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Old 10-18-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Things are not looking good for the rust belt right now. That doesn't mean it couldn't change in the future. Cities do have their up and down times.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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With the US population supposed to reach 400 million in 30 years many of those cities will not be dying forever. Large areas, which are now beautiful rural countryside in New England, PA, NJ and especially the South all the way to central Texas are going to be developed. Those old "dying" cities in the North which are still surrounded by nice farms and forests might become desirable compared to huge areas of endless sprawl.

Also with the Greenhouse effect - the weather in Ohio, Michigan, New York etc. might not seem so bad!
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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I'd have to say that having not been to Cleveland since 1969 and going there two years ago;I was shocked.Even My sister-in-law who was raised there says she is shocked evrytime she vists about very two years. I know I was shcoked going back to my parents area of pennsyvnnia that I visted very year thru the 70's.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, they don't just count downtown, thy have to count the entire city limits and maybe even the entire metro, but some of those are quite accurate...... and some not so much I agree.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I was surprised Detroit wasn't #1. Cincinnati wasn't on their list. Is it and Columbus the only cities in Ohio doing well?
Flint and Detroit are definetly at the point of no return, but Ann Arbor a thriving college town is right nearby, I'd say Columbus is doing alright and surprisingly Indianapolis seems better each year.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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With the US population supposed to reach 400 million in 30 years many of those cities will not be dying forever. Large areas, which are now beautiful rural countryside in New England, PA, NJ and especially the South all the way to central Texas are going to be developed. Those old "dying" cities in the North which are still surrounded by nice farms and forests might become desirable compared to huge areas of endless sprawl.

Also with the Greenhouse effect - the weather in Ohio, Michigan, New York etc. might not seem so bad!
No, northern New England will not see much growth due to the fact that COL is quite high, good paying jobs are fairly scarce, and a lot of the land is preserved as conservation, which will not be developed.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Meh. I see my future city isn't on that list (yet!)
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Binghamton, NY
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Binghamton, NY - Fastest declining city anywhere, excluding the University.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I was surprised Detroit wasn't #1. Cincinnati wasn't on their list. Is it and Columbus the only cities in Ohio doing well?
columbus is the only city in ohio that's truly doing well. cincinnati isn't doing well at all, but it has the biggest white-collar business base in ohio, so that probably had something to do with it. the cities on the list only have a few corporations that continue to downsize their local operations.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Binghamton, NY - Fastest declining city anywhere, excluding the University.
Yet apparently according to Forbes you're blowing us out of the water just down the road here in Scranton.
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