The Death Of Creative Spaces

Overplanning leads to sterile developments and subdivisions that lack creativity.

"...Euclidean zoning results in sterile places, yet the separation of uses and adherence to arbitrary dimensional requirements continues to have a negative sociological effect on our neighborhoods. If a lack of regulatory review causes underplanning then an overzealous regulatory construct will cause overplanning, and it appears that either extreme causes an unsatisfactory result... I believe many citizens understand both underplanning and overplanning, and can easily spot the phenomena. Planners are perhaps the only professionals aptly suited to be guardians of a balanced development review process, and we should promote regulations that are flexible and encourage creativity."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Overplanned and Underutilized: The Death of Creative Spaces

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