Comment 44931

By mdruker (registered) - website | Posted August 06, 2010 at 02:36:03

I couldn't make it past the pages on parking, which are drivel on par with the futile protests of Toronto's planning staff against the car-free condo tower. From Toronto:

"To assume a residential development of the project's scale might be totally car-free runs counter to expert study and experience," the staff report stated. "Although there are many households in the downtown (area) without cars, it would be highly unlikely to find 315 of them permanently concentrated in one building."

Sometimes I wonder whether North American planners have learned anything from Jane Jacobs. And sometimes I think that the primary problem is the existence of a profession that we allow to decide how cities should work, all the while presenting itself as scientific.

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