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.
Update 5/9/10 - Part II
- Getting Smarter about Decline (11/16/06)
- Undeliverable..."No one home"...? (5/17/07
- Undeliberable or Unbelievable (10/24/07)
- Undeliverable and Unbelievable - Unstoppable? (6/26/08)
building index • fixBuffalo flickr • creative class • shrinking cities • americansuburbX
spacing toronto • infrastructurist • inhabitat