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.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tonight at 9:30 PM EDT: HuffPost Live on casinos as an unsound urban revitalization strategy

Because of the piece I wrote recently, "What to make of casinos as an "urban revitalization" method and detroyer?," I've been asked to appear on a HuffPost Live segment on casinos and urban revitalization featuring Richard Florida.

Richard Florida wasn't on, but the segment was inspired by a piece he wrote on HuffingtonPost with regard to casino proposals for Toronto, "Casinos ruin cities."

-- proposal for casinos in Chicago, "Chicago's proposed casino: Tourist gem or drain on locals," Chicago Sun-Times and "Chicago casino bill would give city unprecedented control," Chicago Tribune
-- proposal for casinos in Toronto, "Meeting back on: councillors to vote on downtown casino," CTV News and "Ford vows to take casino debate to the polls if  proposal voted down," Toronto Globe & Mail
-- the casino in Queens, New York, "Resort World Casino beats its own revenue record with $71.2 million in March," New York Daily News

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