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Old 08-22-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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In a city proper?! Can you give a source / details on that? The state / towns here seem to have a policy of abandoning some roads, but they're in spots where few live.
Yes, Portland has 60 miles of abandoned roads in its city limits, although according to this it's 128 (probably the difference is mostly alleys). Basically, they just annexed a bunch of land and have a general policy to not maintain (abandon) any roads that don't have sidewalks.

http://www.portlandmercury.com/image...eets_study.pdf
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:23 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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When I read the article, from a marketing point of view, I took it that the author was saying that our narrative of millenials tends to be only about a sub-segment of millenials. The main point of the article, to me, was that we need to think broader about what millenials are doing and what their lives are like. I thought that was his point and he showed specific examples to back up that hypothesis.
see Stuff White People Like | This blog is devoted to stuff that white people like
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I'm more interested in the facts presented in the article instead of the narrative Kotkin presented. So here is the list as to where the Millennials are moving to based on Census data provided in the article from 2010 to 2013.

Rank | Metro area | % Change | Growth in Numbers

1: San Antonio | +9.2% | 339,540
2: Riverside/S. Bern.| +8.3+ | 655,077
3: Orlando | +8.1% | 347,825
4: Miami | +7.7% | 771,354
5: Detroit | +6.8% | 540,541
6: Houston | +6.2% | 909,490
7: Denver | +6.0% | 378,353
8: Charlotte | +5.8% | 304,202
9: Seattle | +5.7% | 527,647
10: Va. Beach | +5.6% | 289,621

I was really surprised to see Orlando , Miami & Detroit in the Top 5.
Riverside/San Bernardino?

You realize San Berdoo is a poverty-stricken, crime-filled cesspool. Pretty useless article. Never can such a ghetto compare to Denver/Seattle.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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^ Well they used Census data so I don't know what to say about your assertion.
Millenials are all "stuff white people like" affluent white kids living in trendy neighborhoods in expensive cities, or so the story goes.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Most millenials aren't white, which means people who believe Joel Kotkin don't want to live anywhere near them.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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Yes, Portland has 60 miles of abandoned roads in its city limits, although according to this it's 128 (probably the difference is mostly alleys). Basically, they just annexed a bunch of land and have a general policy to not maintain (abandon) any roads that don't have sidewalks.

http://www.portlandmercury.com/image...eets_study.pdf
So the city annexes the land, accepts ownership and control over the roads, but denies any responsibility for maintaining them... and wonders why they go to pot. I'm shocked, shocked, that adjacent property owners don't independently maintain city-owned infrastructure.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:40 AM
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Most millenials aren't white, which means people who believe Joel Kotkin don't want to live anywhere near them.
Seriously?
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:03 PM
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Seriously?
what's the part you're questioning?
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:13 PM
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what's the part you're questioning?
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Most millenials aren't white,
Really, I didn't think it was that hard to devine from that short a post.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:22 PM
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Really, I didn't think it was that hard to devine from that short a post.
I thought it could have been the Joel Kotkin comment I wasn't sure so I asked. I don't think it's correct, either, but it didn't see so obviously wrong I'd call it out without checking first. Checking...

Assuming Millennials were those born from 1979-1989:

59.6% of those were non-hispanic white (2009 numbers). There's not a single age group where non-hispanic whites aren't the majority in 2009, though for those under 10 it's just barely over 10. Of course, in California the majority of Millennials aren't non-hispanic white, which might be the reason for wburg's assumption.

https://www.census.gov/compendia/sta...es/12s0010.pdf
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