Re: My observations of master-plan communities
- First, thanks for the follow-up.
In Milwaukee not only is white-flight a reality but the city has
fostered a relatively large amount of housing development in the
downtown area. So we have something similar as to what you describe
However, Milwaukee still has a city-center that is crumbling from
poverty and all that comes with it (high unemployment rate, houses
being torn down, higher density of crime, etc.). So while we have
some wealthier people heading into downtown to live in the new
developments there is still a lareg number of people who have left the
city (and county) for the burbs. And of course Milwaukee city and
county is suffering from budgetary shortfalls.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Harrington" <mike@p...>
> White flight is more of a northern phenomenon than a southern one.Although
> the new suburbs in Houston and Dallas are in majority white, not allof them
> are, and there are visibly more blacks and Hispanics living in thesuburban
> and rural areas than in the northern US. In fact, in those twocities at
> least, the more affluent areas are usually closer in to the urbancores, and
> people who can will pay higher housing prices to avoid time-consumingclose to
> commuting. In Houston, the housing prices jump way up once you get
> and inside the inner loop freeway 610. The fastest-growing elementof the
> population are Hispanics, and it seems to me they are settlingeverywhere at
> once, rural and urban, in Texas at least.you want
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <tenpagyatso@y...>
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> Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:26 AM
> Subject: [carfree_cities] Re: My observations of master-plan communities
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John O. Andersen"
> > <editor@u...> wrote:
> > > So my question is why waste your money on fake communities? If
> > > real urban living, move downtown.http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> > I believe the answer is that the people you are referring to don't
> > actually want 'real' urban living. They want exactly what you just
> > described. I'm also of the opinion that there is more than a little
> > of that (subtle and many times not-so-subtle) brand of American
> > racism/classism.
> > My wife and I live in the center of our fair city: Milwaukee, WI.
> > White flight is so obvious here but it still doesn't seem to be
> > addressed in the mainstream.
> > - Steven
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