Thursday, January 25, 2007

City Hall wouldn't mind Boston full of only Rich People

BRA says wealthy only in Boston would be OK. "At the annual AIAS conference ( held at the Back Bay Sheraton over New Year's weekend, a senior BRA official, Prataap Patrose, Director of Urban Design, suggested in his comments, as part of a panel discussion on Urban Planning, that it would not necessarily be a negative development if Boston living was only affordable to the well to do. A fellow panelist Globe Architecture critic Robert Campbell, took the official to task noting that successful cities result when people of all incomes and educational backgrounds can and want to live and work in the city. According to audience members the fact that the press and other elected officials were not present prevented a quite larger public discussion and outcry about the official's comments."

this came from the livable streets alliance

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