Re: Re: The Irish Town â€“ Dying At The Crossroads?
A good solution – the fragmentation of US cities into many smaller cities doesn’t help from a taxbase pofv. You can have all these people working in the downtown core, but living in the satellite cities where they pay their property and school taxes. Making the cities smaller by demolition seems sensible – saves money on extensive and expensive infrastructure.
Most US cities have attractive downtown areas but no use for them – retail has left and there isnt enough of a creative class to want to live in the old warehouses etc, so they sit empty. That picture of Detroit is a good example of that. Some Canadian cities are heading the same way….