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Because that’s what the government intended after World War II: “We have a national myth that the reason our metropolitan areas are segregated is for informal reasons—private prejudice, differences in income, demographic trends, racial steering by real estate agents and so forth,” Rothstein said. “The reality is that the segregation that we see today was […]
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Fighting Climate Change with Trees

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On February 14, 2016
I like any idea to fight climate change and I like Madrid’s ideas to plant trees and other greenery wherever possible in order to fight climate change. I do however wonder how this will work in a semi-arid area where rain will become less common with climate change, not more. I suppose all the plants […]
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Job Sprawl

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On December 9, 2015
We spend a good bit of time talking about suburbia and the deleterious effects of housing sprawl here, but job sprawl is another issue worth noting. The building of large job facilities in the suburbs that force a different kind of commute can have real impacts on local communities that are largely negative. This blog […]
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Build Up or Build Out?

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On October 27, 2015
This is just a small story about a small city, but I thought it was a pretty good look at perhaps the key issue in modern urbanism, especially in the West and the South, which is whether to build up or build out. Durango, Colorado is debating that issue now, with the traditional sprawl of […]
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