View Full Version : are some cities beyond repair?

05-13-2009, 08:50 AM
honestly, the more i see of detroit i think they should just cancel that one. why bother. job market is leaving. infrastructure is crumbling, state is disinterested, hoes are losing weight... all together it would take a miracle to bring this shit back to life.

same for a bunch of other cities.

obama needs to set up a commission to commence fire sales on a series of lost cause cities. that shit would raise some revenue to help relocate the denizens to their new moon-home (once the moon-base is complete).

Olive Oil Goombah
05-13-2009, 08:59 AM
well, thats what happens when you base your local economy on one thing only.

If GM moves its plant out to the suburbs, than that suburb will get larger.

Thats the thing with alot of these rustbelt cities that were very large like Detroit, Cleveland...a major chunk of the population just migrated to the suburbs because the city never properly handled its business.

Altho the combo of white flight and business leaving left them with their hands tied.

If they do rebuild the city, it will be from the inside out....revitalizing downtown, getting people to go there and eventually live there and getting businesses to come there with tax free rebates for a certain amount of years to stop them from moving to the suburbs.

But really, if you have some money, why wouldn't you live inthe burbs if your from these areas? The school systems are much better, its cleaner, safer, you have a yard and the city services are usually much better.

05-13-2009, 09:07 AM
exactly. its really hard for cities to re-attract affluent people into the downtown. even though people want to experience the energy of big cities, that energy does not attract people until it includes a strong sense of safety. in the case of detroit, massive dollars would be required to fund revitalization projects before leisure business and condos even consider relocatiing and the city does not have the revenues to sustain this over time. i remember when detroit started its waterfront reinvestment and how people started talking about the return of detroit but that failed and now things are more desperate than ever. detroit is pooched.

Art Vandelay
05-13-2009, 09:14 AM
2 words: Cleveland

05-13-2009, 09:17 AM
The biggest problem with living on the moon is the fact it has no atmosphere. Shit just hits it...unabated. Better hope those bubble dome roofs are asteroid-proof.

Olive Oil Goombah
05-13-2009, 10:51 AM
2 words: Cleveland

Certain areas of Cleveland are actually getting much better....the Euclid Avenue COrridor project is nice. But of course, retaliers have to buy into it.

The East side has been cleared out, much of the poorer has been moving out to the suburbs via Section 8. Trust me, you can tell by the change in suburban demographics.

WHites aren't getting richer, so they have two choices. Go back to the city, stay in the burbs.
The newer suburbs are becoming less and less effecient, you've got cluster homes and condo's now.
If we are going back to condo living, you might as well move back to the city were there are more amenities.

Inner ring suburbs are starting to get old. Suburban taxes are starting to rise.

We'll see what happens. It will be interesting.