity for the future, much like Nashville has done. The central core of downtown Memphis is actually pretty nice--you've got AutoZone Park, Peabody Place, streetcars, etc., things that some more progressive cities are actually trying to implement (e.g., Charlotte)--but there can be a stark contrast between the nice core and some surrounding neighborhoods. It's almost like, "Am I even in the same city?" The redevelopment opportunities are plentiful in Memphis and I think it's only a matter of time until it starts turning a corner.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Location: "Daytonnati"
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So what cities and towns WANT more growth? Especially where the locals are in agreement and welcoming to newcomers?
Dayton, of all places, is making a special pitch to immigrants from overseas:

per CNN:

Against the grain, Dayton, Ohio, embraces immigrants]Against the Grain Dayton Ohio Embraces Immigrants

..and Fox:

Dayton Ohio Welcoms Immigrants as Policy Point

So if yer a ferriner, c'mon down!
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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[quote=Mutiny77;27186584]I'm guessing there was a big land grab by the city in the 50's?[/QUOTE
It was empty desert surrounding the city then. AC for houses became affordable in the 50's. That decade and the availability of AC units is often talked about in PHX as the point the city could really start growing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Originally Posted by rnc2mbfl View Post
...thus proving Kyle's point.
yes, alas it does ...
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