'Unprecedented' Public Participation In Planning

The process of selecting a design for Ground Zero is as important as the design itself.

February 25, 2003, 8:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

"The question wasn't just whether a design would emerge that would match the symbolic power of Ground Zero. It was also how the design would emerge. When it comes to development, this city is a maze of intersecting interests, and the potential for cronyism is enormous. Yet this was no ordinary real estate...That we are where we are — about to learn which of these designs will move forward — is the result of unprecedented public participation in urban planning."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, February 24, 2003 in The New York Times


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