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Urbanism: Nothing to Fear

Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, talks planes, trains, and automobiles, in an urban industrial context.
April 2, 2015, 6am PDT | Hazel Borys
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"When the 9/11 attacks happened, all sorts of pundits started re-questioning whether cities should be decentralized, notably including Ed Glaeser. That questioning happened again after Hurricane Katrina and the continuing hurricanes along the Gulf Coast."

"Keep in mind that in prior centuries recessions, depressions, and crashes were known as 'Panics.' In Franklin Roosevelt’s first inaugural speech the memorable line is, 'Nothing to fear but fear itself.'"

Bernstein goes on to discuss the ramifications of the disbursed city, and looks to the places—like Berlin, El Paso, and Winnipeg—that are starting to reintegrate industry into walkable formats.

 Rural Municipality of Rosser, Manitoba, via PlaceMakers Canada Inc. and MMM Group.

Worker village provides services to surrounding heavy industrial in a walkable Main Street format. Image credit: Rural Municipality of Rosser, Manitoba, via PlaceMakers Canada Inc. and MMM Group.

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Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 in PlaceShakers
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