Mixed-income housing in Toronto and the context of cutting edge economics

I’ve posted updates (see below) to a recent post entitled:

Driven from New Orleans (2012), Drug Wars (2013), On the Run (2014)

The context (including cutting edge economics) as it applies to mixed-income housing policy in Toronto

An April 2, 2015 Atlantic article is entitled: “The Lost Children of Katrina: A decade after the hurricane, New Orleans’ community grapples with the effects of missed schooling and mass displacement.”

An April 11, 2015 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Three paths to more mixed-income neighbourhoods: Revitalized public housing, inclusionary policies and closing rent control loopholes could help Toronto keep and build economically diverse neighbourhoods.”

The article is written in a typical newspaper style. It’s meant for a quick read and covers what can be covered in a short space. That being said, it provides a great overview to some questions that came to mind when I read a history, by a community activist turned academic, about the history of public housing in New Orleans.

The wider context for such an article comes to mind, when I read it. The context includes the wider economic picture as highlighted in an April 13, 2015 CBC article entitled: “Why Stephen Poloz can’t fix a weak economy: Don Pittis: Bank of Canada governor to present his Economic Policy Report later this week.”

The wider context is also addressed in a study entitled:

The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists (2004)

A blurb at the Toronto Public Library website notes:

The Changing Face of Economics gives the reader a sense of the modern economics profession and how it is changing. The volume does so with a set of nine interviews with cutting edge economists, followed by interviews with two Nobel Prize winners, Paul Samuelson and Kenneth Arrow, reflecting on the changes that are occurring. What results is a clear picture of today’s economics – and it is no longer standard neoclassical economics.

“The interviews and commentary together demonstrate that economics is currently undergoing a fundamental shift in method and is moving away from traditional neoclassical economics into a dynamic set of new methods and approaches. These new approaches include work in behavioral economics, experimental economics, evolutionary game theory and ecological approaches, complexity and nonlinear dynamics, methodological analysis, and agent-based modeling.”


If you know of more recent books or studies along the same lines as the above-noted one, please let me know. I’m interested in reading more.


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