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The problem with filtering as an argument and your piece is that "filtering" doesn't presume that household economic diversity within particular neighborhoods. It presumes outward migration (a/k/a sprawl) of people as their economic circumstances improve, and their replacement by households of lesser circumstances. It never assumed that better off and less well off people would live in the same general place.

See e.g. the discussion in _Building Neighborhood Confidence_ (Rolf Goetze, 1976) from page 42 "Conventional housing theory holds that housing ages and filters downward in quality, while people filter upwards. Urban renewal was based on this theory and called for new structures to replace the old. But some FHA housing already appears very blighted, and much of the old housing that was not demolished has been recylced by market demand into good condition. Clearly housing age or conditions per se do not determine the future dynamics of neighborhoods: there are more subtle forces determining who are the replacement buyers and the new residents, and shaping their impact of housing demand on the maintenance of housing demand. ..."

by Richard Layman on Jan 28, 2013 10:33 am • linkreport

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