Friday, May 23, 2014

Giving Up on Urban Neighborhoods

Letting urban neighborhoods die at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Rust Belt urban revitalization.

Subject Article: "Rehab aid focused in gentrifying areas, distressed areas languish."

Other Links: 1. "Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Data-Driven Tools for Neighborhood Revitalization."
2. "Money to L.A.'s 'Promise Zone' could displace poor, experts say."

Postscript: The policymakers are upfront about the decision to give up on the parts of the city overwhelmed with vacant buildings. Given the limited resources, what else can communities do? If you don't like it, take your grievance to the federal government. Until funding priorities change, urban neighborhood triage is the status quo.

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