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Development Is Goin’ Down…town

Eugene L. Birch of the Brookings Institution just completed an analysis of population, household and income trends in downtown areas from 1970 to 2000 called [Who Lives Downtown](http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20051115_birch.htm)

Download full the [report [pdf]](http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20051115_Birch.pdf)

The study was based on 44 different cities whose results vary widely but show these trends:

The results, if based on the past five years would likely show a more pronounced shift toward urban revitalization.

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