Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Urban Planning Poetry

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling just completed a Q & A with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.

The best line of the evening came when Wharton resorted to rhyming to point out that idealistic redevelopment plans don't amount to much without the money to pull them off: "Romance without finance is just nuisance."

1 comment:

  1. Here's some free verse (and math) from Curitiba, Brazil mayor Jaime Lerner:

    "You get creative when you take a zero from your budget, but sustainability starts when you take two zeros from your budget. Many other mayors tell me their budget is small. For many things, we had no budget."

    Don't wait for investors and their dreams of Brazilian Steakhouses and strolling yuppies. Git'er done.


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