British urbanist Julian Dobson identifies factors that make town centers work socially, as reported by Kaid Benfield:
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By Leon Krier
Door-to-door transportation for K-12 students may seem to be a compassionate policy, but the mandate ultimately takes money from classrooms to subsidize inefficient development patterns.
A farmer's market pavilion is expected to be the centerpiece of new development downtown. Courtesy of City of Overland Park.
Department of Housing and Community Development headquarters. Source: The Daily Record
Courtesy of the Regional Plan Association
Columbus Circle at 59th street was successfully transformed from an intimidating traffic circle to a people-friendly urban place. A similar evolution could happen at Freeman Plaza, now a conduit for cars exiting Manhattan.
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