We live in an age where cities are getting bigger and bigger. There are real problems when it comes to meeting service delivery problems, so that is why i made this thread.
To demoloish old buildings near the cbd is a very good idea, and often sought after. These buildings are health hazards for many that occupy them. The way to rebuild on the land should be covered with a revamp of the sewerage and electrical efficiencies - there needs to be some money spent on the latest in those fields, or, the building will suffer. If you want to make it healthier too, then you would have to spend money on the whole city, as the plagues come back from other neighbouring buildings. It is for this reason that all city sewers and back allies should be cleaned all at once. I suggest that the whole city be 'cleaned' with the money of those who dwell in the buildings themselves, as it is unfair to expect the poor to shoulder the costs, unless they live there. In that case the poor should be carried by the businesses - charge the businesses only for the cleaning of the allies and sewers, but then they will complain too.
Each city has a mayor, and each mayor has a pay roll. Coming out of the pocket of the mayor, bought in bulk, these things should all be cleaned. It might cost a lot, but the constant repairs paid by businesses and dwellings in the cbd is showing that they need it. Instead come up with a plan to clean all these things. But should the plan be?
If you were to replace all the electricity wiring with new ones, they will still short out because of the grid. The whole thing should be fixed so as to eliminate the costs of losing business hours, even though it might not be a big problem yet, it will be. Some people just don't move and remain in the cbd in thier terrible dwellings where birds and mice eat away at wiring.
The sewers should be revamped too, even though it doesn't carry such a concern as electricity shorting out, but how much electricity and water is wasted by these factors?
This might be expensive, so i have a plan!
Paying for the whole city to be renovated by the mayor is much cheaper than getting quotes and doing it personally. The mayor should pay for the 'parts' of the service, and the service could be done for free. Think of the pay day that the people will get? They will be swimming in money if they just sell the parts - this bulk buying power is good yes? The rest of the renovation could be carried out for free, as it is a take it or leave it deal, i guess, and they will take it!