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by Ben Goldman
I can’t stand the Reason Foundation’s simplistic and ideologically loaded snark when talking about smart growth, but at least they framed the issue better by asking “Is Smart Growth Good, Great or Terrific?” The Times on the other hand perpetuates the tired tradition of using “New York” and “smart growth” as interchangeable terms by asking “Should Los Angeles New Yorkify?” This tradition does a great disservice to the promotion of understanding about what smart growth is, and what its positive applications are to the unique circumstances of the city/region in question. But I’m just nitpicking =)
Glad to see some guy doesn’t have his head burried in the sand of debt means can’t do anything!
“Street designers seem to be asking themselves, "How can I make it less unpleasant for pedestrians to interact with cars on this street"?, when what they should be asking themselves is "Is there a need for us to have cars on this street at all?"”
– Joe B
In response to "Shared Space: The Case for a Little Healthy Chaos on City Streets"