A number of tried and true principles are needed to guide city projects in the developing world.
Recent demonstrations targeting the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have brought meetings of world leaders into the media spotlight, raising public awareness about the potential benefits and dangers of globalization. Beyond the sound bites of the need to broaden economic interests and to improve standards of living, many governments, developers, planners, and architects are trying to design new environments in the developing world that are appropriate and humane. Planners and architects are part of this dialogue and are advocating that clients take the long view. Learning from earlier mistakes in the United States and abroad can help cities to establish some basic planning and design principles that are tried and true. [Editor's note: The full text of this article is only available to ULI members.]
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