Minnesota Public Radio put the question to Harvard's David Gergen and Duke's William Darity this morning. Good dialogue:
Informative live chat discussion logged here.
Kay Hymowitz writes that in the 1990s "Brooklyn came awfully close to becoming an East Coast Detroit. But it didn't for three major reasons."
- Policing reform to dramatically reduce crime
- Rezoning fallow industrial neighborhoods to allow mixed use redevelopment
- The influx of a new generation of college-educated people who prefer urban living
Extended interview ... Part 2
Extended interview ... Part 3