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Old 10-10-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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After about 6-8 years of strong growth, the burbs are ramping up again. How is it in your city? Could this be from a generation that has grown out of a phase and are beginning to settle down? Could this be from gentrification and high taxes pushing the average out of the city? Could this be from the inner city problems never being solved and people give up?
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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After about 6-8 years of strong growth, the burbs are ramping up again. How is it in your city? Could this be from a generation that has grown out of a phase and are beginning to settle down? Could this be from gentrification and high taxes pushing the average out of the city? Could this be from the inner city problems never being solved and people give up?
Can you provide me with some articles or data to back up these assertions?
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:14 AM
 
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After about 6-8 years of strong growth, the burbs are ramping up again. How is it in your city? Could this be from a generation that has grown out of a phase and are beginning to settle down? Could this be from gentrification and high taxes pushing the average out of the city? Could this be from the inner city problems never being solved and people give up?
Fail.

A Big City Growth Revival? | Brookings Institution
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:09 AM
 
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From reading about it, I actually thought it was the opposite...

Americans especially the younger generations want to run away from the "buy a house in the burbs, raise a family, buy an SUV, and go to the closest shopping mall for family entertainment!

Younger American and a growing number of older Americans are demanding cities with organized neighborhoods, pedestrianized areas, bike riding zones all over the city, greener, more efficient, massive organized public transportation and less urban sprawl.

In a matter of decades most American cities are going to look like cities all over Latin America, Europe or Asia (very large inner core dense and business oriented and full of small businesses, with neighborhoods that have their own personality and socioeconomic status, parks, pedestrian areas every where, and massive organized public transportation, while the massive shopping malls, along with the walmarts and targets will be all in the outskirts of the cities towards the less densely populated suburbias.

You can say good bye to the SUV and suburban sprawl.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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Yeah, OP, care to provide any sort of statistics or information to back up those conclusions other than your assertions? If "gentrification" is occurring, doesn't that mean that people are moving into the neighborhoods being gentrified, challenging your assumption that growth there is slowing?

Suburban growth is ramping up because the economy is ramping up overall--but growth in many downtowns is rocketing up.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There is a lot of buildings under construction in my city right now, with a huge growth expected to happen in the next 20 years.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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In a matter of decades most American cities are going to look like cities all over Latin America, Europe or Asia (very large inner core dense and business oriented and full of small businesses, with neighborhoods that have their own personality and socioeconomic status, parks, pedestrian areas every where, and massive organized public transportation, while the massive shopping malls, along with the walmarts and targets will be all in the outskirts of the cities towards the less densely populated suburbias.
Wrong, actually... because with gentrification comes the chain stores, and something of a homogenization in the "personality" of the neighborhoods. In effect, you see the suburbanization of the city.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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A lot more boomers are leaving for more rural areas with small towns. No need to be by work in retirement. 10k a day said to last the next 13 years. With them being 26% of population they will also take other workers with them that are younger to service their needs
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