Urban Planning Smackdown in Ingram’s
I am a big fan of Jack Cashill’s writing over at Ingram’s, “Kansas City’s Business Magazine.” We just got our monthly edition today, and I highly recommend his editorial about the absurdity of modern urban planning. Here is one great line about his recent vacation to a decidedly unplanned New Jersey locale:
City planners would hock their first-born to create this kind of pedestrian traffic, but they don’t know how. They can no more plan “fun” than they could anticipate a popular demand for a fried Oreo. This hodgepodge of stuff was driven by the consumers as gauged and tweaked by savvy, on-site merchants over decades.
The entire article is well worth a read, as is the article on the water and sewer infrastructure in Kansas City.