Author Topic: The Future of the City Is Childless  (Read 366 times)

Steve

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The Future of the City Is Childless
« on: July 22, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
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New York is the poster child of this urban renaissance. But as the city has attracted more wealth, housing prices have soared alongside the skyscrapers, and young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult. Since 2011, the number of babies born in New York has declined 9 percent in the five boroughs and 15 percent in Manhattan. (At this rate, Manhattan’s infant population will halve in 30 years.) In that same period, the net number of New York residents leaving the city has more than doubled. There are many reasons New York might be shrinking, but most of them come down to the same unavoidable fact: Raising a family in the city is just too hard. And the same could be said of pretty much every other dense and expensive urban area in the country.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/where-have-all-the-children-gone/594133/

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Re: The Future of the City Is Childless
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 05:28:22 PM »
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New York is the poster child of this urban renaissance. But as the city has attracted more wealth, housing prices have soared alongside the skyscrapers, and young families have found staying put with school-age children more difficult. Since 2011, the number of babies born in New York has declined 9 percent in the five boroughs and 15 percent in Manhattan. (At this rate, Manhattan’s infant population will halve in 30 years.) In that same period, the net number of New York residents leaving the city has more than doubled. There are many reasons New York might be shrinking, but most of them come down to the same unavoidable fact: Raising a family in the city is just too hard. And the same could be said of pretty much every other dense and expensive urban area in the country.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/where-have-all-the-children-gone/594133/

Raising a family in a city can be expensive. Not so sure it's that 'hard' otherwise.
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Re: The Future of the City Is Childless
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 07:00:49 PM »
What's their definition of a city? If it's NYC, all of Jax would be comparable to a suburb far out in New Jersey.
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