Last edited by PoliCon; 08-14-2009 at 02:12 PM.
"Aztec Gold" is the color? They look yellow to me. :)
I saw this article yesterday and wondered, how many of those cities are ran by democrats?
100% is my guess.
It is sad for those cities and those who have to live there. Won't they ever learn, that leadership, as far as Mayors and City Councilmen is where to start?
I know they like the "status quo".
I have lived in the liberal utopia of Minneapolis for 12 years...
This is what you used to see as you crossed the bridge -
Now it's a bustling shopping area. :)
It's interesting that we're talking about Pittsburgh on a "dying cities" thread, since it's anything but. It reinvented itself when the steel industry died. It's been solidly Dem since the FDR era, at least.
I think that if decaying urban centers really want to reinvent themselves, they need to pay attention to what the average working couple with kids wants and then pay attention to what the average retired couple wants. Reinventing yourself to cater to the needs of single young adults isn't a long term answer. More "art", high-end shopping, and expensive dining isn't a sustainable solution.
You need a lot of green space, safe transportation, reasonably priced retail and dining, entertainment that isn't exclusively "ironic", and foundational kinds of businesses that ordinary people frequent every week.
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