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In San Diego, half the neighborhoods are inhabited by mostly poor residents. During my recent stint as director of planning and economic development there, residents would often ask me how I planned to revitalize those neighborhoods.
I tended to give an alarmingly honest answer: Officials who work in urban planning use every tool at their disposal to improve neighborhoods and cities.
We strive to make them more healthful, equitable and attractive places to call home. That represents something of a conundrum for those of us in the urban business. The population of big cities in the United States is going up for the first time in my lifetime.
And even as mayors across the country report a general economic revival, they also say that the revival is uneven. The rich are getting richer while everybody else is muddling along.
But in a city, this inequality plays itself out in very stark geographical terms: Some neighborhoods stay rich, some neighborhoods turn around, some neighborhoods stay poor and some poor neighborhoods get poorer. Is the rich-versus-poor division in our cities today the result of an overall trend toward inequality, or is it somehow part of the cause?
In large part, the answer boils down to the old people-versus-place question in urban policy: Do you focus on improving struggling neighborhoods in the hopes that everyone in the neighborhood will be better off?
Or do you focus on helping people get a leg up, even if it means they leave the neighborhood? Ultimately the solution likely lies in creating more economic opportunity -- not just improvements to the physical environment -- in poor neighborhoods. Unless people who live in their neighborhoods have a way up, all those community development efforts may not do much good.Started in by the Dark Tangent, DEFCON is the world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference.
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II.2 Historical poverty in today's rich countries.
We have already pointed out that in the thousands of years before the beginning of the industrial era, the vast majority of the world population lived in conditions that we would call extreme poverty today.
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From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites. All Americans deserve better. I’m just a poor . I’m politically (and especially fiscally) nearly a socialist.
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