Monday, April 28, 2014

The Future of the Big City... bright according to this New York Times Op-Ed piece from a few weeks ago. Author Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that the government is wasting its resources on subsidies that encourage more suburban development and sprawl when all the indicators point to an insurgence of urban growth. In Vishaan's words:
...urban mass transit, school systems, parks, affordable housing and even urban welfare recipients receive crumbs relative to the vastness of government largess showered on suburbia. Is it any wonder that in bustling, successful American cities, our subways remain old, our public housing dilapidated and our schools subpar? I am not arguing that people should not live in suburbs. But we shouldn’t pay them to do so, particularly now that our world and the desires of our population are evolving.
For the record, something that should surprise no one, I agree.

Stay tuned, I'll be referencing this article in my next post.

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