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“Housing 4 Hipsters” in Arlington

photo credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans

Button up your flannel and grab your messenger bag! Arlington County is hosting an affordable housing event – “Housing 4 Hipsters ” – on March 14.  Let’s get a few things out of the way: I don’t think this event is actually targeted at hipsters (“door prizes, such as Redskins tickets and interior design services, will be given away” – come on), nor do I think that you can do a whole lot to attract hipsters to your city.  This has been extensively talked about in economic development… is it possible to attract “creative” classes of people to help pioneer neighborhood revitalization?  Most experts would say no, or at least, not with any degree of precision. Continue reading

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