Are we …Going Places or Going Nowhere?

Where is the City of Cortland headed?

I just discovered an interesting website and organization called “The Project for Public Spaces.”

They put together a handy guide on whether your city is moving forward or stuck in the past. Here is what is on their guide. More information is available here.

Going Places
Human scale developments
Local retail market area
Public institutions as catalyst for the public realm
Streets as Places (walkable, multi-use boulevards)
Managing public places for vitality, diversity, and public use
Transit that supports communities

Going Nowhere
Internalized, monolithic structures
Large chain retail focus
Disconnected public institutions
Streets as thoroughfares (one-wa, car focused)
Maintaining public spaces for aesthetics, security and low cost
Communities that are incompatible with transit

Where do you think we are?

Jan

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