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Will Our City Just Fade Away?

Image via Architectural Afterlife

The election is on top of us now and Covid dominates the news as well. But I’m trying to think about the long game here for a minute.

The title of this post is the question for lots of lovely, small, seemingly livable Rustbelt places whose populations have declined to a point of no return. (They are sometimes called “Main Street towns.”) What’s the fatal low number here, below which you’re not coming back…

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