Nature or Nurture: Are Great Places Created, or Do They Just Happen?

grosvenorAre great places created, or do they just happen? This question is receiving a great deal of attention right now, in academic journals and the professional press. The world’s cities face huge challenges over the next 30 years. They will have to accommodate another 2 billion people and provide a good living and meaningful economic and cultural opportunities. How can they be made better places to live? How can we maximize the chances that our public and private investment in the built environment will be successful? Great places attract talented people and businesses and generate cash flows that are sustainable and capable of growth. Read More >