The San Jose Experience: Vision, Plan, Strategy

Aidala, Thomas R.; Skevos, Rita
January 2003
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm;Winter2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses the vision, plan and strategy for the redevelopment of San Jose, California. The author believes that the redesign of cities should not be a vote on popular taste. He also emphasizes that a city undergoing redevelopment solicits a second-rate environment and diminished quality of life without a first-rate design staff to make informed judgments and avoid straying from agreed upon goals. Accordingly, having respected professionals on staff is crucial in making informed decisions in development and design.


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