The "Real Question" for Baltimore and the American City by @archphips

Although this question clearly reaches beyond architects and urban planners, they in particular may scratch their heads over it. Hasn't this very question already been answered? After decades of pondering, hasn’t the clear consensus emerged that the American city should follow the journalist Jane Jacobs (“Death and Life of American Cities”), not Robert Moses (the legendary New York Commissioner)? Hasn't this new consensus just brought about a revival of the American city in which the new paradigm asks how well one can walk in the city instead of how fast one can drive out of it? In the new paradigm, vibrant, “mixed use” developments, preferably in reused industrial buildings, get points for bursting with coffee shops and sidewalk seating.

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1075766

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