There's always going to be a Mardi Gras - at least, a lot of Americans hope there will always be, ... But that doesn't mean that has to be the only reason for your economic existence.
New Orleans has to rebuild not just its buildings and its political culture, but its image, ... The City: A Global History.
People want to know whether a place is a credible first-world city. What they found in New Orleans was that underneath the gloss and facade of a first-world tourist attraction was a third-world reality. It will take a lot of work to erase that view.
The City: A Global History.
You have a declining urban core (in Baltimore) and a fairly buoyant state. And that's tough if you're the captain of what can be seen as a sinking ship, ... He's dealt a fairly hard hand.
[But the Orange Line] doesn't go anywhere you would want it to go, ... It's a tour of the industrial bowels of the Valley. And there's no place to stop to get a cup of coffee.
You now have options in suburbia that never existed before. If you're nomadic in the tech world, you're really moving from one suburb to another.
[Add to the list of recovery factors an intangible: spirit.] Cities will themselves to be great, ... It's an underappreciated factor.
Cities will themselves to be great. It's an underappreciated factor.
My hope lies with people who never go to Washington except to see the monuments.