"Urban Renewal Was Never Really A Planner's Idea"

So says APA President Mitchell Silver, AICP, in a recent interview. "...but planners were the agents, they had to implement it."

Kelli Kavanaugh grabbed a moment with the President-elect at the Michigan Association of Planning conference, where he was speaking. He continued:

"Silver says the planning profession recognizes that urban renewal was a "bad mistake" and calls for his peers to return to their roots. "Social equity is the foundation of our profession: to protect public health, safety and welfare," he says. A planner's goals should be to design "livable cities, not just for the prosperous.""

Silver also talks about HOPE VI; visioning processes in Raleigh, NC, where he is the planning director; and encouraging immigration to Detroit.

Thanks to Andrea Brown

Full Story: Model D Media

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