NYC: Planning Triumphs and Failures

Tom Angotti of the Planner's Network looks backward and forward on urban planning in NYC, post-Guiliani, post-9/11.
June 24, 2004, 6am PDT | Connie Chung
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In his introduction to _Progressive Planning Magazine's_ issue on NYC, Tom Angotti writes: "Real estate developers, with the help of city planners, are busy chopping up neighborhoods into thousands of private enclaves -- office parks, malls, superstores, gated buildings and exclusive communities....The real question New Yorkers have to face is not how many jobs and how many housing units will new real estate deals create but what kind of city do we want?" In addition to his criticism, however, he also celebrates past and recent grassroots achievements in urban planning.

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Planners Network
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