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NPR Looks at Development's Effect on the Homeless

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at 01:50PM

A post to newdowntown this morning alerted me to a piece from Morning Edition looking at the effect on Downtown development on the homeless. I think my reaction is pretty similar to this one from Atlas Blogged:

It's not that I don't give a damn about the homeless, but the whole tone of the story blew me away. Urban renewal is GOOD, people. It's a good thing, and it should be celebrated.

I was definitely struck by the hammeringly one-sided nature of the piece. It's worth a listen, but it's sad to see this kind of thing being what the rest of the country hears about Downtown.

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