Duany, Development, And Destiny

Andres Duany talks about how cities rise and fall.
November 3, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Cities can rise and fall on the way major projects are designed, on what gets knocked down, how visitors park, the way they get in and out..."

"To propose a Florida-style theme park as a salvation for a city is the kind of simplistic idea that, from time to time, has bamboozled elected officials. The long, sad sequence (Duany wrote out a long list of such typical projects as space needles, aquaria, and convention centers) is a history of failure. They proved to be nothing more than one silver bullet after another. They all failed to deliver because what a city requires is slow, patient work by excellent government and many small investors."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 in Syracuse Post Standard


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