Comment 54251

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted January 02, 2011 at 11:07:40

Really fascinating insight, Wentworthst. This is the kind of information that rarely makes it into debates about "downtown renewal".

It's really easy to blame people for buying suburban homes and not wanting to live in the inner city. Asking WHY this happens is another matter. When people are given this kind of power (bankers, insurance companies, city bureacrats), their prejudices become a matter of policy. And when these people have this much control over housing, these policies can devastate entire areas. Slums don't just "happen", they're created.

And as for the stadium, I'm really glad to finally hear some suggestions that might actually lead to a stadium that serves the needs of Hamiltonians. Kinda sucks that this is only possible without the Ti-Cats, but it's not like we didn't try.

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