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Old 01-23-2015, 09:27 AM
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60 Years of Urban Change: Northeast | The Institute for Quality Communities

Have fun sliding through! Philadelphia looks like the only city shown (might also be true of NYC, but it will be shown later) that didn't get large-scale demolision: beside one relatively narrow expressway, not much was touched. In fact a few vacant lots were redeveloped. Boston had some drastic alterations, Baltimore even more so. A number of smaller cities (Rochester, Hartford as well).
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:45 PM
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All this bemoaning about changes over time in cities, did people bemoan the emptying of rural areas as people left the land to go live in cities??? I doubt it now the cities (in many cases) have changed as population & employment centers have shifted out of city centers and into the suburbs and with technology even beyond back to the rural areas. Some could say that the cycle has just completely gone around and they are back where they started...
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:17 PM
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Did you go through the maps?
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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Providence and Albany were pretty bad, looks like Albany lost something roughly equivalent to Center Square, and Providence lost a ton all over. Philadelphia still lost a few blocks for the convention centre, and others here and there, but yeah, it wasn't too bad.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:26 AM
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Sliders for western US downtowns are out:

60 Years of Urban Change: West | The Institute for Quality Communities
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:03 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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For as much trashing as Raleigh seems to get here on C-D for not being urban, I am happy to see that city leaders made very good decisions back in the day that have preserved its core. I have a condo on the edge of DT Raleigh and what makes the city special is that its core bleeds seamlessly into its edge neighborhoods that date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. While the size of the historical core of the city reflects a city of much less than 100K, not having freeways bind it allows the core to continue to expand to accommodate its growing population of residents and businesses. The amount of activity happening now in DT Raleigh is stunning for a city its size and tremendous change is being ushered in. Fortunately for the residents, much of this change is being built within the historical context instead of in spite of it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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Have fun sliding through! Philadelphia looks like the only city shown (might also be true of NYC, but it will be shown later) that didn't get large-scale demolision: beside one relatively narrow expressway, not much was touched. In fact a few vacant lots were redeveloped. Boston had some drastic alterations, Baltimore even more so. A number of smaller cities (Rochester, Hartford as well).
Two highways (I-95 N/S in the east, the Vine Street Expressway E-W near top of frame) in Philadelphia, but did you notice it also got a block wider in the lower right?
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:51 PM
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Two highways (I-95 N/S in the east, the Vine Street Expressway E-W near top of frame) in Philadelphia, but did you notice it also got a block wider in the lower right?
Nope. Now I did. Vine Street Expressway looks like it got squeezed neatly in its western 2/3rd but removed a bunch of blocks in its eastern third.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:04 PM
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The person who wrote up Denver doesn't live here. How do I know that? Well, for one thing, the road that wraps around downtown to the west, while technically is US 87/I-25, is NEVER referred to as 87, but ALWAYS referred to as I-25/The Valley (Platte River Valley) Highway.

Interstate 25 in Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The route is concurrent with U.S. Highway 87 through the entire length of the state. I-25 replaced U.S. Highway 87 and most of U.S. Highway 85 for through traffic.

Historical nicknames for this route have included the Valley Highway (through Denver), Monument Valley Highway (through Colorado Springs), and the Pueblo Freeway (through Pueblo). Within El Paso County, the route has been dedicated as the Ronald Reagan Highway.[2][3] In Pueblo County, the route is called John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway."

Also, I believe this statement is a bit of hyperbole: "This area included the working-class Auraria neighborhood, which was destroyed in the 1970s and is now the site of the University of Colorado Denver campus."
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:24 PM
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The person who wrote up Denver doesn't live here. How do I know that? Well, for one thing, the road that wraps around downtown to the west, while technically is US 87/I-25, is NEVER referred to as 87, but ALWAYS referred to as I-25/The Valley (Platte River Valley) Highway.
I doubt the writer does, its's from the University of Oklahoma. I have a habit of referring to highways by the numbers. I got into an argument with a local he told me "no one calls it by that"; my response: "its still an official number for it, so its a name, too!"
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