Towns With a Past, Towns With a Future

2 thoughts on “Towns With a Past, Towns With a Future”

  1. Great article and something that is the starting point for a discussion on ‘solutions’.

    Only issue is your repeated references to Beavercreek as a Metro Cincinnati Mason equivalent, but Beavercreek is not in Metro Cincinnati, but Metro Dayton about 1.5 hours to the north.

    1. Your point is well taken. However, The Mason/Beavercreek comparison was less about physical proximity than cultural migration. I visit friends in Yellow Springs and I can’t find any difference between any of the suburbs between Cincy and Dayton. I also know people who commute to Dayton from Cincy every day so to me the two cities/metros are part of the same big sprawling blob. How many people live in Indiana or Kentucky and commute for an hour or so to jobs elsewhere in the greater metroplex? My point is that people are choosing distant suburbs or inner cities, but the stuff in between is neither fish, nor flesh, nor fowl and is likely to fail unless it’s reinvented.

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