Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting Bigger

After decades of shrinking, my urban hellhole might be growing again. Probably attributable to the first wave of forced resettlements.

A good moment to remark on city demographic numbers. Sometimes when you see them you're seeing city-as-municipality, sometimes you're seeing them in terms of some broader metro area calculation. The news media isn't always that good at distinguishing between them, and there's no clear right way to draw the boundary, but obviously they measure different things..