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by WHS
October 1st, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gentrification
Replies: 193
Views: 17808

Re: Gentrification

If nothing else, it should be obvious the tremendous disparities in the incarceration rate can't be explained by simply controlling for socioeconomic status.

EDIT: welp, should have clicked the link. What amiller92 said.
by WHS
October 1st, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40381

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

This thread is Changing Hearts and Minds! It is illustrating who thinks unfairly harassing a group of outdoor activity enthusiasts is a more grave issue than the unfair harassment of an entire people. I'm running on Sunday, and I have been training and paid some good money to participate. I just ca...
by WHS
October 1st, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40381

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Also sort of dubious about the wisdom of this perpetual escalation of the stakes, as if BLM is asking "Do you care about criminal justice more than your daily commute? Your day at the fair? Your marathon training?" While there's nothing inherently wrong about raising that question, you're inevitably...
by WHS
October 1st, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 40381

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

I definitely support BLM's underlying objectives, but I do think there's a difference between causing some disruption in a large group of people's everyday lives and targeting a smaller group of people on a day that's very personally important to them. The latter feels pointlessly malicious, like if...
by WHS
October 1st, 2015, 1:31 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gentrification
Replies: 193
Views: 17808

Re: Gentrification

Except access to education is so closely tied to geography and neighborhood demographics as to be virtually the same issue. The greatest impacts of housing segregation are probably felt through the schools, and the greatest costs are probably borne by schoolchildren, for whom isolation results in pe...
by WHS
September 30th, 2015, 9:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gentrification
Replies: 193
Views: 17808

Re: Gentrification

I'd love to know how the panelists think communities of color got to be so disadvantaged, if not discrimination incident to segregation. Sigh.
by WHS
September 30th, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Gentrification
Replies: 193
Views: 17808

Re: Gentrification

https://twitter.com/People4Alondra/status/649372092454977537?s=09 Heh. Ha, I was coming here to post this pretty ridiculous line from the forum. The whole thing seemed like a covert attempt to rally the community against the ongoing HUD fair housing complaint against the Met Council and the cities....
by WHS
June 30th, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 11718

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

I personally don't want to be fodder for the Onion.....unless Minneapolis is a serious potential suitor. If it were my choice, as much as I'd love the city to get international exposure like it's never had before and will never have again (way more than the Super Bowl), I would never want the city/...
by WHS
June 12th, 2015, 8:54 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

That article is a little bit all over the place. The Hamline Station project referenced is only four stories. Two more could have been added while still being stick-built - why did that not happen? That would have at least lowered the per-unit cost. I would guess there were height or parking concer...
by WHS
June 5th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

I'll support this as soon as Eden Prairie and Minnetonka introduce something similar. Also, this flies in the face of state law. You can't force a landlord to participate in section 8. I believe this is correct -- you'd need a change in state law. But there could be something I'm missing. Your firs...
by WHS
April 29th, 2015, 12:18 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 23133

Re: Star Tribune

I saw the word "redesign" and fully expected another iteration of the incredibly low-information tabletized picturebook format that has been slowly overtaking every other news site in recent years, but, honestly, it's actually pretty good. The scrolling headlines on the current Strib site are consis...
by WHS
April 15th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 187
Views: 18586

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

The Met Council has a well-documented tendency to overestimate growth in the core areas; not surprised they're having to revise those predictions downwards.
by WHS
April 12th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 955
Views: 94659

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/10/31/red-sox-win-boston-back-being-loathed/ Right, Hamilton Nolan has been the most gleeful and vitriolic of Boston’s critics, slashing at the city at the slightest provocation. He told me that he hates Boston sports fans and the whole genre of white-ga...
by WHS
April 12th, 2015, 7:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 955
Views: 94659

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I loved how, a month ago, the Pioneer Press had a little tournament to come up with a Saint Paul Eat Street, so it could have one like MInneapolis does. And the winner was... Payne Avenue, with a grand total of eight mostly unremarkable restaurants scattered through a desolate mile-long stretch. htt...
by WHS
March 25th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 67159

Re: Nye's Redevelopment - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Alright, I'm in favor the Hennepin development and all, but honestly, that Denver church looks ridiculous.
by WHS
March 20th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

And while we're at it, check out these charts, showing the increased racial concentration in schools and housing near transit stops:

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by WHS
March 20th, 2015, 8:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

mulad wrote: Look, I don't know exactly where all of this subsidized housing is now or where people want it to go -- if someone has someone has some good maps, it would help shed light on things.
Also, I actually do have maps! Yes, it comes from Myron Orfield.

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by WHS
March 20th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

What you're missing is that heavily focusing subsidized housing on transit doesn't reduce sprawl -- it CREATES it. You can't directly control the private market, and if middle- and upper-income homebuyers believe they can escape lower incomes by fleeing to the outer rings, that's exactly what they'l...
by WHS
March 19th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

It's not that you're wrong about the importance of controlling sprawl, it's that you can't apply different rules to subsidized and unsubsidized housing without creating ghettos. Also, in practice, locating housing on transit lines has meant prioritizing BRT, LRT, and the high frequency bus network. ...
by WHS
March 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 324
Views: 29892

Re: Subsidized Housing

But one could also argue that where we're placing affordable housing right now - like in already poor, sometimes crime-filled neighborhoods - we're failing to truly provide safe housing. A lot of poor families do have cars and won't get rid of them just because they have affordable housing near tra...

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