Saturday, March 7, 2009
The Dying Cities of America
Back earlier this year the Weekly Standard wrote an article about Detroit. One of my friends from Northern California reacted in shock that there could be a city like this in America. Unfortunately the country is covered in cities like this. Ones where the industry died and the middle class fled to the suburbs and only the poor and hard up remain. Cities like St. Louis where swathes of the North Side are abandoned. The site, Built St. Louis, describes how that city is changing not necessarily for the better. Even the city near me, Huntsville, which is dynamic and growing still has large areas that are poor, ugly and need development. It is a sad state of affairs, but one that will not change for a while.