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Old 06-30-2014, 10:41 AM
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I think the only reason Detroit is so flat and low is because of its depopulation. Apart from demolished areas, Detroit still has a much higher structural density than population density due to it having emptied out over the years. If we looked at Detroit today with a population closer to its peak (say, 1.6 million), it would likely be much less uniform and far higher and denser.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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I think the only reason Detroit is so flat and low is because of its depopulation. Apart from demolished areas, Detroit still has a much higher structural density than population density due to it having emptied out over the years. If we looked at Detroit today with a population closer to its peak (say, 1.6 million), it would likely be much less uniform and far higher and denser.
Good point. Very true. Detroit now has about half its peak population within its city limits, so it makes sense that at its peak it would have been filled in enough to have some dense population nodes.

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