The problem of throwaway cities

Written by Gar Alperovitz

Adding to the challenge of sustainability is America's "throwaway city" habit:  as jobs move in and out of cities in uncontrolled ways, the country literally throws away housing, roads, schools, hospitals, and public facilities--only to have to build the some facilities elsewhere at great financial, energy, and carbon costs.  Of the 112 largest U.S. cities in 1950 (those with populations over 100.000) 56 had experienced population decline by 2008.

Gar Alperovitz, State of the World 2014, p.191.

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