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, September 22, 2014

DC Soccer stadium supporter at the H Street Festival

I am not a fan of publicly-funded sports stadiums and arenas, and I have written about the proposal for a new soccer stadium, which granted is needed ("Concrete falls in RFK Stadium press box," Washington Post, here:

-- "Sports stadiums (and arenas) and local economic development and a DC soccer stadium,"

-- "What I don't like about stadium deals with professional sports teams: DC soccer stadium edition,"

-- "More potentially bad ideas: trading two city buildings for land at Buzzard Point, to build a soccer stadium (and a public safety campus)."

Obviously, this guy doesn't feel the same way.

Come to think about it, sports related organizations pushing various agenda items like stadium funding or an Olympics bid ought to be exhibiting at street festivals too.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home