A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga and Brampton, Montréal, Vancouver, New York City, Miami

  • CBC notes</u. the underrepresentation of politicians of visible minority background in the city councils of Mississauga and Brampton.
  • MTL Blog reports on the different plans of the different political parties in the Québec election for mass transit plans. (I really like the Québec Solidaire plan’s ambition.)
  • Catherine Tse at the SCMP takes a look at the different sorts of businesses run by young wealthy people, often socialites, of Asian immigrant background in Vancouver.
  • Henry Grabar at Slate writes about a paper examining the tactics adopted by different groups in New York City–Hasidic Jews, Chinese, and Bangladeshis–faced with high real estate prices, from intensification to diffusion to underground housing.
  • Christian Portilla at VICE writes about how gentrification is undermining the basis for the Miami neighbourhood of Little Haiti, driving out long-time residents.
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