Some of you may remember my observations in an earlier post on the wonderful event I participated in earlier this year, with New York's Forum for Urban Design. Its rare indeed to get the opportunity to discuss and debate issues of urbanism over 2 days with the chief planners for New York, Boston, London, Singapore and Toronto. Months later, I'm still thinking about some of the perspectives I debated about with my peers in these great cities. You can see my earlier comments on the discussion, titled "World Urbanists take Manhattan: Lessons learned and left" at:
The reason for this post though, is that I can now share the "verbatim" transcripts as made available on the web and in book-form by the Forum. I put verbatim in quotes, as a process error led to a portion of my edits not making it into the final version. Thus a few characterizations aren't quite right, some numbers are off, and eagle-eyed readers familiar with Vancouver will see some unrecognizable street names. But in terms of the ideas and discussion, hopefully some interesting thoughts. Here's the link . maybe the debates will continue here in Planetizen.