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The problems are not just the same old urban blight due to white flight, capital flight and post-industrial despair, but are compounded by the city's own history as a middle class leisure destination.
In fact, it had lost population. It was in its heyday really a fantasy of an urban space. By Mindy Thompson Fullilove. Previous Story.
But much remains to be done, and the big thinkers seem to have turned their attention elsewhere.