How get a “complete neighborhood” by market forces, not planning? Start with smaller buildings

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From Market Urbanism writer Emily Washington: “Earlier this week I attended an Urban Land Institute event about DC’s new development, The Yards.  This is a 42-acre area that was formerly a manufact…

Donovan Gillman‘s insight:

The challenge for developing a complete neighborhood, an activity street or any people based intervention from scratch, is that the critical mass of  people required to generate the business turnover to succeed is ofen not availabel a the outset, this is often caused by over-scaled design and developers marketing hype, leading to empty streets and vacant mini-malls- this article proposes a possibel alternative,.,

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