Reasons and Options for Shrinking Cities

As cities like Detroit show major population losses in the enumeration of the 2010 Census, experts discuss why cities are shrinking on this episode of the Diane Rehm Show.

Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, and urban planning experts discuss why cities are shrinking and what options they have.

"Despite the fact that we've had large amounts of immigration over the past ten years, the growth of the overall population from natural increases is smaller than it was before," said Groves.

Full Story: America's Shrinking Cities


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