Christian urbanism

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"Christian YIMBY" and "Christian Urbanism" were suggested as article topics. 

 

https://twitter.com/bob80554133/status/966905051359817730 (22 Feb 2018)

"Yes, and I hope to start a Christian YIMBY group (open to non-Christians but citing Church magisterium and great Protestant writers as sources)"

 

https://twitter.com/bob80554133/status/966916406838087682

tbh, the YIMBY group I am involved in is a regional one-based in NYC. I don't think any YIMBY groups exist based around specific ideas, so it will be more an online thing where Christian YIMBYs can exchange ideas and read scripture

 

https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/966916607401340930

very interesting. You are welcome to start a page about it on YIMBYwiki, if you like; we'll try to help. There's a long, rich tradition of Christian involvement in housing - almhouses, settlement houses, housing reform, social housing etc twitter.com/bob80554133/st…

 

https://twitter.com/bob80554133/status/966916792856625153

Charles Marohn is a Christian urbanist with many great ideas, but not strictly a YIMBY. This book is a great starting point amazon.com/Sidewalks-King…

https://www.amazon.com/Sidewalks-Kingdom-Urbanism-Christian-Practice/dp/1587430576

 

https://twitter.com/bob80554133/status/966917958692827136

Yes, Jane Addams and Dorothy Day are inspirational to feminists, urbanists, and Christians

 

https://twitter.com/yimbywiki/status/966917995619524608

great, thanks for pointer. What is that NYC-based group btw? also, what might be a good at least provisional name for a topic page to track this - "Christian urbanism" perhaps? We have a "Conservative urbanism" page thanks to Jonathan btw.

 

https://twitter.com/joncoppage/status/966920563284307969

And yup, Christian urbanism is a pretty good placeholder. Congress for the New Urbanism has a Christian caucus that convened a couple years ago

 

https://twitter.com/bob80554133/status/966921030194290688

I think the writer of that book helped start it. But the more representation, the better. I think Christian groups in this country are trying to reach a heightened social conscience (look at Russell Moore and criminal justice reform), and housing is something they should consider