Clearing cities - what's the end game?

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Clearing cities - what's the end game?

    I only know of two cities that are doing this, but there's probably more.

    Detroit and Chicago both have entire sections of town that the city is leveling. There are entire neighborhoods that are nearly completely void of absolutely anything.

    So what is the end game? What do they think is going to happen to those areas? Are they hoping the rich move in and build nice new houses? Do they think getting rid of the houses will get rid of the bad neighborhood? What gives?

    What other cities are doing the same?

    #2
    they just need to destroy the areas because it is cheaper to raze everything than it is to maintain it. those cities need to shrink to match their population better


    Up is difficult, down is dangerous

    Comment


      #3
      If you have 100 people scattered across 10 blocks it is cheaper to maintain infrastructure by moving those people into 3-4 blocks and bulldozing the others. Less sewers to maintain, less roads to maintain, less power lines to maintain, etc.

      Comment


        #4
        Someone watches tim pool. Those places were 3rd world level shanty towns. Good example of failed public housing and more green areas and places to build. Chicago is delusional in that they think people and business want to move there.
        Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
        - Tim Dillon

        Comment


          #5
          If they are following Agenda 21 they are supposed to be getting people to move into the cities

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by bigun View Post
            If they are following Agenda 21 they are supposed to be getting people to move into the cities

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21
            Guessing COVID and urban race riots set that back a number of years.
            Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
            - Tim Dillon

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Slander View Post

              Guessing COVID and urban race riots set that back a number of years.
              we can only hope, but climate control will win the day soon enough!


              Up is difficult, down is dangerous

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by Provience View Post

                we can only hope, but climate control will win the day soon enough!
                Yea, we may have bought a few years though!
                Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
                - Tim Dillon

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by bigun View Post
                  If they are following Agenda 21 they are supposed to be getting people to move into the cities

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21
                  im 100% in favor of people moving to the city, less people where i live

                  Comment


                    #10
                    What area or neighborhood in Chicago is being cleared by the city?

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Does the city purchase this property? Private developers? Someone forecasting an improvement in bare land prices in a gentrified area? Or do they just unload the d9 and go to town?

                      Comment


                        #12

                        City owned due to abandonment/foreclosure, then auctioned off like any other municipal auction. I know there was some investment groups were doing much of the buying in Detroit. The hope being you can make dollars on your pennies if a developer comes along.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Just deed the properties for unpaid taxes. City takes them.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            In Detroit, it is mostly tearing down old homes that have been left behind and condemned. Local news mostly talks about residential and not as much the leftover commercial property.

                            They are owned by the city and it's called "Detroit Land Bank". Many of these homes were nice homes that fell into disrepair. In the 60s, people were moving to the suburbs. This sped up with 1967 riots. If the house is condemned then there are anti-blight rules that use government funding to tear down the property. I believe there are some fix-ups going on for the properties that aren't beyond repair.

                            I've seen some of the bigger sections being turned into community gardens.


                            https://buildingdetroit.org/

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Originally posted by ChiScouter View Post
                              What area or neighborhood in Chicago is being cleared by the city?
                              Learned about it in a moto blog, but look at Englewood. W68th and S Lowe, and other areas around there. Same thing as Detroit

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X