Better Buildings for Better Communities?
The solution? Salingaros proposes that a drastic restructuring and rebuilding of the site will solve more than an eyesore:
Commerce did in fact develop as appropriate to the Corviale's geometry of dreary and dark corridors. The Corviale is recognized as a thriving center for the narcotics trade, prostitution, and a variety of criminal activities. The business perfectly matches the architectural and urban form. If you want retail commerce and schools, then you simply need to change the geometry.If we take Corviale as a case study in urban planning, could it be possible that architectural transformations hold the key to turning failing neighborhoods into flourishing communities?
Head to Planetizen for Salingaros's op-ed.
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