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Old 01-27-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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[are really increasing. I should become a prophet!


QUOTE=newportbeachsmostwanted;330941]Boston just finished the bigdig project, and the economy is booming. The city has gotten a huge face lift. Redevelopment projects are at an all time high.

NYC is also doing great. It's the safest it's ever been. It's recovered from 9/11. Strong property values continue to invest billions into the local economy.

LA's is overrun with illegals, but the economy is well-diversified and in 2006 LA was 5th in the US for job growth. Again property values are incredibly high and able to bring in billions of tax dollars.

I also dissagree with their anti-business sentiments, but don't see any clues hinting at a "dooming in the next 20 years."[/quote]
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Default To all my naysayers read it

and weep!

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Believe What You Want To Believe, Take A Look At The Census Bureau's Population Outlook For The Next 30 Years, All 4 Cities
Have Been Having Interregional Shifts In Population And The Migration Of Indrustry, Especially In The Last 15 Years,the Root Cause Can Best Be Understood In Terms Of Changing Demographic,political And Economic Matrix Of The City Combined With Short-sighted Policies Toward Buisness Developement, With This Synergy Continualy Happening, These Cities In 15 Years Will Have A Few Rich People And Large Ghettos, No Political Or Financial Power. This Shift Is Happening And People Have No Idea.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Default Wow post is 2 years old

[This guy knows what he is talking about.

QUOTE=tom bates;330998]Believe What You Want To Believe, Take A Look At The Census Bureau's Population Outlook For The Next 30 Years, All 4 Cities
Have Been Having Interregional Shifts In Population And The Migration Of Indrustry, Especially In The Last 15 Years,the Root Cause Can Best Be Understood In Terms Of Changing Demographic,political And Economic Matrix Of The City Combined With Short-sighted Policies Toward Buisness Developement, With This Synergy Continualy Happening, These Cities In 15 Years Will Have A Few Rich People And Large Ghettos, No Political Or Financial Power. This Shift Is Happening And People Have No Idea.[/quote]
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Um. The cities are still here.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:11 AM
 
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Default Ghost towns, crime

[and upheavel on the way.

QUOTE=CarolinaBredChicagoan;7207816]Um. The cities are still here.[/quote]
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:40 AM
 
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These Once Great Cities Are Headed In A Downward Spiral With No Chance Of Recovery. There Is Little Question These Cities Have Suffered Economic Erosion During The Last Quarter Century.no Single Indicator Captures The Decline Of These Cities More Directly Then Population ,As Americans Vote With Their Feet Against These Areas ' Destructive Economic Policies And Social Policies. Over The Last 5 Years The Above Amentioned Cities Have Lost Approx. 7 To 8 Million Natives Who Have Migrated Outbound, This Continous Exodus Is Happening Now And Is Being Severly Under-reported By The Media. This Large Exodus Is Happening For Multiple Reasons, Please Share Your Ideas On Why.
You Seem To Have A Problem With Capitalization Funnily Enough The Only Non-Capitalized Word On Your Post Comes Right After A Full Stop Try To Correct That It Makes You Come Across As Not Very Smart Thank You
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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Default I is not smart

but i has lots of common sense.

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You Seem To Have A Problem With Capitalization Funnily Enough The Only Non-Capitalized Word On Your Post Comes Right After A Full Stop Try To Correct That It Makes You Come Across As Not Very Smart Thank You
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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What about Philadelphia?
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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What kind of drugs do I have to be on to understand some of these posts? It's just symbols and random words stuffed together.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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You are talking about only 1%-2% of Chicago. Theres more to Chicago than downtown. The city on the whole continues to age, has problems with public schools,crime. Lets be realistic the big older cities are going to be a tough nut to crack, and this economy may setback the progress 10 years.


We're not talking about downtown, we're talking about neighborhoods. Downtown has been booming more than any of the neighborhoods, and is getting overheated.

You don't even have to pay attention to the north side neighborhoods that have certainly been where most of the building and gentrification has taken place.

These are all pics from the past two years of west and south side neighborhoods. All of these pictures are from areas that you wouldn't have even dreamed about building 15 years ago. They were very dangerous, abandoned lots and areas on a steep decline.

Luckly the city took full advantage of the housing boom happening at the same time the city finally recovered from the 70's and 80's.

Crime is down 57% from 1992, and while there are areas that certainly need lots of help (where most of the crime is still happening), there are vast areas that had once been written off that are seriously coming around.

These are all from places you would assume to be "the hood". This is just a very small and random sample I got from Flickr of the south/west.









































The area just west of the Loop was almost a no-mans land during the 80's, but today is one of the hottest areas. Thousands of new units in mid-rises have gone up here.




Many areas were so bad that they're not just rebuilding individual houses or apartments, but are just throwing up entire blocks of new housing on vast open areas.
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