Thoughts on the “Broken City” of San Bernardino, CA through the Lens of Camden, NJ

My good friend and colleague, Steve Silvius, sent me this article, titled San Bernardino: Broken City, as part of our ongoing conversation on the similarities and differences between Camden and his hometown. The article reminded him of the infamous Rolling Stone feature that I once referred to as “poverty porn.”¬†And the imagines of people struggling … Continue reading Thoughts on the “Broken City” of San Bernardino, CA through the Lens of Camden, NJ

Community Voice: New Urbanism Meets South Jersey

One of the things I hear all the time in Camden is that the city suffers because of the plethora of cheap towns with high quality of life immediately surrounding it. This post by frequent reader and commenter @thegreengrass (Joseph Russell) lays out the case for “What South Jersey’s Doing Right,” which helps show why … Continue reading Community Voice: New Urbanism Meets South Jersey