The Shrinking Cities Trend

Research shows that for every two cities that are growing, three are shrinking.
February 6, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Some cities that were bustling centers of commerce just a generation ago have become modern-day Pompeiis... The shrinking city syndrome is leaving planners and city officials with, among other things, the challenge of preserving and reusing buildings with architectural and cultural interest... research by Shrinking Cities has revealed that planned development is often counterproductive. And buildings left vacant often lend themselves to curious and unexpected uses that can trigger development at the grass-roots level."

Thanks to Maya Sarkar

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Published on Thursday, February 5, 2004 in The New York Times
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