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  •  Huh? (none)
    _ Cities are terrible dangerous places to live in _

    Do you live in such a place? I think you've been watching too much TV - I live in a huge city and the primary danger we worry about is that Bushco doesn't seem to want to fund antiterrorism measures adequately (prot security etc.)

    Some cities are poor, and dangerous, and they got that way because roadbuilding and housing developers  gave the urban middle class an easy alternative to improving the communtiy the lived in.

    Other cities are not poor, and they are wonderful places to live.

    -8.25,-8.36 As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - William Marcy Tweed

    by sidnora on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 09:05:54 AM PST

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    •  I do talk from experience (none)
      Affordable housing - a type of housing that accomodates the mentally ill, the very poor, and the criminal - tends to oftentimes be concentrated in specific urban areas. That's why you often a see a glut of affordable housing highrises and townhouses as well as mental health facilities in the same town and a complete absence of them in most others. Most towns' and cities mayors manage to rebuff attempts to build such affordable housing, but the few places that don't get inundated with it. Is it a wonder then, after all such building occurs, that the middle class families move out and the neighborhood becomes a haven of poverty, crime, and drugs?

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