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inner city

Technically refers to the densely populated area just outside the central business district,but usually connotes a blighted area near the city center.

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It was Solomon who urged baseball to invest more than $10 million into the 10-acre project in Compton, part of a dream to reconnect baseball to the inner cities of America.
Does the fate of inner cities matter to everyone--even affluent suburbanites?
Nearly three decades after the Kerner Commission Report that described two distinct Americas--one white, one black, one rich, one poor-and many well-intentioned programs to address such problems, the $64 billion question remains: How can America's inner cities be reborn and all its citizens fully utilized?
Retailers, for many reasons, largely abandoned inner cities, following their customers' exodus to the suburbs after World War II.
Many have argued that the reentry of large chain stores in inner cities could threaten the viability of independents.
In inner cities, "the rudiments of civilization have vanished like cellophane on fire.
Despite what you might have heard, all is not lost in America's inner cities.
ICIC has been studying the economic condition of the largest 100 American cities for more than a decade and is working to revitalize inner cities across the country.
With the rebirth of the inner cities, the redevelopment of these areas holds endless possibilities for the upcoming years, not only in the Northeast, but throughout the entire U.
While it's been known that urban America is a largely untapped retail market, the study illustrates the significant purchasing power found in inner cities and what these residents want to buy.
But in 48 of the inner cities studied, retail sales were $8.
Birmingham-based Quantum PR plc has been hired by a leading London-based think tank for a major project designed to stimulate regeneration of Britain's inner cities.