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Old 05-07-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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SA was mentioned in the following article:

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To illustrate my point: when plans surfaced for a low-income apartment complex in San Antonio, an affluent neighborhood in Texas, residents e-mailed, phoned, and wrote letters to local officials to let them know that it would “spoil” the neighborhood, bring down property values, and increase traffic/crime.

Part and parcel of the Suburban Myth of wealth, whiteness, and space is a fear that encouraging density (a veritable naughty word in Suburbia) to provide for the needs of the poor, many of whom are immigrants and minorities, will destroy their communities and turn them into violent slums.
How to Save Suburbia? Get the Community on Your Side | ArchDaily
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:39 AM
 
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The San Antonio Express News did an excellent article on this.

This is in reference to low-income apartment complexes.

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The disparity is evident statewide and in the counties surrounding the five largest cities. But the pattern is most pronounced in Bexar County, where not one of the 91 properties is in a neighborhood with a population that is at least 40 percent white.
This is reference to the senior complex proposed in Stone Oak.

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Neighbors feared for the safety of their children, predicted problems with drugs and prostitution, and pledged to vote against politicians who backed the project.
Although housing for seniors is typically more palatable to neighborhoods, Cooper expected some concerns. But he did not anticipate vehement opposition.
Approval of these projects are based on a point system. The second biggest factor in the point system is support from the neighborhood.

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To prevent biased groups from gaining the upper hand, Brown said state rules should require them to justify their opposition with facts.
The article is 4 pages long, but very interesting. The goal of these projects is to breakup concentrated poverty and bring low-income people closer to economic opportunities.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/...680.php#page-1
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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I remember commenting on that one....
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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SA was mentioned in the following article:

How to Save Suburbia? Get the Community on Your Side | ArchDaily
Yeah, San Antonio was mentioned as an "affluent neighborhood" in Texas. I know coastal insularity is a pernicious disease, but wow... Please tell me the author is from outside the country.
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