Kansas City: Create Places, Not Skylines

Great cities do not necessarily have impressive skylines, but 'streets, plazas and parks where people gather to shop, play.'
August 18, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the rush to rebuild a dozen-block swath of downtown Kansas City with mega-projects, Fred Kent has some humble suggestions to make it a destination people would enjoy."

"What architects and planners need to remember when designing their grand projects, he said, are the ordinary people who will — or otherwise won't — use them each day. That means giving them benches to sit, opportunities to explore new activities and an eclectic environment where serendipity can flourish..." says Fred Kent, president of the New York-based Project for Public Spaces.

Thanks to Daniel Serda

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Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in The Kansas City Star
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