Ray Gindroz: Reviving Cities, Building Consensus

A profile of urban planner Ray Gindroz.
April 14, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Planner after planner, in city after city, calls Gindroz a passionate advocate for the revival of cities and an unparalleled consensus builder.Yes, he draws appealing pictures and design plans for mingling homes among stores and offices. More importantly, he persuades people to support the plans and move back to once blighted downtowns...In Gindroz's world, there are no subdivisions or cul-de-sacs. No three-car garages, no vast parking lots and no mammoth roads dissecting neighborhoods.Instead, there are sidewalks along tree-lined streets that are easy to cross. Restaurants, shops and offices exist side-by-side with apartments and town houses. And there are green spaces to relax with friends.It's a concept he's pioneered for four decades, long before it was labeled New Urbanism. "

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Published on Monday, April 12, 2004 in The Miami Herald
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