January 9, 2018 | City Journal |
http://middleneighborhoods.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MiddleNeighborhoods_Logo.jpg 0 0 Mark Leneker http://middleneighborhoods.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MiddleNeighborhoods_Logo.jpg Mark Leneker2018-01-16 13:16:192018-01-16 13:26:15The Lifeblood of Cities: “Middle” neighborhoods—neither affluent nor poor—remain crucial to urban success
The media tend to portray urban neighborhoods as either booming gentrified districts or zones of impoverishment. Neighborhoods in between get overlooked. But these older urban and inner-suburban “middle neighborhoods” may be where the next generation of urban problems—or solutions—will be found. Cities once held vast tracts of such neighborhoods, populated by workers in manufacturing or the civil service. With what analysts call a “barbell” economy dividing increasingly into rich and poor, it’s no surprise that urban middle-class neighborhoods are feeling squeezed.
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