...let's kill all the lawyers," Shakespeare's Cut-Throat Jack suggested. jolest and I would add marketers and salesmen to that, and after we get done with that lot, we might profitably turn our attention to urban planners, who don't know what they don't know about crime in the big city and apparntly can't learn from history any better than any other academics. The article hs a lot of interesting things to say about the ruinous idealism exhibited by the devotees of Le Corbusier, and manages to talk a lot about the benefits of private/small-group ownership of parks and other public spaces while avoiding the "tragedy of the commons" cliche. RTWT.
(Via Mitch Berg, who was teeing off on the Strib editorial board this morning.)