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Renaissance of the US city

mariabyrne on January 27, 2014 15:58


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    When you are alone and life is making you lonely, where should you go? Downtown, sang Petula Clark. That reflected an age of bustling streets and bright lights in the centre of American cities; almost as soon as she had made the song a hit, US urban centres began a long and troubled decline. But there is change in the air; across the US the allure of the suburbs is for some fading. Miami in the state of Florida has brought tens of thousands of people back into the heart of the city is now considering how to further encourage urban living. The BBC's North America correspondent Jonny Dymond reports from Miami.


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