Comment 43868

By nobrainer (registered) | Posted July 22, 2010 at 14:22:52

@mystoneycreek They weren't thriving but they WERE surviving, no thanks to the one way streets the city installed in the 1950s (there was an RTH article recently with a newspaper from the time full of businesses telling the city the one way streets were killing them).

Go back and read Jane Jacobs "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" to see the difference between what 1960s planners saw in urban neighborhoods and what the people who lived in them felt about whether they were 'slums' that needed to be 'cleared'.

@Centrist I know it was the vogue, no one is saying it was an "evil scheme", it was ignorance and stupidity plain and simple. Most cities have figured this out and learned from their mistakes not to demolish working neighborhoods, leave their brownfields empty and dead or build new facilities on wheat fields.

Except Hamilton. We keep making the same mistakes over and over again, hoping for a different result.

Comment edited by nobrainer on 2010-07-22 13:23:13

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