ruminations about architecture and design

Thursday, January 30, 2014

prediction dept. #7087 quincy growth 2030

I need to note this for my own personal records, and then promptly forget about it. The Globe reported that population growth projections using U.S. census data point towards a 16% increase in the population of Quincy over the next 15 years. So, by 2030, the city might have around 106,000 residents--up from the 92,000 reported to live in the place currently.

I predict that this growth will not be realized because the city will not support the construction of the dwellings, schools, businesses, service spaces, and infrastructure that would be required. By "city" I mean the combined efforts of voters, representatives (local and state), and engineers who are bound by inertia.

If towers of ilium is still around in sixteen years we'll get a chance to see who is wrong.

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