4/23/2010

Vacant/Undeliverable - 2010

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Anthony Armstrong over at LISC-Buffalo has been keeping track of Buffalo's decline, forever. He passed along the following wiki - Buffalo Vacancy - where he's been keeping track of the Buffalo data compiled by HUD and the United States Postal Service. Some staggering numbers. Click, download and take a look at the spread sheets Anthony has compiled and see for yourself.
On a related note - Laura Underhill, a grad student in Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State, has been looking at a similar data set. Here - as part of a finals project - she's provided the following short flash video involving vacant land in this Cold Springs neighborhood (Main/33 - Ferry/Dodge).
By this time next year the results of the 2010 Census will be available. Enter your best guess of where Buffalo will end up in the comments section, if you want.
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1 comment:

Dan said...

My vague prediction is something under 250K . The Census crossed-off so many addresses last year that any more than 250K would be a surprise.

Also note that students in dorms are counted, but they weren't before the 1950 Census. So, Buffalo already has fewer than 250K permanent residents (lower than in 1890)