Punishing people rather than improving places
August 24, 2018 4:39 PM   Subscribe

Eric Klinenberg writes about Philadelphia and their quest to improve places in order to reduce crime.
posted by soelo (3 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is wonderful -- I'm grateful that we have social scientists with academic aircover to run these sorts of longitudinal studies.
posted by batter_my_heart at 1:54 AM on August 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


PHS is amazing. They pioneered the pop-up beer garden trend here, which has likewise made use of otherwise abandoned lots.
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:42 AM on August 25, 2018


Uh, wow.
“Simple treatments of abandoned buildings and vacant lots returned conservative estimates of between $5.00 and $26.00 in net benefits to taxpayers and between $79.00 and $333.00 to society at large, for every dollar invested,”
posted by lucidium at 5:04 AM on August 27, 2018


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