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Old 10-17-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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What are some of the problems on the growing list of growing communities?

Some I can think of:

-Organized crime (gangs)
-Traffic congestion due to suburban development AND poor planning
-Gentrification
-Decaying downtowns (or in suburbs or ex-urb or boom-burb creating a gathering place)
-Dying enclosed malls and outdoor malls
-Lack of affordable housing
-Segregation
-Lack of sales tax revenue
-Finding water
-Corruption in local city government
-Unbalanced pay for city employees like firefighters and police officers
-Lack of a diverse economic workforce
-Too much urban sprawl and not enough urban infill
-Lack of organic grocery markets or high-end retailers

And also examples of each would be cool!
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Gangs are hardly organized these days.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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these are the one I came up with

.homeless
.harder to find jobs
.pollution
.traffic jams
.accidents
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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-Gentrification
That's hardly a problem.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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I need some small town things.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: USA
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Many cities in the Rust Belt were suffering and still suffering from urban decay. Cities such as Cleveland, St Louis, and Detroit have this issue. When WW2 was going on in the 40's many factories were located right outside of downtown but once the war ended these factories shut down and many people moved out. Inner suburbs aren't growing as fast as outer suburbs in America these days. If i had to make a list i'd include

De-Industrialization and Urban Decay - St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Bridgeport, Buffalo, Camden
Traffic - Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco
High Unemployment - Fresno, Stockton, Atlantic City, Rockford
Losing Population - Canton, Gary, Flint, Buffalo, Scranton, Youngstown
Poverty - Cincinnati, Toledo, Newark, Hartford
Crime - Memphis, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, Oakland
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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The "decaying cities" are rising...hold off on the post-mortems.

Young Professionals Flocking To Detroit - Business Insider
An Urban Revival in the Rust Belt - US News
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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What are some of the problems on the growing list of growing communities?

Some I can think of:

-Organized crime (gangs)
-Traffic congestion due to suburban development AND poor planning
-Gentrification
-Decaying downtowns (or in suburbs or ex-urb or boom-burb creating a gathering place)
-Dying enclosed malls and outdoor malls
-Lack of affordable housing
-Segregation
-Lack of sales tax revenue
-Finding water
-Corruption in local city government
-Unbalanced pay for city employees like firefighters and police officers
-Lack of a diverse economic workforce
-Too much urban sprawl and not enough urban infill
-Lack of organic grocery markets or high-end retailers

And also examples of each would be cool!
Corruption in local government? Pick a municipality in NJ, any municipality. Except maybe Tavistock.

Decaying downtowns: Bloomfield, NJ and West Orange, NJ among others. With a walkable downtown being the "in" thing, towns with downtowns that are pretty dead are at a disadvantage.

Dying enclosed malls and outdoor malls: Pottstown, PA has the (enclosed) Coventry Mall, which was dead, revived when the Pottstown area started to revive, and now seems to be dying again. There's the infamous Xanadu/American Dream mall in East Rutherford, NJ; not really dead, but a project that never was completed.

Gentrification and lack of affordable housing are a feature; just ask any of the rich people living in the towns which have them.

Traffic: Pick any municipality in northern NJ, or the US 422 corridor in PA, or anywhere near the Schuylkill Expressway or I-270 in MD or the Capitol or Baltimore beltways or anything near Atlanta or South Florida or California... is there anywhere that doesn't have traffic issues that isn't completely dead?
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Pension costs. They over promised pension benefits they can't pay. The problem is aggravated by low investment returns and longer life spans.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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The population of Detroit has been in perpetual decline. Flock as they may, the results (increasing population) aren't there yet.
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