mendelman said:As a society, do we really want to further differentiate and ghettoize ourselves like this.
[/i]Mike D. said:Now how do you deed restrict these houses?
Originally posted by Mike D. At least with the 55+ thing its pretty easy to do, and relatively easier to verify, but how do you verify if someone is FABULOUS enough to live in a certain development...
mendelman said:As a society, do we really want to further differentiate and ghettoize ourselves like this. Here in metro chicago many age restricted communities are being built only for the 55+ crowd.
I think that creating more areas of "otherness" , such as "that's where the old people live", "that's where the wealthy live", that's where the Jews have been put (circa WWII Europe)", or simply that's where 'they' live. We have heard these types of phrases all our lives.
Now I understand that people have the right to choose to live where they want, but is this the path we, as a civilization, want to continue on? Discuss.
mendelman said:Yes, you hit it! (More succinctly than I may have). I am still looking for the street/neighborhood where there are all ranges of color, race, age, sexual preference, and predilection for planning websites. That is the kind of street I want to live on.
This whole thing is a function of the term "lifestyle" which is a marketing term that needs to be axed from the lexicon.
mendelman said:One can still prefer certain things without having to self segregate.
Chet said:Woah. Why the f*ck SHOULD planners stop self-segregation?! What the hell?
Alan said:Good luck. Birds of a feather flock together. Look at the history of Boston's North End and you will see why it is an enclave of Italians. Look at Mexicantown in Detroit and its historical development and you will understand why it's an enclave of Mexicans and other Latino ethnic groups.
There's no mention of sexual orientation in US Federal fair housing laws, I believe. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) Theoretically, I think you could put in a deed restriction in a development that says "GBLT only."Mike D. said:Now how do you deed restrict these houses?