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Critics Fear Shipping Containers Homeless Park

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While using shipping containers, an oft-mentioned topic on the Curbed site, to solve the homeless problem seems like a start, the idea of using containers in that manner is causing a flap in Australia. "Victorian Council of Social Service spokesman David Imber said the plan would lead to urban ghettos and entrench poverty. "There is real concern that shipping containers, even if they are well designed, would lead to a concentration of disadvantage," he said. "When most people think of the shipping containers, they think of people smuggling or asylum seekers." Sounds like the same kind of "large encampment" fear seen in Santa Monica. [The Age]