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I don’t view Amherst as a sleepy suburb but the next Mississauga.
This is very rust belt-midwestern view of urbanism, the haphazard resurrection of the Victorian City. Despite edge cities exist within their region. Urbanist ignore their impact on housing and assume zoning reforms will mysteriously bring these business and commerce for the burbs
Thus when any business or commerce increases within the traditional CBD, so does the boosterism.

What is your measure of vibrant economic activity? This question to a Midwesterner or rust belt person is problematic because downtown growth to them is just new bread and circuses.
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We're about to begin the event for Runnymede's & @CLASSthinktank report, 'We Are Ghosts - Race, Class and Institutional Prejudice' with speakers @faizashaheen @omaromalleykhan, @johnharris1969 @SamiaBadani and Laurie Mompelat

We're live-tweeting using #RaceAndClass
.@faizashaheen opens the event talking about the stereotype of the working class, as the white and northern, leading to the erasure of long-standing BME working class groups.

It's created division, that we need to overcome and move the narrative forward

#RaceAndClass
Laurie Mompelat (@RunnymedeTrust and @CLASSthinktank) is presenting the report's findings

The research is a year-long case study of working class London, mainly North Kensington (#Grenfell)

There were 10 focus groups, with people from low income backgrounds
#RaceAndClass
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Husband of musical queen @Beyonce & multimillionaire who gentrified his own hood using #EminentDomain #BarclaysCenter tells others #NipseyHussle was doin the same 2 #Crenshaw & crowd goes wild 🤦🏾‍♂️ I really thought I’d be spending my Sunday differently.
#GentrifyYourHood #JayZ /1
1st the source: A/b 7 yrs ago I 1st saw the documentary #BattleForBrooklyn which talked a/b #JayZ & #Beyonce's role in supporting the Brooklyn Nets #BarclaysCenter I dont think I've been able to fully 4give them 4 it, then again neither has apologized. /2
Gentrification isnt simply “neighborhood improvement” but is SYSTEMIC use of private forces & PUBLIC POLICY 2 forcibly displace low-income & vulnerable residents/biz owners from land & replace them w/more affluent ppl/uses to generate capital returns. Just ✔️ the root word. /3
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I worry about #gentrification, but I also worry that progressives in the US aren’t embracing opportunities of population growth: the nation will add tens of millions of new residents over coming decades.
Population growth means household growth, which is also boosted by population aging.
New households imply a need for new housing. It’s expensive to build new housing. So. A lot of the new stock will be expensive, and the affordable homes will be the older ones.
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