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Urban Issues: Wisconsin Vs. Milwaukee, Obama Brand Of Regionalism, Housing Supply & Prices, Detroit's Terrible Finances, Science & Lethality Of Loneliness


Is Wisconsin State Legislature at War with Milwaukee? 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, via: @urbanophile


Even before such hot topics as residency and a proposed streetcar came before the Republican-dominated Legislature's Joint Finance Committee last week, one City Hall partisan was preparing for the worst.

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Why Gentrification? 

New Geography


The mostly commonly chosen means, or at least attempted means, of revitalizing central cities that have fallen on hard times is gentrification. Gentrification is the process of replacing the poor population of a neighborhood with the affluent and reorienting the district along upscale lines.

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Urban Ideology in Obama's Brand of Regionalism 

This Big City


Generally, whether or not presidents are reelected and how they are judged historically depends on their stances on a few key issues. President Obama's reelection was, as he noted, a positive referendum on his health and stimulus bills, and his proposed taxing of the rich.

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Increased Housing Supply Leads to Lower Prices 

Smart Growth Seattle


The idea that increasing housing supply-building more housing units of all kinds-has a beneficial impact on housing price is still very controversial in Seattle.

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Detroit's Finances Are Even More Terrible Than We Knew 

Next City


Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, as was expected when Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed him in March, has declared the city insolvent and facing even more financial challenges than previously known.

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Planning for Regional Competitiveness 

MZ Strategies


MZ Strategies, LLC and the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) have released a new report entitled "Planning for Regional Competitiveness." The report, funded by the McKnight Foundation to help inform efforts underway in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area

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Science and Lethality of Loneliness 

The New Republic


ometime in the late '50s, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann sat down to write an essay about a subject that had been mostly overlooked by other psychoanalysts up to that point. Even Freud had only touched on it in passing.

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