Are Los Altos’ politics, design & finance lined up for great things to happen?

Are Los Altos’ politics, design & finance lined up for great things to happen?

Interesting ideas from a recent New York Times item – What Design Brings to New York’s Table (http://nyti.ms/SQJnkP):

“The primary responsibility of [the urban design division of the New York City Department of City Planning]… is making the civic Cityscape, streets included, a more palatable place, with space for pedestrians to ambulate, explore, and, when the site is right, linger.”

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“The team studies what makes great places: the width of the sidewalk, the spacing of street trees, the diversity of retail – and they integrate these details in our plans, turning projects into places that people want to be.”

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“… nothing great is going to happen in a city unless you can get politics, design and finance to line up together.”

Are Los Altos’ politics, design & finance lined up for great things to happen?

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