Cities Gaining People? Hardly

Aaron Renn, The Urbanophile, argues that the stats actually show that cities are losing people in their urban cores, not gaining them.
April 4, 2010, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Renn writes, "The sad fact is, many of our urban cores have experienced significant housing abandonment and demolition. So in addition to construction of net new units, there's a countervailing force of reduction. For example, the greater downtown area of Indianapolis has been seeing lots of construction. But the regional center comprehensive plan noted that between 1990 and 2000, the net number of dwelling units actually decreased."

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Published on Friday, April 2, 2010 in New Geography
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