Saturday, June 13, 2009

Commonwealth Views

The bigger Commonwealth that is.

Only the brief mention in passing about Pittsburgh, but the Financial Times deconstructs all those livability surveys and comes up with its own informal list.

but not all of the foreign press has gotten the memo on the new Pittsburgh. Australia's the age has a section in an article today that goes:

Most are former industrial cities in the "rust belt" of the Midwest and north-east. They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Memphis.

In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the US car industry, there are already plans to split the city into small urban centres separated by countryside.

"The real question is not whether these cities shrink … but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."

Somebody send Reg Henry after them to set the record straight.


Anonymous MH said...

Drudge has that same article (except from the Telegraph with an earlier dateline) in big type across the middle, right below a picture of the president.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Drudge is still around?! That's amazing.

So I guess the fellow isn't Australian. Will have to call off Reg.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 3:39:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

The headlines change, Drudge doesn't. Looks like it did in 1999.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Paz said...

Don't really like the Kildee quote. "Shrink" and "decline" aren't really the same.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:01:00 PM  

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