The Pitfalls Of Urban Design

An examination of what can happen when public spaces are not designed with public safety in mind.
August 26, 2002, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Seattle's Freeway Park is scrutinized as an example of what can go wrong with planning public spaces when the public safety/welfare is not taken into account."The road to hell is paved with good intentions--and all the intentions behind Freeway Park's design were good, but the consequences have been hellish. .. The environmental design of the park lends itself to the kind of activity that can't be and doesn't want to be detected."

Thanks to Perry

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Published on Thursday, August 22, 2002 in The Stranger
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