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Demolition Plan Name-checks Baltimore

June 17, 2009

A London Telegraph story reposted to Alternet claims Baltimore is on a list of 50 U.S. cities that may be radically culled through massive demolition of abandoned housing. The idea seems to be the brainchild of Flint, Mich. treasurer Dan Kildee, who is said to be knocking down whole neighborhoods in the interest of concentrating that city’s diminished population into smaller areas. The list of 50 cities where the idea is to be possibly expanded comes from a Brookings Institution report, the paper says. First we’ve heard of it.

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