So, there’s not a single independent book shop in Canada’s ninth largest municipality, Brampton? Wow.
For a balanced, critical reflection on this:
All roads lead to Brampton
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A high value stop on the interwebs for anyone looking into suburban poverty: from New York University’s Furman Center and The Stoop.
The dream revisited: suburban poverty and segregation
For even more: #dreamrevisited
An interesting piece about the new, high-concentration havens for immigrants outside traditional destinations nearer the core.
Ethnoburbs’: the new face of immigrant cities. Old settlement patterns have reversed, but old problems of adaptation remain
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America’s two great political gatherings present a distressing mixture of aesthetics seemingly lifted from rodeo clowns and science fiction conventions layered over something slick and carefully managed. If you think that generates dissonance, join the rest of us at the bar. Suitably reinforced, we might go along, like Guardian correspondent Chris Arnade, to a pair of Ohio communities around the corner from the Democratic National Convention. Parma is a former manufacturing town and Center is defined by its housing projects.
What do Donald Trump voters really crave? Respect. They want respect because they haven’t just lost economically, but also socially. But it’s dangerous territory: anger tainted with revenge and, sometimes, racism
The Calgary Herald recently did a series on the local version of the aging suburban middle many North American cities seem to feature. We are quite happy to report that life in Calgary’s catabolic pastry is definitely not all bad news.
Babin: how one community in Calgary’s “doughnut of decline” is managing its rebirth