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Saving and Destroying Downtown all at once
« on: September 12, 2006, 12:00:00 AM »
Saving and Destroying Downtown all at once

How do wealthy, well meaning, and educated downtown revivalists accidentally  destroy cities? Not every failure of America's urban core's were created with sinister intent. In fact, most were likely created by people with good intentions of revitalizing their downtown. After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions... Jeff Bruce of the Dayton Daily News (,  the local paper in Dayton, Ohio, recently interviewed Dr. Benjamin Schuster.Dr. Schuster is determined to be an integral part of the revitalization of downtown Dayton. His commitment to his city's downtown became clear when he spearheaded the fundraising of $8 million for the performing arts center that now bears his name. After that, he relocated, with his wife, to live in downtown Dayton.

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