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Why Are People Leaving Coastal Cities?

Positive Future #598 (Feature photo – Boise – CCA SA 4.0 International, Patrick Rodriguez)

The problem with big populations living in congested coastal cities is that big populations precipitate big problems unanticipated just a few years ago. Almost 70 percent of Americans live within 100 miles from the coast. If the migration from coastal cities escalates one must ask: do the inner states have the capacity to handle the influx in terms of infrastructure, water, sanitation and power?

Curbed information portal journalist Patrick Sisson looks at California and the city of Boise, Idaho -one of the exodus destinations – to uncover what is going on. You can read the full story here:

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