Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Does Geographic Context Matter When Reinventing America’s Older Communities?

For revitalizing urban neighborhoods, geography is dead at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Geographic scale and policy efficacy.

Subject Article: "Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity."

Other Links: 1. "Pittsburgh’s “Brain Gain:” A Model for San Antonio?"
2. "Keeping the Focus on People, Not Places, With Jim Russell."

Postscript: I think we can come up with a comprehensive list of neighborhood typologies that would inform good policy. The scale of intervention is the neighborhood, not the city or metro. These neighborhoods are dealing with global forces, not regional ones. In that regard, geographic context is not useful.

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