urban design

Best definition
urban design
A cult consisting of college educated civic engineering enthusiasts, who usually work for architects, developers, or politicians, who belive the answer to all social ills is through the destruction of classic or historical buildings and (affordable) spaces, to be replaced with a modern (or post-modern) design of buildings, neighborhoods, and public spaces that are high rent, unaffordable, but considered utopian by their proponents. Upon challenging these notions on the basis of historical preservation, or as a critque against gentirfication, epthets like “stuck in the past” and “Republican” are offered ad hominum.
I’m sure the Mexicans would love our urban design elements in our mixed use building plan, once we are allowed to raze the existing neighborhood.

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