Focus on Security Should not Obscure Other Values

Marcuse, Peter
May 2005
Planning;May2005, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p26
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the function of streets. Streets are part of a transportation system, but they also play key roles in neighborhood quality, in cultural identity, and in the exercise of democracy. And those other roles should concern planners, particularly in light of the focus on security. Planners have, or ought to have, some responsibility here. Closing streets has economic, social, and environmental consequences: congestion, pollution, lost business, and aggravation. Planners calculate those costs and bring them into the discussion.


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