Density Daydreams

Density Daydreams Old-time Columbus had a lot more people! Not only people, but hundreds more shops, restaurants, and retail services of all kinds were available throughout our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. And they were accessible by foot or by using miles and miles of streetcar tracks that criss-crossed the city—in addition to interurban trains that…… Continue reading Density Daydreams

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How jurisdictional fragmentation exacerbates inequalities

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

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How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping

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

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Be careful how you voice your support for housing

Do you support more housing…but have one of these common concerns? True story: we need more housing. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, and be careful how you voice support. Find more awesome pro-housing and pro-neighbors swag here: https://neighbors-for-moar-swag.creator-spring.com/

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Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500.

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.

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