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Building on Strengths

In Lowell, Massachusetts, planner Jeff Speck painted a picture for locals of a transformed city that capitalizes on the strengths of the city to move forward with a greater vision.

Speck took the unusual step of moving to the town with his family to develop the plan over 8 months.

In this editorial, The Lowell Sun team is effusive about Speck's vision:

"Speck's drama unfolded from the simple and inexpensive ways to transform the city -- painting bicycle paths onto the city's widest streets -- to the sublime -- a $100 million waterfront project that would be the envy of any similar-sized city in America."

The Sun says that although the project is ambitious, it is broken down into long-, medium- and short-range plans.

Full Story: Sound plan, sweet dreams

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