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polis: Poverty Below the High Line

polis: Poverty Below the High Line | social justice | Scoop.it
Poverty Below the High Line. by Sahra Mirbabaee Source: Elitism Of all the factors that contribute to urban livability — including public health, education and infrastructure — policy is often focused disproportionately on economic growth.
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As difficult as it might be, we must always use an integrated lens when we look at what impacts people in their day to day lives - economic growth independent of the social and physical environment is distorted and unproductive when we don't include its true impact beyond the bottom line.

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5 Questions about Poverty: Halifax Public Libraries « Redefine ...

5 Questions about Poverty: Halifax Public Libraries « Redefine ... | social justice | Scoop.it
We continue to develop a deeper understanding of what resources are available in our community, the common issues facing those living on the street, and we think more often of the barriers we have in our own institution.
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Public libraries are for everyone and that sometimes creates tension. Kudos to every library that recognizes and welcomes anyone, regardless of their circumstance.

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