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Old Posted May 5, 2012, 1:03 PM
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Originally Posted by glowrock View Post
Pretty much SOP for the idiots who write these stupid lists for Forbes... You'd think the publisher would actually start to ensure some level of reason and actual investigation go into these lists, but alas they do not.

Aaron (Glowrock)
Forbes hires and fires employees based upon positive spin, particularly over- say a 1 year period.

Forbes is the People Magazine for the aspiring middle class. The upper class only looks at Forbes when waiting for a dentist appointment.

In post desegregation US growth patterns, where central cities tended to quit growing in area, and, most growth occurred in the 'suburbs', central cities are an ever smaller part of metro populations.

Most growth, IMO, still is in 'suburbs'. Unlike prior to about 2005, however, this growth is increasingly multi-unit and on smaller land foot prints.

Maybe new criteria need to be developed to measure growth, where density increase or decrease is mapped over metro wide areas. Base the mapping on how many people live in houses, as well as in the physical footprint, etc.

In this case, IMO, parts of metro Denver outside the City and County of Denver, such as East Lakewood, Englewood, Old Town Arvada, Central Boulder,
Old Town Littleton, etc., will show population growth.

Denver City has about 20-24% of metro Denver's population (depending on how the figure is determined), and, IMO, has far less than 20-24% of the population growth of the metro area.

So, while romantic urbanists like to view Denver, St. Louis, etc., seperate from their surrounding populations, the resulting population figures mean little.
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Good read on relationship between increasing number of freeway lanes and traffic

http://www.vtpi.org/gentraf.pdf