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Got a picture of possible the most gorgeous sunrise yesterday morning!

Loving my new job. Pix4D is processing orthomosaic of the area now, and 3d update to Google Maps coming soon. Should have some cool video together as well! Still learning lightroom so forgive me for t

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Charlotte is starting to look substantial.   I see no reason why it can't catch up to Atlanta in population but also avoid Atlanta's mistakes.   Pineville and the area around the airport and the west side generally could easily add over 1m residents in dense, transit-oriented areas.  (For those who fear pandemics, the area around the Great Pee Dee in S.C. would be an option.)

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Decades to build a light rail light and modest expansion with true commuter rail no where in sight.

Sure Charlotte will continue to grow, especially once the great migration from the coast really starts, but we are way behind on infrastructure as is, let alone what another million+ people will look like.

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48 minutes ago, Matthew.Brendan said:

Decades to build a light rail light and modest expansion with true commuter rail no where in sight.

Sure Charlotte will continue to grow, especially once the great migration from the coast really starts, but we are way behind on infrastructure as is, let alone what another million+ people will look like.

I agree that commuter rail is essential.  

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On 7/31/2020 at 12:45 PM, Matthew.Brendan said:

Decades to build a light rail light and modest expansion with true commuter rail no where in sight.

Sure Charlotte will continue to grow, especially once the great migration from the coast really starts, but we are way behind on infrastructure as is, let alone what another million+ people will look like.

What great migration from the coast??

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2 hours ago, norm21499 said:

Probably referring to the rising sea level.

Well Charlotte is like 150 + miles inland so rising sea level won’t make many, if any people in our lifetime move all the way to Charlotte. Lol imo 

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New developments in Miami include pumps to deal with the flooding as is, here today. Also the "not in my lifetime" attitude is largely what allows the predicament we are in (of nearly complete unpreparedness) to continue. If you look back at the last 10, 20, 30 years the same thing is said time and time again "Things are changing faster than our models predicted." There are over 21 million people in the state of Florida, with the vast majority on the coast line. Fun fact, Florida has almost twice as much coastline as California. To keep things in perspective. Move up the coast a bit, to Savannah, Charleston, and countless small coastal towns. When people start to move inland, if you think Atlanta and Charlotte won't be top destinations in the southeast well, I dunno what else to say. Of course, that's just like, my opinion man.

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3 hours ago, Matthew.Brendan said:

New developments in Miami include pumps to deal with the flooding as is, here today. Also the "not in my lifetime" attitude is largely what allows the predicament we are in (of nearly complete unpreparedness) to continue. If you look back at the last 10, 20, 30 years the same thing is said time and time again "Things are changing faster than our models predicted." There are over 21 million people in the state of Florida, with the vast majority on the coast line. Fun fact, Florida has almost twice as much coastline as California. To keep things in perspective. Move up the coast a bit, to Savannah, Charleston, and countless small coastal towns. When people start to move inland, if you think Atlanta and Charlotte won't be top destinations in the southeast well, I dunno what else to say. Of course, that's just like, my opinion man.

I’m guess this was directed to me indirectly, but I agree with your point that Charlotte and Atlanta will be top destination, because look at the reality, they’ve been top moving destinations for decades and not due to rising sea levels.  But My main point was  “in our lifetime” I don’t see anything of that sudden magnitude, that would be considered another “great migration” becuase a great migration is a huge number of people leaving one area to extremely populate another. Like how millions of people, mostly Blacks left the South to work in the industrial industry in the North in the mid 1900s. And the seas are rising at the rate of inches every few years  so again, it’s not like people are literally running for their lives on feet. That’s my opinion. 

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16 hours ago, j-man said:

What great migration from the coast??

There’s been some discussion on here and in recently published articles detailing a possible withdrawal of some major companies from larger cities (East & West Coasts), more expensive cities and cities heavily impacted by the Pandemic to smaller Cities like Charlotte, Nashville, etc. that have lower costs of living and some better measure of ability to social distance.

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18 hours ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

There’s been some discussion on here and in recently published articles detailing a possible withdrawal of some major companies from larger cities (East & West Coasts), more expensive cities and cities heavily impacted by the Pandemic to smaller Cities like Charlotte, Nashville, etc. that have lower costs of living and some better measure of ability to social distance.

Yeah but that’s not due to sea level rising ... and that was my whole point I disagreed with him about. 

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