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Subject: The Soul of the City

Written By: Echo Nomad on 06/22/06 at 10:34 pm


When you speak of downtowns, do you mean the cultural heart of city, or a general retail shopping center?

I believe that the difference between a real community and just sprawl is the existence of a city center, the point on the map if you will. The ingredients of such an entity include:

1- Iconic symbols such as a riverfront, city square, or identifiable structures to say this is the focal point of the city.
2-City and other governmental buildings to legitimatize the area as the city

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