Residents should support transit-oriented development, which encourages the kind of dense housing that the city needs
Madison residents love to tout their progressive city. Folks in my neighborhood — University Hill Farms, on the west side — are no different. Our yards are dotted with signs that have become a ubiquitous signal of inclusive thinking: “No matter where you’re from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” My neighbors and I know that Madison suffers from stark economic and racial divides. We know that climate change is an existential threat. We know that there is an enormous amount of work required to achieve equal rights for every part of our society including women, the queer community and the poor.
That’s why I’m saddened by the debate that has developed around transit-oriented development zoning in our neighborhood. I fear that the vocal members of the area are putting the worst of progressive NIMBY-ism on full display...
Ken Notes: A great read. I was unaware until I started publishing News.T1W.org on Diversity and Inclusion and more recently WWHNews.com on Wisconsin Workforce Housing just how segregated our zoning codes and building covenants make our state. If your barista can`t afford to live in your neighborhood you should not be able to afford to drink coffee.
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