Why do we want mixed-income housing and neighborhoods?

James DeFilippis, Jim Fraser

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Whenever there is widespread agreement or consensus that a certain policy, or set of related policies, should be pursued and enacted, it becomes necessary to step back and ask, why? This is because once widespread agreement occurs, the theoretical premises that underlay the policies become lost-assumed away as the policy goals become self-evidently "good." But the "Why?" questions do not cease to be important; they are just asked less frequently. Why, that is, should we pursue the policies in question? What understandings of the current state of affairs and the potential change to them (after the policies are implemented) are required for us to think we should enact the policies?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Urban Studies
Subtitle of host publicationNew Directions
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781438433059
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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