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Monday, April 6, 2009

While we wreck the inner city with condo towers...

... the jobs move out onto the edge of town, and beyond. Earth to Portland State: Your model is broken.

Comments (2)

I've lived in cities with significant urban blight, and if you don't have attractive housing and other amenities (such as parks, retail, etc.) you can't bring back a city from a cycle of deterioration. You NEED people to live downtown because they help spur economic activity which pushes away crime and makes it a living city, not the "closed at six" town some places are.
But I certainly understand your point too - if the Pearl District is all housing, then where do you develop new jobs and businesses? We are running out of space. There needs to be a balance.

Interesting article on job sprawl and suburbs


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