Philadelphia Must Seize Reins of its Runaway Decline

Population decline is like the weather. Everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. Philadelphia’s population will end the century about where it began, with roughly 1.3 million residents. But between that beginning and end was a booming middle: The population peaked in 1950 at 2.1 million. By then, the city also had built housing stock for almost 2.5 million people, a water system to serve 3 million, and more…READ MORE

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