Barcelona Residents Make Major Planning Decision By Popular Vote

Barcelona, Spain is planning a redesign of La Diagonal, an important boulevard, and is asking citizens to make the final choice between two alternatives or no change at all.
March 22, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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The plan to open the process up to public vote is controversial.

From Arkinet:"...prominent figures like Josep Acebillo and revered Catalán architect Oriol Bohigas, have expressed their dissent, and not only towards the idea of opening up the decision to public opinion, but everything from the redesign to the creation of the tramline that started the whole thing. Both agree that the linear tram line dividing a main artery will inhibit rather than enhance mobility."

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Published on Monday, March 22, 2010 in Arkinet
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