Five City Design Resolutions For A Better Place

Jeff Speck offers advice for city mayors and citizens who want to build better places.
January 6, 2005, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Cities are the largest and most complex things that we humans make. Despite evidence to the contrary, the knowledge exists on how to make them well. To the mayors -- and citizens -- who want to create better places: Please start here.

...[F]or all the mayors in and around Memphis who want to make better places, and for the citizens who want to help, I offer the following five City Design Resolutions for the New Year:"...

  • Design streets for people...
  • Mix the uses...
  • Save that building...
  • Build green...
  • Don't forget beauty...

    Jeff Speck is a city planner and director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversees the Mayors' Institute on City Design.

    [Editor's note: Free registration required.]

    Thanks to Sheila Edmundson Redick

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    Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 in Commercial Appeal
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