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Old 10-17-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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^^^ But then you are just taking over an area and revitalizing it to attract people with more money. The people who lived there can no longer afford to live there and are pushed out. You're not getting rid of the problem, you're just displacing it. They have to go somewhere.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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^^^ But then you are just taking over an area and revitalizing it to attract people with more money. The people who lived there can no longer afford to live there and are pushed out. You're not getting rid of the problem, you're just displacing it. They have to go somewhere.
It's a tricky situation. I do know we can't continue to let part of the urban core languish just because it might displace people.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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There are no instances of where an urban core has gone downhill where the suburbs did not suffer as well. That is kind of like saying that I am not going to worry about why my basement is starting to get really moldy and smelly, I will just spend more time upstairs to get away from it. Eventually the foundation will collapse and the whole house (metro ) is ruined. I wonder how many people want to move the suburbs of Detroit, Buffalo or Cleveland ? Better examples are Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Portland where entire metro areas have become more desirable, not because the inner city was abandoned, but the opposite, because it was revitalized.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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^ exactly.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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The whites moving back into cities (DC, Baltimore) for the most part are your wealthy, liberal/progressive elitist, not your working, conservative, middle class people.
Not really. It's a much more diverse demographic than that.

I'm not really even sure what your point is. My point is that people (and not just white people) and companies are moving back into what were decaying urban neighborhoods/industrial areas, in huge numbers in many cities.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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^^^ But then you are just taking over an area and revitalizing it to attract people with more money. The people who lived there can no longer afford to live there and are pushed out. You're not getting rid of the problem, you're just displacing it. They have to go somewhere.
And what's wrong with that?
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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Not really. It's a much more diverse demographic than that.

I'm not really even sure what your point is. My point is that people (and not just white people) and companies are moving back into what were decaying urban neighborhoods/industrial areas, in huge numbers in many cities.
The point is that it's a lopsided group of people moving into urban areas. Traditional/nuclear families, middle class income, conservative working parents with children are not moving back into urban areas.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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The point is that it's a lopsided group of people moving into urban areas. Traditional/nuclear families, middle class income, conservative working parents with children are not moving back into urban areas.
You could say the same thing about who moves to single family developments in the suburbs.

What's your point?
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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You could say the same thing about who moves to single family developments in the suburbs.

What's your point?
Baltimore is not the city to hold up to KC as a place it should strive to become.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Baltimore is not the city to hold up to KC as a place it should strive to become.
You are not making sense and you likely know nothing about Baltimore other than what you see on CNN.

Baltimore has a freaking ton of office, hotel, and residential construction going up in the downtown area and other areas along the harbor and many vibrant neighborhoods. Baltimore has many times the downtown development in the works compared to KC. Another company just announced today they were moving downtown.

Yes, Baltimore has crime and ghetto problems in parts of the city. But KC has no room to talk when it comes to that.

So again, what is your point? You didn't answer me. Families generally move to single family homes in the burbs, while it's extremely popular to move into cities for young people, empty nesters etc. Why is this a problem?
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