Legends Park

In recent years many failed public housing projects have been redeveloped into mixed income HOPE VI neighborhoods. The theory goes that concentrated physically isolated low income housing projects trapped people in poverty and kept families dependent on government aid from generation to generation. By integrating different kinds of people at a variety of economic levels … Continue reading Legends Park

Separated At Birth

Many years ago I attended a state university on scholarship in an east coast town that had been hit hard by deindustrialization, white flight to the suburbs, and some really tragic attempts at urban renewal. The school, a couple of medical centers, and a corporate campus were little islands amid the crusty remains of a … Continue reading Separated At Birth