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Real estate determinism

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:03pm

Housing analyst Tom Bier was back on the PD Forum page on Sunday with more about the insidious structural problem of the Northeast Ohio real estate market. The trouble is that we aren't growing much as a region, but we are building lots of new buildings. By definition, therefore, new development causes older buildings to be abandoned.

The disinvestment started years ago in the urban core, and now it's spreading to inner suburbs and beyond. Nothing will stop this trend, unless the region comes together with a new vision for its land-use future. Here's a place to talk about a new regional agenda for land use.

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