How “the preferences of white property owners have been institutionalized” by land use policy Trounstine’s largely quantitative work of political science is a clear portrait of how white property owners have leveraged the power of separate political jurisdictions to exclude others while enriching themselves. Segregation by Design reveals how “the preferences of white property owners…… Continue reading How jurisdictional fragmentation exacerbates inequalities
How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping Einstein, Glick, and Palmer pored through thousands of meeting minutes and matched public commenters with the voter roll to make fascinating advances in the scholarly understanding of public engagement and socio-demographic status. Unsurprisingly, they found that commenters are generally older, whiter, and more likely to own property than average…… Continue reading How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping
Guest Post: What if Anyone Could Invest in New Housing? The vast majority of Americans are in favor of building safe, decent, and affordable housing for all. However, the gap between the cost of developing more affordable housing and America’s ability to afford it has only grown wider in recent years. How do we tap…… Continue reading Guest Post: What if Anyone Could Invest in New Housing?
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Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500. Neighbors for More Neighbors—Columbus is excited to learn of the addition of new housing units in historic Harrison West, an important downtown neighborhood that has experienced enormous change over the past century. A plan to convert a 1927 building at 875 Michigan Avenue to residential use…… Continue reading Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500.