Comment 38490

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted February 27, 2010 at 14:29:38

Will students remain in a city that so dispossessed them during their school years?

When I was looking for the source of the quote I put up in my previous comment, I came across an article in the Guardian, by Rowan Williams, that I think speaks about some of the same concerns that Chris Erl has written about. Archbishop Williams writes about young people (perhaps those whose circumstances don't allow them to be as engaged in local politics or as potentially mobile as university and college grads) turning away from unwelcoming public spaces to stay indoors instead:

If the world comes to be seen as territory where the casual presence of the young is not welcome, it is not surprising that the indoor, electronic world is more attractive.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-02-27 13:31:21

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