Earlier today a friend turned me on to a blog referencing Utica, New York, an imperfect but rising city I have come to love and adore. In this blog, the writer, now living in North Carolina, explains how Utica’s status as a refugee (and particularly a Muslim refugee) sanctuary is destroying the fabric of the city.
If you’re an urbanist that loves hard numbers (which I love as well), this one might not be for you. If you’re someone who believes in the fighting spirit of our urban revivals through acceptance, diversity and understanding, then I urge you to read on. My open letter to Loretta the blogger below is more personal and less informative than the content I typically post, though it addresses the very nature of how our perceptions of our cities often fail us. I am an even-handed writer and always do my best to see…
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