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Old 06-10-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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While it's true, people today believe inner city's are more dangerous.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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New Orleans could get a little bigger. I look at New Orleans and it reminds me of Amsterdam. Terrain and location-wise, both are similar. Only difference being climate. If New Orleans could follow the example of what Amsterdam has done, it could become a bigger city.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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That's a misconception though, a huge misconception. There is nothing safe about sprawl as some of the most sprawled out metros are the most dangerous, while NYC on the other hand is one of the safest large cities in the country. I honestly don't understand how people are naive enough to buy that.
One the of the reasons why NYC is safe because of NYC's beefed-up security and law enforcement agencies because of 9/11, before then NY was one of the most dangerous cities and still are in some parts of the city like South Bronx and Brooklyn.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I went to a closed door meeting last week with my company and we are talking about expansion and large growing markets across the country on a list were shown to the meeting...it was good to see that New Orleans (city proper) is projected to grow by 110,000 in the next 5 years. Have to admit, though, that I am not totally surprised.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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One the of the reasons why NYC is safe because of NYC's beefed-up security and law enforcement agencies because of 9/11, before then NY was one of the most dangerous cities and still are in some parts of the city like South Bronx and Brooklyn.
The keyword here is safe. Regardless of what they did, it remains safe while being the antithesis of suburbia at the same time. It's also proof that the core and more dense parts of a city can be safer than the areas around it. The turn around in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn were in the making before 911, however.

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I went to a closed door meeting last week with my company and we are talking about expansion and large growing markets across the country on a list were shown to the meeting...it was good to see that New Orleans (city proper) is projected to grow by 110,000 in the next 5 years. Have to admit, though, that I am not totally surprised.
Great news!
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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110,000 in 5 years? So nearly 200,000 by the next census..
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Yeah, how that number can be accurate I don't know... that's a projection of around 30% growth in five years. Not believing it, no matter how optimistic about the city I am.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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The city grew 58% since Katrina on through the 2010 census.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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In terms of population & economic scale I think the city has alot of growing to do. In terms of geographical size... not much.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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I've been wondering if New Orleans can become bigger than Atlanta and Houston or maybe Los Angeles if the city can grow larger in a few years by adding more business buidlings and such. Just wondering.
No. It would take decades at least for New Orleans to get that big even if everything went in its favor and against those other cities.
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