“What Should Become of America’s Slums?”


It’s hard to find just one paragraph summarizing this article, but here goes.

“We take both approaches. There’s the mobility model, which gets people out of concentrated poverty, and there’s the redevelopment model, which tries to make [poor] neighborhoods better,” he told me. “We do both of those things. They both can work.”

My gut feeling is that listening comes first. I can’t speak for Austin, but in New Albany, there has not been a dialogue, and without a dialogue, no one is listening.

What Should Become of America’s Slums?, by Alana Semuels (City Lab)