Friday, July 7, 2006

over at my blog...

Joel Kotkin has a weird rant at Newsweek, and I respond to it on my blog.

Kotkin baffles me; he agrees with New Urbanists that suburbia could use a bit of change, but he goes out of his way to attack anyone (other than himself) is the tiny bit critical of the sprawl status quo. 

I also have a post on Brookings' new study on the decline of middle-income neighborhoods.  The press has reported (correctly) that cities have more rich neighborhoods and more poor neighborhoods than they did 30 years ago.  But I found another story hidden in the middle of the study: despite all the ranting in the popular press about gentrification, most cities have a lot more poor neighborhoods than they did in 1970.

Michael Lewyn

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