Wednesday, December 03, 2008


I don't think everybody wants to move to Manhattan, but I have long believed that there was a shortage of good walkable communities based on the simple fact that such places, where they exist, tend to be very expensive. You know, nobody wants to live there it's too expensive!

...adding, big problem is that it's easier to create such communities by reshaping older suburbs around existing transit lines. The problem is that current residents of those places don't want them to be reshaped. That leaves gentrifying areas of urban blight, which is not without its problems including the fact that if you price poor mass transit-dependent people out of areas with mass transit, then what options do they have?