US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

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  1. As radical as this may sound, it's actually sounds quite plausible.

    Not sure if it would work here though, as our Numpty's would want to tear down all the well-to-do areas whilst leaving all the slums alone, all in the name of equality & fairness of course..

    US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

    Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline. Read More...
  2. I have a mate who lives in Detroit. He says when you drive down a street, you'll see every other house (or more) empty and dilapidated.

    The communities are just falling apart.

    I say... why not buy the next door properties, knock the houses down and have a mahoosive garden?
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    It's not cheap knocking down neighbourhoods you know. Far cheaper to let nature do the job for you. Hurricane Katrina wouldn't have been half as succesful if the levies had been paid for.
  4. Golly, if the septics had had classical educations, they would know that even early Rome went through copious numbers of re-builds...London, Paris etc all rebuilt deliberately and accidentally over the years.

    This is hardly new thinking, merely loud talking about it via modern media...
  5. It's worth trying over here, lets start with Portsmouth. All of it, and don't tell anyone before we start.
  6. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    On another thread Bernoulli is talking about geeing up the boxheads, and giving them a new sense of purpose to help them out of the mindset that developes after going for 60 years without smashing babies and writing rude words about people . . . . . we could kill two birds with one stone here.