Friday, June 12, 2009

Downsizing America's Rust Belt Cities

The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.

Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area.

Telegraph UK

1 comment:

Brains said...

This is amazing. You have to also wonder about some of the distant suburbs when gas prices rise again. With distrust in the US dollar as a reserve currency, gas prices may finally remain high year-round.