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The Abuse of Art in Economic Development

City building is an imperfect process. Poverty, segregation, and income disparities persist, or worsen, despite longstanding efforts to affect change. The unsightliness of these social failures are called “blight.” Blight is commonly thought to be the antithesis to beauty. Urban revitalization efforts have been infatuated with idea that removing blight creates the conditions for community […]