Dense, Progressive Cities = TROUBLE
Why is it that self-styled “progressive” cities need more help (and money) to deal with their urban problems?
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has announced it will spend $122 million in just five cities with “poor, violence-prone neighborhoods.” The cities are Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago – all of which have population densities that Smart Growthers say we should desire. They say high density equals vibrant urbanism. The facts suggest otherwise.