Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kansas City’s Urban Core

If they gave me a dollar, or donated a dollar to a favorite charity, every time the term appeared in the Kansas City Star (two bucks, please, Yael), the Kansas City Star would soon have to close its doors. The phrase “Urban Core” makes no sense to me and the blanket reference is jargon beyond jargon. What does it mean?

Core infers center; the core reason, core values. Perhaps given all the recent travails in the Urban Core area, people are really suggesting rotten to the core. But I doubt that. So, in this wonderful land of re-invention, I suggest a name change, something positive, something hopeful, maybe. But let’s ditch the Urban Core name…please.

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