Richard Florida Tells Cities to Stop Shrinking
Florida equates shrinking strategies with urban renewal, an idea he picked up from Roberta Brandes Gratz.
"The record of schemes to revive cities by assembling and remaking neighborhoods is littered with disastrous unintended consequences. People thrown of out their homes, neighborhoods destroyed, historic structures leveled, and the community fabric of too many once great cities ripped to shreds."
He expresses the concern that emptying neighborhoods could end up relocating people from their homes only to hand that land over to developers for mega-projects.