World Streets Weekly - Edition of 7 March 2011
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Weekly Edition of 7 March 2011
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The chart you will find just below graphically illustrates thestate of street space allocation today in New York City, afterfour years of hard work on a committed local effort by citygovernment and many associations to free street space forpedestrians, bikes and buses. All that for less than one half ofone percent of the public space given over to cars. So here isour question this morning: Do things look any better in . ..
As we read Hassaan Ghazali's clear-eyed commentary on the short-comings of the Lahore Transport Master Plan, and the process behind it, itis natural enough that we from other parts of the world think of it as a sagathat typifies that city, that country and that part of the world. He tells usthat "role of planning in urban development has always been our Achilles heel", which I am sure is the case,But whoa, if we think about it we have to admit that there are all too few cities in the world in which thesechallenges have been all that well handled. We are all in fact involved in a learning process, and with a littleluck we will be able to learn from each other So let's hear what Hassaan has to tell us about Lahore, withoutforgetting for a minute he is sharing with us a story and a challenge that we all face.