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Old 12-17-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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In many of these cities, there seems to have been little effort to remove the blight or redevelop those areas into something other than what they were. They've been left largely as they were, no matter what degree of decay sets in.

Mississippi has no urban areas of consequence. It is mostly rural poverty, not postindustrial blight like the Midwestern cities I noted.
What is your excuse for Memphis?
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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In many of these cities, there seems to have been little effort to remove the blight or redevelop those areas into something other than what they were. They've been left largely as they were, no matter what degree of decay sets in.

Mississippi has no urban areas of consequence. It is mostly rural poverty, not postindustrial blight like the Midwestern cities I noted.
Jackson is actually the center of a top 100 metro in terms of population. So, that isn't true about having no urban areas of consequence. Every city in this country will have some degree of blight/disinvestment. https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2883...vdhTdy4vWQ!2e0
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Jackson is actually the center of a top 100 metro in terms of population. So, that isn't true about having no urban areas of consequence. Every city in this country will have some degree of blight/disinvestment. https://www.google.com/maps/@32.2883...vdhTdy4vWQ!2e0
None of those images depicted anything coming close to the blight in some Midwest urban areas. Actually, I think they are quite nice. Jackson is not a large urban area, and Mississippi never experienced the booms and busts of the Midwest. It has always been poor.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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None of those images depicted anything coming close to the blight in some Midwest urban areas. Actually, I think they are quite nice. Jackson is not a large urban area, and Mississippi never experienced the booms and busts of the Midwest. It has always been poor.
You are kidding about that streetview, right? If that is the case, then the blight in Midwestern/similar cities isn't that bad then.

Jackson is still a top 100 metro in population. So, it isn't tiny either.

I'm familiar with MS given that my father is from there and I've been there in the past.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yeah, those views reminded me of all kinds of "rust belt" cities. How exactly is that area "quite nice?"
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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What is your excuse for Memphis?
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Yeah, those views reminded me of all kinds of "rust belt" cities. How exactly is that area "quite nice?"
Compared to parts of Detroit, East St. Louis, Gary, Cincinnati, those pictures are not even close to the decay of those areas. If those pictures are so bad then, the overall, the Midwest has nothing to worry about. Some people on this forum are drama queens.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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You are kidding about that streetview, right? If that is the case, then the blight in Midwestern/similar cities isn't that bad then.

Jackson is still a top 100 metro in population. So, it isn't tiny either.

I'm familiar with MS given that my father is from there and I've been there in the past.
No I'm not kidding, and I have family from there as well. Not even close. All I see in those pictures are lower-income neighborhoods with beautiful trees, green grass, and clean streets, which an economic lesson for you does not equal blight.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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No I'm not kidding, and I have family from there as well. Not even close. All I see in those pictures are lower-income neighborhoods with beautiful trees, green grass, and clean streets, which an economic lesson for you does not equal blight.
East St Louis is mostly trees and green grass. There is no difference between the area pictured and most rust belt areas. You need to get out more!
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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No I'm not kidding, and I have family from there as well. Not even close. All I see in those pictures are lower-income neighborhoods with beautiful trees, green grass, and clean streets, which an economic lesson for you does not equal blight.
Stop it. That is no different than the blight you see in Rust Belt cities.
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