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  •  I'm right there with you! (2+ / 0-)
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    theran, AnnCetera

    The effort should be improving land use regulations. A hard pill for many to swallow, unfortunately.

    Sometimes I sits and I thinks; sometimes I just sits. - Archy

    by Captain Sham on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 08:28:54 AM PST

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    •  The irony (0+ / 0-)

      is that the Village was created without heavy restrictions.  Freezing it in time goes against the original concept.  The city, in its classic sense, is the geography of capitalism.  Suburbia is what needs heavy restrictions to come into existence.

      Put another way: Jane Jacobs was defending something that came from, essentially, an unstructured process.  Robert Moses wanted very strict land-use regulations.

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