Thursday, August 13, 2009

When Do We Let Cities Die?

The WSJ article about representatives from rust belt cities meeting to find strategies to turn around their ailing cities is worth a gander. I hope they can bring a renaissance to this old industrial cities but it does beg the question, what is the metric used in deciding to let a city die?

That is an urban economics question and perhaps an urban policy question. How about a sociological question, when did people grow attached to their cities, when does nostalgia begin for the city we live in?

FYI: That is a picture of Bodie, California. A old mining town abandoned in the early twentieth century. It is maintain in a state of preserved decay. It is a fun spot to go in North Cal. Sphere: Related Content

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