Plumb Lines

February 27, 2009

London’s Future in Good Hands

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Schaengold @ 11:21 am

Every major city should employ someone like this, responsible for all aspects of a city’s built environment:

He covers everything from the mayor’s policies on tall buildings to the funding for Crossrail to the regeneration of the suburbs – essentially Johnson’s vision for the built environment. His number one priority is design quality – that the London of the future should physically and architecturally benefit from the development decisions of today. No matter what the economic climate.

A lot of American urban pathologies can be traced back to treating transportation and development as if they had nothing to do with each other.

David Schaengold

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