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Holy Moses! Examining Doctoroff's Grand Plans

Is Daniel Doctoroff the modern day Moses? The Harvard Design Magazine says the deputy mayor's plans to rebuild the city rival those of Robert Moses in the '40s and 50s. "The question for planners and designers," Susan Fainstein writes, "is whether to applaud this new vigor or to see in it all the pitfalls that ultimately led to the demise of the old urban renewal program, ultimately excoriated by neighborhood residents, progressive critics, business interests, and the U.S. Congress, albeit for different reasons."
· The Return of Urban Renewal [Harvard Design Mag (warning: footnotes)]