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April 24, 2009

Deliberate Shrinkage of Flint

Flint, Michigan, and its long-standing efforts to deal with decline is once again (see Roger & Me) in the news: David Streitfeld, "An Effort to Save Flint, Mich, by Shrinking It," New York Times, Apr. 21, 2009.  The plan - demolishing neighborhoods that are no longer viable and that have too limited a population - is somewhat similar to ideas floated just after Hurricane Katrina.   The story also has a linked audio segment.

-E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu

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