The Urban Move Downtown Explained



One of interesting trends in cities has been influx of people into downtown.

This goes hand-in-hand with the decline in violence and the increase of facilities such as grocery stores in downtown areas.

Urbanist Richard Florida explores this trend with author Patrick Sharkey:

Violent crime fell everywhere. We’re talking about a long-term decline in violence that happened everywhere—rural, suburban, and urban areas. That said, we have seen a shift in what the suburbs look like and the proportion of the population that lives there, and that shift has meant that at an absolute level there’s now more violence in suburban areas.

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