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Old Yesterday, 02:23 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Greenville SC will see rediculous population growth and the woodruff road connector will have done nothing to keep up with 2030 population.
Jacksonville proper will grow probably to 1.5 million by 2030. Jacksonville has such a large area where it can have the population of NYC and still have room for growth. Jacksonville is a pretty conservative city so it'll take a long time before it reaches its full potential but being a major city in Florida, having access to two of the biggest interstates (i-95 and i-10) in the US, and it being a port-city gives it a huge advantage over a lot of cities. Jacksonville shows that it can be a viable city to live but it just going to take some time to improve.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
 
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I'll do DC & Baltimore because economically they affect each other wether you like it or not (a blight in different ways)

DC will finish most of its large scale developments and probably start plateauing in population around 800-850k due to space constraints and CoL rivaling SF & NYC in the city core. DC's metro will probably ballon to 7 million as residents are priced out of the city and flood the suburbs further cushioned by its public transportation projects being complete at that point.

Baltimore will be undergoing a even more drastic change demographic/economic change. By this point I'd imagine the population will start to gradually rise again to pre 2010 levels, but the tax base will resemble DC. Large infill projects and massive redevelopments in dystopian neighborhoods will lead to substantially more tech/government jobs (i.e Port Covington) further making self sustaining growth. Baltimore's metro will be well north of 3 million as it absorbs residents priced out of DC and it grows it's own tech/medical industry.

In regards to infastructure.. by 2030 the North Corridor is supposed to be rebuilt for the new-gen Acela's to compete with the airline companies so rail in both cities will be substantially more emphasized as traffic will be even more congested in the metros. Dulles, Reagan & BWI airports will continue to grow (BWI will probably need a 3rd runaway at this point). Baltimore's Helen Delich Bentley Port/Trade Point Atlantic will balloon into the largest distribution hub overtaking NJ-NY port due to location advantage w/ the rebuilding of the Howard Street Tunnel.

I still don't see them becoming one integrated metro until at least 2040.

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Old Yesterday, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Chicago's outer-suburban counties will decline in population as the generations that like that kind of living will be dying out (or moving out to WI/IN or AZ/FL). Cook County might start ticking up again, as the black outflow decelerates and Chicago becomes an increasingly attractive, affordable alternative to NYC/SF/Seattle/LA/DC.

We might see a couple new light rail/streetcar lines (separate from the L) in core North Side neighborhoods to serve the yuppie/hipster population that's too cool to ride the bus.

Chicago's Asian population will get to at least half of its black population.

Chicago's MSA will probably not merge with adjoining ones like Milwaukee, Rockford, and South Bend. There's just too much undeveloped land in between and not enough incentive to develop it.
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Chicago's outer-suburban counties will decline in population as the generations that like that kind of living will be dying out (or moving out to WI/IN or AZ/FL). Cook County might start ticking up again, as the black outflow decelerates and Chicago becomes an increasingly attractive, affordable alternative to NYC/SF/Seattle/LA/DC.

We might see a couple new light rail/streetcar lines (separate from the L) in core North Side neighborhoods to serve the yuppie/hipster population that's too cool to ride the bus.

Chicago's Asian population will get to at least half of its black population.

Chicago's MSA will probably not merge with adjoining ones like Milwaukee, Rockford, and South Bend. There's just too much undeveloped land in between and not enough incentive to develop it.
The only realistic post I've seen. Everyone else seems to have quite a rosy view. Kudos to mentioning positives and negatives.
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Old Today, 12:23 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Chicago's outer-suburban counties will decline in population as the generations that like that kind of living will be dying out (or moving out to WI/IN or AZ/FL). Cook County might start ticking up again, as the black outflow decelerates and Chicago becomes an increasingly attractive, affordable alternative to NYC/SF/Seattle/LA/DC.

We might see a couple new light rail/streetcar lines (separate from the L) in core North Side neighborhoods to serve the yuppie/hipster population that's too cool to ride the bus.

Chicago's Asian population will get to at least half of its black population.

Chicago's MSA will probably not merge with adjoining ones like Milwaukee, Rockford, and South Bend. There's just too much undeveloped land in between and not enough incentive to develop it.
Friend of mine just moved to Chicago from Maryland a month or so ago. She's in love with it, def a great alternative to the coastal cities, and it will continue to be attractive IMO. Overall mostly agreed with your post. As a metro, i think weather and other factors will tame it's overall growth, but the city and Cook County overall could still see infill in key areas.
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Old Today, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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My city didn't change a bit in the past ten years, why would it change in the next ten?
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Old Today, 07:43 PM
 
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where i see MY city in 10 years is under water.
financial?
ocean?
wish i knew.
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