Here's a link, apt to expire soon, to a Kansas City Star story on reform in "public" housing. The idea is, since housing projects have invariably turned into breeding grounds for crime, to separate the low-income people from one another by housing them discretely (maybe I should say discreetly!) in the suburbs.
Click here and hope for the best
Here is the text of an email I fired off to the writer of the article:
Dear Mr. Grice:
In my opinion, to move anybody to the suburbs is an act of betrayal to
urban living, and an insult to civilized values.
It's also an admission of defeat: saying that people cannot, in effect,
live harmoniously together.
But I suppose the automobile makers and the oil industry will be wildly
applauding, even as the environment and civilization itself suffer.
Thanks for the article--even though it made me mad!
Kansas City, Missouri
(URBAN resident since 1964)