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Bill Hoff

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Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:02:16 PM »
Short article that speaks to the silver bullet development plans in Downtown Jax.

"As much as officials try to convince us otherwise, large-scale entertainment complexes typically don’t deliver on the promise of creating economic vibrancy. Long term, they fill the pockets of a few and often take more money out of the community than they inject into it."

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/1/30/the-false-promise-of-trickle-down-urbanism

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Re: Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 11:17:44 PM »
LOL, those are fighting words around here!
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Re: Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 07:27:08 AM »
The hypothesis may well be right, but the author did an atrocious job of providing any compelling data.


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Re: Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 10:16:18 AM »

Politicians love to constantly talk about hitting big time home runs.  What we need are small, incremental changes.  They add up big time a la compound interest.

We shouldn't be opposed to entertainment districts.  A lot of them like Charlotte's work quite well both in activity and isolating a lot of late-night noise to a small part of the city.

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Re: Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 10:53:26 AM »

Politicians love to constantly talk about hitting big time home runs.  What we need are small, incremental changes.  They add up big time a la compound interest.

We shouldn't be opposed to entertainment districts.  A lot of them like Charlotte's work quite well both in activity and isolating a lot of late-night noise to a small part of the city.

Funny you mention that…

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Re: Trickle-Down Urbanism and Jax
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 03:29:39 PM »
This is Moneyball urban style.  We don't need homeruns.  We just need to get on base.  A hit, an error, a walk, hit by wild pitch, at this point it doesn't matter.
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