At a conference last week in Silver Spring, Maryland, Payton challenged his audience of developers to understand the personality of the area they are working in and be sure their work is in tune with it.
The Washington Examiner quotes Payton from the event:
"What's iconic and supportable?" he said. "Why live there? Why work there? You need to be able to answer these questions as a town and if you can't answer them, you're in trouble."