The roots and implications of the USA's homeless tent cities

@article{Herring2015TheRA,
  title={The roots and implications of the USA's homeless tent cities},
  author={Chris Herring and M. Lutz},
  journal={City},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={689 - 701}
}
Since the turn of the 21st century, several US cities have witnessed the resurgence of large-scale homeless encampments. This paper explains how and why such encampments emerged during a period of national economic expansion through a comparative study of encampments in Fresno, California and Seattle, Washington. Contrary to the widespread media coverage of tent cities as a consequence of the most recent recession, the paper argues they are instead rooted in penal and welfare urban policies… Expand
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