Nine City-Building Projects to Watch For in 2013

PSM reader Philip Grupe pointed me to this article in the Urban Times. It’s a great collection of grand projects both proposed and underway.

That said, what a terrible title. You’re certainly not going to “watch” these projects progress in 2013, nor will you see any of them finish. “City building” takes an awfully long time, a fact that’s reinforced by the reported completion dates—some are 20 years in the future. A lot could change between now and then.

More importantly, I would argue that the time to “watch” city building projects is in the years and decades after they’ve been built. We can’t obsess over the new and shiny at the expense of learning lessons from the past.

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