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Old 03-22-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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well these are the predicitons from here

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Much of the private lands in the east is going to be paved over

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Get the latest addition of a Rand McNally atlas and you will see that already suprisingly major parts of Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey are yellow (developed). Florida of course, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Ohio, Virginia and Georgia are places where developers are having a field day. Sadly the beautiful Hudson valley is also being targeted.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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On a further note, there is absolutely NO FEDERAL PLANNING on this issue. For instance, no one in Washington is considering what overpopulation is doing to California, its economy, state budget, traffic congestion, schools, air quality, environment or even where they are going to get their drinking water from.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Obviously I'm biased, but the Great Lakes region is primed for a comeback. Plenty of under-utilized space in the cities, and one of the few regions that doesn't have to worry about water supply.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Obviously I'm biased, but the Great Lakes region is primed for a comeback. Plenty of under-utilized space in the cities, and one of the few regions that doesn't have to worry about water supply.
Probably, we are going to need all the housing we can get to find room for 100+ million people. Sadly alot rural lands that people take for granted are going to go under the knife for suburbs, exurbs and vacation homes. My grandmother remembers when Nassau county on Long Island was still half farmland, now we are down to saving farms in far eastern Suffolk.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Well, they are going to go to the cities, of course, same as everybody else. This means that the population of many cities will double or more. Toledo, Youngstown and Harrisburg will be as large as Columbus and Indianapolis are today. Indianapolis and Columbus will be as big as Seattle and Atlanta. Seattle and Atlanta will be as big as Boston and Detroit, which in turn will be as big as present-day Chicago and Washington/Baltimore. Fresno and Greenville SC will be as big as cities that today support NFL and MLB teams.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Hopefully people will come to their senses and start planning for this kind of growth, not waiting before more people bog down the infastructure before doing something about it.

I think the sunbelt boom is nearing its end, and most northern cities will make a comeback within 20 years. Population will then grow more or less evenly in the north and the south, and I only hope that the road, rail, water, power, and emergancy serivces systems can keep pace.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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A "good" plan for this mess would be to stop ALL immigration, legal, and illegal.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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A "good" plan for this mess would be to stop ALL immigration, legal, and illegal.
Agreed. No excuse whatsoever for not securing the borders ~ they should have done that almost 20 years ago.

Right now there should be a moratorium on legal immigration, too, until the economy recovers.

But back to the actual question. . .

We will see more vertical cities, much like Hong Kong. Cities that fight those kinds of buildings, like San Francisco, will give in. Glad I'll be dead then.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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A "good" plan for this mess would be to stop ALL immigration, legal, and illegal.
Or they could send all the illegal immigrants back home (the police knocks on doors in the cities where a lot of illegals live), and only allow people who speak perfect english to be citizens. There are lots of people around the world who do, and they would integrate very fast, instead of having millions of spanish-speaking people.
And, they could end the war on drugs and save billions of dollars.

But my personal opinion is that the borders should be completely open and that most taxes and public services should be abolished. In that way, only hard-working people would stay in the country.
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