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Robert Bullard

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The smart growth movement has to deal with those issues and legacy issues. There are things left over from the past; how segregation isolated some communities. But when those communities get rediscovered, that makes some people invisible. We are not planning for incumbent residents with limited incomes who have spent their lives in the city, but now it's becoming too expensive. In some cases public housing is torn down and people are scattered all over. Nobody wants to know what happened to all those people. People are pushed out, sometimes to the suburbs where there is no public transit or good access to jobs. The government is not funding studies to find out if people's lives are being improved. If you don't have access to transit to jobs, you have lost.
              

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