Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Building the city a generation at a time

An article in the Toronto Globe & Mail about Toronto's early 20th century "works commissioner" RC Harris mentioned that he thought of civic building and projects in terms of a generation.

Another article on pedestrian bridges mentions the new Peace Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava, in Calgary
Calgary Peace Bridge by Santiago Calatrava - pix 03
Photo by K-ideas, on Flickr.  The 85-ton bridge drew its share of criticism because of its $24.5-million price tag, construction delays and procurement process.

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