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May 7th, 2013
thesmithian

There’s something disturbing about ZIP code uses that serve to divide us, rather than to connect us, as they were originally intended. Defining ourselves by ZIP code rather than metropolitan region, county, or even city diminishes the sense of the commonwealth. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the separation made manifest in mid-century sprawl and white flight were part of what gave birth to ZIP codes in the first place.

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