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I have news for everyone. There are other things happening in the world than the presidential campaign. Perhaps we should pay attention to them. For instance, there is the long-term issue of racism and housing that continues to impoverish African-Americans today. This is an outstanding lengthy discussion of the connections between race, housing, and inequality […]
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Sometimes I read about art projects dealing with socially conscious themes and think “wow, this shows a real lack of self-awareness.” That’s how I felt when reading about this: Nick Brandt has been photographing the grandeur of East Africa’s stoic wildlife since 2001, but during his many trips he has observed a troubling pattern: “The […]
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With two relatively small caveats, this Monica Potts profile of the homeless of the Silicon Valley is outstanding. A majority of the homeless population in Palo Alto—93 percent—ends up sleeping outside or in their cars. In part, that’s because Palo Alto, a technology boomtown that boasts a per capita income well over twice the average […]

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

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Public Space at Night

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On November 29, 2015
One might quibble with some of the activities of Bradley Garrett but his broader point about the need to protect the use of public space at night, as opposed to militarizing the night through curfews, is quite valuable. Those that read the PSPOs piece will appreciate the overlaps. Curfews, by closing access to space, prevent […]
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